LEGOLAND!

Since I’d taken leave to accompany Anya to school for her orientation, we decided to make the most of the rest of the day by going to LEGOLAND. We stopped by Holland Village to change some money and from there, it took us just half an hour to get to LEGOLAND.

It was a great day to be at LEGOLAND¬†because the weather was clear and the park was not crowded at all. We didn’t have to queue up for any rides and Anya could even take her favourite rides several times non-stop.

It’s definitely ideal to go on a weekday that’s not a school holiday! And also wise to bring sunglasses, sunblock, hats and lots of water.

we're here!

we’re here!

checking out the map

checking out the map

We started at the Junior Driving School in LEGO City. She was a bit frustrated at first because she couldn’t step down on the pedal hard enough to get the car to move properly but eventually figured it out and had a blast. We did this a second time later and she was much better at it.

going for a drive

going for a drive

determined look

determined look

taking the lead

taking the lead

Boating School

Boating School

looks like fun!

looks like fun!

Legoland Express

LEGOLAND Express

happy rider

happy rider

the train

the train

my strange husband

my strange husband

The Rescue Academy was tiring! It was quite a workout getting the truck to move and pumping the water to ‘put out’ the fire but it was so much fun at the same time and Anya really liked it. We did this twice too.

Rescue Academy

Rescue Academy

dashing to the fire

dashing to the fire

putting out the fire

putting out the fire

at the airport

at the airport

she chose the green plane

she chose the green plane

lunch time

lunch time

After LEGO City, we headed to the Land of Adventure. Anya wasn’t very happy with the Lost Kingdom Adventure ride. In her words, “I didn’t like the lights and the sound. The part that scared me the most was when the giant thing suddenly leaned towards me!” I had a great time shooting the various monsters though.

her least favourite

her least favourite

cute LEGO skeleton

cute LEGO skeleton

tiny in comparison

tiny in comparison

She loved the Beetle Bounce and went on it 6 times and probably would have continued if we didn’t stop her! I’m starting to see that my daughter is quite a little thrill seeker.

2nd favourite ride

2nd favourite ride

cute little kids

cute little kids

she took this 6 times

she took this 6 times

IMAGINATION was next on the list. Since we didn’t have Adam with us at LEGOLAND we gave DUPLO Playtown and the DUPLO Express inside a miss. It’s a good thing we didn’t bring him along because he wouldn’t have had much to do and would have melted in the heat.

Power Tower

Power Tower

pulling

pulling

The air-conditioned comfort of the Build & Test area was a great relief. Had an ego boost here because the ugly car I built beat Adrian’s Formula One-esque vehicle and several others. Anya was also determined to build a tower as high as possible to see if it would survive an earthquake.

building our cars

building our cars

my winning creation on the left

my winning creation on the left

ready, get set, GO!

ready, get set, GO!

testing her building

testing her building

with a LEGO man

with a LEGO man

Our next stop was KINGDOM. Anya’s favourite ride in LEGOLAND was the Royal Joust and she went on this 8 times. She didn’t even have to get off in between because there was no queue. She declared that she wanted to make a smaller version so that her brother could ride on it too.

Kingdom

LEGO Kingdom

her favourite ride

her favourite ride

she went on this 8 times!!

she went on this 8 times!!

round and round

round and round

She went on The Dragon’s Apprentice roller coaster ride with Adrian and really enjoyed it and wanted to go again. Her first ever roller coaster ride! I thought it would be too scary for her but she had so much fun.

her first roller coaster ride

she’s the tiny figure in the front row

There wasn’t much for us to do at the LEGO Technic section so we didn’t spend very much time there. She wanted to blast water at the people on the water ride though.

blasting water

blasting water

Singapore

a mini bit of Singapore

a melted Anya

a melted Anya

We were there for almost 6 hours and Anya was completely exhausted and wilted by then. Before we left, we dropped by the shops and got ourselves some personalised LEGO brick keychains. Then we made our way home and we were back at my mum’s place in half an hour. It was quite a perfect day!

Big Shop

Big Shop

LEGO brick keychains

LEGO brick keychains

making sure the engraving's perfect

making sure the engraving’s perfect

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