Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be inside a real Lego house? Then look no further than Lego House in Billund, Denmark. A safe haven for Lego lovers of all ages and nationalities to indulge their creative mind. Located less than a 10 minute drive from Billund airport, Lego House celebrates all things Lego, whilst encouraging visitors to become masters of the colourful brick.
With friendly staff, excellent baby changing facilities, restaurants on hand – once you enter, you don’t have to leave! And don’t worry about your children touching and running around, Lego House is designed for them to do just that. In fact, the more noise the better. Release the inner child in you and build cars, create cities and animals. Marvel in some of the best creations produced by Lego fans from all over the world. See how Lego was founded and how it has evolved. Here is everything you need to know to about Lego House and when to visit.
BOOKING YOUR TRIP
BEST TIME TO VISIT?
Billund is set up for families and children. With a population of just 6,194, everything revolves around Lego and tourism. During school holidays is the most popular time to visit and prices for flights and accommodation can increase. Overcome this by booking in advance. The quieter months are March – May.
Lego House is an 8 minute drive from Billund airport. If driving to LEGO® House by car, enter the following address into your GPS: Ole Kirks Plads 17190 Billund Denmark. Car rental is available at the airport from Avis; Budget; Europcar; Hertz and Sixt. Or book in advance, as we did and secure a good price (it cost us £ 50 per day).
Taxis are also available outside the airport building. But if you’re planning on doing a lot of exploring it might be worth hiring a car. There are plenty of public transport options from the airport into Billund, with nine bus routes taking in the airport. You can also take one of the many busses departing from surrounding towns, and get off at the Billund Centre bus stop. By train, the nearest train stations are Vejle, Kolding, Fredericia and Give, where you can take the bus to Lego House.
Billund Airport (BLL) is the main airport serving the area, and was built in 1961 by the LEGO Group. Don’t worry: it’s not made out of the famous plastic bricks! Now independently run, the airport is one of the busiest cargo airports in Denmark. It’s very popular with family travellers flying in to visit the LEGOLAND theme park, but is also popular with holidaymakers from Western Denmark.
An average flight from the UK, takes 1 hour, 30 minutes. British Airways and Ryanair, fly direct at least once a day. You can get return flights from as little as £ 22pp. For cheap flights, search Skyscanner. The following airports fly direct to Billund:
- Sutton on Sea
Open every day. Depending on the zone you chose to visit, closing times vary. From 9.30am you can access the foyer, gift shop and play area. At 10am the entire building is open for you and your family to enjoy.
Lego House will be closed on the following dates:
September 2019 – 6th, 24th, 25th, 26th.
December 2019 – 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st
Buy tickets online and save 30%. Children under 2 go free.
Adults (13+): 229 DKK Children (3-12): 229 DKK
Combined Tickets for Lego House and Lego Land: 469 DKK
Afternoon Tickets: from 3pm-7pm for only 70 DKK
A two minute walk from LEGO House and you will find their parking garage on Hovedgaden 24. It is a well sign posted turn off the main cobbled street. Parking is payable by credit card or debit card at a pay station, before you leave the garage (the barrier will not open). Or you can get a ticket that can be paid at the LEGO House Information desk. Price: 10 DKK per hour or part of an hour in the parking garage. Pay when exiting the facility.
It is also possible to park in another car park, located at Granvej 9. This car park is better suited for larger vehicles, such as vans or motorhomes. Parking at Granvej 9 is free of charge. If you intend to park on the street in Billund, beware, free parking is only up to hours.
Keep with the spirit of Lego by staying in the 4-star Hotel LegoLand, where all rooms are Lego themed. Or Legoland Holiday Village, with lots of outdoor activities and plenty of room for play. In and around Billund, you can choose from B&B’s; hostels; camping; hotels or holiday centres. There is something for everyone.
You don’t need to have a ticket to visit any of the restaurants! There are three different places you can eat and drink within the premises. Grab a coffee, water and snack from the aptly named, Brickacinno. Find a table, or get your order to go. Parents can sit down and watch their children play on the ground level. Le Gourmet is a casual fine dining restaurant, serving a Nordic cuisine/French brasserie. You can choose from a 3 course menu (398DKK) or a 6 course menu (598DKK). Lego House also offer a full evening experience, which consists of bubbles and snacks. 6 dishes with wines, topped off with a coffee and sweets (298DKK).
The best by far is the family restaurant. Located on the ground floor, a server will meet you and seat you. We couldn’t believe the science and magic behind this place – you order your meal by building Lego! Different coloured and shaped bricks, represent one of four options from four categories available from the menu. Once you have pieced your choice together, you place your Lego figure into an interactive machine and confirm by touching the screen.
