The Historical Society of Princeton Hosts Building Princeton for Architects of All Ages

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The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) will hold its 5th annual Building Princeton event on Sunday, April 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Wojciechowicz Barn at Updike Farmstead  (354 Quaker Road). Working from photographs, teams will recreate iconic Princeton structures out of  LEGO building blocks. Choosing from more than 50 historic structures, famous residences, community  

buildings, and houses of worship, participants will add their models to a 30-foot map of Princeton, providing an amazing aerial view. The annual event, designed to increase awareness of the town’s rich  architectural heritage, is led by architect Stephen W. Schwartz from Building Blocks Workshops, LLC. 

Groups of up to four participants each will have up to 100,000 LEGO building blocks at their disposal,  and all ages are welcome to participate, but teams with children under age 16 need to include one adult.  

“Adults love this program as much as the kids,” said Director of Programs and Outreach Eve Mandel.  “It’s incredible to watch the construction of each building, but there’s nothing like seeing them all together on the map. It’s a LEGO skyline of Princeton.” 

At the conclusion of the program, each team receives a copy of “The Princeton Architectural Treasure Hunt Map” and is encouraged to explore Princeton and find the actual buildings. 

Participants should arrive at 2:30 PM to select their building and bring at least one container to hold  oose LEGO pieces. Pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited. Tickets are available for $25-$35 per team online at

This event is made possible by generous community sponsors Adams Rental of Hamilton, JaZams toy store, Studio Hillier, and McCaffrey’s Food Markets of Princeton.

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