October 29, 2014

Calling All Penguins of Madagascar - Wordless Wednesday (Sorta) #PenguinsMovie

At the movie theater recently we came across the Penguins of Madagascar display. What do you think we did.....

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.....of course we took a photo with them. We're ready for some Penguin action!

The Penguins of Madagascar Movie


Super spy teams aren’t born...they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then...you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it.

THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR opens November 26, 2014, in 3D

Directed by: Simon Smith, Eric Darnell
Produced by: Lara Breay, Mark Swift
Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare and John Malkovich

To learn more about the movie, visit - www.madagascar.dreamworks.com

A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle at Six Flags Trick or Treat Trail for Kids #TMNT #SixFlags #FrightFest

We recently visited Six Flags so I could interview chefs Josh Capon and Tony Luke Jr., hosts of Spike TV’s Frankenfoods. After the interview we were able to enjoyed the park, the rides and activities.

Six Flags Kids Trick or Treat Trail 2014

Note: I was invited as media to this event by Pepto-Bismol, who also provided tickets to Six Flags. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Note: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume was provided for review purposes. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Six Flags Kids Trick or Treat Trail 2014
Six Flags Kids Trick or Treat Trail 2014

Since this month is all about Halloween, Six Flags had a trick and treat trail for the kids to enjoy while visiting the park. My son (and I) had a BLAST walking the trail and meeting all the characters.

Six Flags Kids Trick or Treat Trail 2014
Six Flags Kids Trick or Treat Trail 2014

I liked that walking the trail was more fun then scary. Some kids (and adults) don't like the scary part of this season but enjoy some of the activities. My son and I are not fans of the scary trick parts but we do enjoy the treat parts.

Six Flags Kids Trick or Treat Trail 2014

As I walked the Six Flags Trick or Treat Trail, I watched my son get hugged by some of our favorite cartoon characters. I thought that was a great Halloween treat. Getting the treat bag was just icing on the cake.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costume

We received my son's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Leonardo" Costume from our friends at Nickelodeon to wear specifically for this event. My son loved his costume!

This TMNT costume included the "muscle" jumpsuit, a molded mask and detachable printed shell. The costume was easy to put on over my son clothing and wear comfortable for both trick or treating on the trail and running around Six Flags enjoying the rides.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costume

One of my favorite features of this costume is that you can remove the shell. It velcroed on and off as needed. So when getting on rides we could take off, fold and put away and ride comfortably. After the ride, we re-attached the shell and continued. Very handy feature for a costume!

As you can see we had a great time trick or treating at Six Flags thanks to our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costume. That's turtle power!

For more Nickelodeon TMNT fun, visit - www.nick.com/ninja-turtles

To find a Six Flags in your area, visit - www.sixflags.com

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Halloween Candy Bags & Blu-ray Combo Pack Release #TMNT

Does your family like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? This Halloween, use these Turtle candy bags to hold all your yummy treats.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Halloween Candy Bags

These TMNT candy bags are really easy to make and personalize for each family member. Click to download the instructions and start making your candy bags.

Can't get enough of the turtles? Then get ready for the release of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie on Digital HD on November 25th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD and VOD on December 16th from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie on Blu-ray Combo

In this eye-popping reimagining of the legendary heroes in a half shell, New York is under attack by the sinister Shredder, but fearless leader Leonardo, brilliant and brainy Donatello, rough and rebellious Raphael and wild and crazy Michelangelo take to the streets to defend their home with the help of intrepid reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and their brilliant sensei, Splinter.

The film also stars Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg, and William Fichtner and features Johnny Knoxville as the voice of Leonardo and Tony Shalhoub as the voice of Splinter.

The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs with Digital HD include explorations of the Turtles’ latest incarnations and their sensational appearance in 3D, an extended ending, a look at the making of the hit theme song “Shell Shocked,” along with the music video and much more.

In addition, specially marked Blu-ray Combo Packs include two reversible masks featuring all four signature colors of the beloved crime-fighters. Masks are available only while supplies last and quantities are limited. Select retail outlets will also offer exclusive versions of the Blu-ray with collectible packaging, premiums and more.

