Merlin Entertainments Partners with Local Nonprofits to Bring LEGO® Discovery Center to Hospitalized Children

WHAT:  The all-new LEGO® Discovery Center Washington, D.C. is partnering with Hope for Henry Foundation and LittleBricks Charity for an exclusive morning of fun for 15 families with children who have experienced recent hospitalization. Families will have full access to the brand-new attraction including a private meet and greet with a Master Model Builder, costume character photo opportunities, lots of building and a shopping spree from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Wednesday, September 27.

Following this in-attraction event, LEGO Discovery Center representatives will partner with Hope for Henry, LittleBricks Charity, and Children’s National to bring the LEGO-fun to children at the hospital. LEGO Discovery Center representatives including Master Model Builder Andrew Litterest will visit Children’s National on Thursday, September 28 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to teach tips and tricks to children at the hospital.


WHEN:  LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C. Visit

Wednesday, September 27, 9am to 12pm
6563 Springfield Mall Suite 12004, Springfield, VA 22150

Children’s National Hospital Visit
Thursday, September 28, 3pm to 5pm
111 Michigan Avenue, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20010




Andrew Litterest
Master Model Builder LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C
Laurie Strongin
Founder and CEO of Hope for Henry Foundation
Russell Cassevah
Founder and CEO of LittleBricks Charity




Merlin Entertainments, 760-846-0886, Julie Estrada
LittleBricks Charity, 757-667-0753,
Hope for Henry, 202-813-3385,


About Merlin Entertainments
Merlin Entertainments is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates more than 130 attractions, 19 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 25 countries across four continents. Merlin’s purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to its 67 million guests around the world, through its iconic brands and multiple attraction formats, and the commitment and passion of its 28,000 employees (peak season).
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About LittleBricks Charity
LittleBricks Charity “Builds BIG Smiles” and raises the Mental Health of Hospitalized kids by delivering LEGO® Sets and STEM Based Building Experiences to hospitalized children across the U.S. and Canada. Since 2019, LittleBricks Charity helped to enrich the lives of over 10,000 children. With your help, they plan to deliver LEGO® and STEM Based Build Experiences to EVERY Children’s Hospital in the United States. To donate or nominate your child, visit


About Hope for Henry
Hope for Henry revolutionizes pediatric care with innovative, proven programs. Combining education with incentives, they motivate children, promote adherence, elevate satisfaction, and empower kids to conquer medical challenges. Since 2003, Hope for Henry has helped more than 120,000 kids in over 35 hospitals confront the challenges of serious illness, adhere to their medical plans, and thrive. Visit


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