by Laura Kocum
on Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 8:20am.
Have you heard this at your house? One of the many great things about Madison is if you have an interest in a hobby or activity, there will be opportunities to share it. If you have Lego-lovers in your family, you’ll be thrilled to know that Olbrich Gardens has combined their annual Holiday Express train exhibit with the popular toy bricks! Each year Olbrich Gardens invites the Wisconsin Garden Railway Society to display model trains during the holidays. The trains vary by the day. Hundreds of beautiful poinsettias and other holiday garden themes surround the sets. This year, the surrounding villages are constructed with….you guessed it….Legos. Visitors are sure to enjoy the Victorian homes, ships, and even Star Wars themed portions of the exhibit.
Interesting to note, the Lego displays are constructed by adult hobbyists in the area. Yes- Madison has its own club for adult Lego lovers. The Wisconsin Lego User Group meets monthly, on Sunday afternoons, and enjoys the creative challenges of building new designs and displays. Their displays can be seen in a variety of locations throughout the year, including libraries and nature centers.
So if you’re looking for an indoor adventure the entire family can enjoy, check out Olbrich Gardens, and their Holiday Express exhibit. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free. While you’re there, visit the indoor Bolz Conservancy (additional admission fees may apply) and enjoy warm air, beautiful flowers, and remember the warmer times you may miss during a Wisconsin winter.