'Build the City: Minecraft Madness' to be held at Hampton History Museum

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- The Hampton History Museum will be hosting an event where you will get to help build a large-scale model of Downtown Hampton. The project will be a part of a free family event the museum is hosting called "Build the City: Minecraft Madness." 

The event will occur on Saturday, March 11. It will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the the Hampton History Museum. 

The event is based on the popular videogame Minecraft, in which players build constructions out of cubes. In this event, the children will be able to participate in a construction of Downtown Hampton using boxes, which will resemble the cubes used in Minecraft to build houses and other structures. Other recyclables, construction paper, chalk, and paint will be also be used. 

No prior knowledge of the videogame is needed to volunteer, or participate, the museum just asks that people bring a positive attitude and a desire to inspire children's creativity. 

Thousands of LEGOs will be on hand to help create buildings and other large structures. 

The "Build the City" event will be free and open to the public, however admission to the museum's exhibit galleries will cost $1. 

For more information on the event, please call Museum Educator Kris Peters at (757) 727-6838. 

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