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“Fun visit for 2 hours”

Legoland Discovery Center
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston Admission Ticket
Ranked #1 of 6 Fun & Games in Somerville
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: What's inside LEGOLAND(R) Discovery Center Boston? With so many different attractions to explore all indoors at Assembly Row in Somerville, the Center is designed with mini LEGO(R) fans in mind and their parents! Ideal for children aged 3 -10 years, visit the Ultimate Indoor LEGO(R) playground and see what your imagination will create in our world of color and creativity. There are plenty of activities for every kid to enjoy, including LEGO-themed rides, play zones, a 4D Cinema, and more! Please note, last admission is 2 hours before close.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fun visit for 2 hours”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We visited Lego Discovery Center with our 5 year old in July 2014, on a Friday afternoon. My son had fun even though he is not a huge Lego fan. The Discovery Center is a bit difficult to find as it is nestled among numerous shops and does not have a sign on the main road.

The check in was very quick. However, the forced queue stages to wait for an elevator and then watch an intro video about the attraction were a bit long. The video at the factory (1st attraction stop) was not impressive. It is too busy for the eyes and too much movement on the screen.

The ride was enjoyable and we went twice on it. It is a medieval ride and you shoot the bad guys to save the princess. Similar to some of the Disneyland themed rides.

The main attraction Large Boston-themed Lego displays were impressive to look at with some activity for the kids (push the buttons to reveal some type of an action by the characters on display).

The playscape for kids was fun and our son spent a lot of time there. Bring your own socks (there is an option to purchase them at the cafeteria for a dollar). Lego 4D mini-movies and a whirling ride were enjoyable as well.

Did not see a water station to refill a water bottle but plenty of sanitizer stations around. Staff did not seem engaged but were nice and helpful when approached with a question.

A benefit of a Friday afternoon visit - no waiting for any of the rides or activities. We stayed for 2.5 hours and that was plenty of time for a visit. The attraction is good for younger children (7 and under).

Visited July 2014
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Kelly S, Manager at Legoland Discovery Center, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston. We're glad that you and your family had fun. It is great to hear that your son enjoyed the Soft Play area and that you could enjoy MINILAND as a family!

We appreciate your feedback as we move forward as a new opening. We hope that you and your family will visit us again soon!
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Connecticut
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“Fun Morning”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We visited Lego Discovery Center with our 4 year old in July 2014. My son had fun. Glad we purchased our tickets online ahead of time. Even with that, check in was very slow. I wish I had known that you will be forced into queue stages - wait for picture, wait for elevator, watch a video about the attraction, create a lego video, ride on a ride where you shoot thing. Then you enter into what I anticipated would be the attraction. Large Boston-themed lego displays (push the button near the Cheers exhibit and listen to the theme song and peek at the characters below!), playscape for kids, cafeteria, lego mini-movies, a whirling ride (ala Dumbo), lego-building opportunities.

My son got antsy with all of the waiting. It would be nice, during the create-your-own lego movie (queue segment 4) that you could actually receive that lego person you created. I was not happy that Lego put a gun in my 4 year old's hand, while he went on themedieval ride and shot things. If i had known, we would have avoided this ride. I had to explain quite a bit! He had a blast in the playscape. 2-3 hour experience. I would say this attraction is good for children 7 and under. It was geared toward young children (despite the guns).

Tips: Purchase tickets ahead of time, Bring Socks for the playscape, try to not go on the medieval ride if you have little ones, cannot enter if you do not have children.

Visited July 2014
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Kelly S, Manager at Legoland Discovery Center, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston. As we are primarly geared towards children aged 3-10, we are glad to hear that your son had a good time!

As a new opening, our team is hard at work to ensure that every guest has a positive experience, so we appreciate your feedback. We will take it all into consideration as we continue to plan for the future.

We have some fun events and themed weekends planned for the upcoming months, so we hope that you will visit us again soon so we can provide you with a more memorable experience.
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“My Target Audience was Thrilled!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

As an adult, this place didn't do too much for me. But, this visit was not about me. It was about my seven year old sons and they loved it. That's all that counts.

