The talents of area LEGO enthusiasts will once again be on display when the “Building with Brick – The Art of LEGO” exhibit opens Saturday, December 2 at the Jacksonville Area Museum. The exhibit will run through the end of February, 2024.
The exhibit includes a three-foot replica of the ill-fated Titanic, the amazing Concord supersonic airliner in flight, an operational typewriter made of LEGOs, a haunted hotel with an operational elevator that drops, and many more remarkable builds.
This second annual exhibit features original and LEGO kit creations from all ages and skill levels, and the public is encouraged to vote one time per visit through February for their favorite entries.
Prizes based on public voting will be awarded in five categories: Best Build from a Kit (all ages); Best Original Build – Adult (ages 13+); Best Kids Original Build (children ages 8-12); Best Kids Original Build (children ages 0-7); and Best Build Highlighting Jacksonville Area History (all ages).
The museum is also welcoming the return of last year’s customized three-by-five-foot Hogwarts School from the Harry Potter movie series. This extraordinary build is a combination of available kits and customized additions, making the final layout many times larger than the original LEGO kit.
“Building with Brick – The Art of LEGO” may be viewed during the museum’s regular hours of operation which are Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.