We have some amazing news for any fans of LEGO out there.
For years the LEGOLAND closest to Canada was the one in Florida. But now, LEGO is building a brand new LEGOLAND in New York!
We checked the exact address to see how long it would take you to get there, and it turns out the drive would actually be shorter than a trip between Montreal and Toronto! the park will be located in Goshen, New York which only 5 hours away from Montreal!
This park will include LEGO roller coasters, a LEGO driving school, a rescue academy, treasure filled tombs, massive cities built entirely of LEGO bricks, as well as tons of interactive features.
Check out the video below to see what's in store for you!
No one can ignore the mass appeal for the tiny little plastic bricks known as LEGO. No matter your age, LEGOs hold a special place in your heart, which is why it's just so sad there are so few opportunities to showcase our adoration for the building blocks of childhood amusement.
This weekend will be different, though, as we'll all be able to live out our love of LEGOs at the Ciné Brique LEGO festival, a tripart event that will have something for every kind of LEGO-lover.
What will appeal to most folks reading is Ciné Brique's "LEGO Exhibition," which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Here, you'll be able to witness the awe-inspiring LEGO creations crafted by your fellow Montrealers. No doubt your LEGO town from when you were a kid will be put to shame.
Better yet, for all of the folks who are worried that they'll be the token adult without kids while parents bring their young brats to the festival, Ciné Brique is reserving a special section of the event solely for AFOLs, otherwise known as Adult Fans of Lego. Basically, you'll be able to indulge in your LEGO-fixation, without looking like a man/woman-child.
But at the core of Ciné Brique is the "Brick Film Festival." The first of its kind to be held in Canada, the Brick Film Festival is a showcase of the works of local "brickfilmers," those who make stop-motion movies using solely LEGO. Think the LEGO Movie, just on a smaller scale.
15 brickfilms have been chosen for Ciné Brique's competition, all of which will be judged by a jury, with the chance to win a prize and special mentions.
Montreal's first-ever Ciné Brique LEGO festival is actually going down a bit outside Montreal, at the Cosmodôme - Laval, this weekend from November 20th to 22nd. Each specific event has a different schedule, so be sure to head to the official Ciné Brique website for all the details.
HOLD UP EVERYBODY! You've gotta see this. Our friends over at petitpetitgamin.com found this incredible video teaching you how to make LEGO gummies. Finally, your childhood dreams of building an edible castle can come true. A delicious edible castle. Not made out of those chalky, hard candy LEGO blocks you avoided putting in your grab-bag as a kid.
And not only do they create the blocks, but there's a way to make little LEGO men as well. While gelatin isn't exactly the most structurally sound material. You can't deny that it looks pretty awesome. Watch the video and learn how to make the lego gummies for yourself!
Lego has become the most widely loved toy of the modern day. Everyone's favourite plastic building blocks are reminiscent of your carefree days as a child, and are still prevalent in modern culture, what with the mass amount of Lego video games and the incredibly amazing Lego Movie. You and I love Lego, but the folks who make up QuéLUG take Lego love to the next level.
QuéLUG is the Quebec LEGO Users Group, and as you've probably guessed, they are a group of Lego aficionados, who build the most epic of Lego constructions. These guys and gals can, and do, make everything Lego, and even customize their own Lego figures, turning iconic characters into plastic little men and women.
You'll get to see the amazing Lego creations made by QuéLUG at Montreal's ToyCon, the city's annual toy convention, which will be going down on November 16th at the Montreal Courtyard Marriot (map). More than Lego will be on display at ToyCon, as the convetion will also host a plethora of different vendors and exhibits, all focused on the fun stuff from our youth. Find out more here.
As a sample of what you'll see from QuéLUG at Montreal's ToyCon, check out some of the pics below, courtesy of ToysOnFire.com.
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