January 12, 2015

For Immediate Release

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

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

LEGO® Castle Adventure
Closing Celebration
January 30 and 31
at The Strong Museum

Don't miss your last chance to be a knight or princess at the closing celebration for the LEGO® Castle Adventure exhibit at The Strong museum on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The exhibit remains on view at The Strong only through Sunday, February 1.)

Meet members of the Rochester LEGO® Users Group and view their unique and detailed creations-including a complete miniature airport. Then receive construction tips from the experts and put together your own giant DUPLO® brick creation or craft a paper brick to take home.

Don't forget to explore the LEGO Castle Adventure exhibit and learn how castles were planned and built by examining LEGO models of real-world castles Blarney (Ireland), Arundel (England), LEGO Castle Adventure Logoand 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.

Then sit upon their majesties' thrones and 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.

The exhibit was created by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis in conjunction with LEGO Systems, Inc.

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