LEGO Display Returns to Maritime Museum

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

December 9, 2008 10:06 AM

The likes of Spider-Man and SpongeBob SquarePants will appear among spaceships and Halifax landmarks as the Maritime Museum again hosts its popular Lego display beginning today, Dec. 9.

The 225 sq.-ft. display was built by members of the Nova Scotia LEGO Users Group (NovaLUG).

"Models of all shapes and sizes are a staple in the museum's collection," said Gerry Lunn, the museum's interpretation specialist. "This display is a contemporary twist on that tradition, and a whimsical way for the museum to interpret the Halifax waterfront for our young visitors."

The museum first hosted the display three years ago, after staff took notice of a model of the Maritime Museum that NovaLUG had created for a local train show. Since then, the display has grown in size and scope, with new creations finding a place alongside old favorites.

"There are some pieces, like the moving cows, that have been part of each display because visitors of all ages enjoy them so much," said Owen Grace, a NovaLUG member. "Still, we don't want the display to be exactly the same each year, so we're always adding new models. This year, we added Navy ships and the Halifax dockyard in honour of the Canadian Navy Centennial."

LEGO: City by the Sea will be on display until Feb. 8. Cost is included with museum admission.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is located at 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax.


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     The likes of Spider-Man and SpongeBob SquarePants will

appear among spaceships and Halifax landmarks as the Maritime

Museum again hosts its popular Lego display beginning today

(December 9th).

     The 225-square-foot display was built by members of the Nova

Scotia LEGO Users Group (NovaLUG).

     The display will be available until February 8th, and cost

is included with museum admission.

     The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is located at 1675 Lower

Water Street, Halifax.

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Media Contact: Jasmine Marshall
              Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
              902-424-6447
              E-mail: marshajd@gov.ns.ca