Marshall & LEGOs

The Marshall Museum buzzed with activity this past Saturday. Twenty-seven children, along with their family and friends, filled the lobby and library to take part of the second annual LEGO competition sponsored by the Marshall Foundation.

At the start of the competition participants received a tour of the temporary museum exhibition “From Machine to Man.” They were encouraged to investigate all the artifacts to gather inspiration for their creations. The LEGOs for the competition were provided by the Foundation and each contestant was allowed to draw from the various colors and styles of LEGOs in bins. Paper and pencils were provided for participants, if they desired to sketch a design before beginning. The children had one hour to create their entries.

Judges walked the halls of the museum watching the creations being built and asked participants about their creations. Participants thought of unique ways to interpret the Marshall Legacy Series theme of “Made for Speed”, making the judges’ decisions so much harder.

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The third place winner was David Fencer.
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The second place winner was Colin Orange.
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The grand prize went to Andy Li.
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The contestants of the 2016 LEGO Competition

All entries are on display at the museum to be part of the People’s Choice award. Visitors to the museum can vote for their favorite entry until August 31, 2016.