Chicago moms and dads looking for inexpensive end-of-summer fun can bring children by area LEGO Stores throughout the month of August 2014 for a variety of exciting events. Stores will also be offering some special deals on LEGO sets.
August LEGO Store events
To get children excited about the return of new episodes of the Cartoon Network LEGO Chima television show on Saturday, August 9, stores are hosting a big Chima Speedorz tournament this month. Starting on Monday, August 4, boys and girls can train and prepare for this tournament by visiting stores to practice racing the new LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz on all-new racetracks.
Then, at 5:00 p.m. on August 18, 20, and 22, stores will hold the actual LEGO Chima Speedorz tournaments. All participants will receive an official certificate, and the daily tournament winners will receive a LEGO Legends of Chima Speedor.
On Tuesday, August 5, kids ages 6–14 can visit their local LEGO Store from 5:00 p.m. until close to participate in this month's Monthly Mini Model build. This month children will receive a free monkey model (with a banana) to put together and take home, while supplies last.
On Saturday, August 23, kids can attend a LEGO Chima Club Meeting. The activity this month is to design and build an ice fort to defend against the creatures. On Saturday, August 30, kids can attend a LEGO Friends Club Meeting. The activity for this meeting is to build a rescue boat to help move supplies and rescue workers. Space is limited for both events, so interested children should register ahead of time. The cost is $25 for non-members and $20 per child for VIP members. Each registrant will receive a limited-edition LEGO Club T-shirt.
All months, visitors can try out the new LEGO Fusion system. This toy provides players with a way to combine real-life brick play with a smart phone or tablet.
August LEGO Store deals
All month, customers that spend at least $99 will receive a free MINI Cooper Mini Model. From August 25 to September 14, customers that spend at least $50 will receive a free Worriz' Fire Bike model. From August 18 to August 31, LEGO VIP members will get exclusive access to a brand-new LEGO set.