Both International and local schools all have a "Ski Week" break in February. It's literally called Ski Week!
We decided to travel north and visit Denmark. We wanted to see Copenhagen and visit LEGO House in Billund. We were lucky to have Will's parents along for the trip. We left Geneva and flew to Copenhagen with no issues. We picked up our rental "van" (more like a bus!) and were off. Poor Rod had to play bus driver as he was the only one who could drive a stick shift.
Day 2 was spent at LEGO House. This is a new "experience house" that just opened in September 2017. It is 12,000 square meters filled with 25 million LEGO bricks to play with. It's located in downtown Billund and is an easy walk or drive from the LEGO Hotel. The first thing you see in LEGO House is the Tree of Creativity.Here are some fun facts:
Height: 15.68 m
LEGO Bricks: 6,316,611
Production time: 24,350 hours
Installation time: 1,200 hours
After climbing the stairway that wraps around the tree, there are several galleries with amazing LEGO dinosaur creations.
In the next area there are several LEGO models with a Town & Countryside (it looked very Swiss!), a vibrant Metropolitan City, and an exotic Tropical Paradise. The detail was absolutely amazing! There were so many details to see, every time you look you saw a new surprise.
LEGO House is made of different "zones”. Each zone has a different theme but there are STEM related activities almost everywhere.
Lunch was a special treat! Everyone got a pack of LEGOs and used it with the menu to "build" their lunch. A console at the table scanned the order and then minifigures went to work cooking the meal. We were alerted when our order was ready and went to the robot area to wait for it. The meals are packed in a LEGO lunchbox and are conveyed down to two robots who "serve" you your meal. To say the kids were delighted by the experience is an understatement!!
I'll post a few more random picks but cannot stop raving about this one-of-kind experience! There is nothing else like it in the world and I hope we make it back before our Europe assignment is over!