LEGO extravaganza comes to Calgary

People of all ages came together at the LEGO Imagine Nation tour at the BMO Centre in Calgary over the Sept. 9-11 weekend.

The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour is a cross-country tour offering huge LEGO pits, building labs and life-sized LEGO creations.

“I love it here,” said Logan Oneil. “They have themed Lego areas and you can build whatever you want and they keep it, not destroy it.”

Oneil, 7, was one of many kids to attend the three-day event and, like many kids his age, he says he loves building things and using his hands as much as possible.

The LEGO Imagine Nation tour did not just attract kids and their families, but also adults of all ages, including engineers who never grew out of the building phase.

Hale Mathieson, and his wife Ansley, came out to see how LEGO has changed over the years and enjoy the various activities present.

Mathieson, 32, a civil engineer, said that building LEGO structures and learning to put parts together to make something magnificent as a kid ignited his interest in engineering.

“I mean everyone loves LEGO at some point in their life, but I just never stopped loving it,” said Mathieson.

Any creations made by the guests attending are kept and have the possibility of being displayed at the next Imagination Nation event.

LEGO Imagine Nation also made stops in Toronto and Vancouver during its fall tour

A police man made out of LEGO at the LEGO Imagine Nation Tour in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour is a cross country event offering building pits and building labs. (Photo by Abby Sletten/The Press)
A police man made out of LEGO at the LEGO Imagine Nation Tour in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour is a cross country event offering building pits and building labs. (Photo by Abby Sletten/The Press)
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