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IC Museum to hold LEGO convention

CASPIAN—The Iron County Historical Museum has announced it will hold a new LEGO convention during July.
    The LEGO convention will have amazing creations on display, tons of fun games and contests, a drawing for a LED lighting kit by, and a stop-motion film festival.
    “But that’s not all,” said CEO Glen Waarvik. “You could win brand new, genuine LEGO sets by participating in these contests. Bring your kids (and Grandma) to have fun racing cars, swapping minifigures with other LEGO fans, and participate in the trivia with simple questions about LEGO and local history.”
    Registrations and drop-off for creations and films is Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9. The activities and contests will start Wednesday, July 10, and conclude on Saturday, July 13. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
    Admissions will be $6 for an adult for one day or $15 for a family for one day. One-week passes are available - an adult week pass will cost $10, or $25 for a family week pass.
    Creations for the “My Own Creation” contest can be built by kids and parents alike, and must be made according to a specified theme, which this year is logging. Creations have to be original and not a pre-existing LEGO set. These creations can be anything from a single minifigure dressed like as a lumberjack to a large-scale model of a logging camp.
    For the Lego Stop Motions Film Festival, the short films can be entered by anyone in the family regardless of age. The films have to be stop-motion, mainly LEGO, and no more or less than two minutes long. Films also need to be in MP4 format on a USB thumb drive with nothing else stored on it. The LEGO Movie Maker is the recommended software for making the films and is free and compatible with android and iOS phones and tablets.
    For more information about the program, visit or contact the Iron County Historical Museum at 265-2617.