Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lovin' LegoLand!

This spring I got a newsflash....that there's such a place as LegoLand. I seriously had no idea about such a place. Did you?  And as I'm finding out, they are everywhere...kind of like Disneyland.  But, as my gracious husband is a place we should add to the itinerary for our Germany Trip. So, with some gift money, that is just what we did after our visit with his siblings (who live very close to the place). 
Pictures below can tell you the highs and lows of the day.
LegoLand, here we come. Matthea was so scared of the music and the people walking on stilts that we couldn't get a picture of her until after we were inside and everything made sense to her. I was worried that we were wasting money, but she had fun once we entered. Thank goodness!

The Lego Train was a favorite for the kids. 

But this train ride was NOT. Sick stomachs.  Dizzy Heads.  Get Us Off of here!  
It was our first ride and I thought Uwe was going to kill me for taking the kids on it. 
After five minutes of rest, ready for the next. Why is that?

First roller-coaster ride for Marcus and Megan. It was a hit!

Dragon Ride Marcus to ride with me. We finished and he was glad. But later said he'd like to do it again next time we come.  Again, why do we love these stomach turning rides?

"Prisoners of the King" Hmm, says it all, eh?

All of us, well almost all Meg would NOT get on, rode the water ride. My favorite! But...

not Matthea's. Uwe said she screamed through the whole thing. Poor thing...thought she'd like the water and being on a boat. Marcus on the other hand rode this about four times! There was no lines as school was still in session in Germany!

This canoe ride was more up to her speed. Meg was ok with it...actually she wasn't really happy with much that day. I think Meg didn't know what to think of all the things and it was overwhelming...or maybe she was just having one of her "Meg Days".

The Safari Guy made of legos, of course!

The other favorite of Matthea's was driving her car through the safari park. They had lego animals all around the drive. At one point I jumped and screamed because of some snake sound that sounded like it was landing in our car. Freaked me out. Don't like snakes.

They had a lego room where you could build with legos/duplos. This is a mural on the wall that you could add to with duplos. This was a favorite of all the kids. They didn't want to go and eat lunch even though it was way past time!

LegoWorld was quite amazing. They built miniature buildings and cities...all with legos. The cars moved, the boats traveled on the water...well done. 
This is Marcus standing in front of part of Lego Berlin.

This is the football stadium in Munich. It took 1 million legos to make it. 
It is currently the largest structure built with legos in the world.
Cool thing about this was that flashes went off like people taking photos.

But, the best of the day was at the Pirate's Cove. You could become a pirate and shoot water at each other. It was so much fun! This is Uwe and Marcus under Skull Rock.

Of course, I had to have a go.

Taking a hit! (actually quite a few. There were waterguns on the ground that people could grab and shoot you not just at war with other boats, but people along the "coast")

Taking cover. We were soaked! But after half an hour of walking around we were all dry once again! This place was a boy's dream place for sure!

After spending the entire day at LegoLand, we drove five hours back to Oma and Opa's. Crazy? Probably. 
Our trip to England was two days away and we needed to desperately do some laundry and regroup for packing. The nice thing about that trip is that the sun seriously does not go down until 10pm, so we were driving in daylight most of the way there. 

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lindiepindie said...

Timo was asking me about Legoland a few days ago so we looked it up. Only one in the US is in California - we'd have to make a special trip just to go, so I'm not sure it will every happen. One day, maybe. We'll see.

MaDonna Maurer said...

Ya Linda, I just found out that too after some friends took their kids there after I posted on FB. I had No IDEA...understand that "special trip"...but hey, know anybody there you could swap houses with? =)

Sandra said...

Wow! That is soo much fun! Who knew Germans could have so much fun eh? :) Just kidding. I love the photoblog. The expressions on everybody's faces are classic! :D Hope Bath is as much fun!

Cam and Elisa said...

This Legoland looked like a perfect place for you all. What a fun day! I loved seeing all the smiles and the cries of fear :) Made me miss the Maurers though....

Hope summer is treating you guys well! Look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

MaDonna Maurer said...

Sandra, you are funny! Bath was even better, my opinion.
Elisa...we miss you all too! See you in a few weeks!

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