Monday, September 9, 2013

2014 LEGO Ship Designs Announced

LEGO Shipbuilding is one of the most popular programs and events we have done in recent history.  Nearly 2,000 people came out for a day of ship building, contests, and demonstrations from local user groups and businesses.  We are currently planning our 2014 LEGO Shipbuilding event.  A middle education program based on the event is now available for schools and school groups around the Hampton Roads area as an in-house or outreach program (FREE of charge).

Every year, staff at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum pick out new designs for ship models participants can build in the gallery during the event.  Designs from each year are put on our website as build-able
models for FREE.  Understanding that LEGO bricks are expensive, all models are made layer by layer using only standard LEGO bricks available in stores across the country.

All ship designs included in the Brick by Brick: LEGO Shipbuilding Program are created from models included in our museum gallery.  With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the new designs for the 2014 LEGO Shipbuilding Day at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum:

CSS Nansemond
Twin-Screw Gunboat
American Civil War 

USS Onondaga
Double-turreted river monitor
American Civil War 

USS Maine (BB-2/c, ex-ACR-1)
Second-class Battleship
Spanish-American War 

USS Alabama (BB-60)
South Dakota-Class Battleship
World War II

USS Stump (DD-978)
Spruance-Class Destroyer
Cold War/Post Cold War 

Stay tuned for more updates as we get close to the event!  It's time to get building for 2014!

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