This is the chance to build bridges with friends and family — and some walls, skyscrapers and garages, too.
Brick Fest Live, a two-day Lego fan jubilee, will take place at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park this weekend. Hands-on attractions and activities will rule both days.
In the Collaborative Building section, enthusiasts will work together with colorful 1-inch by 1-inch Lego bricks to create a floor mosaic that will be submitted for consideration by Guinness World Records. Meanwhile, the Architecture Annex will boast a 7-foot-tall Lego structure where attendees will play with thousands of pure white blocks.
Other features include the following:
- Glow Zone: Aficionados will use UV-reactive elements to make radiant creations — such as underwater creatures, moving robotics and a frightening deep-sea monster — in a dark area near the museum’s Connecting Worlds exhibit.
- Big Brick Pit: Buffs will play with more than 100,000 2-inch by 4-inch red bricks in a single sandbox in the museum’s Great Room.
- Nerdy Derby: Devotees will be able to design, build and race cars on special tracks in the museum’s Viscusi Auditorium.
- Woody: A 7-foot-tall model of Woody from the movie “Toy Story” made entirely of Lego bricks.
- Brick Wall: Fanatics will have the chance to do some freestyle building on a vertical wall.
There will also be an area for builders who are under age 5.
Brick Fest is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9. Ticket prices run from $13 to $32.
Images: Andrew Kelly and New York Hall of Science