Lego House Billund – What to know before you go

Lego House Billund - What to know before you go
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I don’t think anyone I know doesn’t own at least one set of Lego!  In our house, Lego is incredibly popular. When we had the opportunity to visit Lego House (‘Home of the Brick’), it is safe to say both the adults and the children in our family were incredibly excited!

Where is Lego House?

Lego House has to be up there as the world’s best play date sits in the centre of Billund, Denmark itself, and you can now fly directly to Billund Airport from many UK airports.

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What is The Lego House?

Lego House Billund is an impressive architectural structure built by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group.  The house is constructed from 21 staggered blocks resembling giant Lego bricks; the first surprise was that the outside is an accessible playground for kids which you can use free of charge! And is an absolute dream for Lego fans and wonderful for the whole family.

There is a set of steps on either side of the building, so you can work your way up one side through the different playgrounds, one on each of the 13 levels (with a spectacular view from the roof terraces at the very top block which is 23 metres high!) and back down the other—a brilliant way to pass an hour or so whilst in Billund.

As you enter Lego House, you immediately see Lego displays in every direction (there are over 25 million bricks in Lego House), a Lego Shop, and the Brickaccino café you can access without entering the Lego House itself.  Mini Chef, the Lego House family restaurant, is also by the Lego House entrance.

Lego House is split into Zones; Red, Yellow, Green and Blue, with different activities and attractions, symbolising a particular aspect of play and learning.

The Giant Lego Tree of Creativity – Biggest Lego Model in the World

When you first enter Lego House, it is impossible not to notice the Tree of Creativity.  This is one of the biggest Lego models in the world at nearly 16 metres high and made from more than 6.3 million Lego bricks!  You can walk up and around the Tree and spot all the different mini-worlds on each leaf!  The steps around the tree take you up to the Masterpiece Gallery, where you can see the fantastic Lego dinosaurs (I had been looking forward to seeing this and wasn’t disappointed!) and other creative constructions on display.

Lego House Billund - What to know before you go

The Brick Machine

At the bottom of the tree is the Lego Brick machine, where you can see bricks being made.  My husband could have watched this for hours!  We were all distracted by the fact that you could scan your wristband and get your unique combination card showing you your unique construction made with 6 Lego bricks. 

Did you know there are 915,103,765 unique combinations for just six identical 2×4 bricks? (There are also 24 combinations for two identical 2×4 bricks, so we tried that challenge when we got home!). It is worth remembering that you have a ‘magical wristband’. In every zone, there are opportunities to store pictures and videos from your experiences during the day, which you can access when you leave.

Interactive Experiences at Lego House

Our first interactive experience was making a dancing Lego face. You can choose a special Lego “mood” brick to add to the bottom, which then interacts with the computer.  We had a very happy character along with a very grumpy stompy character!  If you do this one after the other, your group’s characters dance together, which we love! 

Next, we headed over to make our fish in the Yellow Zone.  You can follow an available pattern, but you can also make your creation.  These are then scanned and, again, animated.  It was brilliant that the children and adults all carried out these activities together, making it a lovely opportunity for learning and playing together as a family.  My children are also 8 and 13 years old and were very happy to participate in the same activities.

Lego House Billund - What to know before you go

Brickaccino at Lego House

After a quick lunch at Brickaccino (great healthy options for children and gluten-free options for me!), we headed back into the Zones. This time to create a flower before heading into our collective family favourite activity, the chance to make a building that forms part of an interactive world! 

You start by choosing a coloured base plate and create your construction (Remember to scan it to your digital wrist bands memory) before adding it to an interactive platform.  Then, as if by magic, your structure then immediately becomes populated by tiny Lego figures!  We played with this for quite a while, enjoying seeing the different ways the town became constructed depending on where the base plates were moved to!  We also had a go at programming our gardening robot to attract bees and make honey in this Zone.

Lego Vehicles

After this, we explored the opportunity to create and race our own Lego vehicle. This got a bit competitive as you had to develop and race your own creations and try and get the vehicle to jump through a hoop! There was lots of trial and error here and great satisfaction when you got the vehicle to complete the challenge successfully!

Lego House Red Zone

Our last Zone was the Red Zone.  There is a fantastic waterfall here built from 1,968,753 Lego bricks, and lots of tubs of Lego allow for a bit of spontaneous creativity and imaginative building.  Everyone got lost in their creations here, and it was lovely to build and look around at what everyone else was creating.

We didn’t quite manage to get into the Green Zone to create our stop-motion movies; there was so much to do!  But we managed to get down into the basement of Lego House to look at the history of Lego.  We all enjoyed spotting Lego boxes and kits of the past (some of us remember slightly older Lego sets than others!).

There are Lego models and constructions everywhere.  Some are huge, with great detail, moving parts, and much to take in.  You could have spent hours just exploring the intricacies of these alone!

Duplo at Lego House

Although my two are a little old for it now, there was plenty of Duplo for little ones, including a great space to build Duplo train tracks.  We were all tempted by that area but left it to the busy, creative toddlers who seemed immersed in their building!

Lego House is a full-day visit.  There is so much to see and do and enough for all ages and stages to explore and enjoy.  We were there from the opening until close and still didn’t manage to do everything; it is so easy to become engaged in playing and creating; you need to remind yourself to move onto another zone to ensure you see it all!

Lego House and Legoland?

Lego House is only around a kilometre from Legoland itself. So I recommend combining a day trip to Lego House with a visit to Legoland.  We found it a welcome change from Legoland as the pace in Lego House is much slower, and you are walking less and indoors (except for accessing the outdoor play terraces!).

Lego House Opening Times

Lego House usual opening times – longer opening times in the Summer, check the website for more details.

  • Experience zones: 10.00 – 16.00
  • LEGO Store: 09.30 – 17.00
  • LEGO Square: 09.30 – 17.00
  • BRICKACCINO: 09.30 – 17.00
  • MINI CHEF: 11.00 – 16.00

Entry Prices

One-day ticket to Lego House

With a one-day ticket to LEGO House, you can access a full day and a world of LEGO play.

  • Buy online and secure your spot
  • Enter and exit the Experience Zones throughout the entire day
  • Children under 3 years get free admission

See daily prices in the calendar as you book your ticket.

However, book reservations for MINI CHEF restaurant separately.

PRICE

199/269/299 DKK

Late arrival ticket

With a late arrival ticket, you get access to LEGO House with arrival from 3.00 pm on days when the Experience Zones close at 7.00 pm.

  • Buy your tickets online and be sure to get your spot
  • Up to 4 hours of LEGO play without queuing and waiting
  • Children under 3 get free entry

Check out the booking calendar and see which days it applies.

Reservations for MINI CHEF restaurant must be booked separately.

ONLINE PRICE

199/229 DKK

Combi ticket for LEGO® House and LEGOLAND®

Get the ultimate LEGO experience with a combi ticket for LEGO House and LEGOLAND®.

  • 1-day ticket to LEGO House
  • 1-day ticket to LEGOLAND

Remember that the visit to LEGOLAND must take place up to 6 days before or after the visit to LEGO House.

ONLINE PRICE

629 DKK

Only valid for purchase online

Although we were provided with tickets to access Lego House, we would certainly go back again.  It was such a great experience and since we returned to the UK, the most talked about experience of our break!

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Rachel lives in Telford in Shropshire and is Mum to her little girl aged 7 and little boy aged 2.

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