Cartoon Network Event At Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester UK 4th To 13th August
The Legoland Discovery Centre at the intu Trafford Centre near Manchester, England, UK will be running a Cartoon Network themed event between Friday 4th August and Sunday 13th August. The special event will include an Adventure Time Lego animation studio and Powerpuff Girls Lego mosaic making. There will be an Adventure Time Lego Creative Workshop too. The Legoland Discovery Centre offers a similar experience to the much larger Legoland theme parks (such as Legoland Windsor), but at a smaller scale and in more convenient locations. The centre is a place where kids can play with the famous construction toy, experience fun rides and see amazing attractions made with Lego bricks.
The event is an example of the continuing relationship between Cartoon Network/Warner Bros. and Lego, which includes the animated series Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and The Lego Movie. Lego and Merlin Entertainments are also planning to open another Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham, UK in 2018.
From The Event’s Description On The Legoland Discovery Centre Website:
4TH – 13TH AUGUST
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester’s NEW Cartoon Network Event is action-packed with fun-filled play! Create your own funny “Ooodesy” with Finn and Jake in our animation studio and help the Powerpuff Girls defend Townsville from crime before bed time.
Unleash your POWfactor by using LEGO bricks to create Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup’s “power trails” on their awesome Powerpuff Girl LEGO mosaic as they fly into the sky.
Then channel Jake the Dog’s “stretchy powers” to change shape and build Jake and Lady Rainicorn in an epic Adventure Time, LEGO Creative Workshop!
The Cartoon Network Event will be at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester from 4th of August– make sure you book early!
Ben 10 Hero Experience Coming To Australia In July
Cartoon Network Australia will be running two Ben 10 Hero Experience events in July, the intergalactic interactive experience will allow kids to become an alien transforming hero just like the show’s hero – Ben Tennyson. The Ben 10 Hero Experience gives kids the opportunity to transform into four different aliens featured in the show: Heatblast, Diamondhead, Four Arms and Overflow and make use of their unique abilities on a large screen. The Ben 10 Experience makes use of Augmented Reality technology, which utilises cameras and graphic overlays on top of live video. AR has been used in everything from displaying video game characters (to appear as if they’re there in real life) to displaying local information and directions in mobile apps.
The Ben 10 Experience will be at the Castle Towers Shopping Centre in Sydney on Saturday 1st July to Monday 3rd July and will also be at the Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne on 14th and 16th July. The interactive experience has already been on exhibition for public use at the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, UK and at the 2016 Lucca Comics And Games Festival in Italy last October.
More information about the Ben 10 Hero Experience can be found on the Cartoon Network Australia website:
Ben 10 Hero Experience Coming To Intu Trafford Centre 1st And 2nd October
Ahead of the UK television premiere of the Ben 10 reboot on Cartoon Network UK on Saturday 8th October, Cartoon Network UK will be offering an interactive Ben 10 experience for one weekend only (1st October and 2nd October) at the intu Trafford Centre near Manchester. The intergalactic interactive experience will allow kids to become the alien transforming hero himself, Ben Tennyson as well as four different aliens. The Ben 10 Hero Experience gives kids the opportunity to transform into four different aliens featured in the show: Heatblast, Diamondhead, Four Arms and Overflow.
Each alien has an unique ability, Heatblast can shoot fireballs, Diamondhead launches crystal shards, Four Arms can make giant shockwaves and Overflow can shoot water. Heatblast will also be there welcoming kids to the experience and there will also be a special sneak peek of the new upcoming series. The experience is very similar to Cartoon Network UK’s other recent interactive experience based on Adventure Time – “An Ooo Experience”, which has toured around shopping centres up and down Great Britain during summer 2016.
More Info About The Aliens Featured In The Ben 10 Hero Experience
Hailing from the planet Petropia, Diamondhead’s alien DNA is silicon-based – hard silicone – diamond hard. With a body composed of organic green crystals, as Diamondhead, Ben can control his molecular structure to reform all or part of it into crystal weaponry, everything from swords to shields. His crystalline structure also makes it easy for him to reflect or refract light and energy beams.
With DNA originating from the distant planet Khoros, this alien form is four times as strong as the toughest aliens in the galaxy – and not just because of the extra appendages at his disposal! As Four Arms, Ben can lift the heaviest of objects and pack the most powerful of punches, as well as create a shockwave by slapping his hands together. Not the fastest alien of the ten, but sometimes pure strength is what gets the job done.
