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News : Entertainment Dec 3, 2013 - 9:33:25 AM


LEGO® T-Rex, Turtles & Trains Exhibition Opens December 14

By Stamford Museum & Nature Center





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Stamford, CT - Bill Probert and I LUG (LEGO® Users Group) NY return to the galleries at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center for a fifth season with a LEGO® landscape of epic proportions. “BILLions” of bricks recreate the subterranean world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ and a prehistoric park with T-Rex and velociraptors. Subways, trains, roller coasters, and mine trams will chug, spin, whirl and speed across a multi-level imaginary world built completely of LEGO® bricks. Peek into the new underground portals as subway cars whiz by before your eyes.

Custom-designed LEGO® “modulars” will offer visitors a glimpse into the abstract and fantastic architectural potential of the LEGO® brick.

New this year! Interactive and participatory workshops are scheduled in January and February 2014 where entire families can get their build on. They include:

Bendel Speedway: LEGO® Brick Race Car Workshop (Recommended for ages 7 and up)
Saturday, January 18, Two sessions: 10 am – noon & 2 – 4 pm
ILUGNY expert builders will teach and guide in the design and build process, then race your car which is yours to keep! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for workshops. Space is limited. Call 203.977.6521 to register.
Members: $40 (one adult & one child), $25 for each additional adult/child | Non-Members: $55 (one adult & one child), $25 for each additional adult/child.

b-Cause Block Party (Recommended for all ages)
Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26 • 10 am – 4 pm each day
An amazing interactive and participatory family LEGO® brick experience featuring group builds, free builds, games, arts and crafts, and a LEGO® Store. This multi-generational event has something for everyone who loves building with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks! The b-Cause Foundation enables children to create opportunities to impact our community in meaningful ways. Proceeds from this event will support b-Cause and the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for workshops. Space is limited. Call 203.977.6521 to register for a timed entry for play period.
Members: $5 per person | Non-Members: $10 per person.

Lights! Camera! Action! LEGO® Animation Workshop (Recommended for ages 10 and up)
Saturday, February 22, Two sessions: 10 am – noon & 2 – 4 pm
Led by Alex Kobbs, of KooberzStudios, as well as members from ILUGNY. Build an animation set and learn how to make your minifigs, and vehicles come alive through stop action animation! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for workshops. Space is limited. Call 203.977.6521 to register.
Members: $40 (one adult & one child), $25 for each additional adult/child |
Non-Members: $55 (one adult & one child), $25 for each additional adult/child

All workshops are sponsored by STOKKE®.
A BILLION BRICKS will be on exhibit from December 14, 2013 through March 2, 2014 in the Stamford Museum Galleries located in the the Bendel Mansion. Stamford Museum Galleries are open Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sundays 11am – 5 pm. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information visit stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.322-1646.
Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Admission Fees*: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Students (18+ with valid ID) $6; Children (4-17) $5; Children (3 and under) Free. *Excludes festival days & special events

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction, seeking to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, promote environmental stewardship, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor’s experience of its unique site.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center is located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT (3/4 mile North of Merritt Parkway Exit 35.) For more information call 203.322.1646 or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.




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