LEGO® Castle Adventure Opens at The Strong October 4

The Strong News Release
NEWS RELEASE
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

September 2, 2014

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325, kdellaporta@museumofplay.org

LEGO® Castle Adventure
Opens October 4
at The Strong Museum
 

Hear ye, hear ye! By royal decree, the king and queen invite you to test your castle-building skills at LEGO® Castle Adventure, opening at The Strong museum on Saturday, October 4. Enter a LEGO kingdom where everyone can become a master builder using one of the greatest building materials of all time—LEGO bricks!

Learn how castles were planned and built by examining LEGO models of real-world castles Blarney (Ireland), Arundel (England), and Neuschwanstein (Germany) created by LEGO® Master Builders. Then put your newfound knowledge to the test and join the Builder’s Guild to plan the ideal defenses and construct your own castle. Three age-appropriate building areas encourage young builders to create a medieval masterpiece:

  • Apprentice Builders (toddlers), featuring oversized, foam LEGO bricks
  • Journeymen Builders (ages 3–6), featuring giant DUPLO® bricks
  • Master Builders (ages 7 and older), featuring standard LEGO bricksLEGO Castle Adventure Logo

Explore the LEGO Castle Adventure exhibit and sit upon their majesties’ thrones. Admire royal furnishings including a family portrait and decorative suit of armor—made entirely out of LEGO bricks! Take a tour of the king’s secret treasure room, brimming with LEGO jewels, but beware of the dungeon.

Play the part of a knight and saddle up for some family-friendly jousting. Experience how a knight trained for tournaments by donning a suspender-style horse, grabbing your foam-rubber lance, and trying to hit targets. Then visit the resident (friendly!) dragon and dress up in regal attire to create your own fantastical story about kings, queens, knights, princesses, and mythical beasts.

Construct a virtual castle wall using 3-D computer technology and then test its strength against a real-world catapult. Using trial-and-error, discover the best methods for constructing a fortress able to withstand a siege.

LEGO Castle Adventure remains on view through February 1. The exhibit was created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in conjunction with LEGO Systems, Inc.

LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2014 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

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Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $13.50, 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.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.