School holiday FOMO (fear of missing out) can strike many families. But you needn’t feel guilty about not taking your kids away during the break – sometimes the best idea is to stay in your home city and do something completely new and fun. This year, the Brickman Wonders of the World and Brickman Experience have got you sorted with interactive exhibitions made of LEGO® being held in Melbourne and Newcastle. Little kids and big kids (i.e. you) will love the experience and it’ll make you glad you didn’t hop on a plane or brave a long road trip.
My kids absolutely love spending time surrounded by their huge collection of LEGO® and it’s something I’ve always encouraged because I know they are learning as they share, build, create and play. The look of pride on their faces when they present me with their latest car/house/plane/structure-defying-description absolutely warms my heart while building their confidence and self-esteem. When my husband gets home from work he heads straight to ‘the construction zone’ and gets building with the kids. It’s a great way for him to unwind after work and remember what’s really important – brick symmetry.
Given the passion for LEGO® in our household I’m kind of excited that we’re staying put in our hometown of Melbourne these school holidays because it means I can take my LEGO®-obsessed family to the Brickman Wonders of the World exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. Running from 1 April to 7 May, it's the biggest exhibition of LEGO® models ever to come to Melbourne - so we're obviously pretty hyped up for it.
Since we booked our tickets, my kids (and husband) have started counting the sleeps until they see “the big LEGO® things”, which refers to the 50 incredible models of world famous landmarks that will be on display. The Empire State Building with King Kong on top, Arc De Triomphe, Big Ben and the Great Wall of China - you name it, they’ve built the lot. If you can see all the tourist attractions in one spot, why bother with 42 hours of travel, no leg room and a cranky flight attendant, amiright?