Lego Festival This Saturday


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Whether the LEGOs that dominate your house are bricks or Bionicles, you’ll want to know about the LEGO festival that is going to dominate Lyndhurst castle in nearby Tarrytown, N.Y. next weekend.

The fifth annual “LEGO Fun At Lyndhurst” takes place on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Lyndhurst is about a 35 minute drive from here, and you can use the map at the bottom of this post to get you there, door to door. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for kids ages 4 to 14.

What will you find when you get there? Arthur Gugick, a math teacher who is one of the world’s top LEGO builders. He’s recreated the Coliseum and the White House in LEGO, and that’s his model of Lyndhurst in LEGOs on this page. Gugick brought his models of the Dome of the Rock, the Taj Mahal and Theed Palace (Star Wars Episode I ) to last year’s event, as well Van Gogh’s Starry Night constructed entirely from LEGO dots. Of interest to the kids who have been through Forest Avenue teacher Kevin Jennings’ LEGO Robotics after-school program: There will be an award-winning LEGO Robotics team and Lee Magpili, a LEGO Robotics instructor at the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center. There will LEGO car races, LEGO stop-motion videos and a whole lot more, including displays of LEGO creations by local kids, including at least one from Verona.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


  1. Thanks for information on the LEGO festival. I’d love to take our almost 3-year-old son, however I fear he wouldn’t be able to resist the urge to knock down displays.


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