On Saturday, we were up bright and early to attend the LEGO Disney Princess Building Event at our local LEGO store. So if you missed or couldn’t attend the event, I have the LEGO Disney Princess Belle’s Castle building instructions below! But we’ll get to that soon enough…
I have to admit, I was a bit surprised with the popularity of this particular event. I got lots of questions on it and even a few inquiries from fans overseas. Sadly, this event was only for US stores (that I know of, at least.) But that shouldn’t stop you from downloading the instructions and bricking it yourself.
How our morning went at the event
At our store, the event hosted 40 kids. This is a large amount of kids for an event, so as you can see, the place was way too crowded. The Disney theme pulled in not just the kid(s) and chaperoning parent, but you also got the spouse…pretty much making the space a zoo.
Hopefully, LEGO accepts feedback from the stores, as this was not a comfortable event. In addition, I feel the 40 kids to 2 employees ratio is really not enough for these classes. Last year, when they split up the LEGO Friends event over 2 Saturdays and limited sign-ups to 20 per day, I felt the event flowed much easier with less of a hurried pace. Food for thought LEGO, food for thought…
One of the fun things about this event is they encouraged the kids (and parents!) to dress up. The Little Brick is growing fast, so I had to break out an Ariel-style costume I picked up to gift her later this year. It was the only costume that currently fit her. Slow down, girl!
In anticipation of having none of the kids dress up, they had paper crowns ready to go for all of the kids. (BTW, the little brick took this picture with my oh-so-expensive-I-can’t-believe-I’m-letting-her-hold-it camera… I think it came out pretty well!)
Our store didn’t get the bricks for the build until the evening before. Seems there’s some issues with shipping and logistics of late… even affecting the delivery of The Disney Castle for yesterday. But that’s another blog post for another day…
So the late delivery is the reason you’re seeing this assembly line style of building. Normally, the store will prep boxes with all the pieces needed for a set. This time, they just didn’t have time. Instead, they let the kids go down the line and pick up the number of pieces needed for the build.
I think that worked out well for the little brick, although I did have to help her toward the end. She suffers from what I like to call “Oh Shiny!” syndrome and found herself getting distracted a bit.
Then it was time to get to work. We found a spot on the floor and got right to it!
Fortunately, we ran into a few friends there (imagine that!), so we had building company. Building with friends is always more fun.
After the build, the kids got to free-build something to go along with Belle’s castle… gardens, courtyards, etc…
Here are a few of the ideas made by the kids.
After the event was done, we were all sent off at the door with goodie bags. Yay for goodie bags!
(Brace yourself… affiliate link incoming…) In the bag, we received the LEGO Disney Princess Rapunzel’s Market Visit (30116) polybag.
All in all, it was a great build event, even with the rushed atmosphere.
Download the LEGO Disney Princess Belle’s Castle Building Instructions
The actual build was a-maz-ing! I am more than impressed with the results of this microbuild. Just look at this beautiful castle. Make sure you click on the images below to get a closer look:
There were lots of unique pieces in this particular build. Gold skis were used for spires, gold “teeth” plates for more decorative detail and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen palisade bricks in medium lavender. Oh so lovely.
I have every intention of keeping this little build for myself! If you have ever seen my girl’s LEGO table, you know she won’t even miss it.
Ready to build your own? Download the LEGO Disney Princess Belle’s Castle Building Instructions now!