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3 ways to have a LEGO experience for less

This weekend is all about Lego with events offering fans a brick-tastic experience for less.

Whether you want to check out a special installation or just save on your Legoland experience, here are three ways to make it happen:

at the Glendale Galleria, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Glendale, Calif. (Bret Hartman/AP Images for LEGO)

The Lego Americana Roadshow at North Point Mall: Beginning Saturday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 4, enjoy a visual and educational traveling installation of supersized Lego replicas. The show includes ten of the most well-known and loved landmarks in the country. The American landmarks are made completely out of Lego bricks and were built by Lego Master Builders. The event is free and open to the public.

Models include the U.S. Capitol Building, White House, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Old North Church. In addition, there is a Lego Brick Play Area where children can practice their building skills. If you download the Lego Connect app, you can watch time-lapse videos of some of the master builders building the landmarks at the mall. On Sept. 26 & 27 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (upper level near Von Maur) attendees can build a make and take mini White House Model.

North Point Mall, 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta. Saturday, September 19 through Sunday, October 4. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and  Sunday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks!: Visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville this weekend for the kick-off of another larger-than-life Lego exhibition. The 14 installations by artist Sean Kenney include a giant praying mantis, butterfly, hummingbird, flowers and more built from hundreds of thousands of Lego bricks. The exhibition runs from Sept. 19 – Jan. 3. Look for special Lego related events throughout the fall. Your Atlanta Botanical Garden membership if valid at both locations, but if you don’t have a membership, admission to the Gainesville location is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 -12 and free for children under 3. In addition, September is Swaptember month for many Atlanta cultural institutions. You can show your membership from another participating organization to get $10 off a membership at the Atlanta Botanical Garden through Sept. 30. See here for a list of participating organizations.

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville. Saturday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Jan. 3. Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta: If you’re just looking for a standard Lego fix, head over to Legoland in Phipps Plaza for some guaranteed Lego fun. Save on the ticket price by pre-ordering online and get up to 25% off. The price is lower on weekdays and after 3 p.m. There is also a deal on Goldstar for $12 tickets (plus $3.50) fee. The deal is running through the end of the year (or while supplies last) and your e-ticket does not come with a specific time slot. Children two and under are admitted free.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. Open Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Last admission is 5 p.m., Sunday – Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.


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