The LEGO House Home of the Brick is a must-see attraction for all LEGO fans! I would even argue it is a must-see attraction for anyone who doesn’t think they are a LEGO fan because The LEGO House is really THAT cool.
The LEGO House is located in Denmark in a small and unassuming town called Billund. Billund is actually the birthplace of LEGO clear back in 1932! And, Billund is still the current home of LEGO headquarters. Keep a lookout around town as you are bound to spot a LEGO designer!
I have visited The LEGO House dozens of times and I have explored every nook and cranny (and it hasn’t gotten old yet!). So, I’m here to give you all of the local tips to make sure you have an amazing experience at The LEGO House.
Personally, I would visit The LEGO House over Legoland any day. However, there are plenty of merits that go to both ( for example, I have a season pass to both). But, if you only have one day to spend in Billund, I recommend The LEGO House 100%.
How to get to The LEGO House Home of the Brick
Even though The LEGO House is located in a small rural town (Billund) in Denmark- it’s VERY easy to get to. (Insert cheers 🎉). Because Billund is home to its very own international airport! Billund is also a bus ride away from a train station.
The Billund international airport is not some small airport with sky-high prices. In fact, you can find some great deals into Billund from other European cities on the low-cost airline, Ryanair!
The airport is a short, 5-minute drive away from the city center where The LEGO House resides. From the airport, you can either rent a car, take a taxi, ride a bus, or a ride free city shuttle (only during peak summer season).
The buses are located directly outside of the arrival terminal (you can’t miss them). I am almost certain all buses that leave the airport make their first stop at Billund Centret (Billund Center). Billund Center is about a block away from The LEGO House.
You can simply ask the bus driver if they will be making a stop there. Also, most buses only accept cash. So you will want to swing by an ATM and grab a few Danish Kroner. It will cost you about 24 DKK ($4) per adult or 12 DKK ($2) per child.
The closest train station to Billund is Vejle Station. This is a good option if you are traveling from Copenhagen and don’t want to rent a car. Copenhagen Central (København H) station is only a 2-hour train ride to Vejle Station.
If this is what you choose to do, you will then need to catch a 45-minute bus from the Vejle Station to Billund Center (Billund Centret). The buses are located out the main doors and to the left at the bus terminal.
I like to use my GoogleMaps app to get directions by bus. You search by transit instead of car and it will give you directions and will show the bus/metro/train numbers etc. However, you must have data or wifi to be able to do this.
You will need to check with your phone carrier what your international data options. T-Mobile has great international options and Denmark may already be included in your plan.
PRO-TIP: Train tickets from Copenhagen to Vejle can be expensive if you buy them the day-of. You will want to purchase the tickets a couple of months in advance if possible. You can purchase your tickets here.
The LEGO House makes a great stop on any Denmark or European road trip. And, the LEGO House has a great parking structure only a 2-minute walk from the building. The first two hours are free and only 15 DKK (about $2.50) per hour after that.
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The LEGO House is stroller-friendly. However, you will not be able to ascend the main staircase which wraps around the giant LEGO Tree of Creativity. You will need to take the elevator with your stroller between each floor.
I have brought our stroller many times to The LEGO House and it has not been an issue. We love our Baby Trend Expedition Travel System since it comes with a compatible car seat for when our babe was really little (and the price is insanely reasonable).
And, I have used both my Beco Gemini Baby Carrier and our ring sling while playing at The LEGO House. These carriers are great if you want to be hands-free and to be able to walk all the main staircases (like the stairs that wrap around the Tree of Creativity).
We initially bought this Infantino Carrier, however, we definitely prefer our more supportive Beco Baby Carrier option and our ring sling. The ring sling was perfect for when our baby was younger and she wanted an extra cozy space to hang out. I highly recommend investing in both types of carriers.
Diaper Changing/Mother’s Lounge
The LEGO House has great diaper changing facilities (for both mom and dad). And there is a nice mother’s lounge with two comfortable nursing/feeding chairs and an area to warm up formula.
The mother’s lounge is located in the restrooms on the main floor. This is good to know since there aren’t very many comfortable nursing options in the play area of The LEGO House.
And now onto everything The LEGO House Home of the Brick offers! What you must see, do, and eat!
The LEGO House History Collection
The LEGO History Collection is the ONLY official public LEGO museum in the world (wow!). Should I say that again? This is a big deal for a LEGO fan. And, this beautiful collection is located in the basement of The LEGO House (no extra admittance fee required!).
This area of The LEGO House Home of the Brick is so unique and you NEED to make sure you make time to visit it.
Here you will learn how almost 100 years ago a small carpentry shop in rural Denmark became one of the biggest toy brands in the world! With, original wood toys and hundreds of iconic LEGO sets are on display!
There is also a digital vault featuring ALL of the LEGO sets… ever. On a screen, you can search by year and scroll through set images to find your favorite past sets!
Something I find fun is to look up the year you were born to see what LEGO was working on then. You can also check out any of my husband’s recent sets (he’s a LEGO designer). Check out the Monkie Kid line to see!
I recommend visiting the history collection first thing to ensure that you don’t run out of time/energy before seeing it. It only takes about 30 minutes (longer or shorter depending on your interest). Seeing the collection first will give you some good background to greater appreciate the rest of your experience at The LEGO House.
I know, I know, some of you will be traveling with kids that may not be so interested in the history collection. If this is the case, you could take turns with other adult members of your group to go see the collection one at a time. Or, just use good old-fashioned bribery 😆.
