10th Annual LEGO Shipbuilding Event! (Virtual in 2021)

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Brick by Brick LEGO Shipbuilding 2021

This great event for LEGO lovers is back VIRTUALLY this year!! What a great (FREE!) way to inspire some creative building! This would also be a great project to work on during colder days, especially if you have a lot of new LEGO in your house post-holidays.

Now through the end of January 2021 the Hampton Roads Naval Museum is having their 10th Annual Brick-By-Brick LEGO Shipbuilding Event! There are TWO ways to enter!

2021 Virtual LEGO Event: Submissions due by 5pm on January 31, 2021

Competition 1: Build a Ship at Home

To participate in this competition, build a ship at home with your own Legos! Be creative—your ship can take any design you want.

  • How to participate: When you finish building, take a photo or short video of you with your ship and send it to HRNMed@gmail.com along with your registration form. Find the registration form and rules HERE.

  • How are ships judged? Ships will be judged based on three criteria: creativity, aesthetics (looks), and originality. You can build any kind of ship you want!

  • Who can participate? There will be three age categories:

    • Ages 0-5
    • Ages 6-9
    • Ages 10-15
  • What do I get if I win? A Lego gift card! 


Competition 2: Design a Ship

To participate in this competition, design a ship at home using Lego MLCAD! You must design one of two ships for this competition: USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) or USS Newport News (CA 148)

  • How to participate: CLICK HERE for a link to the FREE Software and the guidelines. You MUST design one of two ships: USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) or USS Newport News (CA 148)

  • Who can participate? Anyone! 
  • How are ships judged? Ships for the design competition will be judged on accuracy to the real ship and aesthetics (looks).

  • What do I get if I win? A Lego gift card. Additionally, the winning designs will be used at the next Lego Shipbuilding event in February 2022, and you will be acknowledged as the winning designer!

Please note: you can participate in both competitions! You are also welcome to submit more than one entry per person. HRNM staff will confirm receipt of your submission, and we will also let you know if there is any issue opening your file when it arrives.

Questions? Please contact Laura at HRNMed@gmail.com, or call/text 202-494-4899

More Information including Rules and Building Requirements: Click HERE

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