Monday, 5 November 2012

Tokyo Lego Discovery Rocks!

On Saturday we went to the Lego Discovery Centre in Tokyo and met up with our friends, we had a great day and we all loved the discovery centre.
The first part is a short history of Lego and explanation with hands on parts on how it is made. After that is a ride where you have to shoot skeletons and trolls to free the princess, the boys loved this ride and I think we ended up going on 4 or 5 times!


After the ride, there is the room with models of buildings in Tokyo, including the Sumo dojo and you can make the skinny sumo wrestlers actually fight.



I didn't take photos of everything, there was a jungle gym type of place for the kids to burn off some energy and an AMAZING movie theatre, I won't spoil what happens in there but it was brilliant. There was also another ride that they boys went on alone. 

The boys got totally engrossed in the make it and test it room, there were lots of tubs of Lego and then a variety of ramps so you can race or test how well your vehicle works.


The only disappointing part was the cafe, there was very little choice, a few sandwiches and a couple of not very enticing bento's and you are not allowed to take your own food in. That said, I saw more than one person with a big McDonalds bag in there.

They have classes with 'Master Builders', you need to book a time slot then the master builder shows you how to make whatever it is - this was the parrot class.


We were in there for over 5 hours and could have easily stayed longer. Of course, when you leave you have to go through the shop. Ebi-kun had some birthday money so he got himself some more ninjago Lego. We will definitely be going back but it takes us about 1hr 30mins to get there which is a shame. If we lived closer we would get a yearly pass. 


Are your kids Lego fans? We love it ! 



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7 comments:

  1. We have gone to the one in Dallas, Texas, US. It is lots of fun, but about a 3-hour drive.
    I felt the LegoFest we went to recently was actually better in some ways. It was in town, about the same price, and had more things to do. No rides or climbing play area though, and you were limited to 4-1/2 hours (which was plenty).
    So if you ever have a LegoFest come through where you live, GO!

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    1. Ohh never heard of LegoFest, I will have to keep an eye open for that. Thanks

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  2. Oh how I wish we had something like this in Australia. My son would be in heaven! Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

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  3. My boys love lego, so we went last Monday. I was disappoint about the race place, it had very few pieces of lego for that many kids, not enough tires. Also the lines to go to the attractions, there were not to big but it they moved too slow. we need to wait 1 1/2 hrs to go to the ride next to the movie theater. I also agree with you about the cafe. Anyhow the kids had a great day but I provably don't go a second time

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    1. wow, what a contrast! The longest we waited was for the ride next to the movie theatre, maybe 20 minutes, they could have done with extra staff there. The testing race place was busy but everyone seemed to have enough parts, most of the parents were building cars too!

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    2. yes, what a contrast!! I was going to tell you early on the week but I didn't want to ruin your trip, I'm glad I didn't . And can you imagine that I went on a Monday and you on Saturday. You're so lucky. But as I said before kids had a blast. My house is full of lego and cardboards, my kids favorite, I'm planning to get them some Makedo for Christmas thanks to you. Thank you for sharing.

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    3. yeah, you would have thought it would be the other way around! maybe because the saturday was a national holiday?
      I am going to be getting makedo for xmas presents this year too - brilliant stuff!

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