BMAC hosts annual Lego contest and 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 15th Annual Lego Contest & Exhibit taking place Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 10–13. Admission is pay-as-you-wish, and the hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is sponsored by G.S. Precision, Brattleboro Subaru, and Don Robinson Builder.

BMAC will display every entry submitted to the contest. Prizes for creativity and craftsmanship will be awarded in seven age groups: preschool, grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12, adult, and adult/child collaborations. Other prizes will be awarded at the judges' discretion. All prizes will be announced at an in-person and online awards ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) Every contestant will receive a personalized certificate of participation.

Entries from past years have included a replica of BMAC, an amusement park, a model of Brattleboro's Harris Hill ski jump, a working slot machine, and space ships galore.

“One thing we want to emphasize,” said BMAC Director Danny Lichtenfeld, “is that, although it's a contest, no one is really focused on the competition. This is all about celebrating creativity and having fun together.”

Entries must be delivered to BMAC on Monday, Nov. 7, between 4 and 6 p.m. The online entry form and $5 entry fee must be submitted before drop-off.

Contest guidelines and entry forms are available at Participants may call BMAC at 802-257-0124, ext. 101, with any questions.

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