History & Tourism

Fall Road Trip: It’s All About Lego!

13 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year, we’re going to add a handful of fall trip ideas to our usual staple of Summer Road Trips. Each provides Richland Countians with an easy day trip idea that features something unique and different.

As always, we remind our readers that Richland County itself if full of interesting things to see and do. For the latest information on those places, visit the website of Destination Mansfield – Richland County.

Today, we’re taking a trip to Ohio’s Capital City to take in two attractions that highlight the magic of Lego.

Legos, of course, are plastic construction toys that are manufactured by The Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. As of 2021, Lego was the largest toy company in the world. Lego pieces can be assembled and connected in many ways to construct objects, including vehicles, buildings, and working robots. Anything constructed can be taken apart again, and the pieces reused to make new things.

A Leg0-based exhibition is coming to the Columbus Museum of Art on Broad Street from October 8 to February 24. It’s the tenth anniversary showing of “Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO®.” CMA’s annual holiday celebration of the creative potential of LEGO® bricks returns, featuring an enormous model of Columbus built collaboratively by the Ohio LEGO User’s Group (OhioLUG). The exhibition includes the return of familiar landmarks, imaginative creations, and new additions.

Columbus is also home to one of the country’s collection Legoland Discovery Centers. Located at Easton, at the Center visitors can:

  • Experience Ohio’s Only Ultimate LEGO Experience
  • Explore Miniland – Columbus’s LEGO Replica Made of 1.5 Million LEGO Bricks.
  • Create and Race A LEGO Car Down a Giant Speed Ramp 
  • View and ride exclusive Rides & Attractions
  • Enjoy a BRICKTASTIC Snack Break at the LEGO Cafe

For Buckeye fans, check out a game at the Lego Ohio State University Football Stadium, stroll through Jungle Jim’s International Market, or stand in awe of the spectacular Rock and Roll Hall of Game. You can also join your favorite LEGO characters on action-packed adventures in the 4D Cinema – when you do, wWatch out for supercharged wind, rain and snow effects as they burst off the big screen and bring the movies to life! (…hot dogs not included!)

Links: 

“Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO®”

Legoland Discovery Center

Sources: Wikipedia, Easton Town Center, Columbus Museum of Art; Image by Semevent from Pixabay

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