Photo by Little Pond Digital LLC from last year’s 14th Annual Lego Contest and Expo
Vermont Business Magazine 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 and Exhibition, which runs November 10-13, with an awards ceremony Awards Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. This popular annual event is sponsored by GS Precision, Brattleboro Subaru and Don Robinson Builder.
Entries for the LEGO Contest and Exhibit must be delivered to BMAC on Monday, November 7, 4-6 p.m. The online entry form must be submitted prior to deposit, including a $5 entry fee. Contest guidelines and entry forms are available at brattleboromuseum.org. Participants can call BMAC at 802-257-0124, ext. 101, for any questions.
BMAC will post each entry submitted to the contest. Entries will be on display at the Museum from Thursday November 10 to Sunday November 13, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is chargeable.
Prizes for creativity and craftsmanship will be awarded in seven age groups: preschool, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, adults and adult/kid collaborations. Other prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges. All awards will be announced at an in-person and online awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). Each participant will receive a personalized certificate of participation.
Entries from past years have included a BMAC replica, an amusement park, a model of Brattleboro’s Harris Hill ski jump, a working slot machine, and spaceships galore. “One thing we want to emphasize,” said BMAC manager Danny Lichtenfeld, “is that although this is a competition, no one is really focused on the competition. It’s about to celebrate creativity and have fun together.
Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, supplemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings and other public programs. BMAC is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is on a pay-as-you-wish basis. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.
BMAC is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Brattleboro Savings & Loan, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Four Columns Inn, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters and Whetstone Beer Co.
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