Disclosure: Our visit to Legoland Denmark and Lego House was part of a gifted press visit.
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Where Is Billund?
Legoland Denmark and Lego House are located in Billund, central Denmark. Billund is a small town in Southern Denmark. You can get flights direct to Billund airport from Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London. It’s also possible to take the train from Copenhagen to nearby Vejle and then the bus from there to Billund.
For us it was easiest to simply fly direct from Edinburgh to Billund with Ryanair. Flights were cheap and for a long weekend break we could fit everything in our under seat hand luggage bags! Avoiding baggage fees meant we could spend more on our trip!
The Home Of Lego
Billund, Denmark is the home of Lego. It’s where Lego was first created! A Danish Carpenter fell on hard times and started supplementing his income building wooden toys. These were very popular and in the 1940’s he decided to start making blocks out of plastic. This was the beginning of Lego as we know it. The Lego company design became world famous and it definitely put Billund on the map. In the late 1960’s Legoland Billund opened and visitors flocked from around the world. Lego fans of all ages will absolutely love visiting Billund, it’s an amazing place to explore.
So you will definitely find plenty of Lego wherever you look in Billund. It’s what makes the town famous and employs many local people! You’ll find the Lego square in a central location where the house is located in the heart of Billund, it’s not hard to miss!
Inside the Lego House there is also a great Lego store, where you can buy the latest Lego models, exclusive sets to Lego House and make your own minifigures or Lego pictures. You don’t need to have tickets to Lego House to enter the store. It’s also fun to visit the ground floor where the shop is located to look at some of the Lego installations in this area too.
Lego House – Home of the Brick
The Lego House is a must-see when you go to Billund. Although Legoland Billund is the main attraction for most people, it’s Lego House where you get to really experience the Lego world. Everyone starts walking up the main staircase at the Masterpiece Gallery, once you reach the top of the giant lego tree of creativity made completely from Lego bricks! This is also where you can find the giant Lego house dinosaurs and adult fan’s of Lego masterpieces at the top of the building.
The Lego House is split up into 4 different experience zones, highlighted by the colours blue, green, red and yellow. Each zone has different Lego experiences and challenges to complete.
Lego Play Zones – The Ultimate Lego Experience
In the blue zone you can try out coding with the Lego bee robots, become a miniature city architect by building your own metropolis of individual buildings or build the fastest race car! In the green zone you can explore the various Lego landscapes, spot little stories (such as the ski jumper landing onto the volcano island!) and make your own stop motion video. The yellow zone is where you can build school’s of Lego fish to add to a virtual aquarium, build a flower for the meadow and build a Lego character out of actual bricks that comes to life with emotion and music! Finally the red zone is where you can find the Lego waterfall and a huge number of bricks where you can make your own creations to your hearts content (the perfect Lego play area!). So you can build your own worlds for hours!
When you arrive at Lego House you are also given a digital wristband with QR code. This can be scanned at various points around Lego House to take home memories of your visit. It’s cool to see the different things you built or movies you made! All can be downloaded and saved to your device with 29 days of your visit.
Our favourite parts were the Lego landscapes in the green zone and making your own dancing characters in the yellow zone. We stayed at both areas for a VERY long time! Then it was definitely the aquarium where we all spent plenty of time creating all sorts of fish.
Lego House also has Mini Chef, an interactive lunch experience with a very Lego theme. You must book in advance (it sells out quickly!) and as it can be a little slow due to how busy it is I recommend doing this on the day you arrive or the day you leave (you can enter from the public area rather than the paid area). That way you don’t have to worry about losing time in Lego House itself.
When you are shown to your table you are all given a menu with each item corresponding a particular colour and shape of brick. You need to choose which items you would like using the bricks and slide it into the machine on the table. This reads the bricks and orders your food. The reason it’s in bricks is because the minifigures who make your meal can only read in bricks!
When it’s time to pick up your food you will need to head over to Roberto and Roberta, the Mini Chef robots who hand you a giant Lego brick shaped bento box after it’s travelled along the conveyor belt . Inside are all your food choices! It’s quite impressive, although definitely on the expensive side. As a one-off for Lego lovers it was worth it in our opinion.
Downstairs there is also a ‘black’ coloured zone where the History collection of Lego is located. This is great for kids to see how Lego started and adults to say ‘I used to have that!’. Suffice to say we all enjoyed checking out old Lego sets and how Lego was first created.
