In France, there is much vacationing during the month of August. We booked a trip to Denmark.
The first full day of our trip was spent in Billund. Billund isn't terribly big, it doesn't have a lot of non-bike traffic, and it is home to Lego world headquarters!
|An office building, oddly not made out of Lego|
Near the Lego world headquarters, is, of course, the original Lego Land which opened in 1968.
|Buildings inside Lego Land, made completely out of Lego|
The kids actually had fun. We rode the rides, we ate the food, we looked at all of the Lego creations. It was great!
Early Arrival & Ninjas
In anticipation of crowds that might appear as the day went on, we arrived before Legoland opened, then went directly to Ninjago Wold since it was new. We rode "Ninjago: The Ride" where we used our hands to shoot targets by waving them around.
Alex won the first round. Dan figured out the proper technique after much ninjago studying and won the last round of the day.
|Spastic Waving Hands, Alex Wins|
|Disciplined Waving Hands, Dan Wins|
Alex also had the best time in the Laser maze. I attribute this to his smallness and stealthy ninja skills, of course.
|Alex's ninja portrait|
|I am the green ninja! But in ORANGE!|
How do we know that Will actually had a good time? When he tends to never have fun? I present photographic evidence...
|More fun than being eaten by a shark|
Will didn't let nearly being eating by a shark deter him from the mini-boats ride.
|Our parents are gaining on us!|
|We will escape from you!|
Alex taunts while Will drives
|Selfie-Dan is focused on driving to keep up with the children.|
|We have escaped past the US Capitol!|
|Now we celebrate our victory by sticking our tongues out at you!|
The boys used to enjoy the "Jumpin' Jelly Fish" ride at Disney Land's California Adventure. Lego Land has a similar ride called "Frog Hopper." Althought the boy in the yellow rain poncho looks concerned about this frog-themed ride, Alex and Will sit calmly waiting for it to start.
Giant Programmable Robot Arm Ride!
Fortunately, there was a ride at Lego Land that was more exciting than a jumping frog.
|Giant Robot Arm|
|Arm in Action|
It's called "Ice Pilots School." There is a giant robot arm. It has a place for two people to sit on the end of it. First, you choose ride options. You can select the intensity, and the different types of moves that the arm will make. Then, it does something like this:
|Every flavor is awesome!|