Lego Shipbuilding


Brick by Brick:  Lego Shipbuilding ContestLego Sailor

 Saturday, April 1, 2017  10am – 3pm

This free event offers maritime and Lego fans of all ages a chance to build Lego ships and compete for prizes!

The event has three categories:

A “Home Build” contest, where contestants design and build a Lego ship at home and bring it to the Museum to compete for a prize.   The winning models will be displayed at the Museum, and will later be returned to their owners.  Prizes will be awarded by age group. Use your creativity: NO kits allowed. Completed entries can be delivered to the Museum on April 1 between 10am and 2pm.  No entries will be accepted after 2pm.

The “Build It Here” contest, where visitors build their own creations at the Museum, using the Museum’s Legos, and enter to win prizes. Prizes will be awarded by age group. The ships and Legos in this category remain the property of the Museum.  Completed entries are eligible for judging up until 2pm.  No entries will be accepted after 2pm.

The “Dry Dock” (non-competitive) category invites builders of all ages to build specific types of navy ships, using design plans and Legos provided by the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.  Use the fundamentals of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and have fun!

All participants will receive a certificate.

The contest is free and open to builders of all ages.

PARKING: Museum visitors may park for free on the south side of the Acapulco Restaurant parking lot (the restaurant is located next to the Museum). Parking stalls for visitors with disabilities are located directly across the street from the Museum.

For more information, call 310-548-7618 or e-mail

 The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is a facility of the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Lego Shipbuilding event is sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles Community Investment Grant Program and the Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.