I can be a city snob. I believe Chicago has all the
culture and museums that we need. Except for my kids favorite
place, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg.
My family was invited to the opening of Star Wars: Episode
IV - A New Hope exhibit on a Thursday night. My son recently
finished watched all of the Stars Wars movies and I knew this was
not to be missed.
After a long day, driving to Schaumburg in the dark was
not at the top of my lists, but there was no way my kids were going
to let me get out of this. It was all they talked about all week
long. (Mental note not to bring up exciting events weeks in
The walk-through exhibit offers an intergalactic immersion
into the sights and sounds of "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."
Young Jedi attending the event can help the Rebel Alliance destroy
the Galactic Empire's powerful Death Star, experience the epic duel
between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader and watch in awe as the
Millennium Falcon rises from the deserts of Tatooine.
replaces the Center's previous Star Wars Miniland, which featured
scenes from "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace."
While we were there we enjoyed the 4D Cinema (saw
two movies), enjoyed two rides, admired the Chicago skyline made up
entirely of LEGOs and my kids built their own LEGO
My kids were in heaven running from exhibit to
exhibit and clearly so happy to be there.
Looking at their ecstatic faces light up reminds me why we
keep making the trip back to LEGOLAND for more!
Beth Prystowsky is a grateful mother, wife, yoga teacher, and writer of Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom.
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