LEGO pretty much rules our house. So it’s always a treat to get out of the house to have new brick-building experience with our little LEGO fans in TOw. The latest destination is the new SPACE MISSION exhibit at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto in Vaughan.

This is where – for a limited time – visitors can build their own spaceships, play in a mission control centre made out of bricks and watch the countdown of a LEGO rocket blast off. I was particularly impressed by the planets made out of bricks.

Space Mission is housed in the rotating exhibit space near the Build and Test area (where the LEGO Ninjago Training Camp used to be. PS – there is still the LEGO Ninjago City Adventure, including the two-storey Temple of Airjitzu play structure and the Dojo training area near the back by Merlin’s Apprentice Ride.)

While you’re there, be sure to check out the new 4D movie LEGO® NINJAGO 4D: Scroll of the 4th Dimension. LEGOLAND is celebrating the opening of the new movie with LEGO NINJAGO Days on April 7th and 8th. It’s scheduled to run throughout 2018.


Getting there: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is located at the southeast end of Vaughan Mills shopping centre. It’s a mall, so there is tons of parking outside. Here are the directions on transit via the York Region Transit Terminal.

Trip tip: There is a small coat check but we suggest leaving your gear in the car. 

Low-down: SPACE MISSION is on for a limited time, joining all the LEGOLAND favourites like Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, MINILAND and the LEGO Master Builder Academy (to name only a few.) Admission costs are here. Kids two-and-under are free. There are family annual passes and birthday party options. (Note: anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.)

NEW: 4D Cinema LEGO Ninjago movie on through 2018

When to visit: Saturdays, summer and March Break are the busiest. We went for the first time on a Saturday and it wasn’t as busy as I had expected. We did have to wait in line for about 15 minutes for Laser Quest Ride, but other than that we had loads of room to play.

Food: No outside food allowed. There is an on-site café. There are no in-and-out privileges, unless you have an Annual Pass.

Potty time: Washrooms with baby change tables and kid-sized sinks and family washrooms are inside.

Trip tip: Bring your mini-figures from home to trade with staff – they are on their name tags and they love to swap.)

In the hood: In driving vicinity, Canada’s Wonderland (seasonal) and Reptilia. For more fresh air and nature, McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Kortright Centre for Conservation.