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July 13, 2024

Celebrate National Lego Day

Here are some fun ways to celebrate those colorful bricks your kids (and you) love!

The colorful plastic bricks known as Lego have entertained children (and adults) around the world for nearly 70 years. Lego is used to make toy buildings, vehicles, creatures, machines, anything imaginable — and they can be taken apart and put back together as often as you’d like. That means endless creative play.  



  1. Build a Lego toy

    Dust off your old Lego set — or use your kids’ — and tinker around for a while. It’s good for relaxation and mental stimulation. Lego even sponsors corporate retreats for adults.

  2. Plan to visit a Legoland theme park

    They’re located in Columbus, Ohio (LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus); Carlsbad, California, and Winter Haven, Florida. There’s also a LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. If you’re looking for more of a day trip, you can visit one of the 132 Lego retail stores across America.

  3. Watch on the big (or small) screen

    The Lego Movie (2014) scored 96 percent “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, with many praising the movie’s irreverent tone and colorful action. The sequel, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, was released 5 years later in 2019. You can also head over to YouTube and watch a Lego creator build breathtaking structures.

    (Source: Nashville Parent Magazine)

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.