Tuesday, January 10, 2012

LEGO Shipbuilding at HRNM!

You may have already heard a bit about HRNM's upcoming LEGO Shipbuilding program, but this blog post contains all details relating to the event.

When: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Time: 10am to 5pm
Where: At HRNM (2nd floor of Nauticus)
Cost: FREE!

What you should do: HRNM wants people to bring their already-built LEGO ships (made from a kit or from scratch) to display at the museum for the day. At 2pm on February 4, staff members and members of the local Lego hobbyist group, HARDLUG, will hold a ship contest. Prizes will be given to the winner of the best adult-built ship and best child-built ship brought in before 2pm.

It is NOT a requirement to bring a ship with you, however. There will be many other fun activities for people who do not bring a ship for the contest. This entire event is for both adults and children.

HRNM will set up a ship-building station during the program, where anyone can build their own ships to enter into the contest or create one from HRNM’s own diagrams. Build everything from simple ship designs to a scale representation of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. Participants will learn the science behind building ships while using LEGOs. Have fun showcasing your talent while “connecting” with enthusiasts in the Hampton Roads community.

Want to participate in the contest but can't make it to the program? That's okay! Just set up a time to drop off your submission with HRNM staff (see below for contact info).

HRNM is partnering with the local LEGO hobbyist group, Hampton Roads Lego User Group (HARDLUG), to produce this program.
Contact Laura at hrnavalmuseum@navy.mil or 757-322-2987 with any questions. No pre-registration is required. See you at HRNM on February 4!

**Please note: All LEGO creations made with HRNM LEGOs must stay at the museum.

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