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The Creative Art of LEGO contest at Columbus Museum of Art

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    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans

    Are you prepared to Think Outside the Brick? Submit your creative and original creations to CMA’s Let’s Go LEGO contest for a chance to have your work on display at the Columbus Museum of Art!


    Exhibition: Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO

    Exhibition dates: November 9, 2012-January 27, 2013

    Deadline for submissions: October 14, 2012


    Children, teens, adults, and family groups are invited to use their own LEGO bricks to build original creations to submit to this contest that coincides with the LEGO exhibitions on display at COSI (LEGO Castles) and CMA (Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO). Selected finalists from each category will be placed on display at the Columbus Museum of Art from November 9, 2012-January 27, 2013.

    Contest categories

    Contestants can choose ONE of the following building categories:

    COSI’s Castle Challenge: Create a castle that defends against catapults, battering rams, and dragon attacks.

    Columbus200 Challenge: Celebrate Columbus’s 200th birthday by using exactly 200 LEGOs to build an original creation of your choice. It does not need to be Columbus-themed, but it must include exactly 200 LEGO pieces.

    Imagination Challenge: Build a creation that responds to the question, “What does imagination look like?”

    Who Can Compete?

    This contest is open to any Ohio residents who are willing to bring their submissions to the Columbus Museum of Art for display if they are chosen as finalists. Eligible age groups are:

    Children (ages 6-12)

    Teens (ages 13-17)

    Adults (ages 18 and older)

    Families (at least one adult working with at least one child between the ages of 3-17)


    All finalists — who will be chosen by a group of impartial judges from the Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, and the Columbus LEGO community — will be awarded the opportunity to display their creation at the Columbus Museum of Art. The grand prize winner in each category will be awarded additional prizes, including, but not limited to, a one-year membership to the Columbus Museum of Art or a one-year membership to COSI. Grand prize winners will be announced on January 1, 2013 during New Year’s Day at CMA.


    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    This just opened today! Anyone going to check it out this weekend?



    I just checked it out today. It’s pretty cool! The Columbus model is very large and impressive. The Statehouse and 4 or 5 of the large high rises are represented, along with the river and the rail bridge. But it’s not an exact model by any means. The artists took some liberties to make the display representative of other areas of the city.

    The lego-related exhibits were made up of a surprisingly wide variety of displays and mediums. Those from the contest tended to be more imaginative and abstract.

    Also, I might add that the CMA is very accessible by bike. It’s only a few blocks from the Scioto Mile, and the museum has about 8 vertical bike parking spaces. It’s also free if you go there on Sunday!

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