When I was a kid, I'd spend hour upon hour with my vast collection of Lego. Despite being a (generally) low-maintenance kid, I truly adored these times. This was in the 80's, before interactive video games, and on-demand TV. And my, how toys have evolved! Nevertheless, I don't think I've 'missed out'. Reason being, such simple, uncomplicated pastimes are grossly underestimated.
Inside the Brick
For instance, with Lego, kids are able to plan, construct, manipulate, rearrange, and the list continues. 'Post-2000' activities such as educational computer games focus on higher order processes such as strategizing and problem solving, whereas building blocks intrinsically requires that very same brainpower, yet with the added bonus of developing motor, spatial, even maths skills. Maybe you're aware of that, and I'm preaching to the converted, but it's often the case, that what's "simple" is considered antiquated, erroneously.
Okay, I've banged on enough...
On 26-27th September, Frankston Arts Centre will offer your child a chance to fall in love with Lego. A major exhibition of jaw-dropping models, and various displays (including sci-fi sets, rare sets, brick city, and train layout, with some sets also for sale). There's also a play zone with a mammoth brick pile for kids (and any 'big kids') to experiment with. Not to mention, a racing ramp for enthusiasts to race their Lego vehicle creations. But hang on, we can't forget any smaller builders - who'll be captivated by a special Duplo construction zone.
Sessions for Inside the Brick start hourly, but once inside you can stay as long as you like. Be quick as these hourly entries often sell out.
WHEN: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 September
WHERE: Frankston Arts Centre
COST (WITH DISCOUNT FOR BOOKING ONLINE INCLUDED):
Family Block $44 - 2 Adult & 3 Children - Save $15 (Door price $59)
Single Adult ticket $12 - Save $3 (Door price $15)
Children & Concession $10 - Save $2 (Door price $12)
Note: Free entry for kids under 3 years when accompanied by adult ticket holder. All kids must be accompanied by adult. Adults require ticket to enter (unless containing a carer card).