I don't know a ton about children, but I do know they love LEGOs. My brother and I were both obsessed with building whatever we could, the more pieces the better, much to the delight of my parents feet. But since those nostalgic early 90's years the building blocks have taken on a life of their own, with thousands of different sets and even collection of blockbuster movies. Needless to say, LEGOs are more popular than ever, and your chance to check out a true Lego spectacle is just a short drive from Berkshire County. Oh, and did I mention this is FREE?

The LEGO Americana Roadshow features famous American landmarks made completely out of LEGO bricks that are brought to life in this free, hands on exhibit running from Feb. 9  through Feb. 24 of this year. The all-ages event will be open to the public, taking place throughout the upper level and lower level of the mall, and features a LEGO Play Area, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Families with special needs can experience the LEGO show during a special sensory friendly event, on the lower level near Lord & Taylor, Wed. Feb. 20 from 9a.m. to 10 a.m. The event will allow families with children with all spectrums of special needs to experience the show in a comforting environment prior to mall hours.

The real star of the festivities are ten large-scale replicas of iconic American buildings, including The White House, U.S. Capitol, The Statue of Liberty, The Liberty Bell, and The Lincoln Memorial.

Additional show activities:

  • LEGO Brickscapes will be placed throughout Crossgates and will feature an intricate level of detail and creativity in these six themed landscapes, such as Mount Rushmore and Duplo Castle. A Brickscape will also be placed in the lobby of the Tru & Homewood Suites by Hilton at Crossgates.  Stop by to check it out and receive a Statue of Liberty kit (*while supplies last).
  • A LEGO Play Area, presented by MVP Health Care, where people of all ages can build whatever their heart desires located on the lower level near Lord & Taylor.
  • An activity that guests can follow along with to visit each landmark, answer questions about the exhibits and receive a free LEGO Americana collective card pack when turned into the LEGO Store (*while supplies last), lower level across from H&M

The Crossgates Mall posted a preview on their Facebook page, and its petty incredible that this is completely made from LEGOs.