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Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham celebrate new Lego Movie release - review

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There's a new Lego Movie in the cinemas – and the new visitor experience has been set up at Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham to celebrate.

The Lego Movie Pop Up has been launched in honour of the gloriously named, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.

It sits in a room by itself just off the main floor and has already been very well received.

The film has also already received rave reviews with Chris Pratt returning in the lead role as the voices of Emmet Brickowski and Rex Dangervest.

And the new experience in Birmingham is a chance to celebrate Emmet, Wyldstyle and the gang down in Bricksburg all being back on the big screen.

Children are able to take part in exclusive building activities, and enjoy character experiences and interactive photo opportunities.

There was quite a rabble of us making our second journey to Legoland, which included my four-year-old daughter Annabelle, nieces Olivia and Lucy, aged nine and six, one-year-old nephew Jamie and my mom.

I suppose it shows how the venue can appeal to quite a wide range of children. Whether it's building, joining master Lego builders for a one-off sessions (they were building jets this time), running around like nutters in the softplay area, getting soaked in the Lego Movie 4D cinema experience, seeing Birmingham's finest landmarks in Lego-scale or visiting the Duplo farm, it's a pretty full on day.

It's great to see their little minds working hard to either create their own structures or intently following instructions while be guided by the professionals. They always listen very carefully.

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Highlights of the newest attraction include the chance to meet Emmet and Wyldstyle, explore Miniland while helping Emmet find his friends by searching for clues, get creative using the new build stations and take part in extra challenges.

Put a challenge in front of a young child, and they're off.

As we went during half term it was particularly and some families were even turned away, so it's always best to book ahead.

There are also a couple of rides, one of which is Merlin’s Apprentice Ride. It was closed last time we visited but this time we got a good cardio workout peddling like madmen and women to either make the carriage go up and down. All good fun.

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The Lego Racers: Build and Test section is also lots of fun and really gets the children thinking about they can make their own expertly-designed cars to go even faster down the ramps. No-one likes losing so a lot of the time it's back to the drawing board.

My personal favourite is the Kingdom Quest, where you travel in a cart and have to shoot the baddies using a Laser Quest-style gun to rack up the points.

I remain undefeated. My daughter and nieces simply cannot keep up with my accuracy . . .

All the staff at Legoland are also very helpful and you can spend a good few hours building, playing, watching, learning and eating in a fairly small venue which never seems too overcrowded.

The Lego Movie Days run until April 28. To book in advance, go to birmingham.legolanddiscoverycentre.co.uk/buy-tickets

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