As parents, relatives, or good friends, we occasionally have a duty to entertain little one(s). Usually activities such as cinemas, theaters and museums flash to our minds. They could save the day but what if you are on your vacation, especially if you are in Istanbul. Everything’s unlikely to be in your native language rendering the above activities problematic. But hey, we have good news for you. There is a universal language called LEGOLAND.
Once you arrive, the cheerful Legoland staff greet you. If you have bought your tickets online before your arrival, lucky you! You don’t want to waste another minute waiting in the queue, because it will already take hours for you to finish Legoland.
So, let’s get rolling! We will start with The Fabric Tour. The Lego is made in here. Just next to it, is the joystick room. You can create your own figure while in here. On the way out they have a little gift for you. Don’t forget to take it.
Are you ready to save the Princess? Because The Kingdom Quest is next! You are going to save Princess by shooting monsters. As I don’t want to spoil it by going into more details, I am going to skip to another room called Istanbul And The World.
As you can see in the picture above, you will come across signs of Istanbul, recreated using Lego. You’ll come across the Bosphorus, Galata Tower, secret tunnels and more. After that The World Area will appear. The Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Taj Mahal are waiting to be discovered, and provide a great chance for selfies! Now we are heading to Common Area. Are you getting excited to find 4D cinemas, workshops, car racing track, Merlin’s Apprentice and The Lego Master?
The 4D cinema shows last 12 minutes, playing every 30 minutes with three different movie options to choose. Workshops last 30 minutes, showing you how to build something out of Lego. There’s a different topic every week, an angler fish for example. And there is Merlin’s Apprentice of course. What is that , I hear you ask. Well, we can call it a magical bike. It rises and falls as you pedal. You should give it a try.
Last but not the least is the Lego Master! It is a real, salaried, serious profession. He is paid just to create ships, tanks, fishes and other stuff. The big kid inside you is probably thinking ‘how awesome is that?’ You might see him in his room and if you are lucky enough, you can even meet him.
We’ve come to the end of this floor but don’t be upset, the second one is still ahead!
The second floor not only offers us as much as the first floor does but also contains much more. There are: a café (in case you’ve worked up an appetite), a karaoke stand to sing out loud, a kitchen and giant, soft Lego for babies to enjoy without the risk of any harm while they are playing. You will even meet with a noisy cow there. And last but not least, make sure you’re ready for the huge playground (just don’t forget to take off your shoes)!
Unfortunately, we come to an end of our trip to Legoland. If you decided to go there, have fun and don’t miss the Toy Market !
How Can I Get There ? => Google Maps
The Entrance Fee: Between 30-100 TL depending on age. Please check the link below for detailed info.