LEGO-lovers flock to Boston area lifestyle center Assembly Row, where LEGOLAND Discovery Center offers pre-purchased, ticketed admission to a giant LEGO-focused playland.
Families form long lines waiting during weekends, school vacation weeks and summer breaks to begin their journey in this LEGO paradise.
Once you’ve gained admission (even those with tickets wait in line to board the single elevator) and ascended the elevator, you’ll find yourself face to face with a world of LEGOs.
LEGO Boston — Photo courtesy of Jessica Polizzotti
On one side, there’s a climbing structure for children (Socks are needed and can be purchased at the cafe.), the other a variety of stations for building and testing inventions.
Great for kids starting at age three and all the way through to 10, LEGOLAND Discovery Center works as a family event.
On-site attractions include a LEGO Factory Tour; LEGO 4D Cinema; a Kingdom Quest Laser Ride; LEGO MINILAND; LEGO Racers: Build & Test; Merlin’s Apprentice Ride; LEGO City: Play Zone; LEGO Model Builder Academy; LEGO DUPLO Farm; Earthquake Tables; and LEGO Friends – Olivia’s House.
There’s a little something for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages and interests. Younger kids will be thrilled to build and race cars on the tracks, while girls will flip for the LEGO Friends area. Everyone will enjoy Merlin’s Apprentice Ride and the LEGO 4D Cinema.
And when you’re hungry, or lunch time sneaks up on you, a simple solution is found at the cafe.
TD Garden in LEGOs — Photo courtesy of Jessica Polizzotti
Best of all, the LEGO loyalists can plan their party at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, where they can take advantage of a private party room as well as all that LEGOLAND Discovery Center has to offer. Their premium package even sends each party attendee home with a model built during the party.
A favorite of all LEGOLAND Discovery Center visitors is the display of LEGO-built scenes. These scenes portray Boston landmarks, and they’re expertly put together with lighting that shows off their best features.
Although most attractions enforce the policy that an adult must accompany a child, LEGOLAND Discovery Center requires each adult to be accompanied by a child. No adults will be admitted unless they visit with a budding LEGO-lover, except on adult nights.
On the third Wednesday of every month, LEGOLAND closes at 6 p.m. and reopens to those over 18 only at 7 p.m., for a special viewing of all that LEGOLAND has to offer.
Be forewarned: LEGOLAND suggests buying tickets online, and your chances of getting them once there are slim on bust days.