Discover the thrill of building your own imaginary ship -- with masts, wings, wheels or whatever suits you! Then learn to build STEM-based LEGO models of historic and naval vessels including our Tall Ship of Delaware. We host contests by age group. All skills and ages welcome to join the fun. Thanks to Kenny Family ShopRite Stores and the Kenny Family Foundation for supporting this event.
LEGO Brick Shipbuilding Day is a fantastic opportunity to explore your creativity and STEM concepts while learning about the Kalmar Nyckel and other historic ships. The event is held at the on the first Saturday in March.
Before You Attend
2023 registration plans will be updated in December 2022/January 2023.
Hand sanitizer will be available in many locations. Attendees must use hand sanitizer before touching any LEGOs.
Free-Play Room LEGO bricks will be sanitized in advance.
LEGO Shipbuilding Kits (STEM designs) will be sanitized in advance. An outdoor tent is planned for building some of the kits.
LEGO Shipbuilding Contest
Let your imagination run wild as you create your own model ship. We will host two contests. As in past years, participants can build their LEGO ships at the event or make them at home for our two brick building contests.
Model ships will be judged by age group and winners will be announced at the end of each session (morning and afternoon sessions). Prizes will be awarded on March 5th.
Contest #1 - Build your own model ship on site in our free-play area and enter it into our Maritime Center Build Contest. Entries will be judged in 4 age groups with First and Second prizes (LEGO gift cards).
Ages 5 and under, Ages 6-9, Ages 10-15, and Ages 16 and up.
Contest #2 - Bring a model ship from home and enter it into our Home Build Contest. Entries will be judged in 3 age groups. First and Second prizes will be awarded (LEGO gift cards).
Ages 9 & under, Ages 10-15, and Age 16 and up.
You do not need to be present to win, but please pick up your LEGO ship after the contest.
You may use unlimited LEGOs provided by Kalmar Nyckel Foundation at no cost, but please do not take home the LEGOs. We sanitize and re-use them each year.