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There's good news for grown-ups who love Lego.

Melbourne’s soon to be opened Legoland store has confirmed adults will be banned from entering their “Discovery Centre” without a child.

Instead, the Centre will run special adult sessions to indulge their passion for Lego without ankle-biters getting in the way.

The Discovery Centre, which opens in the Chadstone shopping centre on April 18, is an area separate to the main store.

The section offers families multiple attractions to enjoy with their children, such as: a Lego 4D cinema, amusement rides, exhibits and creative workshops.

Listen to Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright and Monique Bowley discuss the ban on last week’s episode of Mamamia Out Loud. Post continues after podcast. 

Adults who attempt to purchase a single “adult” ticket to visit the Discovery Centre are automatically stopped by a prompt that informs them their ticket has been met with a “restriction”.

The”Special Conditions” tab that appears when booking tickets informs individuals that adults must be accompanied by a child.

“Adults (18+) must be accompanied by a child (except at our adult only evening events) when visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne,” it reads.

The prompt given to adults who attempt to purchase tickets. (Source: Melbourne LEGOLAND discovery centre website.)
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A representative for the store explained the decision to radio station 973FM.

"Many of the key features in the attraction therefore are not suitable or designed for the use of older children or grown adults of any ability - the soft play area, or some of the rides for example," they said.

"In order to constantly maintain a quality experience in which to play, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres do not permit entry to any groups of adults, adult couples, who are not accompanied by a young child or children during standard hours."

Adults were invited to attend monthly "Adult Nights" in order to experience the new centre.

Nope, nope, nope and nope. (Source: iStock.)

The Mamamia Out Loud hosts discussed the ban in last week's episode of their weekly podcast.

Host Mia Freedman believed allowing single adults into the Discovery Centre during regular hours was like seeing them in children's playgrounds.

"It's like an adult without any kids at the playground wanting to go on the swings. Little bit strange," she said.

Host Holly Wainwright chalked the decision up to management attempting to reduce any potential risks.

"They've obviously decided there are too many risks involved, having lone people roaming Legoland," she said.

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Alice Finch and her Lord Of The Rings set. (Source: Netflix.)

Mia brought up mum and adult fan, Alice Finch, who was recently featured in Netflix documentary Beyond The Brick: A Lego Brickumentary.

"The mum creates these extraordinary creations, she did this one of the Lord Of The Rings, and she wins prizes and she's got a whole room dedicated to it," she said.

News of the ban comes after industrial designers crowdfunded over two million Australian dollars to create a tape that allows toy brick fans to build on any surface.

Their "Nimuno Tape" is a thin toy accessory that holds an adhesive on one side and a brick-like texture on the other.

The tape allows for Lego and other toy bricks creations to appear on walls, ceilings and other unusual surfaces.

The creative possibilities of the tape are featured in the video playing above.

Want to hear more about what's got us talking this week? Listen to the full Mamamia Out Loud podcast below. 



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