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Build a Lego Town

Historic Morristown will look a lot like plastic

Families will have a chance to become amateur architects when they create buildings out of LEGO® blocks at the Morris Museum.

These Building Blocks Workshops at the Morris Museum will teach architectural history as Stephen W. Schwartz, a Livingston-based architect, guides participants in building historic Morristown out of Legos. The two-hour workshops are on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. In them, 50 families will create 50 buildings, using over 50,000 LEGO building blocks. The buildings will represent 50 historic buildings in Morristown. Participants will receive the Morris County New Jersey Points of Interest map, a publication of the Morris County Tourism Bureau

A Windmills and Wind Power workshop will be on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. The fee for each workshop is $40 per family (up to four members). Space is limited to 50 families per workshop. The windmills will be placed on a large map of the Jersey Shore.

These building blocks program is a fast-paced, hands-on model building experience developed by Stephen W. Schwartz AIA, Architect of SWS Architects. Schwartz said “These programs are an opportunity to have fun, learn about the community’s architectural heritage, and work in a large group to build structurally sound, interesting and whimsical models.”

Families can register for these workshops by visiting Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 211 South Street, Morristown on Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payment should be by check payable to ‘Morris Museum’. For more information, call 973.971.3718 or email programs@morrismuseum.org.

These workshops are offered in conjunction with the Morris Museum’s current exhibition, The Art of the Brick®, on view through February 20, which features over 25 large-scale sculptures created with LEGO bricks by artist Nathan Sawaya.

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