Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Lego City Space - count down 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Giveaway

 ....Some days I can't wait to start the count down and get ready to send my boys on a mission into space ! 
bye Mum ...
or volunteer especially the Teen for a space flight LOL.

Last Thursday Sam , Joel and I - headed into Sydney Observatory. Fortunately my DH had business in town and was able to drop us off.

Why ?



  
To celebrate the launch of a new range of NASA-inspired Lego products, at the Mini Astronaut Party Day at Sydney Observatory. 

We learned about space shuttles 

  
and the boys built their own creations in the LEGO City Space area. A few creative space engineers scored a LEGO® City Space prize (see below).

The kids got to launch a water-powered space rocket -- into the sky or a huge tree , dress up as an astronaut...

 

make an alien using recycled materials! and 

 
have their face alien painted . 

We looked through the BIG telescope in south tower, watched a 3D mini movie about the Space detective and learned about Australia's involvement in a new space project - SKA Square Kilometre Array. There was so much to do.

The uber popular LEGO® City range was on display.The Mini Astronaut Party Day coincided with the 30th anniversary of the space shuttle and the 50th anniversary of man’s first space flight. I wasn't surprised it was well attended by Lego fans of all ages. 

There was a huge line up to get in the gate.It was perfect weather and awesome venue at Sydney Observatory at The Rocks.
  

The boys were still talking about it all weekend.Their only complaint was there was no Lego people in the Lego Space City creation area. (though I am sure they would have gone on a secret pocket mission of their own too ... Sam (aged 4.5)  - told two bigger boys about 7-8  "You're not supposed to take it" because he saw they had 'lifted off' their Lego creations as we waited in the line for face painting ...The mother tried to justify it by saying they were taking it back - her boys just looked horrifed at her. Oh, I am sure Sam thinks he is a mini policeman)

We love playing with Lego & Duplo in our house. Free play or following 'instructions' it inspires imaginative play and it's great for fine motor skills and teaching opportunities. Suitable for all ages ...our almost 18 yr was quite into it too. 

We didn't win a prize on the day ... however - imagine the surprise Monday - when the courier delivered to us

 
Space Centre  Prepare the rocket for blast-off! Fill the rocket with fuel, use the elevator to get the astronaut to the top of the launch platform and prepare for launch from the control center. Start the count down and get ready for another exciting mission into space!  ~ LEGO

key features

4 Minifigures (2 Astronauts, 1 operator, 1 mechanic) -  ( The people are my boys favourite LOL)
Big Space Rocket that can house astronaut and satellite
Control Center
Vehicle
Count-down clock, Satellite, Space suit, fueltank, tool station


Space Shuttle  Rocket into orbit on an important space mission! Help the astronaut open the cargo bay doors and use the Canadian arm to release the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit around earth.   

Satellite Launch Pad  Launch the new communications satellite into space from the launch pad! Drive to the launch pad and help the technician prepare the rocket for blast off into orbit. 


Space Moon Buggy  Explore the lunar landscape with the six-wheeled lunar exploration vehicle! Use the digging tool to take rock samples and the satellite dish to communicate with the Space Centre on Earth.  



I know it will inspire budding space explorers young and old across the land. It's still a work in progress at our house even the Teen is in on the action.


 
We are just starting the boys on Lego, they play with their Duplo & Lego every day. 

They have a few Lego items plus a huge basic box in hiding to share for their 5th birthday in 2 months ...along with this LEGO® Space City set - woohoo...well if I can make sure they pick up all the pieces.

Unfortunately we gave a lot of our Teen's lego to my nephew (8); who is going to be very envious. 

Thanks to


Lego Australia I have 2 LEGO® City Space range sets  to giveaway here !
RRP ~ $279.96 each.

To win one of two sets (4 boxes each) leave a comment telling me  

Why would you like to win a this set of LEGO® City Space range 

or your favourite Lego memory. 


Guidelines

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  2. Open to Australian residents only. 
  3. Entries Close 30th April 2011 
  4. Two winners will chosen by the promoter - for their creative comment in answering the question above.
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  6. Remember to leave a comment below ...
I wanted to give you all a chance to get creative instead of a random winner.
Disclosure:
I received the LEGO® City range Thanks to Lego Australia . No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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