From Germany we drove north to Denmark. Destination number one, Billund. The original home of Lego, and the location of the first Legoland. We were surprised to learn that all the lego that is sold in the U.S. and Europe are also manufactured here in the little town of Billund. The boys were beyond excited for this adventure. We discovered that looking forward to things like Legoland and Disney kept kids going through churches and castles and missing their "America home." It was freezing, and we think that help keep crowds very low, which was great because we didn't have to wait in any lines.
There were several American monuments including Mount Rushmore out of Lego.
The aquarium in Lego Land was amazing. They had a way to poke your head up
into the exhibit in a Plexiglas tube. Above Max examines a giant king crab.
The animals they made out of Lego were astounding
They also recreated cities out of Lego. This is the recreation
of Nyhavn in Copenhagen. It was fun to spot several of the
places we had visited among the exhibits.
Like the Cochem castle behind Max.
There was even a small exhibit of Lego Friends
(the girl version of Lego) for Tessa to enjoy.
At the end of the day at the local restaurant, Jonah expression summed up it all. The kids were exhausted and Jonah couldn't even keep his head up or his eyes open while he waited for his dinner. It was an exhausting, but a super fun day.