Marshall Museum in Lexington to hold Lego day Saturday

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) There will be a lot of Legos crashing in the Marshall Museum on Saturday.

The museum will be holding its second Lego day, where children are encouraged to come to the museum for a LEGO building contest.

Participants will be given a guided tour of the new display, Speed and Fury. They will then go to the museum lobby to use Legos to build a prize-winning interpretation of the theme "Made for Speed."

“So 'Speed and Fury' is fundamental as to how Marshall won Word War II. And so when these young visitors come and see the exhibition, they will get an opportunity to know what Marshall was thinking and how he went about securing victory in World War II," Rob Havers, President of the museum, said. "Suitably inspired, we hope, they will then go upstairs to the library – to the lobby and create their own iterations and understanding of 'Speed and Fury' through that marvelous medium of Lego.”

The event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Marshall Museum on VMI’s campus in Lexington. Registrations have been coming in fast already, so the museum recommends anyone interested in the event to pre-register to guarantee a spot in the contest.

People can register online at the Marshall Foundation's website or call Kathryn Garvin at 549-463-7103 ext. 124

Kids must use museum-provided Legos and can't bring their own.