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Brick by Brick Great Lakes

This fall, LEGO® goes virtual!

Virtual Brick by Brick Great Lakes on Saturday, September 19.


Calling all LEGO® builders! Join us online for the first ever virtual Brick by Brick Great Lakes event! We may not be able to build in person, but the LEGO® show must go on. Follow along as we build Navy-inspired ships and vehicles. Discover the stories behind the builds. Meet a Master LEGO® Builder and learn his tricks to creating LEGO® masterpieces!

After the virtual event, submit your unique Navy-inspired design for a chance to win a LEGO® Store gift card. Designs are divided into age groups and voted on by our panel of experts. This year, participants can also enter the "Fan Favorite" competition, voted on by the museum's Facebook followers.

Register for the FREE virtual event here


<p>Photo of children at Brick by Brick Great Lakes event</p>

Schedule of Events

Please check back soon for the finalized event schedule!

2020 Competition

Feeling inspired by all of these LEGO® builds? Submit your unique Navy design for a change to win a LEGO® Store gift card. Submit your design by Friday, September 25. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 30.

  • Children of all ages may participate in this build competition. Submissions will be divided into appropriate age groups.
  • Designs must be related to the United States Navy (such as ships, naval aviation, or sailors) or Naval Station Great Lakes.
  • Absolutely no pre-fabricated LEGO® kits permitted for the build competition. Be creative!
  • Prizes are handed out for first and second place designs in each age group, voted on by a panel of museum staff and volunteers. 
  • One prize is awarded for overall "Fan Favorite," voted on by the museum's Facebook followers. Parents may opt for their child's design to not be included in this part of the competition. Please note, all entries uploaded to Facebook will include an image of the LEGO® design with the competitor's first name and last name initial and the child's age (example: John D. Age 7).

To enter the build competition, please send a completed Competition Registration Form along with 1-2 images of your design to no later than Friday, September 25.

Want more LEGO®?

Build your own Navy ship at home using the build plans created by NMAS' sister museum, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. 

Navy LEGO® Build Plans

Published: Wed Jul 22 15:30:16 EDT 2020