Kids Invited to Compete in “Made for Speed” LEGO Contest

Children can compete in a LEGO brick-building contest to be held at the Marshall Museum on July 16 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The theme for the contest is “Made for Speed,” and all entries will be some type of vehicle used in World War II. Contestants will be given a short tour of the Speed and Fury exhibition in the Museum to spark their imaginations.
Prizes will be awarded, and each entry will be judged. Judging in two age groups—8-12 and 13-17—will begin at 12:30 pm. Rules and requirements are posted on the Marshall Foundation web site.

To register, parents must notify Kathryn Garvin at the Marshall Foundation by calling (540) 463-7103, ext. 124, or registering online. Space is extremely limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Entries will be original creations. All assembly will be done on site using LEGO bricks provided by the Marshall Foundation. Contestants may not use their own LEGOs.

Entrants will leave their creations at the Museum for others to see and to be voted a People’s Choice Award through Aug. 30.

Museum guests will be able to see new exhibition, “From Machine to Man,” that features technological advances in vehicles and other equipment produced during WWII that substantially increased the speed of warfare.

The George C. Marshall Legacy Series interprets General Marshall’s legacy through a multi-year series of events and programs centered on key themes, events or episodes from General Marshall’s career.