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February 12th, 2010…

Phipson and Kaleta invade Legoland in Schaumburg, Il.

Welcome to LegoLand Discovery center. Pay no attention to the hooded man next to the map of the building… Let’s start our tour shall we?







The first exhibit in Legoland is the lake front area of Chicago. Here’s their version of Navy Pier.







And a nice little lighthouse at the mouth of the Chicago River.







As a Chicagoan, I should really know the name of this building… but I don’t. Looks cool though huh? (It might be the Tribune building, but I'm not gonna put any money on it.)







Some really nice relief work on this bridge. I’d love to try some stuff like this myself but grey minifigs are so hard to come by… that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.







“Ok, so if I take SNOT Street up two blocks and cut over on Cheese Slope Blvd…”







Look at that, someone went and threw away a perfectly good R2 unit. And it looks like Santa didn’t pay off the Elves Union boss like he should have. Welcome to Chicago!







Sing along! “Love and marriage, love and marriage. Go together like a horse and carriage…” Man I just TOTALLY showed my age there.







Look here, not only did they dig up a dinosaur at this construction site, but if they dig about 4 feet to the left, they’ll find Jimmy Hoffa!







Moving on to the next exhibit, I found a decapitated lizard model. For a moment, I wondered what calamity had befallen this poor reptile…







The mystery was solved when the apex predator Dave came back for seconds. Never leave a fresh kill unguarded.







Heeeeere kitty, kitty, kitty.







Dave’s monkey needed a spanking… insert your own joke here.







And I was so close to making an “I want my mummy” joke here… so close.







Dave prostrating himself before his hero. Should I make a joke about the fact that Batman wears tights and lives in a cave with a young boy… moving on.







Chris: “Ok, if you bring me Megablocks ONE… MORE… TIME!”







I should really switch to The Galactic Empire Bank to avoid those $3.50 convenience fees.







Oh how cute. Darth Vader inducting new little Sith lords.







Onwards to the Dragon ride! Not as much fun as it sounds, but the builds are cool.







I’ll bet good money that that tail belongs to his mother in law. Just look at the sheer terror on his face.







Or maybe it was Dave’s date for his high school prom?







Dragon: “Throw the stick, throw the stick, I want the stick, gimme the stick, come on throw it, throw the stick, PLEEEASE throw the stick, wanna get the stick, throw the stick, THROW THE STICK!”







After the ride, Dave got a little hungry. Always remember your four basic food groups. Bread, meat, cheese and ABS!







The sign on the men’s room door. Some jokes just write themselves…







I tried to get Dave to let me enter this as my mosaic in the MocAthalon. By my reaction you can probably guess what his answer was.







We even took the time to take the building workshop. We learned how to build the Sears tower… or the Willis tower… or whatever the building is called these days.







Dave making sure every piece was juuuust right.







Dave’s tower is on the left. Mine is on the right… You know Dave, I’m pretty sure Lee can get you a pill to help with that.







Time for another sing along! Whoooooo lives in the Lego store and is smiling at me? SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS!







All too soon it was time to head home. We decided in honor of Dennis Price to have lunch at Chipotle before calling it a day.







And Legoland will never be the same. It’ll be worse when we all hit this place in June again, but never the same.







Fourth Wall Commentary: It’s ok, you can feel jealous now. Last week, Dave told me he was heading to Legoland to scout it out for a field trip that he was going to take his class on. He could bring someone with him and foolishly chose me, MUHAHAHA! I have to thank Dave for inviting me to tag along knowing full well that he would be the brunt of most of the jokes for this post. Thanks for the invite Dave, despite having to be such a short trip, it was a blast!



