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ARTIST TO ASSEMBLE 22-FOOT-LONG, 550 POUND USS INTREPID OUT OF LEGO® BRICKS AT INTREPID MUSEUM
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ARTIST TO ASSEMBLE 22-FOOT-LONG, 550 POUND USS INTREPID OUT OF LEGO® BRICKS AT INTREPID MUSEUM
3/28/2011
 
From:       
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
               
Contact:   
Rubenstein Communications – Public Relations 
Brady Littlefield (212) 843-9220 / blittlefield@rubenstein.com 
Luke Sacks (646) 241-6054 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum.org
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ARTIST TO ASSEMBLE 22-FOOT-LONG, 550 POUND
USS INTREPID OUT OF LEGO® BRICKS
AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
APRIL 15-16, 2011
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MODEL TO BE ON DISPLAY AT MUSEUM
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2011


Artist Ed Diment will assemble a 22-foot-long, 550 pound model USS Intrepid out of LEGO® bricks from Friday, April 15 through Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, daily, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan.

Diment, 39, will be flown to New York City by British Airways, and will assemble the structure over two days, while also teaching children at the Museum how to build smaller ships, planes and structures out of LEGO® bricks. 

The final model USS Intrepid will be 22 feet long, nearly 4.5 feet high, 4.5 feet wide and weigh 550 pounds.  Diment resides in Portsmouth, England, where he originally built the model after visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum while vacationing in New York. The model will be on display at the Museum through September 2011. 

Free with Museum admission.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this event.

For more information, visit
www.intrepidmuseum.org

DATE: Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16   

TIME: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM       

PLACE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan




About the Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of over 30 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. Guests can experience areas of the ship including the Flight Deck, Hangar Deck, fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a state-of-the-art public pier. 

Guests to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum also can experience the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains a variety of hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid. In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, transmit messages using Morse code, sit on the bunk of a crewmember, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.

Museum Hours: (Beginning April 1st)
Monday - Friday    10AM - 5PM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays    10AM - 6PM

Cost of Admission:
Adult: $22.00
Seniors and College Students: $18.00
Youth 3-17 and Veterans: $17.00
Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free
All tickets are subject to a $2.00 facility fee.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org

Location:
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

Public Transportation:
Directions by NYC Metro Bus
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.

Directions by NYC Metro Subway
Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk North to Intrepid.

Directions from Water
Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk a block north to the Intrepid Museum. Or from New Jersey take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th Street) and walk north on 12th Ave to the museum.   

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

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