Amazing LEGO Creation on Display at the Children’s Museum
Posted on: Dec 17th, 2014
There are LEGO enthusiasts, and then there are master builders. Ben Pitchford of Fond du Lac is the latter. One of his current creations, a massive LEGO representation of Rivendell from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, is now on display at the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac. Pitchford and his son Maxwell used close to 120,000 LEGO pieces to put this 4 foot wide, 3 and ½ foot long, and 4 foot tall structure together. The piece took almost 11 months to create, and took 4 adults and a moving truck to transport!
The LEGO creation is inspiring and interactive. When families visit the Children’s Museum, they are encouraged to seek and spot the 5 holiday mini-figures hidden in the display, including Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, a gingerbread man, and elves.
The lobby display encourages young people to use their creativity and challenges them to utilize their imaginations and test their building skills. Kids and families can build their own masterpieces during LEGO Nights at the Children’s Museum, held on the first Friday of every month.
Pitchford’s LEGO display can be seen at the Children’s Museum at 75 West Scott Street in Fond du Lac from now until the next LEGO Night event, which will be held on Friday, January 2 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The display can also be viewed during the Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve party (registration required) on Wednesday, December 31 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.