• June 18th, 2024
  • Tuesday, 04:35:09 PM

Hands-On Lego Exhibit To Open At The Longmont Museum


 

Posted May 23, 2024

 

The Longmont Museum’s newest hands-on exhibit, “Build: Design & Create with LEGO!,” opens Saturday, June 1. Visitors can build and race a LEGO car, tackle an architectural challenge, save the world with a wondrous invention, or explore and play as far as their imagination takes them.

 

“Whether you’re a seasoned LEGO enthusiast or just discovering the magic of these iconic bricks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy,” said Erik Mason, Longmont Museum director.

 

The exhibit will also showcase a gallery of intricate and imaginative custom LEGO creations crafted by regional artists.

 

“We hosted a LEGO exhibit ten years ago, and it was one of our most popular exhibits ever,” said Mason. “This felt like a great summer to bring it back a decade later, but even better, as we celebrate designing and creating our own building with the Museum expansion.”

 

The Museum is in the middle of a capital campaign to fund the addition of a permanent, dedicated children’s gallery and expanded feature gallery, among other improvements.

 

The “Build: Design & Create with LEGO!” exhibition opens Saturday, June 1 and runs through January 12, 2025. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and veterans. Longmont Museum members and children age 3 and under are free. Admission is only 25 cents with a qualifying Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card, and the second Saturday of each month is free.

 

Exhibit Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 10 am – 1 pm; $8 adults, $5 students/seniors, free for Museum members

 

Be the first to see the new exhibit and join the Museum for a celebratory opening reception featuring club members from local LEGO User Groups, larger-than-life LEGO characters in costume and LEGO cartoons in the Museum’s Stewart Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased online at longmontmuseum.org or by calling 303-651-8374.

 

LEGO Build Nights in the Longmont Museum’s Swan Atrium

 

Thursday nights, June 6 – July 18, 6 – 8 pm; $8 adults, $5 students/seniors, free for Museum members

 

Brickscape Cafe will host creative twists on classic LEGO activities in the Longmont Museum’s Swan Atrium on Thursday evenings this summer, including print making, drag racing, portrait making and more.  Visitors can come and go between Build Night in the Atrium and the LEGO exhibit for a full night of fun for either families or adults. Cost of Build Night also includes admission to the LEGO exhibit. Tickets can be purchased online at longmontmuseum.org or by calling 303-651-8374.

 

The Longmont Museum is a center for culture in Northern Colorado where people of all ages explore history, experience art, and discover new ideas through dynamic programs, exhibitions, and events. Regional history, internationally-known artists, and hands-on learning are all part of the mix of exhibitions at the Longmont Museum. Permanent exhibits document the 14,000 years of human history in Longmont and the people who helped to create this community. Special exhibits in the Museum’s main gallery, Portal Gallery, and Swan Atrium change several times a year. Learn more at www.longmontmuseum.org or visit us at 400 Quail Road, Longmont CO 80501.