The Art of LEGO – Looking for Submissions!

Calling All Lego Artists!

It’s back, and better than ever! The Jacksonville Area Museum is seeking to show off YOUR Lego abilities! Both young and old can submit their original creation or Lego kit to the upcoming annual exhibition ‘Building with Brick – The Art of Lego.’

Due to last year’s popularity, the exhibit will be running an extra few weeks: Dec 2, 2023 thru Feb 28, 2024.

The museum is displaying locally built Lego masterpieces and awarding prizes in 5 categories:
1) Best Build from a Kit (All Ages)
2) Best Original Build – Adult (Ages 12+)
3) Best Kids Original Build (Children, ages 8-12)
4) Best Kids Original Build (Children, ages 0-7)
5) Best Build Highlighting Jacksonville Area History (All Ages)

Our newest category, ‘Best Build Highlighting Jacksonville Area History,’ can be any topic that relates to our area’s vivid past or present. The topic can be a local building, personality, event, or anything you can imagine.

All accepted submissions must be received at the museum by November 29, 2023. All entries will be on display from Dec 2, 2023 until Feb 28, 2023, with the public voting on their favorites.

Winning builds in each category will be announced March 2, 2024, and awarded a $100 Lego gift card.

The event will also feature non-voting submissions. Any build submitted after the Nov 29 deadline can be displayed, but can not participate in the competition for prizes.

For kit builds, we will only accept the first submission of each design, so be sure to get your project submitted early.

Interested? Register your creation by emailing, or contact the museum at (217) 408-1197. Please include your name, phone, title/description of your build, and the category you wish to participate. If a Lego kit, you must indicate the official name of the kit so we don’t replicate kit submissions. All displays must sign a museum loan agreement when delivered to the museum (children must have parents signature). After the exhibition, builds can be picked in the month of March, 2023. Submission details will be emailed to builders.

So start building, and kick off this fall with Lego at the Jacksonville Area Museum!