We got up in the morning and I started making lunches. The kids asked where we were going, and we just told them we were going to eat outside somewhere. Then we told them appropriate clothes and shoes to wear and by about 10am got into the car to leave. They really wanted to know where we were going! So they kept trying to guess. Billund is only about 45 minutes away, so it was nice that it didn't take long to get there. We got to the city, and there are some huge Lego bricks on the side of the highway. Anders said "Lego! Hey, this is where Legoland is!" and then they continued to ask where we were going. We drove into the parking lot, which had small but quite visible Lego insignia on everything from signs to trash cans. They started complaining, "this doesn't look like a fun place to be! Where are we? Where are we going? Why is there Lego on everything?" Generally they are bright kids, but they completely missed it. Every few seconds, one of them asked again why there were Lego pictures on everything. Svea figured it out, and started saying "Legoland! We're going to Legoland!" But the boys didn't pay attention to her. So it was quite a hilarious conversation to listen to.
"Where are we going?"
"Why is there Lego pictures on everything?"
"This parking lot is boring. Where are we?"
Finally, when we came up to the ENTRANCE to Legoland, the boys figured it out, but still not quite.
"Are we going to Legoland?"
Jeff and I had to try so hard not to laugh at the whole exchange.
It was fun to start our tour in the little Lego villages -what Jeff remembers of Legoland from decades ago. We liked pointing out to the kids which places they had seen in real life, and which ones we are still going to see when we go to Copenhagen and North Jutland before we go home. It was neat, also, that each sign in front of the displays told how many Lego bricks it took to build. The boys were fascinated by how long it must have taken to build everything.