Monday, October 22, 2012

BRATTLEBORO: Fifth Annual LEGO Contest & Exhibit at BMAC

Calling all LEGO enthusiasts! All Ages!

Deadline for delivery of contest entries to museum: Wednesday, October 24
Opening Reception and Awards: Friday, October 26 at 5 p.m
LEGOs on display October 26-28, 2012

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is gearing up for its Fifth Annual LEGO Contest, which will take place October 26-28, 2012. This year’s event, open to LEGO enthusiasts of all ages, is generously 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 complimentary admission passes to BMAC, which may be used at any time.

Contest entries must be delivered to the museum on Wednesday, October 24. The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place Friday, October 26 at 5 p.m., with all entries remaining on display at the museum through Sunday, October 28. Complete contest guidelines and entry forms are available at or by calling 802-257-0124, ext.101.

Admission to the October 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, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, while LEGO entries are on display, is $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students, free for BMAC members and children 5 and under.

“This is definitely one of our most popular events of the year,” said BMAC Director Danny Lichtenfeld. “In the past we’ve received entries from as far away as New Jersey and from contestants ranging in age from toddlers to senior citizens.” According to Lichtenfeld, memorable entries have included an amusement park, a bust of Abe Lincoln, a model of Brattleboro’s Harris Hill ski jump (complete with spectators), 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.”

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301