Close to the beginning of the 1st lockdown, I started constructing a property out of Lego.
I toiled on it working day (sorry, manager) and evening. It’s now a gigantic five-bed room house with its own raise, Jacuzzi, games place and library.
“You could dwell in it,” my kids breathlessly clarify when anyone asks how my glass and white-walled monster mansion is going.
But last weekend I uncovered myself standing in a genuine-life Lego household that you could, in simple fact, dwell in — if you are lucky.
The Lego House was initially produced out of regular Lego blocks then scaled up and developed in more regular components a brick’s throw from Lego’s HQ in Denmark’s Billund, the web-site of its initially topic park.
And all the things there is awesome.
It is merely the finest museum/exhibit/topic park/attraction I have ever been to in my everyday living.
Irrespective of whether you like Lego or not — it is 1 of the leading 5 very best-offering toys of all time — you will be astonished by the ingenious concepts on present right here.
The interest to detail is head-boggling.
You can make you individual Lego fish and scan it into a laptop and watch it swim with others.
Immediate your own quit-motion animation exhibit. Generate a robot duck. Stare in utter amazement at the painstakingly built minifigure-measurement dioramas. And you can even build your personal meal and get it served by a Lego robot.
To sum up, it has home right after place of significant entertaining for all ages (I’m 45!).
Anything you build can be downloaded on to your wristband and uploaded to an on-line portal so you can relive the exciting online when you get home. For close to £100 for a family of four if you reserve on the internet it is also terrific benefit for income. And NO QUEUES!
It is just down the street from the far more adrenaline-centered Legoland — the world’s to start with, which opened in 1968. It is not a wonderful offer different from Legoland in Windsor, but unsurprisingly the Miniland area has a extra Scandinavian bias and there are some great automations you won’t see in Berkshire.
The Polar X-plorer rollercoaster is also truly worth the queues, with twists and turns by way of icy tunnels.
Sticking to the topic, we stayed onsite in the Legoland Castle Lodge, which was comfy, clear and, ideal of all, just a brief stroll from the principal concept park.
The 4H joint, wrapped in Lego-themed wallpaper and with Lego brick decorations in each individual home, is an assault on your senses, but the kids liked it.
Really don’t bother with the incredibly mediocre evening buffet though.
This is not good worth at above £100 for 4 — albeit like wine — and you can wander to much more affordable destinations in Billund.
We went to the Bellini cafe, which sold delicious pizza and pasta for all over £15 a head, which include 50 % a bottle of wine.
When you tire of the Lego-themed attractions, there is loads else to maintain you entertained nearby. In the port city of Kolding, a 40-moment generate absent, is the excellent Trapholt museum (£15 entry for adults).
The present day artwork gallery has loads to retain the young ones entertained, including a vibrant exhibition dedicated to the designer Verner Panton, who established the one-piece plastic chair.
You can even curate your own exhibition. If you are soon after something more affordable, the absolutely free Kongernes Jelling Viking museum is a intriguing way to expend a morning.
Our closing afternoon was put in at Wow Park, a new significant experience playground back again in Billund. Youngsters and grownups can get trapped in listed here on the rope swings, bouncing on huge nets and going for walks treetop tightropes.
It is tree-mendous (sorry) enjoyable. Buy online to get the greatest charges — around £90 for a family members of four.
If the sun rears its head, test Lalandia AquaDome (about £120 for a family of four). This superb waterpark has some of the most exhilarating slides I have professional.
If you really don’t extravagant them, there is a superb outside pool (heated, this is Scandinavia!) with various Jacuzzis.
When you’re finished getting soaked you can get a bite to try to eat at the close by phony Italian piazza, which is really a whole lot better than it appears.
This is, after all, a city designed on plastic bricks exactly where from time to time the greatest matters are not meant to be the authentic items.
GO: LEGOLAND, BILLUND
Being THERE: A spouse and children Kingdom Area at Castle Lodge, Legoland, with house for two adults and up to four small children, fees from £295 per night which include breakfast and accessibility to Legoland. See legoland.dk.
4 days’ car employ the service of with Europcar expenses from £211. See europcar.co.uk.
For more info on Denmark, see visitdenmark.co.uk.