BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is gearing up for its fifth annual LEGO Contest, which will take place Oct. 26-28.
This year's event, open to LEGO enthusiasts of all ages, is sponsored by G.S. Precision, Inc. and Don Robinson, Builder. Prizes will be awarded based on creativity and craftsmanship in six age groups: preschool, grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, adult, and adult/child collaborations. There will also be overall prizes for Best in Show, Best Architectural Design, Best Use of Moving Parts, Best Title, Best Diorama, and Best Space-Themed Creation. Every contestant will receive a personalized certificate of participation and four free admission passes to BMAC, which may be used at any time.
Contest entries must be delivered to the museum on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place Friday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m., with all entries remaining on display at the museum through Sunday, Oct. 28. Complete contest guidelines and entry forms are available at www.brattleboromuseum.org or by calling 802-257-0124, ext. 101.
Admission to the Oct. 26 Awards Ceremony is $4 for adults and teens, $3 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Admission to the museum on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28, while LEGO entries are on display, is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students, free for BMAC members and children 5 and under.
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According to Lichtenfeld, memorable entries have included an amusement park, a bust of Abe Lincoln, a model of Brattleboro's Harris Hill ski jump and a Pharaoh's tomb with hidden treasure. "One thing we want to emphasize," Lichtenfeld added, "is that the contest element is really just for fun. The best part of this event is that it encourages kids - and adults - to put their hands and minds to work in creating something original, which we are happy to put on display in the museum."
Located in Union Station at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchairaccessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum. org.