Coming February 2017
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Build It! Engineering fun one brick at a time, presented by ArcelorMittal, opens on Saturday, February 4! The Build It! exhibition will be divided into three distinct phases: Play It!, Explore It! and Move It!.
The first phase, “Play It!,” kicks off on February 4 and runs through May 14. Play It! is anchored by Castle Builder, 2,500 square feet of exhibits from the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, featuring medieval themed LEGO area and activities including:
- A large castle structure with LEGO sculptures and building tables,
- A digital catapult
- A large dragon made of LEGOs
- A castle slide
- DUPLO building area.
All three phases of Build It! will also include six LEGO exhibits built by the staff at the Science Center are part of Play It! as well, including:
- Race tracks with a LEGO car building station
- Brick puzzle mazes made by local expert builder Arthur Gugick
- An area where guests can make brick mosaic artwork to put on temporary display
- A “blind build” challenge where guests use only their sense of touch to construct a specific mini-kit
- Four stop-motion animation stations where guests can make their own LEGO mini-movies
- A black brick station where guests discover how to sculpt using qbricks
Phase two is “Explore It!” – a 10-day festival running from May 27 through June 4 featuring workshops, opportunities to meet LEGO experts, hand-selected sculptures from some of the best LEGO artists in the country, and a few LEGO related surprises!
“Move It!” is the theme of phase three, from June 17 through September 4, and it will feature the selected sculptures from Explore It!, simple machine exhibits developed by LEGO expert Adam Ward that will inspire guests to build their own simple machine contraptions, and exhibits that let guests build and play with LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics.
Build It! encourages creativity and free play through the endless possibilities represented by the popular bricks.
February 4 through May 15. Explore Castle Builder from the Indianapolis Children's Museum as well as five exhibits built by staff at Great Lakes Science Center!
May 27 through June 4. Enjoy a 10-day festival featuring workshops, opportunities to meet LEGO experts, hand-selected sculptures from some of the best LEGO artists in the country, and a few LEGO related surprises!
June 17 through September 4. The final phase will feature the selected sculptures from Explore It!, simple machine exhibits developed by LEGO expert Adam Ward that can be recreated by guests, and LEGO robotics exhibits featuring Mindstorm kits.