Calling All LEGO Lovers to the LEGO Building Challenge

by Sandra Foyt on November 1, 2011

in Travel News

Giant Lego and BoyI just received a newsletter announcement about a LEGO Building Challenge at the Albany Institute of History & Art that will have some of my readers jumping for joy – and they won’t all be kids!

From the Albany Institute of History & Art Newsletter:

LEGO® Building Challenge

NOVEMBER 25 | 11 AM-1 PM & 2-4 PM

NOVEMBER 26 | 11 AM-1 PM & 2-4 PM

NOVEMBER 27 | 1-3 PM

You are invited to take part in the LEGO® Building Challenge and create your own take on Albany’s Architecture.  The challenge is open to individuals, partners, and teams of all ages (up to four people per team).  So grab your family, colleagues, and friends and get building!  Basic LEGO®s will be provided, or you can bring your own.  Challenge participation is FREE, but spaces are limited so reservations are recommended.  Register here.

LEGO® DEMONSTRATIONS BY WILLIAM LEUE

Enjoy an exhibition of Albany buildings recreated by expert LEGO® builder William Leue, who will be constructing a LEGO® model of Albany’s former Trinity Church.

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LEGO® Model, 2009 (Photos found on Albany Institute of History & Art newsletter.)

William Leue’s LEGO® Model is of two Italianate brick row houses patterned after two real houses on Elm Street between Swan and Dove in Albany. Bill, his wife, and his parents lived on this block in the 1970s and 1980s. The blue house and the orange house with black trim are faithful reproductions of the color schemes from that time period. The two models together contain 1,630 LEGO® bricks.

And a little inspiration from LEGOLAND Florida:

Legoland Florida Pirate Scene

Go See It!

ALBANY INSTITUTE OF HISTORY AND ART
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 463-4478

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Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie.

A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.”

Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network.

Email: sandrafoyt@albanykid.com, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

Albany Mommy November 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

We just signed up! I am so excited – my son can build anything with legos!

Sandra Foyt November 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I hope you’ll post photos of his LEGO creations – I’d love to see them!

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