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Block City 2016

Block City
We provide the blocks; you provide the imagination!

On Saturday, July 23, Illinois Institute of Technology is once again hosting Block City, a fun-filled event for children and their families. Using over 40,000 LEGO bricks, participants will build a city of LEGOs that spans the floor of Hermann Hall. See more information and register here, and view pictures from previous years’ Block City on our Facebook Page. This event is open to the public and free of charge, but advance registration is required. Please note that seating is limited, so please plan to sit on the floor to build.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

9 a.m-Noon | General session #1
1–4 p.m. | General session #2

Hermann Hall (note that this is a different location from last year)
3241 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Transportation options and driving directions

RSVP by Monday, July 18, 2016
Register here
Contact: Lauren Shelby: 312.567.5030 |

Each family must sign a participation waiver form for all participants under the age of 18. Please print and complete the form ahead of time and bring it with you to the event to expedite your check-in process.

Complimentary parking is available in lots B5 and A4 and D-lots.

IIT Alumni, register for an exclusive breakfast with early access to LEGOs beginning at 8 a.m.!

"Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning." - Diane Ackerman, American poet


This event is brought to you by the IIT Alumni Association, the Mies van der Rohe Society, and the Office of Student Access, Success, and Diversity Initiatives.