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4th Annual WACO Lego Contest


Deadline for entries is March 5, 2017 for the Brick Blowout LEGO Contest to be held at WACO Air Museum, 1865 South County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373. Entries will be displayed on Saturday, March 18th between noon and 5 pm at the museum.


Calling all LEGO lovers of all ages! Dump those buckets of multi-colored LEGOs and get started. More prizes than ever before including a $100 gift certificate to Smith’s Boathouse Restaurant for adults and $100 gift card to Meijer will be handed out on March 18th at the WACO Air Museum’s “BRICK BLOWOUT.” Other prizes include Wal Mart gift cards, Sky Zone passes, Jumpy’s Fun Zone passes, gift cards to Scene 75 Arcade, and so much more! Prizes from Cairn’s Toys of Tipp City, Culvers, McDonalds, and Papa John’s Pizza are all waiting to be given to some deserving LEGO architect, just like YOU! Deadline for entries is March 5th. Pick up a registration packet at WACO Air Museum or download at www.wacoairmuseum.org.

Many people have flown in a plane, but if you haven’t, your life is still affected by the “Fantastic World of Flight.” This year’s theme, “Fantastic World of Flight,” allows the LEGO artist many opportunities to connect people to the world of aviation through their own interpretation of the theme. Need help getting started? Well, the clothes you wear or the products you use were likely transported on an airplane. Crop dusters, firefighters, and search and rescue teams all use flight to serve our communities in some way. Perhaps you have visited an air show and watched an aerobatic plane, a wing walker, or the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, as they barely miss one another in a daring feat. Certainly Orville and Wilbur Wright are names you are familiar with from history class. Do you dream of visiting a tropical destination that can only be accessed by boat or airplane? Where can flight take you? What adventures have you had that have involved flight? Space exploration, military planes, and drones are all a part of the world of flight. So, the sky is the limit in this contest. Build anything that represents a moment in history, something you have actually experienced, or a future dream….as long as it connects you to the Fantastic World of Flight.

Then, on March 18th between noon and 5 pm, bring your family and friend to WACO Air Museum to see a giant airport exhibit built by OKI Lug. This Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Tri State Lego Users Group is a non-profit organization that is over 70 members strong! Check out some of their massive creations at www.OKILUG.com. All local entries will also be displayed. The event will include activities such as a LEGO scavenger hunt, a LEGO building zone with thousands of bricks for building, popcorn and the LEGO movie, robotic demonstrations, a market for those who want to sell gently used LEGO kits, photo opportunities with DC Comic’s Bombshell Hawkgirl and Captain America, as well as an opportunity to win a classic bi-plane ride for two in “Sunny,” the big yellow WACO airplane!

Museum hours for March 18th are noon-5pm. Museum admission is $6/adult and $3/child. No additional cost for the LEGO activities. WACO is located at 1865 South County Road 25A in Troy, OH. For questions, please call 937-335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org. CONTACT: Nancy Royer.


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Location

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see https://www.nps.gov/daav/planyourvisit/hours.htm

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.

Parking:

From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

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