Newcastle Museum LEGO exhibition clicks with all ages

LEGO is the word at Newcastle Museum these school holidays.

The theme is ancient Rome, with an exhibition showcasing the world's biggest LEGO model of the Colosseum.

The museum's public programs manager Samantha Willcox said there was "something for everyone".

LEGO can be "a great educational tool" to teach kids maths, science and design, Ms Willcox said.

Kids can show off their skills and get creative on Easter Monday, April 21, between 10am and noon at the LEGO tables.

Those with a more adventurous streak can enter the LEGO Newy competition, where the challenge is to design and create a building of the future out of LEGO.

Applications close on Thursday, April 24, with delivery and judging of works on Saturday, April 26.

The winner will receive an iPad mini thanks to the Newcastle division of the Australian Institute of Architects.

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