Brattleboro Museum & Art Center seeks entries for seventh annual Lego Contest & Exhibit

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) invites creators of all ages to design and build original Lego sculptures and display them at the museum this fall in BMAC's seventh annual LEGO Contest & Exhibit, Nov. 21-23.

According to BMAC director Danny Lichtenfeld, the event has grown into a great community affair.

“We regularly receive entries from contestants ranging in age from toddlers to senior citizens. Most entries are from the tri-state area surrounding Brattleboro but we always have some from farther afield. One year, we even received an entry by mail from New Jersey,” he said.

Every entry received will be displayed at the museum. A panel of judges will award prizes based on creativity and craftsmanship in six age groups. 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.

Each contestant will receive a personalized certificate of participation and four complimentary admission passes to BMAC.

Lichtenfeld said memorable entries have included a replica of BMAC, an amusement park, a model of Brattleboro's Harris Hill ski jump, a working wind-up clock, and a working pinball machine.

Lichtenfeld said BMAC wants to emphasize 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,” he said.

Entries must be delivered to the museum on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. along with an entry form and $5 entry fee. The opening reception and awards ceremony are Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m., with all entries remaining on display at the museum through Sunday, Nov. 23.

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