What’s it like to play with LEGO at the Megabricks store in Monheim?
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Lyons Cub loves his Lego sets (he has a gear bots science kit and Ninjago Jay’s Thunder Dragon and a dinosaur skeleton, among others), and he has been to Legoland in Oberhausen twice. However, he had never been to a place where children could meet and play with countless Legos for a small entrance fee until we went with three friends to the Megabricks store in Monheim at the Rhine River. It was so much fun, we went two weekends in a row!!
Monheim am Rhein is a very kid-friendly city; it has a wonderful splash park with a huge playground as well as a vast adventure park to ride go-karts and visit the famous tree swing. Around Christmas time, it has an outside artificial ice rink with plastic seals to push and hold on to, and we’ve been enjoying going there for the past few winters.
In early January, when the Christmas Market booths had already vanished but the ice rink in Monheim was still there, we went skating with Lyons Cub’s friends, and when we were done and really cold and tired, we tried out the Megabricks store for a first time. It was great!!
For the adults, there was an adjacent room where they could buy cold drinks and sit on benches, relaxing. Or, they could join the youngest kids in the LEGO Duplo play pen, where the babies and toddlers could assemble tracks and trains and other big LEGO toys under supervision while the older children enjoyed role play or built more complicated things with little bricks.
It was not too crowded, at the most six kids at a time. The little place will be moving next month (but within the same city) to have more space. One can also buy small LEGO sets there; we got a polar bear Christmas set for cheaper there than it is on Amazon 😉 While mommy was busy assembling the polar bears and their Christmas tree on an ice shelf, the kids had fun playing with LEGO cars and trucks.
Although our kids were too old for the Duplo pit, they still enjoyed going in there with the little ones. I wished those places existed in more cities. Kids from 2 to 12, I’d say, would have a great time playing and building there.