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Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND New York Resort!

LEGOLAND New York Brick-or-Treat - Image from LEGOLAND

Who doesn't love a few "bricks" and treats this time of year?  LEGOLAND New York Resort is debuting an all new month-long Halloween "spook-tacular" event that you won't want to miss.  Here are all the highlights of Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND New York Resort:
  • Join LEGOLAND New York Resort every Saturday and Sunday in October 2021 from 3:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Check out all seven themed lands with kid-friendly Halloween activities including trick-or-treating!
  • Special Halloween characters will be on-site to add to the fun.
  • Guests ages 12 and under can join an awesome costume contest including categories for:
    • Most LEGO Themed
    • Spookiest
    • Most Imaginative
    • Funniest
    • Best of the Best
Best of all, your admission to Brick-or-Treat is included with your single-day ticket purchase, hotel package, or annual pass.  Traveling to Goshen, New York to visit?  Don't miss the LEGOLAND New York Hotel!  Guests at the hotel will be immersed into the fun and scares with Halloween decor adding to the "treats" of the season.

About LEGOLAND New York Resort

LEGOLAND New York Resort Brick-or-Treat - Image from LEGOLAND

AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® New York Resort, the ultimate LEGO® theme park destination, now open just outside New York City in the beautiful Hudson Valley! At LEGOLAND New York, kids ages two through 12 and their families can ride, climb, splash, and build their way through seven themed lands. Transform into a Minifigure on the world-premiere LEGO® Factory Adventure Ride, master the art of Spinjitzu on LEGO® NINJAGO® the Ride, save the kingdom on the Dragon Coaster, and explore awesome LEGO built cities in MINILAND! Adding to the multi-day destination experience, the bricktastic fun continues at LEGOLAND® Hotel, open year-round! The only LEGO themed hotel in the Northeast, it features 250 rooms in four themes: LEGO® Pirates, Kingdom, LEGO® Friends and LEGO® NINJAGO® – all just steps away from the theme park! The park is easily accessible by car, Metro-North train and direct bus service on Coach USA from Port Authority. For more information visit

The LEGO Movie 2 - Is Everything Still Awesome?

All these years later and you probably still have "Everything is Awesome" stuck in your head.  Am I right or am I right??  Well, with "The LEGO Movie 2 - The Second Part" being released on February 8th, everyone is asking the same question - is everything STILL awesome?

I'll be honest, the opening minutes of the movie had me questioning if this was going to be worth it, but the story quickly grew on me.  Bricksburg has fallen under attack by alien invaders from the DUPLO Universe and the happiness has disappeared as Apocalypseburg has become the new norm.  But all of this heart hardening can't dampen the spirits of our happy-go-lucky hero, Emmet.  He continues to see the glass half-full and life for what it can be, not what it is.  However, he soon finds his friends taken prisoners and transported to the Systar System where he fears they will be brainwashed and all of Apocalypseburg will be destroyed.  Emmet knows he must save the day and learns to "toughen up" thanks to the help of a new friend he meets along the way, Rex.  Old favorites like Lucy and the always chiseled Batman, meet new characters like Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi as this adventure takes the citizens of Bricksburg to where they have never been before!  Will Emmet be able to save the day or will all hope be lost forever?

One thing is for sure, there is plenty of music along the way!  "Everything is Awesome" is back with a new reprisal, "Everything's Not Awesome" and a new favorite, "This Song's Gonna Get Stuck Inside Your Head" will do just that.  With the silly laughs, catchy songs, bright colors, and exciting action, there is plenty for your kids to enjoy.  My 7 year old son was slow warming up, but after about the first 15 minutes, was captivated by the story.  While there wasn't anything I would object to my 4 year old seeing as part of the film, I don't think he would get most of the storyline - but he'd certainly dance to the "fresh beats." My favorite part of the whole movie?  Batman.  He's simply the coolest LEGO character EVER.  His big ego and sarcastic comments are perfect for the grown-ups to enjoy.

There are also a few valuable life lessons that can be learned through the movie.  The first - everything is not always awesome.  Throughout the movie, our heroes battle against adversity.  In fact, they very plainly point out that it's unrealistic for everything to be awesome all the time.  I like a message that teaches are kids about grit and perseverance.  The second life lesson - people (or LEGOs in this case) aren't always what they seem.  I don't want to spoil any plot lines here, but there are a few character twists and turns along the way that remind us that we might need to look beyond the surface and get to know someone before we judge the content of their character.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and found myself unable to control my body from dancing along in my seat at different parts.  Don't worry if you didn't see the first LEGO movie, you'll be able to quickly jump in and understand what's happening.  This is a great movie for elementary and up to see.  Be sure to check it out in theaters everywhere beginning February 8th!

My family and I received complimentary admission to an advanced screening of this movie.  As always, opinions are my own!  Thanks to Allied Media for the opportunity to screen this movie and share my thoughts!