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Manitoba Museum Opening New LEGO Exhibit

October 20, 2016 8:09 AM | Entertainment

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WINNIPEG — Bricks, bricks and more bricks.

The Manitoba Museum is home to three new exhibits in the coming months, with the first focusing completely on LEGO.

Brickyard: Build with LEGO Bricks opens Friday, featuring more than 100,000 LEGO bricks for visitors to use to express their creativity. Several challenges will be available to test your imagination, including building a bridge that supports a certain weight, constructing a pulley chair, creating animals, vehicles, or communities — all using LEGO bricks.

“LEGO is a great tool for encouraging creativity and helping people see themselves as ‘makers’,” said Scott Young, manager, Planetarium and Science Gallery at the Manitoba Museum.

“It’s easy to use, but you can make really complicated objects with it if you want. And you never grow out of it!”

On December 15, the museum will open NASA Moon Rock in the Science Gallery. Visitors can see an authentic lunar rock collected during the Apollo 17 mission to the Moon loaned to the Manitoba Museum by NASA (the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

A revitalized Race Track exhibit will open in March 2017, with new experiences added, encouraging visitors to build, test, rework and race vehicles of their own creation against other builders and the clock.

All three exhibits will be available with regular paid admission to the Science Gallery.