To learn more about the movie, visit - www.teenagemutantninjaturtlesmovie.com

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October 28, 2014

I'm Going to L.A. for Big Hero 6 Movie & ABC TV Event with Disney #BigHero6Event #ABCTVEvent

I've been holding a secret for the past few days that it's time to let out. In part because my secret is over 6 feet tall and it's hard to hide him. But also because I'll soon been on a plane to Los Angeles. I have been invited by Disney & ABC to Los Angeles for the Big Hero 6 and ABC TV event!

I'm Going to L.A. for Big Hero 6 Movie Red Carpet and ABC TV Event with Disney

Note: Thanks to Disney and ABC TV, who invited me on this all expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the Big Hero 6 Event and ABC TV Event. While I will share about the different events and activities during this trip, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Going to L.A. for Big Hero 6 Movie Red Carpet and ABC TV Event with Disney

During my trip I'll be very active on my social media accounts so follow along with the hashtags #BigHero6Event and #ABCTVEvent on my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. To say that I'm excited is an understatement. I'm SO excited and I have many good reasons to be.

Big Hero 6

First I'll be walking the red carpet at the BIG HERO 6 (opening in theaters on 11/7) premiere and also attend a special press day at Walt Disney Animation Studios where I'll interview the filmmakers! I'll also attend a drawing demonstration with animators and get a chance to voice a character from the film in a recording booth!

Can I just tell you that I'm so loving the BIG HERO 6 characters and story. Yes Baymax, the plus-sized inflatable robot is VERY cool but it's the loving but humorous relationship he has with Hiro that made me a fan of this movie. You can see see some of this in the following trailer

As if that's not awesome enough, I'll also...

ABC's blackish

.....visit the Walt Disney Studio Lot for special preview screenings of episodes of ABC shows, like the new hit comedy “BLACK*ISH”. I'm really excited about this show and the chance to see the cast live. The show's theme about maintaining a cultural identity while also "assimilating" into another culture is something that I totally "get". Plus the cast and story lines are super funny.

If you haven't watch it yet, I recommend you check out the show on Wednesday nights at 9:30est/8:30cst

ABC's Dancing with Stars

.....attend a live taping of “DANCING WITH THE STARS” (Monday nights at 8/7c) at the glamorous ballroom set! Then I'll join in a live tweet up for the West coast airing of the show. I heard a special guest (or two!) might make an appearance. I'll be sure to tweet if they do!

ABC's Galavant

.....watch a “sneak peek” of ABC’s upcoming upcoming musical comedy “GALAVANT” The series follows the adventures of Galavant, a dashing hero who is determined to reclaim his reputation and his "Happily Ever After" by going after the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson (Psych), who ruined it the moment he stole the love of Galavant's life, Madalena. The episodes will chronicle Galavant's journeys (and the twists and turns that go along with it) through musical numbers composed and written by Menken and Slater.

Check out this Galavant clip

ABC's Agent Carter

.....meet and interview Hayley Atwell, who plays AGENT CARTER in Marvel’s new action-packed series debuting in January 2015 during the season two mid-season break of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. My group will also interview the Executive Producers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, touring the set and other super exciting Marvel/S.H.I.E.L.D. world stuff!

Check out this Agent Carter clip

As you can see it's going to be a busy but fun filled couple days while I'm in LA. I'll try not to miss anything so I can come back and share it ALL with you. See you in L.A. next week!

Special Benefit Preview of 13th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central

Like many little (and big) boys, my son loves trains so we're looking forward to seeing this years Holiday Train Show at Grand Central. The New York Transit Museum, which is one of our favorite places to visit, will have a special treat for those who enjoy trains.

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At the New York Transit Museum this holiday season, Lionel continues its tradition of capturing hearts and imaginations with Metro-North, New York Central and subway trains departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal on a 34’ long two level “O” gauge model train layout. Vintage Lionel trains from the Museum’s collection and 1930s Lionel advertisements will also be on display.

What: 13th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central
When: November 16, 2014 – February 22, 2015
Where: New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal
Shuttle Passage adjacent to the Stationmaster’s Office

Cost: FREE!