A few details:
1 - My kids were the perfect age. I think my younger son (5) would not have appreciated a lot of what was offered here and I think anyone too far over the age of, say, 11 would be bored. So, there is definitely a target age.

2 - Bring socks. There is a large and fairly unavoidable playscape that requires socks for entry. Seeing how we went on a 90 degree day, about 85% of the kids there were in flip-flops or sandals. They could all enter the exhibit if their parents purchased socks at the Cafe for $1/pair. So, you have been warned: B.Y.O.S.!!

3 - The 4D movies were the hit of the day. The kids and grown ups alike were thrilled. Definitely check out the movies.

4 - There was a lot of waiting upon entry. This was very off-putting and everyone in the group seemed to have the fear that this was going to be the theme throughout. Thankfully, once we got through the initial entry, and mini-figure "building" room (which the kids could not WAIT to
get out of - it was over-stimulating) the rest of the visit was self-paced and enjoyable.

5 - Yes, the cafe was over-priced for a kids meal deal. That said, there were many options. My advice would be to plan your main meal before or after your visit and use the Cafe as a snack option. There were plenty of choices available.

6 - Know before you enter the building that you MUST exit through the store. There is no other way out. Thankfully we were already prepared to make a purchase as we were there to celebrate our sons' birthdays, but there were many people who did not know that a visit to the store was mandatory. I'm sure there were a lot of disappointed kids, frustrated parents, or both as a result. So, you'll want to be prepared to shop - or have an excuse ready ahead of time. There is no way to just go around the store.

We will probably go back next year with our youngest son. For a Lego loving kid, it's an afternoon well spent.

Visited July 2014
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Kelly S, Manager at Legoland Discovery Center, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston. As a children's attraction geared towards ages 3-10 and their families, our number one goal is to provide every guest with a positive and memorable experience. We're glad to hear that your sons had fun during their visit, and that everybody could enjoy the 4D movies!

We have some fun events and themed weekends planned for the upcoming months, so we hope that you and your family will visit us again soon!

Thanks again for your feedback.
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Lots of bugs to be worked out”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Took 4 grandsons,8,7,5 and 4. I purchased timed tickets on line so that we could go in as soon as it opened. First of all, be aware that on a sunny day, there is absolutely no shade while waiting to enter. Trying to enter is not easy as it took the cashier 20 minutes to type in information even though we had the online tickets. The cashier never explained what she was doing and why. There was not a lot of guidance once you entered. Cafeteria is overpriced at $15 for a kids meal and there are really no other alternatives in the area. The Boston exhibit was good, but other than that, it is very expensive for a mediocre experience. After two months of being open, the bugs should have been worked out. Lego, you have a lot of work to do if you want to succeed.

Visited July 2014
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David G, General Manager at Legoland Discovery Center, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience as much as we had hoped. We are heading into our peak summer seasons, which is when we are typically the busiest. If you can come during the week, in the afternoon, we typically are less crowded than we are on the weekends.

We will take your comments about our admissions process into careful consideration and pass them along to the appropriate team. We are always looking for ways to improve our guests experiences.

Again, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our attraction, and we hope to see you again soon.
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“Great for Lego loving kids!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

My son had a huge smile on his face from the moment we saw the giant giraffe out front until he fell asleep that night. The mini Boston is amazing we spent about an hour just looking at that. It is a self service place meaning there wasn't really guidance as to what to do and where to go. I think it's way overpriced for adults but well worth the kids price.

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Kelly S, Manager at Legoland Discovery Center, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you for reviewing your family's recent trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston. As a children's attraction, geared towards ages 3-10, our number one goal is to provide families with a positive and memorable experience. It is great to hear that your son had such a great day and that you could all enjoy MINILAND together!

We have some fun events and themed weekends planned for the upcoming months, so we hope that you and your family will visit us again in the future!
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