Lego Pit Stop: Where families compete for the fastest time

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Families of Lego lovers around the Lincoln area gathered at the Speedway Motors American Museum of Speed to race for the fastest times.

Participants were given the same Lego Speed Champions Fast & Furious 1970 Dodge Charger Toy Car Building Set.

“We give the kit out and they have some time to build it as the instructions are laid out, then we provide them with upgrade parts,” said coordinator Laura Doolittle.

With 30 minutes on the clock, they could build the set following the included instructions and a few test runs on the track.

After a test run on the track, families were given a physics lesson explaining ways to make the car go faster and further.

“Once they feel like their kits are fast and ready to go they put it on the race table for the double elimination round,” Doolittle said.

20 teams a day are seeded for the double-elimination tournament but everyone still has a chance to win.

“Not just the winner comes away with a prize; as they get double eliminated we give them a raffle ticket, and they raffle off some Lego prize,” Doolittle said.

She said hands-on events like these are becoming more popular at the museum, and they plan to implement more in the future.

“Families love it,” Doolittle said. “They love coming to the museum, the kids love the competition and being able to participate. ”

There will be another 20 participants seeded for Sunday’s race but those looking to learn more about the museum can visit during hours Monday and Friday.

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