Now that school kids are back in class, our favourite venues are safe to visit again.
All holidays Brayden has been itching to visit “Built for Speed” at the Ipswich Art Gallery, so yesterday we visited.
It was blissfully quiet, just how we like it.
The exhibition was brilliant.
You had to design a Lego vehicle
and then test them on the slopes.
The boys spent ages readjusting their designs until they could safely make the jumps in one piece.
Then they moved to the downstairs room and tested their designs on steeper slopes.
The piece de resistance was the ramp that took their Lego cars up to the top of the slope on a conveyor belt. The kids stood at the base of the ramp and watched their vehicles ascend to the top on the screen.
Only the sturdiest designs survived this ramp.
Even my niece (little miss less than 2) loved this exhibition.
She worked alongside the boys trying to put Lego pieces together.
I made her a little car to test on the ramps, which she loved.
And when she got restless, she loved the Baby and Toddler areas.
I was impressed to see that all children were catered for.
(Except that they need to move their elevator emergency button up out of reach. Just saying.)
Once we’d finished testing our Lego creations, we moved to the “Make a Medal” station for a bit of craft.
While little missy enjoyed the sticky tape, my little men headed down to the “crazy tracks” and played with different speedster cars.
“Built for Speed” was an excellent exhibition. But then that’s exactly what we’ve come to expect from the Ipswich Art Gallery.
And as for starting school…
well we’re not ready to start back yet.
We’re too busy having fun.