Best of the Brick: Build a Vehicle Contest

National Museum of Play News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

December 17, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Trien, 585-410-6359,
Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Enter Best of the Brick: Build a Vehicle Contest
in conjunction with LEGO® Travel Adventure
at the National Museum of Play

Calling toy-brick builders of all ages! Enter the Best of the Brick: Build a Vehicle contest in celebration of LEGO Travel Adventure, a new interactive exhibit opening January 19 at the National Museum of Play. Build an original toy brick creation that transports your imagination across land, in the air, or by sea for a chance to win a $50 museum shop gift card. Winners will also receive a free family pass to the Best of the Brick Celebration Weekend at the National Museum of Play on April 27 and 28.

Submit a photo of your vehicle on the museum’s Facebook wall. Label your photo “Best of the Brick Driving Vehicle,” and include the age of the artist. No mail-in or email entries will be accepted.                       

Following are the categories and deadlines:

  • January: On Land—Driving Vehicles (Entry deadline: January 31)
  • February: In the Air—Flying Machines (Entry deadline: February 28)
  • March: On Sea—Seaworthy Vessels (Entry deadline: March 31)

Museum officials will select the photos that best represent each monthly theme. One winning photo will be selected from each category each month. Prizes may be awarded in each of three age groups: ages eight and younger; nine through 15 years; and 16 and older. Winners may see their photo appear in museum publications, on the museum’s website, and on signage around the museum. All submissions must be original: no kits, please. 

For complete entry rules:

And don’t miss LEGO® Travel Adventure, at the National Museum of Play January 19 through May 12, 2013. The interactive exhibit invites kids of all ages to choose an amazing destination and build the perfect means of transportation to get there. Stretch your creativity and build your own mode of transportation at stations brimming with LEGO® bricks and LEGO DUPLO® bricks and vehicle accessories. Pretend to fly above the clouds in the cockpit of a giant Travel Adventure Vehicle or hit the road in a child-sized race car made entirely out of LEGO DUPLO bricks. Amazing displays by LEGO Master Builders capture historic moments in transportation and famous landmarks around the world.

LEGO Travel Adventure is produced by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with LEGO Systems, Inc. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group ©2013 the LEGO Group. All rights reserved.


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Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $13, under age 2 free, members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only.

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