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LEGO Display Featured at Children’s Museum

Posted on: Jun 19th, 2018

The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac is excited to display another one of Ben Pitchford’s amazing creations, “LEGO Arendelle Castle.” This particular display, which is likely to be quite popular with fans of the Disney movie, Frozen, uses over 100,000 individual pieces. Taking over 8 months to build, Ben carefully worked on this masterpiece along with his children, Maxwell, Amelia, and Emmelyn. Before making its way to the Museum, Ben and his wife, Valerie, carefully transported the giant structure to and from Brickworld in Chicago, a convention for Lego enthusiasts from around the world. It then took Ben and Valerie over 3 and a half hours to reassemble the display at the Children’s Museum. “LEGO Arendelle Castle” will be on display in the Museum’s lobby through July 12.

“I’m glad that something I created with my kids can be put on display at such a family-friendly place in Fond du Lac,” Pitchford explains, “Our family has a membership at the Museum and we love coming to play and participating in the programs. It’s my pleasure to bring my Lego display here for families to enjoy together. I hope it inspires others to make things and use their imaginations.”

Pitchford will be at the Children’s Museum’s Lego Night event on July 6th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm, held monthly and sponsored by Alliant Energy Foundation. In addition to playing with the Museum’s huge collection of Legos, children and their families are encouraged to ask Pitchford questions about his newest Lego build and discover how to engineer their own creations. To learn more about the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac, call (920) 929-0707 or visit cmfdl.org.

Pictured: Ben Pitchford, Master Lego Builder, along with his children (left to right) Emmelyn, Amelia, and Ben in front of “LEGO Arendelle Castle.” This will be on display in the Children’s Museum now through July 12. Pitchford will also be at the Children’s Museum’s LEGO Night event on Friday, July 6 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm to answer questions and give tips on how to build structures like castles and mountains.

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