LEGO shipbuilders compete at Naval Museum

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Children tackled the task of building ships Saturday, creating designs out of LEGOs. It wasn’t just young builders, but old ones as well, who showed off their brick-by-brick models at The Hampton Roads Naval Museum.

The free event sailed into its third year.

One builder told about the time and detail that went into his entry this year.

“The big one here is the USS Lexington, the Navy’s first fast carrier. It’s about 10,000 pieces of LEGOs and is seven feet long. It took me about two months to build. And I just finished it last night actually for today,” explained Dave Colamaria. “It takes a fair bit of patience from my wife as well. It takes up most of the living room when I’m building it and most of the dining room table.”

Visitors also had a chance to create their own ships at the LEGO building station.

The Naval Museum will award prizes for five winning age categories. One lucky winner will be voted in by the public.

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