LEGO Certified Store at KidZania in BGC

I was invited to the opening of the country’s first LEGO Certified Store at the KidZania building along BGC. Check out my piece in Manila Bulletin on the opening, with photos.

It was also good to be reunited with old Internet friends Marc and Sharm Macalua all dressed up as Storm Troopers for the launch. There’s also a piece on the 501st Legion on Manila Bulletin here.

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KidZania Manila Theme Park to open at The Fort in November 2014

Before you read on, watch the video above.

This isn’t your typical theme park for kids. It more closely resembles a fully-functioning nation. For kids. Opening at the Fort in 2014, KidZania is a fully-realized city built to scale for kids. Kids between the ages of 4-14 years will be able to take on different hyper-realistic jobs, earn and save their own currency, and even earn citizenship.

Just how real is hyper-real play?