There is no denying that all kids, and many adults, love Legos.  They are one of the most universal toys that have ever been made.  Whether you are into space battles, pirates, princesses, Barbie, superheroes, zoo animals, architecture, etc there are Lego kits for you.

For years, the "happy place" for all New England Lego lovers has been the Lego Discovery Center in Boston.

You may have heard that the center is closed as it is currently undergoing a $12 million renovation.  The really good news is, according to a press release from the center, the work is almost done and the center will re-open later this spring.

One of the new additions to the center is Gio, a colorful twenty foot tall giraffe made out of 20,000 Duplo building blocks.  Gio gets his name from a young New England boy who passed away six years ago after battling a congenital heart defect.

Lego Discovery Center Press Release
Lego Discovery Center Press Release

The press release goes on to say:

Gio's family and friends were in attendance for the unveiling of the new giraffe. Speaking to what Gio the Giraffe means to the family, Gio’s mom, Maya Maggiore, said “He just loved giraffes. He was a big fan of colors. His favorite colors were primary colors. He just loved rainbows and everything beautiful about the world.”

One of the new additions to the Lego Discovery Center is "Spaceship Build & Scan", where a family can build a Lego spaceship and then launch it into a digital space adventure.  Other additions include DUPLO Park, Build Adventures, and Hero Adventures.

If you have never been to the Lego Discovery Center in Boston, this video gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect.

You can get more information about the center HERE

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