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Cool LEGO Creations
nature and fun
LEGO exhibit currently on
display at Powell Gardens!
The “Nature Connects”
LEGO show has 27 sculptures
designed by New York artist Sean
Kenny. He used 500,000 LEGO
bricks for his creations.
Visitors to the exhibit can walk
under an 8-foot-tall hummingbird, stand in the
middle of a 7-foot rose, come nose-to-nose with a
5-foot tiger swallowtail butterﬂy and see an oversized Japanese koi ﬁsh leap out of the water beside
huge lilypads ﬂoating in a pond. The largest sculpture is a mother bison made from more than 45,000
colorful LEGO bricks.
“This exhibit is a fun way to help our visitors learn
more about the complex and amazing network that
interconnects all living things on Earth,” says Eric
Tschanz, Powell Garden president and executive
director. “Just as LEGO bricks connect together to
create something fun, colorful and intricate, so does
Powell Gardens is located at 1609 NW Highway 50
in Kingsville. The garden is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
daily through September. The LEGO exhibit is included
in the general admission price of $10 for adults; seniors,
$9; children 5-12, $4; 4 and under, free.
For more information about the gardens and future
exhibits, go to www.powellgardens.org or call 816-6972600.
A little LEGO history
photos courtesy of Powell Gardens
This rabbit and fox are just two of the LEGO creations
on display at Powell Gardens in Kingsville. This
amazing display runs through Sept. 29.
he LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole
Kirk Kristiansen. The creative business, based in
Denmark, has been passed down through the
Kristiansen family and is now run by grandson Kjeld
Kristiansen and his children.
The name “LEGO” is an abbreviation of two Danish
words, “LEg GOdt,” meaning “play well.”
The LEGO brick in its present design was created
in 1958 and will ﬁt any LEGOs you buy today. The
combination of colorful, interlocking blocks can be put
together in thousands of forms — it’s just a matter of
the maker’s imagination.
• There are 52 LEGO brick colors
• There are about 2,300 various pieces in the LEGO
• There are 20 billion LEGO pieces made each year
• LEGO says that out of every million bricks made
only 18 will be rejected due to a defect
Do you know a youth, age 15 or under, who’s doing something cool as a hobby or little business? Tell us about them!
Send your e-mail to email@example.com. You might see them on a future Just4Kids page.
hand at my
word watch. It’s easy.
I’ll list three words for
you to ﬁnd. Read the
stories in Rural Missouri
and look for the words.
When you ﬁnd them,
send me a note telling
me the stories where
you found the words,
what each word means
as it’s used in the story and your age.
If you get all the words right, your name
goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy
Bear drawstring backpacks! We’ll pick up to ﬁve
winners each month. Send your answers to:
Buddy Bear’s Word Watch
P. O. Box 1645
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Entries must be received by Sept. 10.
Kids, please wait a month before re-entering
— and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15.
Entries must be written by the youth, please.
Can you ﬁnd this month’s words?
Due to our coloring contest page last month,
we don’t have Word Watch winners this
month. Make sure to enter next month!
DId you know? Laid end to end, the
number of LEGO bricks sold each year would
reach around the world more than ﬁve times!
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - September 2013
Rural Missouri - September 2013
Scorching the border
Blasts from the past
Out of the Way Eats
Mowing down the competition
Hearth and Home
A place for Pershing
Rural Missouri - September 2013
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