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Summit to be Brought to Life in LEGOs Jan. 26

By THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS STAFF

January 15, 2014 at 11:14 AM

SUMMIT, NJ - A huge map of downtown Summit, 30 x 20 feet, featuring all of the streets and dozens of significant buildings, will come to life with teams of children and their parents building each of these treasured buildings using more than 50,000 LEGO blocks.

On Sunday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Ninth Annual LEGO Build, benefitting the Summit Historical Society, will be held at Washington School, 507 Morris Ave. The Architectural Heritage Workshop is intended as a fun way to teach children, their parents and grandparents — even aunts, uncles and cousins — about the heritage of buildings in Summit.  Children must be accompanied by their parents for the workshop, and spectators are invited to join the fun at no charge.

The workshop will be presented by Stephen W. Schwartz, of SWS Architects in Livingston, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Summit Office and Smythe Volvo of Summit, and supported by Summit Downtown, Inc.  Registration for the event is now open, and interested parties can sign up in person at Coldwell Banker, 401 Springfield Avenue, or Smythe Volvo, 326 Morris Avenue

The registration fee is a minimum contribution of $25 per family, with all proceeds being donated to the Summit Historical Society.  Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure a spot to the event, which is limited to the first 50 families who register as there are only 50,000 LEGO’s.  For questions, call 908 / 273-8000.