Don’t forget to visit the outside of the Lego House to explore the play areas too. There are some play areas that are only accessible from Lego House. However the vast majority are public squares accessed from the outside steps and anyone can visit for free. The rooftop playground is definitely worth coming back to on another day, you may not have time when you’re exploring inside!
Legoland Theme Park Denmark, Billund was opened in 1968, allowing people to experience Lego as part of a theme park. There are now a variety of Legoland Parks around the world, but Legoland Billund Resort was the original Legoland Park. Legoland Windsor has quite a few similarities, but each Legoland Park has different rides!
Legoland Billund resort is divided up into different themed areas, including Duplo Land, Pirate Land, Polar Land, Adventure Land, Knight’s Kingdom and the Imagination zone.
You will find lots of rides, from the famous roller coaster, The Flying Eagle, to a haunted house, water rides and even a cool ‘create your own roller coaster simulator’ ride at ice Pilots school.
There are special events for different times of years, including Halloween and Christmas. So it’s a great time to visit if you like seasonal themes (and cold weather!).
There are plenty of rides and Lego characters to meet, however the biggest attraction for our 11 year old was Mini Land.
Mini Land is the heart of Legoland. It’s here in Miniland area you can find dozens of different mini landscapes and even a Lego City or two. Complete with train stations, docks, workshops, buildings of all kinds and replicas of famous landmarks around the world.
Favourites definitely had to be the trains that zip around the different landscapes. The Kennedy Space centre shuttle launch and canal locks that actually work! They have also included a few interactive features where you can move different items or squirt water at ships!
We did spend hours here over 2 days at Legoland. Of course we went to rides and things too, but always came back to Miniland. I’d imagine it would be similar for others who love building Lego empires themselves?! The scale Lego brick models were very impressive, so much detail and thought had gone into them all!
The Rides at Legoland Denmark
Most of the rides at Legoland are suitable for younger children. So although you will see plenty of teenagers on the rollercoasters, there are also many 3-4 year olds going on them too! Height varies between 80-130cm for the rides, with only the Apocalypseburg Sky battle at 130cm. If you have a child of around 120cm height, they will be able to do most rides.
This doesn’t make them less scary though, the Polar X-plorer for example has a fantastic surprise that made EVERYONE scream! So I’d definitely recommend the park for people of all ages. You will find something for everyone.
Our 11 year old loves theme park rides and rollercoasters, whereas the 9 year old prefers more gentle rides. So we did have to split up a few times. Fortunately the queues during the Easter holidays when we visited were only 15 minutes long at the most. So we never had to wait around too much. The youngest especially loved Emmet’s Flying Adventure, the mini boats and the Ninjago laser maze. The eldest decided his favourite was the Polar-xplorer followed closely by the Lego canoe.
Another area that is great to visit to chill and enjoy is the aquarium. Here you can enjoy watching sea life swim past Lego sculptures, including treasure chests, skeletons and divers!
We love seeing the rays and sharks, as well as all the smaller colourful fish swimming past. A good spot if you need a rest from rides or to shelter from the heat or rain!
Other Attractions at Legoland Denmark
In the same area at Atlantis are creative workshops that you can join in, Lego Studios 4D Cinema, build at Legoland Gallery and the Great Lego Reef and get an amazing view in the Lego Top tower. There is also the possibility to pan for gold at the Lego Goldmine to create your own gold medallion. This incurs an extra cost. We didn’t manage to fit all these things in, even with 2 days and minimal queues, there is just so much to see and do! I definitely recommend downloading the app to plan out what attractions you can’t miss. Then you can work out the best way to see those first.
In the summer there are also shows to watch, although we didn’t see these as we visited in April.
So what did we think of Legoland Denmark and Lego House? Well they were both amazing and well worth a long weekend in Billund. We had 1 full day at Lego House and 2 full days at Legoland Billund. If we had more time I would have a 2nd day at Lego House too, there was so much to do that it felt a little rushed at the end.
There are various places to stay in Billund, from self catering lodges or a campsite, to the hotel Legoland, which has one section looking like a medieval castle. You can check out Legoland Hotel visit out in this post.
As Billund is only an hour and a half flight from Edinburgh we had all afternoon on our first and all morning on our last day in Billund too. We used the first afternoon to explore the public terraces of Lego House. Unfortunately it started raining heavily, but I recommend doing this separate to the day you are actually inside Lego House. On our last morning/early afternoon (our flight wasn’t until 6pm) we visited Lalandia water park next door to Legoland. So you can easily fit in a lot with 3-4 nights. It is definitely a place to keep the whole family entertained!