Lego Train Exhibit Returns to San Diego Model Railroad Museum

This weekend, my son heard (from a mystery source he will not divulge) that the San Diego Model Railroad Museum had installed the Lego train display. The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is a great little museum in Balboa Park. Admission is free for children under 15 and only $7 for adults. We usually make it down there several times a year, but for only a short time is the Lego display out. Therefore, this is a big deal. We were going to see this whether I wanted to or not.

It is actually really fun to see and discover how creative the display is. The exhibit is sponsored by the Southern California LEGO Train Club and runs through mid-January 2011. There are several trains running through the town, farms, water and back around. They also have a “Can You Find Them All” sign of about ten different items throughout the display. Visitors can look for a cat burglar, a plumber and a mud fight.

A "Cat" Burglar

The fun part is looking at the detail that goes into the display. The farms are growing crops, there are people playing cards, using their cell phones and even Batman is looking over the fair city to make sure it is safe.

An ostrich waiting to "take flight"

If you are in Balboa Park in the next couple of weeks, be sure to stop by. It’s a great museum for anyone who enjoys trains!  It has several train displays of Southern California railroads.  On my last blog a visitor asked if they still had the display of a family who comes home only to find a shark is in their pool.  Yep, it’s still there!

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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1 thought on “Lego Train Exhibit Returns to San Diego Model Railroad Museum

  1. How could you NOT have wanted to go to see something like this? The Lego company has expanded its line of construction sets greatly, and they are probably one of the premier toy companies out there. Their theme sets have become increasingly elaborate in recent years. Hope you enjoyed the display

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