The day before we already attempted to go to Lego Discovery Centre which was previously known as Legoland. We arrived past 3pm so they were no longer letting people in, which is fair because it closes at 5pm and you will need at the very least 2 hours to go around.
Even the cash register is wrapped in Lego Duplo! Cute.
Of course at the entrance there is already a store. They have a good selection, but we wanted to see the bigger store at the exit before purchasing. I can say that the content of both stores are different. So if you like something here, better get it. I never saw something like this Lego Ludo game before.
Spiderpig. I thought DiploBaby made this character up until I saw this LOL!
Lego Discovery Centre is made up of 3 floors. We start at the top and go down by stairs to see the wonderful MINILAND and take a ride in the DRACHENBAHN (dragon ride).
MINILAND is a wonderful land of Berlin in LEGO format. You can see the most famous Berlin sites like the City Palace, Brandenburg Gate, Parliament, Berlin Cathedral & so much more. There are even interactive adventures on the LEGO buildings. MINILAND is built with more than 2.5 million LEGO® bricks and is growing every year.
Italian architect Franco Stella has completed his reconstruction of the baroque Berlin Palace, which was formerly home to Prussian kings and German emperors and will now house the Humboldt Forum museum. Described as “the largest cultural development in Europe”, the 40,000-square-metre museum stands on the site of the demolished East German parliament building alongside Berlin Cathedral on Museum Island. – Dezeen.com
A peak into the underground train system & it’s different stops!
This historic building houses the Bundestag or the lower house of German parliament. One can register to view it online.
Checkpoint Charlie is the most famous crossing between East & West Berlin during the cold war & has been the setting of many thrillers & spy novels & moviews. The name comes from it being the third crossing being opened in Berlin, the first and second being Alpha & Bravo respectively.
As part of the NINJAGO challenges, DiploBaby found the ninjas in MINILAND
When we entered DiploBaby was given a flyer with differen NINJAGO challenges and it was really fun for him to do them. Here he is very proud of his gift offering for Master Wu!
Once the challenges are completed, upon exiting the little ones are given a little certificate. There is also a cool NINJAGO CITY for the little ones to challenge their physical abilities and get their energy out.
I was pleasantly surprised with this ride because I thought it would be boring & simple… but was super fun with lots of surprises. Be sure to follow the rules & NOT USE YOUR PHONE TO TAKE PHOTOS OR VIDEOS during the ride because if you drop your phone, you wont be able to retrieve it.
Another pleasant surprise was that one of the staff of the DRACHENBAHN was Filipino & he spoke to us in deep/formal Tagalog. It’s always fun bumping into a kababayan wherever we are in the world.
They take a photo of your car that’s good for 4 people during the ride, but we didn’t know so we weren’t really looking or smiling. We tried to get it printed out, but we should have purchased the ticket with the photo package which is only 2 euros more.
The toilets are in the bottom floor. Just go down by elevator/stairs then follow the arrows on the floor.
The toilets were quite clean & very kid friendly with a wooden diaper changer, Tommy Tipee diaper pail that keeps the odors sealed.
DiploBaby instinctively used the step stool to reach the sink & got a kick out of seeing himself as a a Lego toy. Cute!
Lots of building activities for dino lovers at the DINO EXPLORER area.
TD & DiploBaby joined the MODEL MAKING WORKSHOP. I thought it was nice that the kids were in the same age group so the activity was really for their level. It took up almost 30mins.
LEGO HIGHLIGHTS OVER THE YEARS
I really enjoyed seeing the different unique LEGO sets through the years. I especially found the Adidas Lego Superstars as iconic because Adidas is a German brand. I didn’t know the Vincent van Gogh – The Starry Night lego exists!
THE GIFT SHOP
The gift shop is pretty awesome!!! I saw Legos that I’ve never seen before! Super cool!
Lego destination keychains!
I love these flower arrangements!
Bye bye Lego Discovery Centre Berlin! We had such a blast!!!