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Extended holiday hours from November 22 to December 24:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 7pm

On Saturday, November 15 from 6 – 8 pm, the Transit Museum will hold a special benefit preview of the Holiday Train Show, with champagne, hot chocolate, sweet treats, and an exclusive private viewing of the show. Proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the Transit Museum’s education programs.

You can purchase tickets tickets to attend the benefit preview.

The Museum’s store and booth at the Holiday Gift Fair at Grand Central offer great gifts for holiday shopping. The home of subway style, the Transit Museum Store offers a wide selection of unique transit gifts, memorabilia and Grand Central Terminal products.

New items this holiday season include subway backpacks, train sets, watches, socks, and even lip balm colored to match your favorite subway line!

Transit gifts are also available online at www.transitmuseumstore.com

October 27, 2014

Create a Big Hero 6 BayMax Pumpkin for Halloween Craft #BigHero6 #MeetBaymax

This Halloween add some Big Hero 6 cuteness with this BayMax Pumpkin template.

Create a Big Hero 6 BayMax Pumpkin for Halloween Craft

Following the template instructions it's really easy to customize any pumpkin and turn it into your very own BayMax. Such a super easy holiday craft project to do with your family in time for Halloween.

Create a Big Hero 6 BayMax Pumpkin for Halloween Craft

Download the BayMax Pumpkin template

The BIG HERO 6 movie releases everywhere Friday, November 7, 2014.

For more BIG HERO 6 information, visit - www.disney.com/BigHero6

Like BIG HERO 6 on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6
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5 Netflix Kid Friendly Halloween Movies #StreamTeam

This month it's all about Halloween everywhere! Everything is about being spooky and scared. Personally I'm not a fan of scary anything. But I confess I do appreciate the quirky and different, especially when it comes to movies. I'd much rather see The Nightmare Before Christmas then A Nightmare on Elm Street!

5 Netflix Kid Friendly Halloween Movies

Note: I'm part of Netflix #StreamTeam program and will share monthly information and news about their service. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

If like me you enjoy quirky and different movies, then you'll be interested in these Halloween-ish but NOT scary movies available on Netflix. They're perfect for a family movie night that wont leave the kids (or you) afraid to go to sleep.
  • The Addams Family
  • A Monster in Paris
  • Jumanji
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
Happy "not so scary" Halloween to you and your family!

To learn more about Netflix, visit - www.netflix.com

Movie Mon: INSIDE OUT, AVENGERS 2, TOMORROWLAND Trailers #Avengers #AgeOfUltron #Tomorrowland #InsideOut

Releasing in 2015 are 3 great Walt Disney Pictures movies, so get ready now and learn more about INSIDE OUT, TOMORROWLAND and AVENGERS 2.


No matter what gene, there's a movie that everyone in your family can look forward to watching. Get your popcorn ready!

INSIDE OUT opens in theaters everywhere on June 19, 2015!

STORY SYNOPSIS: From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

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TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22, 2015!

STORY SYNOPSIS: From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

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Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will hit theaters everywhere on May 1st, 2015!


Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction.

Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963.

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October 25, 2014

Style Sat: Relaxing in Cozy Paul Frank Pajamas #PAJammin #PaulFrank

This past weekend we were in Florida for a conference. While we had a great time meeting everyone and seeing the sights, when it came time to head back home we looked forward to it. I personally couldn't wait to come home and get comfy.

Paul Frank Pajamas

Note: Product samples provided for review purposes. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Imagine my surprise when I came home to a package from the Paul Frank team that included comfy PJ's for me and my son. Talk about the right timing!

After coming home my son and changed into our Paul Frank PJ's and RELAXED. I was loving that our PJ's were both super comfy and very cute.

Paul Frank Pajamas

Both our PJ's featured Julius, which was so cute. My son's PJ's feature a Julius solid top and printed bottom.

Paul Frank Pajamas

My PJ's set included a fun shirt that said "My mom was a sock monkey" with a Paul Frank Women's Julius Print Pajama Pant.

What a great way to be welcomed home in comfort. Thanks so much to the Paul Frank team!

You can visit Amazon to get your own comfy Paul Frank Pajamas and relax with us!

