Ceveland Botanical Garden Presents Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks

Build-Your-Own LEGO® Sculpture Showcase

Love to build with LEGO®? Inspired by the natural world? Cleveland Botanical Garden is calling all LEGO-brick enthusiasts to submit their best nature scene creation to the Nature Connects Build-Your-Own LEGO® Sculpture Showcase!

This is your chance to show off your creativity and building ability to thousands of Clevelanders who will visit the Garden's special summer experience Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks - an exploration of the natural world's amazing interconnections. All entries will be on display at the Botanical Garden throughout the run of the show - May 27 through August 27.

Each entrant will receive 4 complimentary guest passes per submission, valid for a visit to Nature Connects. Each entry will also be eligible for people’s choice awards, voted on by Botanical Garden visitors. The top three vote getters will each receive a Family Membership to Holden Forests & Gardens and a Garden Store prize package worth $50.

Official Rules and Regulations

Please read through thoroughly before filling out your entry form. Only entrants who fully comply with each of the guidelines below will be eligible for display:

1. Only entrants who submit completed forms by May 19, 2017, will be eligible for display during Nature Connects.

2. All sculptures must be delivered to Cleveland Botanical Garden during the hours of 10am - 6pm on Friday, May 19, 2017. The sculpture will remain on display at the Garden through Sunday, August 27.

3. The sculpture must be delivered in completed form, attached to a base or otherwise freestanding.

4. Please provide two (2) 3" x 5" cards listing your name, address, phone, email, title and category you have entered. Both cards must be handed to a Garden staff member upon drop-off of your sculpture on Friday, May 19.

5. The sculpture must represent a plant or plants and/or an animal or animals which occur in nature. Sculptures not representing a plant and/or animal will not be accepted.

6. Official LEGO kits are not eligible. The sculpture must be the builder's own creation.

7. Builders may use any type of LEGO bricks, including DUPLO bricks, for their sculpture.

8. The overall base size should not exceed 30” X 30”.

9. Sculptures must be picked up during Botanical Garden hours between Tuesday, August 29 and Sunday, September 3, 2017. Unclaimed sculptures become property of Cleveland Botanical Garden.

10. The Garden reserves the right to photograph entries for promotional purposes. Photography becomes the property of Cleveland Botanical Garden.

11. The Garden is not responsible for lost or damaged sculptures.

12. The Garden reserves the right to refuse any sculpture it deems inappropriate.

For more information, please contact Cleveland Botanical Garden at natureconnects@cbgarden.org.

Entry Forms

Completed entry forms must be submitted to Cleveland Botanical Garden by May 19, 2017 to be eligible for display during Nature Connects. Mail completed hard copy forms to:

Nature Connects Build-Your-Own-Creation Showcase
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

Email a scanned PDF of your completed entry form to: natureconnects@cbgarden.org or complete the entry form online.