June 14, 2012
To celebrate Flag Day, most people fly a flag. Brian Scott with Bonanza Educational will be putting his own unique spin on Flag Day this year to celebrate the Arizona Centennial and will be building an American Flag – made entirely of LEGOs.
Centerpoint on Mill has donated a location to build the 7’x10.5’ American Flag; it will be constructed on Mill Avenue and Seventh Street in Building C, Suite 121.
Onlookers and contributors are invited to stop by the storefront on June 14th – June 21st between noon and 8:00 p.m. to check out the progress and contribute in the flag-building process. The flag will be constructed of more than 250k LEGO bricks – those who want to participate will be given a handful of LEGO blocks, quick instructions and an overview of how projects like this are influenced by science, math, and art.
There will also be plenty of creative LEGO artwork pieces to check out at the site, including the first flag that Scott created – it is a 7’ x 12.5’ US LEGO flag that weighs more than 900 pounds. The colors of the LEGOs were created specifically for the project to make the flag depiction as accurate as possible.
The flag won’t be on display at Centerpoint for long so stop by before June 21st. The Flag will go on tour throughout the state and will be the star attraction at Tempe’s Fourth of July Festival.
And for all of the LEGO-art enthusiasts out there, there are even more ways to get involved! The City of Tempe and the Downtown Tempe Community are hosting a contest for the best interpretation of famous Tempe landmarks (the Mill Ave Bridge, the Hayden Flour Mill, A Mountain, ASU Gammage, etc.) Entries are due to Centerpoint on Mill before 3:00 p.m. on June 20th where they will be judged by a panel of handpicked LEGO dignitaries. Prizes include Fourth of July celebration tickets, Mill Avenue goodie bags, and much more. Visit http://www.bonanzaed.com for more information.