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Barnes & Noble FREE kids LEGO event (US)

JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,390
edited June 2012 in Community and Events
Two of the Barnes & Noble stores in Nashville are having a LEGO building event in the next week, one on the 16th and one on the 21st. Apparently they're giving kids kits to build. It's advertised on the website so I think it may be a national thing. It's open to kids 4 and older and is free but you have to register first as it's only open to 30 kids, at least that's the number at the store near me.

We can't make either event but hopefully someone else here can.

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  • red237red237 Member Posts: 300
    We went today, and had a blast. It was not well advertised, so we had lots of room. My 4 yr old built an ice cream stand and was given a sealed Harry Potter potions cart poly to build. Missed the TRU event, but this helped make up for it for sure!
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,390
    So glad to hear it, thanks for letting me know @red237. Rats, my daughter would have loved the icecream stand :).
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 867
    edited June 2012
    Thanks. There are three in my area in the next few days.
  • aimlesspursuitsaimlesspursuits USMember Posts: 207
    Just got back from one of these in Phoenix, AZ. Seems to be run differently at each event. All the kids got a Harry Potter Lab polybag to build and then they were asked to come up with a story about their newly built LEGO. After they were done with the stories there were judges that handed out prizes to winners in various age groups. My kid had fun and even got up to say something even though it was just that Harry lives in a castle. He's only 4 so he did really good. He also built the Lab by himself too. I'm a proud dad right now. :) @Jenni thanks for this thread!
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    If you go to their web site there is a banner (changes quickly) if you click on it you can the put in your store city and state to find out if there is an event coming to your store. Either our stores have already had them or aren't scheduled to have them.
  • aimlesspursuitsaimlesspursuits USMember Posts: 207
    Actually, I don't think that the online schedule is accurate. The store I went to apparently had signs out for a month and it was never listed online.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 867
    Just got back from one of these in Phoenix, AZ. Seems to be run differently at each event. All the kids got a Harry Potter Lab polybag to build and then they were asked to come up with a story about their newly built LEGO. After they were done with the stories there were judges that handed out prizes to winners in various age groups. My kid had fun and even got up to say something even though it was just that Harry lives in a castle. He's only 4 so he did really good. He also built the Lab by himself too. I'm a proud dad right now. :) @Jenni thanks for this thread!
    We went to the Tempe Marketplace event in Arizona on Saturday. It was very disorganized, but was fun nontheless. About 8 kids sitting on the floor putting together the Harry Potter Lab polybag. My 4-year old and I joined in and put one together - I, too, @aimlesspursuits, was proud of him that he did it by himself... must be all the time he watches dad doing it at home).
    They had some really excellent note-cards with the LEGO logo on them, but since all the children were 4 and under, our moderator just skipped that story-writing part. As we were leaving, she handed me 3 more poly-bags for helping out and cleaning up (I got all the loose pieces from the floor). My son wants to go the next one this Saturday, so I'll seee how that one goes, too.

    To recap:
    a) Fun Time with my Children
    b) Free
    c) Involves LEGO

    All that made for a 5 star event!
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 300
    Hi. I noticed these are still happening @Jenni, you may want to scan the stores around you. We are scheduled to travel this week and if we make it to one scheduled near our destinarion, I will try to get you the parts for a stand.
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,390
    @red237 You are so kind, she's in training to work at our local ice cream shop when she's old enough to do so legally, Jenny lets her "put the ice cream to bed" when we're there at closing :).

    There were only two events to show up when I checked, one when we had people coming over and the other while we were out of town. I should have checked if there were any happening on our traveling days but didn't think of it, not sure I could have planned around it anyhow.

    Have a great trip.
  • andyscouseandyscouse Western MAMember Posts: 365
    None near MA, unfortunately :(
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Central San Joaquin Valley stores here in California have had their events.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 867
    Went to the event over in Ahwahtukee (Phoenix) yesterday. Same Harry Potter set. My younger son had little interest, but my older son said "Dad, we built this already." But went and built it anyway. The highlight for me was the stack of LEGO notecards that I got. Emblazoned with the color LEGO logo at the top and printed on heavy cardstock. Not yet sure what to do with them yet. But they are neat!
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