You screen will buzz you when your order is ready to be collected. Watch your food work its way down a conveyor belt, before being handed to you by robots! The food comes in a giant yellow Lego shaped box, which you then build into a plate of sorts. While you and the children wait for your food, you will find Lego bricks, books and colouring material in drop boxes around the edge of the restaurant. You don’t even have to leave your seat, as the drop boxes on the back and sides of any ‘booth’ style tables. Reasonably priced, with plenty of options. Between 12.00pm and 3.30pm the restaurant becomes very busy, but if there are no tables free, staff will hand you a page that will buzz when one comes free.
Some of the best facilities I have come across for parents. Toilets are on every level, and all have nappy change facilities with a toilet for the adult, changing mat and sink. On the ground floor (where you enter the building) there is a nursing room located on the first floor. You will find a locker room on the ground floor, for you to store your bags, strollers and any other items you do not want to carry around. If you do have several bags or large bags, I recommend using this facility as most of the stations need two hands to play with the Lego! The ground toilets have a section of sinks and toilets suited to infants, so they can be independent. Clean and large to accommodate the numbers of families that visit every day.
You will be greeted by very friendly staff, who all speak English. Every visitor is issued with a yellow wristband that allows you to interact with machines, throughout the building. Every design or interaction made using your wristband is saved in the internet cloud. You can then access your personalised experience via the Lego House app. Store your belongings in a locker and begin your adventure! The building is divided into different sections: Red Zone; Green Zone; Yellow Zone; Blue Zone; Masterpiece Gallery and History Collection. The zones have been created to use Lego as a stimulus to improve and develop a different set of skills for children.
The red zone is on the first floor and is designed to encourage and develop creativity through independent play. Take the stairs that spiral around a giant Lego tree or use the lift. This colourful zone is full of large white troughs, full of Lego for anyone to play with. A wide variety of bricks and toys of different shapes and sizes are littered within the huge boxes. A rainbow Lego waterfall is the centre piece and staff are there to assist and encourage your children to be creative. For babies, as young as George, there is a box with the original Lego brick, Duplo. Larger in size, let your baby play stress free, as they cannot choke or swallow the bricks.
The Green Zone is designed to develop your social competences, by letting you direct your own movie in Story Lab. Several stations sit to the right of the room, and users can create their own mini Lego movie. Move Lego scenery and figures before shouting, “action” and coming up with your own narrative. Be sure to swipe your wristband, so you can watch your video at home! The floor features several large scale creations, inspired by scenery from around the world. A City with skyscrapers, a football ground and traffic! Tall, snow capped mountains, surround a bridge and features a moving train that broadcasts its view on a screen. The genius of Lego continues, with a jammed packed, seaside resort. Complete with a moving ferris wheel and fairground rides, don’t forget to check out the big ship.
This floor also allows you to create your own Lego mini figure. Choose from a variety of facial expressions, clothing, hats and hair to piece together to represent you. Once done, scan on one of the computers and it creates your figure in 3D. This is another fabulous activity that is saved to your Lego App, that you can access when you get home.
The yellow zone is designed to develop understanding, expression and regulation of emotions. Designers wanted a space where children can build confidence and flex emotional competences through animals and nature. Build your own sea creature, and watch it come to life and swim in an animated fish tank, alongside other children’s designs.
A Lego created zen garden, features butterflies, daffodils and a seating area to take a minute and relax. Another pit of Duplo Lego, which is much quieter, lets parents and children play together (remove shoes before entering). Build a Lego flower and plant it in the garden. Or make a tiny Lego critter and watch your creation come to life as it hops, jumps, slides, glides, and even breaks into some crazy dance moves.
The blue zone is where Lego meets technology. Designed to develop our problem solving skills, and cognitive memory, this floor is aimed at toddlers and upwards. Take command of an Arctic explorer robot in the Robo Lab. Navigate the terrain, rescue the Lego mini figures and free the mammoths frozen in ice. When its busy you will have to queue but well worth it. Think Robotwars, but with Lego ships! Create bustling cities using interactive squares. Design cars and race them and let babies crawl in an enclosed section to create a path for Lego trains.
Masterpiece Gallery showcases some of the best creations from the Lego community. It is a gallery dedicated to the Lego builders of the world and features original works from the hands of creative talents. Life size models of Dinosaurs will blow your mind. The detail and height of the models are insane! The pieces on exhibit have been handpicked by the gallery’s curators and rotate on a regular basis to ensure that something new and interesting is always on display.
A timeline of how Lego was created and how it has evolved throughout history. Alongside information of model examples of Lego and toys that were available to purchase at that time. One entire room is dedicated to showcasing those Lego sets that no doubt, many of the visitors may have played with in their youth. The basement also houses a unique collection of every single Lego figurine made for the Star Wars franchise. Completed creations of the Death Star, Millennium Falcon and Tie Fighter.