PRO-TIP: The main staircase you see upon entering (that wraps around the giant LEGO tree) does NOT take you to the History Collection. This makes it easy to miss. You must take the elevator or the staircase next to the stairs.
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The Tree of Creativity
The Tree of Creativity is LEGO’s LARGEST brick sculpture in the ENTIRE WORLD. THE ENTIRE WORLD. What? Wow. The tree is over 50 ft (15 meters) tall and is the height of many floors! Also, the tree is made up of a whopping 6,316,611 LEGO bricks (that’s over 6 million bricks!).
You can get up close to the tree as you ascend the staircase that circles the Tree of Creativity and takes you to the top level of The LEGO House. Be sure to look for ‘carvings’ in the tree trunk.
The Masterpiece Gallery
The Masterpiece Gallery is a beautiful gallery located at the top of The LEGO House with rotating LEGO model displays. All of the LEGO models displayed in the Masterpiece Gallery are created by Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs).
This is another one of my favorite areas. I am amazed at the talent of these LEGO fans!
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The LEGO House Experience Zones
Alright, this is where the magic happens. The LEGO House is made up of four ‘Experience Zones’. However, this number is underselling the experience zones because there are a total of 16 amazing and unique activities within these four zones!
The 16 activities are:
- LEGO Rainbow Waterfall
- Guided seasonal building activity
- Rainbow DUPLO pit
- Car jumping and racing track
- City planning and building
- Giant DUPLO train play area
- Remote-control robot expedition
- Minifigure building
- Stop-motion animation
- Impressive LEGO city display
- DUPLO animal play area
- Dancing bug building
- Insect racing
- Flower garden
- DUPLO butterfly pit
- LEGO aquarium
These areas are where you will be spending the majority of your time at The LEGO House. There are so many bricks to build with and unique experiences to be had that you could spend hours to days here. I took my mom (not a regular LEGO builder) and we spent three hours playing. So, if you are a group that LOVES LEGO, you will want to allow for more time.
PRO-TIP: Even though it may be tempting to hang out for hours in the first areas you come to… DON’T. Remember there are SIXTEEN activities to enjoy (not counting the museum, gallery, or roof)!
The LEGO House Home of the Brick Rooftop Terraces
You have to save time to experience the amazing rooftop terraces at The LEGO House. There are multiple amazing playgrounds, a fun swingset with views of Billund, and large glass windows looking into The LEGO House!
From the very tip-top of the LEGO House, you can climb on eight HUGE white brick studs! And, you can look down into The LEGO House if you are brave enough! There is also a great view of the new and unique LEGO campus.
Some rooftop areas are only available from within The LEGO House. However, to get all the way to the roof (and some of the coolest play areas) you must start climbing up from OUTSIDE either the large yellow or blue steps.
PRO-TIP: There are a few entrances to rooftop play areas from within the four experience zones. These rooftop play areas are a great way to escape with a wound-up toddler while the rest of the group continues to play inside.
Where to Eat
The LEGO House is home to two eateries. One restaurant called MINI CHEF and one cafe called BRICKACCINO.
Eating at MINI CHEF is all about the experience. First, you order your meal with four LEGO bricks representing specific menu items. Then, you scan the order at your table. When your food is ready, you pick up your food from the counter from a conveyer belt that ends at two robots.
MINI CHEF is more expensive than BRICKACCINO, but many people find it worth it for the fun experience. However, if you are looking to save some money this isn’t the best option. Currently, adults are 169 DKK and children are 98 DKK. That is around $28 and $16 each 😬.
MINI CHEF also has options for vegan-eaters and what appears to be gluten-free options. You can view the menu here. and book a table here. It is a good idea to book a table, especially during peak holidays. No one wants to wait in line to eat when they are hangry.
BRICKACCINO is my favorite place to eat at The LEGO House. The prices are very reasonable and the service is quick. They also have options for the vegan or gluten-free eater in your group.
You can buy yummy paninis, salads, smoothies, cold/warm drinks, and lots of snacks and sides (including fruits and vegetables).
Enjoy a picnic lunch
The LEGO House also allows you to bring in your own food to eat on their picnic tables within The LEGO House! This is a great option to save money or to satisfy the picky eaters in your group. We have done this many times.
PRO-TIP: On a warm day, you can also enjoy your picnic lunch outside on the huge yellow or blue steps that climb up the side of The LEGO House! This way any young ones in the group can play while you eat.
Buy Exclusive LEGO Sets at The LEGO Store
The LEGO House has an awesome LEGO store on the main floor. You can buy exclusive sets that you can ONLY purchase at The LEGO House.
The current exclusive LEGO House sets are the LEGO House architecture set, the LEGO House dinosaurs (from the masterpiece gallery) and the LEGO History Wooden Duck. However, like all LEGO sets, these will eventually retire and be replaced with new sets. Remember, you can’t buy these sets anywhere else!
This LEGO store also has an exclusive make your own ‘minifigure factory’ with exclusive LEGO House accessories and a ‘mosaic maker’ where you can purchase your own mosaic portrait.
Best way to buy tickets for The LEGO House
You will want to purchase your tickets in advance to save money and ensure the tickets don’t sell out. Or if you plan to visit both The LEGO House Home of the Brick and LEGOland, you can buy a LEGO House/Legoland combination ticket here.
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Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about The LEGO House Home of the Brick and I’ll be sure to answer! I’m a real person who loves to talk travel 🙂