The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s annual Bricktastic LEGO Show is back this year and better than ever!
If your family craves all things LEGO then this is the event for you! Not only will the Tennessee Valley LEGO Club (TNVLC) be displaying their spectacular models, but there will also be programs for adults and kids alike on every floor of the library to meet your family’s LEGO needs.[themify_quote]LEGO play knows no age, holds no creative boundaries, and strives to meet the impossible.[/themify_quote]
The amazing LEGO structures built by the TNVLC are the headliners for this LEGO show. These works of art are a definite must-see. That’s not all — the library will be a cornucopia of pure LEGO fun! Have you ever felt the need to make a paper bag puppet of your favorite Mini-fig or go on a LEGO scavenger hunt? Youth services will be your stop for crafts, life-size LEGOs and other games. Is your family competitive? A few (hopefully peaceful) sessions of LEGO Wars will be offered throughout the weekend.
The second floor will be your destination for movies from the LEGO franchise. These movies will be shown intermittently throughout the day with an “Everything is Awesome” dance party to get your sillies out between shows. Snacks will be available for purchase if you or the kiddos get the munchies. The Tennessee Valley Club will also be hosting LEGO bingo and trivia on both Saturday and Sunday for those LEGO experts who might want bragging rights for the next year.
What’s New This Year
Panels and workshops make this LEGO Show unique from years past and will be held all weekend. For the kids, First LEGO League (FLL) and Hampton Cove Middle School will have LEGO robot demonstrations. In addition, FLL will give a workshop on how to make a LEGO robot. Curse, Inc. will give a presentation on Minecraft mods. Jae Delaine, the Education Associate at Sci-Quest, will show kids how to build a contraption to eat Oreos based on their eating preferences. There will also be adult-friendly panels. Jae Delaine will speak about S.T.E.A.M. and why it is important for children. Norma Pederson, from Making Connections, will present her ideas on the impact of LEGOs on children on the autism spectrum. Destination Imagination will round out the informational panels with a detailed on their organization.
LEGO play knows no age, holds no creative boundaries, and strives to meet the impossible. These small colorful bricks haven’t really changed since their ascent into legendary toy status. Not every child learns or plays the same way and that is why LEGOs are the perfect toy—there isn’t just one way to play with them. Libraries are the perfect place to showcase and foster the passion of LEGO enthusiasts. Several branches of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library hold many LEGO Club sessions.
Some Helpful Hints
LEGO Wars and the TNVLC led LEGO build, trivia, and bingo are registered events and are first come-first served. Sign up quickly for the events you want to attend! Also, all movie room snacks will be cash only. If you have any questions email Melissa Shuman at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see if your library has a LEGO Club, check the calendar on hmcpl.org for more information.
So… now you know all about the show, how about a giveaway for tickets? Our friends at the Library are giving two lucky Rocket City Mom readers a family 4-pack of tickets to the show! Just leave us a comment on this post below telling us about your kids’ favorite LEGO sets, characters, or activities and you’re automatically entered to win! We’ll draw a winner Wednesday morning, June 24th.
Location: Huntsville Library, Main branch (map)
Cost: $5/day or $8/weekend
Dates: Saturday, June 27th from 9am-5pm | Sunday, June 28th from 1pm-5pm
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