Lego party in a small house
The LEGO displays will be available at the Victor R. Little House for the LEGO Christmas Party. –
Many LEGO train models will be on display at the Victor R. Little House for the holiday season. –
In the spirit of Christmas, the Sampson Arts Council can’t wait for kids to use their imaginations to build a holiday village and practice from small, colorful blocks.
The Sampson Arts Council is hosting their LEGO Christmas Party from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 at the Victor R. Small House, 709 College St., Clinton. It is free for all ages and will include games and refreshments.
Kara Donatelli, Executive Director of the Sampson Arts Council, looks forward to the event. The first LEGO event for the organization took place in Spring 2016 with the help of Richard Bryan and the North Carolina LEGO Users Group (NCLUG), a group of enthusiasts who come together to discuss, exchange and display LEGO-related creations. . Donatelli said it was a very popular show. At the time, Bryan suggested having a Christmas train and a village.
Bryan, of Clinton, started making designs about 20 years ago. NCLUG’s largest exhibit is the LEGOPalooza, which takes place annually at the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill. Donatelli thanked members Bryan and NCLUG for setting up the display for all ages.
“We can’t wait to see the creative, imaginative and original designs of (participants ages 5-16) and what we are up to,” Donatelli said. “There is no charge to enter, just build your masterpiece at home and deliver it to the little Victor R house.
Before the show on December 14, young people will have the opportunity to enter their LEGOs in the show for a competition. The competition is open to age groups from 5 to 8 years old; 9 to 12; and 13 to 16. Registrations will be accepted from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 at the little house. Prizes will be awarded during the show for original creations using LEGO, DUPLO, Mega Blocks or other LEGO compatible plastic bricks. The judges will select the first and second places for each age category. A Best in Show and One People’s Choice ribbon will also be awarded. Each winner will receive a prize ribbon and a LEGO Store gift card.
“We like to encourage people to use their creativity and come up with their own ideas,” Bryan said. “LEGOS develops so many great skills and allows children to use their imaginations. I think it will be a really interesting thing for the community.
The display of the train and the holiday village will be accessible to the public from Monday 9 December to Friday 20 December in the little house. The opening hours of the gallery are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Appointments can also be made.
For more information on the show, contest rules or to make an appointment to view the exhibit, visit www.sampsonarts.net or call 910-596-2533.
The LEGO displays will be available at the Victor R. Little House for the LEGO Christmas Party.
Many LEGO train models will be on display at the Victor R. Little House for the holiday season.