Cool Sidney information: annual Lego exhibit is bigger and better

by admin on January 6, 2012

Sidney informationYou want some Sidney information? Well, it’s our favourite time of the year again (right after Christmas, New Year’s and the opening of ski season). Yes, that’s right – Sidney’s excellent museum and archives is hosting its annual Lego Exhibit, and this year promises to be the best one yet! And it’s all thanks to the Victoria Lego Users Group (VicLUG), who have set up an amazing array of street scenes and more – all created out of Lego. According to VicLUG:

On from now until the end of March, the Sidney Museum and Archives is featuring their annual display of LEGO-mania daily from 10-4. As always admission is by donation. And as has been the case for several years now VicLUG members have also provided an array of sets and MOCs (MOwn Creations) for the enjoyment of LEGO-fans young and old.

In addition to the display, the museum is also hoping to inspire builders of all ages with a contest on their FaceBook page. Build a MOC and the one with the most “likes” by the end of the exhibition will win. Details will be posted soon so make sure to “like” the museum FB page and get building!

This year the Super Star Destroyer is the feature exhibit (over four feet long!), and more models join the over 250 Lego models from pirates to Star Wars, cranes to castle that are on display in Sidney Museum.

The Sidney Museum is devoted to the history of the early lives of Sidney and North Saanich pioneers, portrayed through photographs and artifacts, and in addition to the displays, Sidney Museum and Archives has very active educational programs for students in grades K – 12. The programs are available by reservation from September to June. The museum is located (underground!) at 2423 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, and is open from 10am to 4pm. It’s the perfect place to take grandchildren if they come out to visit you during your long-term stay.