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Good news for all Lego fans – during the winter LEGO House, the home of the brick, is open

If you always wanted to go to Legoland during the winter, but found out that it was closed, there is a solution now: LEGO House! Opened in October 2017, LEGO House offers a Lego universe, just like Legoland. But there are a few differences which make it even better.

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First of all, it’s indoors so you can escape the chilly Danish climate.

Secondly, LEGO House is a gigantic Lego workshop, not an amusement park. It is the iconic Lego brick itself that is the focal point. Twenty-five million bricks lie there, waiting to be used by eager hands.

Just to give a few examples:

Build your own fantasy fish with Lego, digitise it at the special photo station, ‘pimp’ your fish with eyes and a mouth, and let it swim in a gigantic digital fish tank.

Build your racing car and race it at the racing car circuit. Does it work? How can you make it go faster? Build, rebuild and play.

Build your own figures, play with them in a studio set, and make a video.

A nifty bracelet, which by the way is also your entrance ticket, activates cameras to make pictures of the things you have built.

The images and videos are stored on your bracelet.

This way, the Lego experience doesn’t stop at the exit but you will have photos and videos to share with your family and friends. A step-by-step guide at the website helps you to download them to your smart phone or computer.

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LEGO – For children (and adults) of all ages

LEGO House is also a museum. The basement houses Lego’s historical treasures, like the wooden toys the company started with. But you can also see specimens of the first sets with Lego bricks.

There’s a big chance that your parents, and even grandparents, have played with these!

In the Masterpiece Gallery, three Lego, Duplo and Tech dinosaurs guard the creations of the AFOL’s – Adult Fans Of Lego. Because not only children play with Lego. Grown-ups do so, too – with fascinating results.

The rest of Lego House is divided into zones, each with their own colour code. The colours stands for different types of play: red for creativity, green for story-telling and playing together, yellow for exploring and expressing emotions, and blue for constructing and planning.

LEGO House seduces successfully every visitor, young or old, boy or girl, to play with LEGO.

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Good to know practicalities:

– Legoland is closed, but the hotels and holiday houses nearby are not. LEGO House has them listed here:

– Order your tickets and an entrance time at the Lego House website. This way, you won’t have to queue too long. You can stay for as long as you want to. Order ticket here –

-Check out opening hours on the website, they change according to day and season – more info here.

– At the exit, there’s a LEGO brick machine that spits out freshly ‘baked’ lego bricks. When leaving, every visitor gets a small pouch with six Lego bricks and a unique pattern to put them together in.

– LEGO House is made to wander around in. So it is easy to get lost. But there are signs to help you from one zone to the other. And there are of course helpful LEGO assistants who will answer all your queries!

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Fun to know:
Danish architect Bjarne Ingels designed the building as a stack of LEGO bricks – just look at the overview.

All the furniture inside is designed to resemble a LEGO brick. So are the tiles in the basement museum. You can’t take them apart, though.

Many local schoolchildren in Billund have a special side job. Every afternoon they come to LEGO House and ‘deconstruct’ the objects built by visitors during the day.

A nice winter excursion – easily combined with visiting Aarhus, or Ribe, or another of the interesting cities in Jutland.

By Inger Stokkink    Pictures: Lego House PR