Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Opening date for new LEGO Discovery Center Washington DC announced

Merlin Entertainments has announced the official opening of the LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C., which is due to host a grand ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday August 9.

The 32,000-square-foot family attraction will be in Virginia’s Springfield Town Center and will be a must-visit for locals and visitors with children ages 2 through 12. The new attraction will officially open to the public on Monday, August 14. Families can go on the ultimate LEGO adventure by creating and playing together as they make their way through 12 unique zones; from building adventures to an interactive ride.

The LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C. attraction has been reimagined with a new look and design, allowing more family learning through play activities. A team of playmakers and Master Model Builders, led by Master Model Builder Andrew Litterst, will also deliver fun, inspirational, and creative workshops to guests.

Therese Alvich, general manager, Lego discovery Center Washington, said: “The entire LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C. team could not be more thrilled to be opening our doors and welcoming families inside this August. Children will be able to let their imagination and creativity run wild in each of our unique and immersive zones and we can’t wait to bring LEGO experiences to life at our new Center!”

The new featured zones include:

DUPLO Park – The smallest builders can learn and play, solve puzzles, build with LEGO DUPLO and go and watch ducklings in the DUPLO duck pond.

Building Adventure – An entire area dedicated to playing and creating with LEGO bricks is where the imagination runs wild and creative skills are tested.

Mini World – Explore and play in a revamped world of awesome LEGO builds, made from more than 1.5 million bricks.

Imagination Express – Travel through an oversized LEGO world on an unforgettable train ride. Along the track, there are game points to collect and moving LEGO models, as well as some Space Pirates who may not be so happy to see guests!

Make Your Minifigure – Choose from tons of LEGO heads, bodies, and legs to build a custom mini-figure. Make the craziest, the coolest, or the hairiest of them all.

Creative Club – Amazing Playmakers give guests a helping hand with daily building activities, from mosaic making to painting portraits with LEGO.

LEGO Tree of Imagination – The Tree of Imagination is packed with color and is made entirely of LEGO. Plant your LEGO ideas on the trunk or branches and be inspired by the Master Model Builders. They challenge guests every hour with fun building activities. Playmakers will help guests work their creative muscles in this amazing building zone before taking a photo and heading on to their next adventure.

The LEGO Cafe – Guests can take a break, grab some food, and feed the LEGO DUPLO horse before they go.

Hero Zone – LEGO City meets LEGO NINJAGO in fast-paced hero adventures, including a LEGO laser maze, a climbing wall and a crazy action game.

4D Cinema – Take a seat in the only cinema that has its own weather system, where LEGO movies come to life, and extraordinary adventures begin.

The Workshop – Meet the team of Master Model Builders as they guide guests through building special LEGO builds.

Space Mission – Reach for the stars in a building experience from LEGO Tech. Design and build a LEGO spaceship, take the helm and launch into cyberspace. Zoom through the galaxies on your own space adventure, and to make it even more fun, friends and family can also join you on your adventure via the screen.

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