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  October 28, 2010
Its technically the Willis Tower...But being a fellow Chicagolandian, It will always be the Sears Tower! (Or the Big Willie?) I have been thinking of going there...is it worth it?
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  August 15, 2010
I'm not jealous at all. Infact I think I was there for the grand opening. Or maybe it was just homeschool day. Either way I was there. Nice MOCs by the way.
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  April 18, 2010
LOL, Don't feel bad. I'm 12 and watch 'Married...With Children'. Anyways, great MOC. You guys had fun, I can tell.
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  April 18, 2010
Quoting Mr. CoolDude Could have invited me you know.....
Going tomorrow too. I'll be there around 2pm if anyone's around.
  April 18, 2010
Could have invited me you know.....
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  February 18, 2010
Looks like good times all around! What is that white stuff on the ground outside?
Chris Phipson
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cam m
  February 17, 2010
TEHE! My grandparents live 10 minutes away from that!
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  February 17, 2010
(@ cam m) I wouldn't tell Phipson that because you may wake up with all of your Legos gone ...
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  February 17, 2010
Lol that dude who made the polar bear comment made me laugh out loud, my brother is looking at me funny.
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  February 17, 2010
Nice going, getting there. I would like to make a gray technique with the figures, too, but I need some heads and some hair.
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  February 16, 2010
All you Americans and your access to fun stuff. All we got here is polar bears and bitumen.
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  February 16, 2010
Now that you made me all jealous and stuff, can you remind me the dates of BW?
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  February 15, 2010
I am so incredibly jealous *sigh*. Looks like you two had a great time, excellent captions for your pics :)
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  February 15, 2010
SWEET!!! You guys are lucky in the USA with LegoLand & Lego Conventions, one day I shall come to your shores from the land down under & rejoice in the things that are LEGO!!!. You are invited to view & comment my Battle of Endor MOC which is now finally complete. [MAY THE BRICKS BE WITH YOU]
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  February 14, 2010
Chris, I will ask this once: did you or did you not feed 50 pounds of sugar to the dragon before taking that shot?
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  February 14, 2010
Only you would take a picture of the bathroom door. =) At least it was shut...
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  February 14, 2010
Dang you, you Americans have to have everything twice as awesome as us Brits! Seriously, Legoland Windsor is terrible compared to this. Looks pretty cool, though I am still greatly jealous. :P
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  February 14, 2010
LOL very nice Christopher.
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  February 14, 2010
Nice trip report. They have some nice things there. Glad to see 'em. see ya. garth
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  February 14, 2010
Chris, I envy you and that beautiful state to no end. Oh, by the way, I believe you mistook the Wrigley building for the tribune building. Thanks for the tour! Good day
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  February 14, 2010
Lol hilarious jokes :D man your so lucky, i've never been to that legoland only the one in california, but i'm sure it was just as awesome! In california the dragon was a roller coaster ride, sure is defferent looking
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  February 14, 2010
lol Nice one Crispy! That's pretty much a perfect day for me: Legoland followed by Mexican. BTW, that map of the centre (first pic) would look cool built in real Lego-methinks you could make those guys an offer to build one for them (for a fee of course)???
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  February 14, 2010
WHOA! Can't believe I missed out on this place last summer on vacay down Chicago way..... *sigh* there's always next time...
Chris Phipson
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Michael Sloper
  February 13, 2010
Seems like you had a blast. I wish I could of been there. Love that Darth Vader by the way. Oh, and could you comment on my Executor when you get the time? Thanks. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/185676
Chris Phipson
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A member of Starfox .
  February 13, 2010
I only been to a LEGO store once in my life. I would definitly go there. Too bad Mark and Lee missed the fun.
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  February 13, 2010
Wow! What it must be like to have Lego "friends". (I'm not kidding). Must be nice to take Lego-themed field trips. (yes, I am pathetic!). Love the blah blah blah....
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  February 13, 2010
Quoting Emperor Ludgonious I'd like to see Legoland in person one day, but I guess a Phipson photo tour with hilarious commentary is good enough for now.
There's an open invite for ya anytime you want to make the (relatively) short drive up!
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  February 13, 2010
I'd like to see Legoland in person one day, but I guess a Phipson photo tour with hilarious commentary is good enough for now.
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  February 13, 2010
Thats ironic I ate at Chipotle just the other day.
  February 13, 2010
Dang it, I was going to post a joke about Chipotlaway but Dennis Price and Tyson Riczu had to beat me to it. Anyway, hope it was fun!
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  February 13, 2010
Looks like you two had a great time, hope you didn't forget your Chipotlaway!
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  February 13, 2010
Lunch at Disgotle in no way honors me. I hope you both get a nice case of Montezuma's revenge.
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  February 13, 2010
did ya buy me somep'n check out my stuff
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  February 13, 2010
How fun, I like how all of the kids stayed far away from the camera, in which you were holding. -Dylan
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  February 13, 2010
Looks like you guys had a great time. Can't wait to do it with you guys in June!
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  February 13, 2010
I am jealous. you ate at Chipotle!
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  February 13, 2010
Wow. Awesomes. Very cool place. I wish I can go somewhere like there.
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  February 13, 2010
Hahaha. Married with children wasn't that long ago. Oh the 90's, where the cold war ended, and when I was born. Anyway, That's a pretty interesting place!
  February 13, 2010
Well it's not a MOC, so no rating. I hope you had a good time!
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  February 13, 2010
Nice pictures, they make some pretty nice stuff there. At any lego place actually.
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  February 13, 2010
Wait, you had a camera with you?!?!? Egads, I've been punked!
  February 13, 2010
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