Sanjeev Singh showed off the rocket boosters and superheroes on his LEGO creation at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library on Jan. 3.
“I made a U.S. Army battleship, where if they ever need to go in war, they can use this battleship,” Sanjeev, a fourth-grader at Brooklyn Avenue School.
The ship took him several hours to assemble for the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library’s 21st Annual Children’s LEGO Exhibit. He said that he decided to make a battleship with superheroes because he recently got the LEGO Superheroes set in December and decided to make a battleship with it.
His younger brother, Rajiv, also created a battleship that he dubbed “The Mighty Speeder.” It is completed with wings, lights and five rocket boosters.
“I just found these wings and I just thought of making this flying, training thing,” said Rajiv, a second-grader at Brooklyn Avenue School. He then pointed to a device on the side of the ship. “This isa jaw to drop down and protect them,” he said.
Their ships are on display through February at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library along with ten other LEGO works from residents between the ages of 3 and 30-years-old for the library’s LEGO Exhibit. The original creations had to be no more than 9 inches deep or 36 inches wide so that they could fit into the display cases.
“By the end of [December], the whole case was full with their works,” said Mamie Eng, the director of the library.
The creators did not have a theme that they needed to follow, so creations ranged from 16-year-old Bryon Phillip’s city scene to 8-year-old Alexis Sepulveda’s house. All of the participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement after the display ends on Feb. 3.