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11th Annual LEGO Shipbuilding Event! (Virtual in 2022)

LEGO Brick by Brick Building Competition 2022

This great event for LEGO lovers is back VIRTUALLY again 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.

From now until January 24, 2022 the Hampton Roads Naval Museum is having their 11th Annual Brick-By-Brick LEGO Shipbuilding Event! There are TWO ways to enter!

This year, there will be a live virtual event that will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 10am to 11:30am EST. The event will be completely free of charge, but registration is required. From Lego demonstrations and activities to the announcement of the competition winners, this event will be fun for all ages.

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 the designated email address. Find the registration form, the email address to send your submission, and competition 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 four age categories:
    • Ages 0-5
    • Ages 6-8
    • Ages 9-12
    • Ages 13-17
  • Deadline to enter: Submissions are due by 5pm EST on Monday, January 24, 2022.
  • 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 a specific ship for this competition: The USNS Comfort (T-AH-20)

  • How to participate: CLICK HERE for a link to the FREE Software and the guidelines. You must design the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20)
  • 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).
  • Deadline to enter: Submissions are due by 5pm EST on Monday, January 24, 2022.
  • What do I get if I win? A Lego gift card.

Please note: you can participate in both competitions! Please submit just one entry per person for each competition. 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