From the planet Pyros, this alien DNA is comprised of a magma-like substance that is, predictably, incredibly hot. As Heatblast, Ben has control over extreme heat-based blasts and is able to throw fire from his hands. He can also absorb heat and fire into himself to extinguish it elsewhere. And yes, he is a bit of a hothead, but he can be doused by exposure to water – a possible Achilles heel.
This DNA code originates from the Andromeda Galaxy planet Kiusana, this alien is a mysterious, liquid-based creature. As Overflow, Ben has control over most forms of moisture and can shoot water from his arms (like a water gun) and even create “water whips” as a form of attack. He’s even able to harden water into a protective exoskeleton form. While he may not seem like the most powerful, it has to be noted that when you control water, you control two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and that kind of power is nothing to laugh at!
Even since the original series of Ben 10 premiered on Cartoon Network USA in December 2005, it has become a phenomenal children’s television hit worldwide, spawning three different series and a multitude of toys and merchandise. The reboot is a retelling of the story of the original series but with new aliens and more villians, the story will also start with Ben’s discovery of the Omnitrix, an alien transforming watch-like device, during Ben’s summer holiday with his grandfather and his cousin Gwen. The show was created by the “Man of Action” writers collective (Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle), Man of Action also created another Cartoon Network show – Generator Rex.
The Ben 10 Experience takes place on 1st October from 10am to 6pm and 2nd October from 1pm to 6pm at the intu Trafford Centre.
The Ben 10 reboot will premiere on Cartoon Network UK and Ireland on Saturday 8th October at 10am. Cartoon Network France will also premiere the reboot on Saturday 8th October at 10am, many European versions of Cartoon Network will premiere the new Ben 10 series on Ben 10 Day (Monday 10th October).
It’s hero time! Cartoon Network Offers Kids The Ben 10 Experience: From The Turner UK Press Release
Cartoon Network and intu Trafford Centre are bringing the power of the Omnitrix to Manchester!
This October, Cartoon Network is inviting kids to take part in an out-of-this world Ben 10 adventure. For one weekend only at the intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, kids can experience what it’s like to be the ultimate alien-morphing superhero, Ben Tennyson. The interactive Ben 10 experience at intu Trafford Centre is in celebration of the all-new series of Ben 10 premiering on Cartoon Network on Saturday 8th October at 10am.
The Ben 10 experience will offer kids the opportunity to transform into four different remarkable aliens featured in the show, including: Heatblast, who throws flaming fireballs; Diamondhead, who launches crystal shards; Four Arms, who creates shock waves and Overflow who shoots water. The experience will also allow kids to watch a sneak peek of the brand new Ben 10 series before it launches on Cartoon Network. Furthermore, Heatblast himself will be attending the Ben 10 experience all weekend, taking pictures with fans who come down to the intu Trafford Centre.
Introducing all-new aliens and evil villains, the brand new Ben 10 series stars a 10 year-old wide-eyed and adventurous Ben, who discovers an out-of-this-world alien-morphing watch – the Omnitrix – while on summer holidays with his Grandpa Max and cousin Gwen. Ben 10 premieres with back-to-back episodes on Saturday 8th October at 10am on Cartoon Network UK.
The Ben 10 Experience takes place on 1st October from 10am to 6pm and 2nd October from 12pm to 6pm at intu Trafford Centre in Manchester.
Man of Action Entertainment are Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, the writers’ collective behind comic’s largest franchise characters as well as original characters published by their imprint at Image Comics. Their creations include Ben 10, the $4.5 billion boys’ action franchise for which they’re executive producing a new iteration, and Generator Rex, both for Cartoon Network. Dentsu handpicked them to create, write and executive produce the all-new MegaMan series. They also launched Disney XD’s Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble as EXP/writers. Man of Action created the characters and team that were featured in Big Hero 6, Disney/Marvel’s Academy Award®-winning feature. In addition to creating successful video games, toy lines and comic books, Man of Action are the creator/producer/writers of upcoming feature films and live-action TV series based on their original comic books and graphic novels including I Kill Giants, Officer Downe, Kafka, The Crusades and The Great Unknown.