If you’re planning a visit to Hawaii and have a LEGO® lover in your group (a grown-up OR a child—no judgement here!), you don’t have to pack bags and bags of blocks in your suitcase. Instead, check out these four ways to indulge your LEGO® obsession, even while on vacation!
- The Lego Store-Ala Moana Center: Perhaps the most obvious (and well-marketed) option is to head to the LEGO® store at Ala Moana Center on Oahu. There, you’ll find a Build-a-Mini tower where you can mix and match from a wide selection of bottoms, tops, heads, hair pieces and accessories to customize your own Minifigures. You’ll also find play-stations, where you can play with LEGOs® at-will. You can follow the instructions or build by your own rules, and you’ll find new creative building scenarios each month. If you’re in the market to buy a LEGO® set, you can use the “Digital Box” to see what your LEGO® creation will look like. With the digital box, you can scan almost any boxed LEGO® set and see the model come to life in 3D. Finally, try the “Pick-a-Brick Wall” to choose the bricks and elements you want in all different shapes and colors. Each store has something different, and the bricks change all the time.
- Bricks and Minifigs-Kailua: If you’re staying on the Windward side of Oahu, you have a LEGO® store right in the neighborhood! It’s called Bricks and Minifigs, and it’s a one-stop LEGO® shop that features new and used LEGOs® for buying or trading. At the store, you’ll find MILLIONS of bricks and Minifigures, box sets, and already-constructed builds on display and for sale. You can also spend the day playing in their tubs of LEGO® pieces and create one-of-a-kind structures just for fun—or to purchase. On a rainy day on the Windward side, you won’t find a better place to play if you’re a LEGO® lover!
- HILUG (Hawaii LEGO® Users Group): If you’d like to get-together with other LEGO® enthusiasts, check-out HILUG, the Hawaii LEGO® Users Group. They’re a group of LEGO® builders, collectors and fans dedicated to spreading the joy of plastic brick building in Hawaii and elsewhere. From novice to expert, the club is made up of a diverse group of people that come together to create and attend events to share our love of LEGO® with each other and the public. The group accepts members from 1st grade through senior citizens.On the group’s website, you can find out which LEGO® events are coming up, and you may just find an event happening during your stay on Oahu.
- LEAHI (LEGO® Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii): If you’re 13 years old or older, you can join LEAHI, the LEGO® Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii which started in 2003. For $20 per year, teens and adults who love LEGOs® can participate in group events, display their creations to the public, and attend get-togethers with the group to share your love of LEGOs®. If you’re here for an extended vacation, you may want to join the group, especially if a LEGO® event is happening during your stay!
For LEGO® lovers, even a short vacation without any brick-building can be too long. So, indulge your inner LEGO® enthusiast, and take advantage of these LEGO® resources while you’re here!