Lindale becomes the land of LEGOs this weekend

LEGO Maker Grand Opening Party

Lindale Mall — Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m.

LEGO invades Lindale Mall this weekend. — photo by Jonathan Stewart

This weekend, LEGOs return to Lindale. The exhibit, featuring eleven large LEGO displays scattered throughout the mall, officially opens Saturday, July 8.

From 10 a.m. to noon, the LEGO Maker Grand Opening Party will feature four build stations, an opportunity for kids to participate in an ongoing LEGO drawing contest and a mall-wide scavenger hunt that can qualify participants for a drawing for a $100 Lindale Mall Gift Card.

The mall will also be accepting donations of LEGOs for the “Bricks for Kids” campaign in collaboration with Waypoint Services.

On Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the LEGO Maker Build Competition will offer kids between the ages of 4 and 13 the chance to compete in one of three 30-minute rounds of age-based competition. Signup for the event is currently open.

The LEGO exhibition will be up until August 4.

Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV »

The Future is Unwritten

You look to Little Village for today’s stories. Your sustaining support will help us write tomorrow’s.


$10/mo or $120/year
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.


$20/mo or $240/year
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.


$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW) connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.