To see more Paul Frank fashion, visit - www.PaulFrank.com
Also follow Paul Frank on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Tumblr

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Halloween Costumes and Safety Tips Video

This Halloween Power Up your child for trick-or-treating fun with one of these spooktacular Power Rangers Super Megaforce Halloween costumes.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Halloween Costumes

Note: I'm a Saban’s Brand-Bassador and will share monthly information and news about their products. Product samples provided for review purposes. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

This month my package from Saban Brands featured a Red Ranger Muscled "Super Megaforce Classic Costume" from Disguise. My son had a blast dressing up and preparing to save the universe.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Halloween Costumes

This Power Rangers jumpsuit was really easy to put on over my son clothing. My son had no problem moving around and showing off the muscles. Even if they were only from the jumpsuit which has muscle torso arms (for boy costumes only).

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Halloween Costumes
Power Rangers Super Megaforce Halloween Costumes
Power Rangers Super Megaforce Halloween Costumes

The Super Megaforce Classic Costumes comes with a character mask, gloves and an attached belt with detachable belt buckle, however the weapons not are included.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Halloween Costumes

With this costume your child can morph into the Red, Blue or Pink Ranger. It's available in sizes S (4-6), M (7-8) and L (10-12) for boys, and S (4-6x), M (7-8) and L (10-12) for girls.

While we reviewed the Super Megaforce Classic Costume, there's other Power Rangers costume choices for kids. I'm loving that both boys and girls can get in on the dress up fun.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Halloween Costumes

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Toddler Muscle Costumes Price: $27.99 - Your toddler can POWER UP this Halloween with a Red, Blue or Silver Ranger Muscle Halloween costume. Each costume comes with a jumpsuit with muscle torso and arms, attached belt with soft buckle and soft character headpiece (soft toy weapon not included). This costume style is available in sizes for toddlers S (2T), M (3T-4T) and L (4-6) for boys.

Retailer: Party City, Spirit Halloween, Numerous Halloween Retailers & Online E-Tailers

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Halloween Costumes

Power Rangers Pink Ranger Super Megaforce Tutu Dress Costume Price: $57.99 - Your little girl can POWER UP like a Power Ranger princess this Halloween with the Prestige Pink Ranger Super Megaforce Halloween costume. This costume comes with a tutu dress with zipper closure and attached belt, detachable belt buckle and character headband. This costume style is available in sizes for toddlers XS (3T-4T), S (4-6x) and M (7-8) for girls.

Retailer: Amazon and Online E-Tailers

Now that the kids are dressed in their Halloween Costumes, make sure to watch this Halloween safety tips video before heading outside.

Every Halloween, the Power Rangers share important safety tips with fans to use while trick-or-treating.

To find more Power Rangers Halloween activities and downloads, visit - www.powerrangers.com/halloween

Catch episodes of Power Rangers Super Megaforce every Saturday at 12/11c only on Nickelodeon!

To stay up to date on your favorite Power Rangers shows and characters, follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube

October 22, 2014

Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014 #DisneyUnwrapped

Earlier this year Disney Consumer Products hosted a sneak peek of their holiday must-haves toys and products for 2014 inspired by characters from Disney, Marvel, Pixar & Star Wars and more.

Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014

Note: I was invited as media to this event. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Here are a few highlights of the hottest Disney products I saw during the preview:

Disney Tech

Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014

LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum is a free puzzle app from Japan, where players connect and pop as many of the Disney Tsum characters as they can in one minute. As players progress through the game, they will collect Disney and Disney•Pixar Tsums, like Mickey, Minnie, Stitch and Buzz Lightyear. Each collectable character can be leveled up over time and has a special ability that provides in-game help. You can download LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum for free on the App Store and Google Play.

Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014

Disney Club Penguin players can now experience the virtual world on iPhone and iPod Touch as well as iPad. You can Download Club Penguin for free on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014

“Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved,” a musical motion video game that transports players to a world where music and magic combine to transform interactive landscapes in entirely new ways! Featuring over 30 tracks – including contemporary pop, hip hop, rock, classical, and more –, players are able to transform the music and the living world of the game. Rated E10+ and available at retailers worldwide for a price of $59.99 for Xbox One and at $49.99 for Xbox 360

Disney Fashion for Children and Adults

Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014
Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014

  • Frozen Anna & Elsa Musical Light Up Dresses by JAKKS Pacific SRP: $34.99.
  • Frozen Anna & Elsa Long John Pajamas by Hanna Andersson. SRP: $42.00 each.
  • Star Wars Return of the Holiday Print Long Johns by Hanna Andersson. SRP: $42.99
  • Disney Pixar Collection: Jacket, Bibs & One Piece by Burton Outerwear. SRP: $119 - $149.

Disney Toy Gifts Ideas

Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014

  • Fisher-Price Minnie Magical Bow Sweet Home MSRP: $49.99
  • Mattel Sofia the First Magical Royal Prep Academy MSRP: $79.99

Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014

  • Just Play Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Plush MSRP: $24.99
  • LEGO Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Knowhere Escape Mission MSRP: $39.99
  • SMS Audio Star Wars High-end Headphones MSRP: $199.00
  • iHome Star Wars Speakers - Death Star MSRP: $49.99
  • Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 6" Imperial Speed Bike MSRP: $39.99

Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014

LEGO DUPLO Jake & the Never Land Pirates construction set - Beach Racing SRP: $24.99

Disney Consumer Products Holiday Gifts Preview 2014

  • Hasbro Marvel Super Hero Mashers Electronic Action Figures Assortment MSRP: $19.99 - $24.99 
  • Happy Holidays! From the Avengers Book MSRP: $8.99
  • Hallmark Marvel Superheroes itty bittys® Plush MSRP: $6.95 each
  • Mattel Hot Wheels Marvel Character Car Assortment MSRP: $3.49 each 

October 21, 2014

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening & Building a Statue of Liberty #LEGOFlatiron

Earlier this month a new LEGO Store opened in the Flatiron area of Manhattan and we were there to welcome them. All that grand opening weekend, The LEGO Store Flatiron offered fun displays and activities for families in the area to enjoy.

The LEGO Flatiron Store Grand Opening

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Note: While as media I was notified of the store opening, this was a public event open for everyone to enjoy. No compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

We stopped in the store to see the NYC themed LEGO displays and of course check out some of the LEGO play sets. The new Flatiron District Store is the 76th LEGO Store in the United States and features:

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

Life-size brick model of the flagship store’s mascot, Brickley the Dragon

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

Custom New York inspired LEGO® models

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

Nearly 500 LEGO sets and LEGO-inspired items available for purchase

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

8-foot tall Statue of Liberty model available for photo opps

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

After touring around the store we headed over to the Madison Square Park to see the LEGO displays. All over the park were life size models of princess, superheroes and ninja turtles!

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

After seeing the displays we headed over to the building stations to do our part to help the LEGO Master Builders construct a 20-foot tall LEGO model of the Statue of Liberty.

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening
The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

At each stations we received instructions, blocks and help to make a section to be added to the Statue of Liberty LEGO model.

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

After we finished our piece, we stopped by another station to get checked. Our block piece passed inspection! It was collected to be added to the LEGO Liberty model.

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

My son receives his building certificate and proudly displays it for all to see. Good building kid. Good building.

The LEGO Flatiron Store Opening

If you missed the grand opening activities, don't worry. There's still lots for you and your family to do when visiting the store including:
  • LEGO Lounge - Unique to the LEGO Store Flatiron District, the LEGO Lounge invites parents and children to get cozy on the over sized couch, enjoy the latest LEGO books in our reading area, build on the LEGO carpet, or simply recharge at our free charging stations. Young builders are also welcome and are sure to enjoy the LEGO DUPLO Preschool building area.
  • Monthly Mini Model Build - Children ages 6 to 14 can join in on the first Tuesday of every month and learn how to build a cool mini model, then take it home – for free! A new, seasonally themed model is available every time. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free model per child. Quantities are limited to approximately 250 per store and offer is good while supplies last.
  • LEGO Club Meetings - Meet other members for fun and play, with themed building activities occurring one hour prior to the store opening on select Saturdays during the month. Availability varies by store and pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 25 children per meeting.
To learn more about LEGO stores, visit - www.stores.lego.com/en-us/

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