LEGO shipbuilding contest this Saturday in Norfolk


A submission to the 2013 LEGO shipbuilding contest in Hampton Roads, Va. (Photo via Hampton Roads Naval Museum)

Calling all amateur shipbuilders! The Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, Va., is hosting its annual LEGO shipbuilding contest Feb. 8 for architects of all ages.

Adults and kids are invited to bring in their pre-made LEGO ships before 2 p.m. to be judged in the official contest. Winners will be chosen from each of five age categories, in addition to a “fan favorite” award voted on by attendees.

If you don’t have time to throw something together before Saturday, you can visit the free ship-building stations at the event. If you’re so inclined, you can even use provided diagrams to build accurate models of historic naval ships like the battleship Maine and the river monitor Onondaga.

The event is put on by Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation, the Naval Historical Foundation, and Bricks 4 Kidz, a company that teaches kids about architecture and engineering through building with LEGOs.

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is located on the second floor of the Nauticus building at 1 Waterside Drive in Norfolk. The free event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more info, check out the Hampton Roads Naval Museum online.

A child works on his creation at the 2013 Hampton Roads Naval Museum LEGO shipbuilding contest. (Photo via Hampton Roads Naval Museum)


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