World’s Largest Fleet Of Model Ships — Made Entirely Of LEGOS — To Dock In Philadelphia This September
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There’s a unique exhibit coming to the City of Brotherly Love this September.
The world’s largest collection of LEGO model ships is expected to arrive at the Independence Seaport Museum on Sept. 6th.
It’s called TEACH FLEET, and its purpose is to get LEGO-loving kids excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
More than 120 model ships make up the collection, and they were all created from scratch by Wilbert McKinley, a well-regarded former ship designer.
McKinley reportedly did not use any kits or instructions to help build the fleet, which consists of everything from tug boats to aircraft carriers.
What’s more, each ship is named for an Asian, African American or Hispanic woman who has made a valuable contribution to STEM.
According to the Independence Seaport Museum, the exhibit will be on display during Pennsylvania Coast Day, a festival that raises awareness about marine conservation. Other activities for children and their families to enjoy include knot-tying, face-painting, a model ship regatta, fireboat tours and boat rentals.
And if you plan to head to the museum to see the LEGO ships, you actually have two days to do so. The fleet will be on display on both Sept. 6th and 7th.
For more information, visit: www.phillyseaport.org.