Family Programs

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BUILD YOUR WAY AROUND TOWN, featuring the popular LEGO® Bricks and LEGO® DUPLO® Bricks, is a festival of workshops, exhibits and contests during the month of March, 2016, in St. Joseph, Michigan.

This creative event is a collaborative activity hosted by these St. Joseph cultural and tourism organizations: The Box Factory for the Arts, Curious Kids’ Museum & Discovery Zone, the Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph/Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library, St. Joseph Today, Shadowland Ballroom/Silver Beach Center and Silver Beach Carousel.

The title sponsor for BUILD YOUR WAY AROUND TOWN 2016 is United Federal Credit Union and all events are free to the public.


March 12, 10:00am – 12:00pm  – LEGO® Bricks Building Competition at the Heritage Museum

The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center will host an open-themed LEGO® building competition for builders aged 5 to 18 on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Winners will have their creations displayed inside the museum until April 1, 2016.

Competitions are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! No pre-registration is required.

Open Theme — Use your imagination!

Four Age Groups: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-18

Time Frame

10:00am – Doors Open

10:00 to 11:15am – Ages 5-7 and 8-10 bring in your pre-built creations during this time. Winners will be announced by 11:45am.

10:30 to 11:30am – Ages 11-13 and 14-18 participate in an on-site building competition. Contestants can set up as early as 10:00am, but cannot begin building until 10:30am. You will have one hour to build your own creation. Winners will be announced by 11:45am.

** Please bring your own LEGO® bricks.

11:30 to 11:45am – Judging of LEGO® creations for all age groups.

11:45am – Winners to be announced.


  • All creations must use LEGO® or MEGABLOKS® bricks. No other materials are permitted.
  • Entries must fit within a 12 inch by 12 inch space and be no taller than 24 inches.
  • Team entries are permitted. Team entires will be judged in the category of the oldest participant.
  • No pre-registration is required.
  • Entries must be picked up by 4:00pm on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
  • Winning entries will be displayed at the Heritage Museum through April 1, 2016.


Please visit for more information about other Build Your Way Around Town LEGO® events!



The Heritage Museum