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Annual LEGO Build Benefits Summit Historical Society

Kimberly A. Bolognini

Monday, February 4, 2013 • 7:04am

SUMMIT, NJ - Coldwell Banker sponsored the 8th Annual LEGO Build benefiting the Summit Historical Society on Sunday afternoon at Washington School.

Lori Dahl, who is an agent with Coldwell Banker and also a member of the Summit Historical Society explained that each group of participants chose which downtown Summit landmark they would like to replicate with LEGOs, and when completed, it would get placed onto the large map of downtown created by Architect Steven Schwartz.

Dahl said that each participating family donated $25 which went to the Summit Historical Society.

“There is such an extensive amount of people that ocme year after year to this event,” Dahl said.

She added that each year more people are in attendance than the last because word has spread around town about the event.

“The best part about it is watching everyone interact as its all tying around historical Summit,” Dahl said.

First time attendee Lisa Betz and her family said they decided to attend the event so they could share a fun family activity together. They chose to replicate the Connection for Women and Families.

“It took us about 1.5 hours and was more challenging than expected,” Betz said. “We definitely had a good time and would like to come back next year.”

Doug Robinson and his son, Clint, teamed up with Taonei  Musha and son, Kenan, to build the Church of St. Teresa.

The boys explained that their favorite part was being able to be creative.

“It was hard to get started, but after we did, everything fell into place,” Doug said.

Toanei added that after attending for the first time, he and his son would “absolutely” come back next year.

“We had a lot of fun while being able to spend time with friends and really testing our minds,” Musha said.

Musha said that after the event, the four planned on driving by the actual church to compare and contrast the replica to the building.

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