ALBANY, NY – Some of America’s most famous landmarks are temporarily moving to Crossgates – or at least, their LEGO replicas are. The LEGO Americana Roadshow, presented by MVP Health Care, is a free traveling roadshow stopping at Crossgates on February 9-24, 2019, marking its first Upstate New York appearance for the 17-day interactive exhibit.
The all-ages event will be open to the public, taking place throughout the upper level and lower level of the mall, with a LEGO Play Area, from 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Anchoring the festivities are ten large-scale replicas of iconic American buildings, including The White House, U.S. Capitol, The Statue of Liberty, The Liberty Bell, and The Lincoln Memorial.
Additional show activities include:
- LEGO Brickscapes will be placed throughout Crossgates and will feature an intricate level of detail and creativity in these six themed landscapes, such as Mount Rushmore and DUPLO Castle. A Brickscape will also be placed in the lobby of the Tru & Homewood Suites by Hilton at Crossgates. Guests will receive a Statue of Liberty Make-&-Take kit while supplies last.
- A LEGO Play Area, presented by MVP Health Care, where people of all ages can build whatever their heart desires will be located on the lower level of the mall near Lord & Taylor.
- Follow the Map Find the Model activity where attendees will receive maps which guide them to different display locations to answer questions. Participants will receive a free LEGO Americana collective card pack (while supplies last) when turned into the LEGO Store located on the lower level across from H&M.
“We are bringing a piece of Americana to Crossgates – except these beloved structures are built by LEGO Master Builders over thousands of hours using more than half a million standard LEGO bricks,” said Michael Gately, general manager of Crossgates. “The show is a fun way for families to learn about and admire our country’s historical landmarks, while also getting to roll up their sleeves and make their own creations.”
“MVP Health Care is proud to sponsor The LEGO Americana Roadshow as it makes its first visit to the Capital Region. MVP will be at Crossgates each day of the roadshow with contests, giveaways, and much more. We’re happy to be a part of this fun, action-packed experience for families,” said Ted Herman, MVP’s senior leader of marketing and communications.
Clifton Park, N.Y. based exhibit design, fabrication and trade show management provider Creatacor has had a long-standing partnership with LEGO Systems, Inc. and has been responsible for installing and managing the LEGO Americana Roadshow experience across the country for the past four years.
“We’re thrilled to bring the touring exhibit home to our area. There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes before it’s presented to the public to create a unique, memorable experience,” said Andrew Little, events and special projects manager, Creatacor.
Families with special needs can experience the LEGO Americana Roadshow in advance of the public opening on both Wednesdays (Feb. 13 and 20) from 9am-10am on the lower level by Lord & Taylor. This sensory-friendly event allows families and their children with special needs to experience the LEGO display in a comforting environment prior to mall hours.
Additionally, the all new Homewood Suites by Hilton at Crossgates is offering a staycation special package for local and out-of-town guests which includes an overnight stay, a $25 LEGO store gift card, $10 off $20 voucher for Johnny Rockets, Crossgates swag bag, Stay & Save savings pass with exclusive offers of discounts and savings at various Crossgates merchants AND a commemorative Lewis the Duck LEGO set. Click here to book your stay.
For more details, visit www.shopcrossgates.com.
Crossgates is the Capital Region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination offering an impressive selection of national brands and the newest retail concepts. The center is anchored by Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Dave & Buster’s, Lucky Strike Social, Billy Beez and Regal Cinemas with IMAX, and offers more than 180 retail shops, including Apple, a food court, and restaurants. Combined with a 192-room dual-branded Tru and Homewood Suites by Hilton, Crossgates is your destination to Eat. Shop. Play. Stay. Additional information regarding Crossgates can be found at www.ShopCrossgates.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC.:
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Crossgates, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast with 18 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. For over 40 years, Pyramid has led the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.
About MVP Health Care:
MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health insurer caring for more than 700,000 members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of our members and the communities we serve, MVP makes health insurance more convenient, more supportive, and more personal. For more information, visit www.mvphealthcare.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mvphealthcare, and on Twitter at @MVPHealthCare.
About the LEGO Group:
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. © 2019 the LEGO Group. All Rights Reserved.