The city of Marysville will bring back a Lego-themed day out for kids for the second year to the Marysville Opera House with ‘Ready, Set, Build!’ on April 14.
More than 10,000 Lego brick and Duplo bricks will be available for kids to build with and professional brick builder Dan Parker will be displaying his creations as well for the event.
“We set up all of the stations on both the main floor and the balcony,” said Lauren Woodmansee, cultural arts supervisor with the Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation Department.
There are places where kids can build what they want and other places where they’re encouraged to help build something.
“Some of the stations have projects already started that the kids can join in, like a castle or a space ship,” said Woodmansee.
There are stations appropriate for kids 3 to 12, said Woodmansee.
“There is a section for the smaller children,” she said.
“We have tons of Duplo bricks, the larger bricks, which allow the smaller kids to create things too,” she said.
Dan Parker, of brickabledesigns.com, will display many of his items during the day.
“He brings several very large creations, which are two to six feet tall,” said Woodmansee.
“Last year he brought a bunch of Star Wars characters and a giant tooth brush, because one of our sponsors was a pediatric dentistry,” she said.
This year he plans to bring a house and a car or a truck, because the sponsors are the Fahlman Property Group and local car dealership Roy Robinson.
Last year’s event was one four-hour block, but this year the event has been separated into two sessions of two hours each.
“We figured out that two hours is just about the right amount of time for the kids to be playing,” said Woodmansee.
She said the event was a success last year and the adults were having fun with the Legos as well.
“The parents were having fun and getting into it as much as the kids were,” she said.
Hand sanitizer and clean wipes are provided at the event to help keep things clean.
Light refreshments will also be provided at the event.
The event is happening at the Marysville Opera House at 1225 Third Street, Marysville.
The two sessions are happening from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $6 and one adult may enter free with a child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Woodmansee said that the event sold out last year so she recommends pre-registering for the event at marysvillewa.gov.