by Jill P
A special exhibit, Lego Travel Adventure, will be on display at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum from May 21 to September 11.
The LEGO Travel Adventure, on display at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum from May 21 to September 11, 2016 will allow visitors to plan adventures and build vehicles for imaginary journeys through all kinds of terrain, including mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts, and more.
LEGO Travel Adventure provides an immersive environment where visitors can experience professionally-built LEGO brick models of air, land, and sea vehicles and use LEGO bricks to create their own vehicles. Learn the function of different parts, including sails, wheels, and rudders, and begin to examine questions such as “How do you steer a vehicle?” Use LEGO bricks to think creatively, imagine, and build vehicles for all sorts of environments, and plan the travel adventure of your dreams.
The exhibit’s DUPLO Bricks Build/Play Area is designed for families with children ages 2 to 5. Here, they can start building their DUPLO dream machine using DUPLO bricks and vehicle parts. Once the vehicle is ready, test drive the creation on a play table or send it on an adventure over different graphic terrains. Plus, take a photo in the racecar built of DUPLO bricks.
At the LEGO Systems Build/Play Area, designed for families with children ages 6 and up, pick a “build table” and dig through bins of parts for creative building ideas. Labels suggest travel challenges that builders might encounter, like “Could your vehicle sail across a lagoon?” Plus, take a digital photo of your vehicle, drop in an exotic backdrop, and email your unique creation home or to a friend.
Dressed as pilots, sailors, racers, or world explorers, take the wheel of the life-sized LEGO Travel Adventure Vehicle, engage in large-motor play, and imagine traveling all the way around the world over multiple terrains.
Play the “Travel Adventure Challenge” vehicle-building computer game, making creative choices to build a vehicle that can conquer multiple obstacles to get to a destination.
Kalamazoo Valley Museum Director Bill McElhone said that even through the exhibit is geared to ages 6 to 12, there are activities for all ages. “Legos are an ageless favorite, and we expect this exhibit to appeal to everyone,” McElhone said.
LEGO Travel Adventure is produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with LEGO Systems, Inc. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of LEGO Group.