Under the patronage of The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, His Excellency Mr. Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani launched yesterday the STACK event – the most unique Lego themed event in the Middle East.
The event, organized by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), will run for a period of five days until Saturday, 8 July 2017.
The inauguration was held in the presence of the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), H.E Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa.
“Hosting such international events reflects BTEA’s success in attracting international foreign investors as well as showcasing the Kingdom’s unique key attributes in hosting international and regional exhibitions and conferences in Bahrain,” said the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, H.E Mr. Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani.
“Such events are also in line with further strengthening Bahrain’s position as regional player within the tourism sector especially family tourism,” he added.
Further commenting on the launch of STACK, the Chief Executive Officer of BTEA, H.E. Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa said that: “BTEA aims to continue its efforts in positioning the Kingdom as the center for family tourism across the region by launching various exhibitions and events as well as providing a unique experience to visitors of all ages. This comes as part of our long term strategy to position the tourism sector as a significant resource in-line with the Kingdom’s Economic Vision 2030.”
The STACK event is an educational and entertaining event that provides children and adults the opportunity to work together in building different sets using Lego bricks in a fun and creative methods while enjoying the different activities in a fun-filled atmosphere.
The event covers an area of 3,515 sqm for the main activities and an area of 350 sqm dedicated to vendors including food and a Lego retail area.
This event encourages creativity and targets a wide range of audience for it being educational and entertaining, it also provides family members the opportunity to understand and learn the simple mechanics and engagement.
The entertainment area includes various zones including “the souq” which includes representation of traditional characters in addition to the “desert scene” area.
Families can enjoy playing and building using more than 100,000 Lego pieces. The event also includes “Build A City” area where visitors will get the chance to build famous landmarks form Bahrain and around the globe.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy the activities and Lego competitions area that includes advanced video games and the kid’s cinema playing Lego movies.
Additionally, the event also includes an educational area inspiring them to build a sample of their houses and at the same time exchange skills with other players. While the “brainstorming” area offers lessons on how to build robots using the Lego pieces.
Other activities that kids can enjoy includes finding missing Lego pieces and race to put it together in the fastest time possible to win a gift from the kids competition zone. It also includes an exhibition of the famous international movies such as “Ice Age” and “Disney Princesses” and others.
The STACK event will open its doors to visitors from 10am – 7pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10am – 10pm during the weekend. Tickets are sold for 3 BD at the venue.