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Nature Connects: Art with Lego at Lewis Ginter
By drdesignz on 22nd May, 2016

It's an exciting summer for Lego in Richmond. Nature Connects®: Art with Lego Bricks comes to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this weekend, featuring 27 sculptures built with half-a-million bricks by famous Lego artist Sean Kenney. Join us Friday, May 27th through Sunday, May 29th for the opening weekend, where we, RVA LUG from Richmond, HARDLUG from Hampton Roads, WAMALUG from Washington DC, and PennLUG from Pennsylvania are displaying trains, landscapes, and scenery in the Lego Users Group (LUG) Train Show.

That's not all. Every day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM you can participate in "Build Opportunities: Mosaic Building with Lego Pieces" in the Kelly Education Center Library. Fridays and Saturdays in the Children’s Garden from June through August, visitors can get creative with Lego in "Good Green Fun with Lego Bricks" with a different nature-based STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) challenge every week.

There will also be two exhibits. In Botanical Mosaics with Lego Bricks, RVA LUG's artist Brian Korte of Brickworkz will be displaying his mosaics made entirely from Lego. You can even bring your own creations from home for Building STEAM with Lego Bricks, for display in the Lora M. Robins Library. There will be three display periods, with up to 250 entries each, based on a STEAM theme, and prizes will be awarded. Click the link for rules and dates.

On Thursday, June 16th, go for Flowers After 5: Family Fun Night with Lego Bricks and Thursday, September 1st for Outdoor Movie Night Featuring The Lego Movie. If you're interested in a guided tour of Sean Kenney's sculptures, be sure to register for Walk and Talk: Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks June 28th, July 12th, and August 4th. Finally, Virginia FIRST Lego robotics demonstrations will be shown May 28th, June 18th, and July 9th.

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