“Tesla’s LEGO® Challenge” Gives Isolated People around the World a Creative, Educational Boost with $2,000 to Best Replicas of Wardenclyffe, Nikola Tesla’s Famed Lab

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Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) launches “Tesla’s LEGO® Challenge.” The program motivates people of all ages who are isolated during the COVID-19 crisis to build a LEGO replica of Wardenclyffe, the only existing laboratory of famed inventor Nikola Tesla.

“Tesla’s LEGO Challenge is part of our rollout of virtual programs to help amuse and motivate youth and adults who are in need meaningful stimulation. It’s a project the whole family can enjoy and bond over.” Marc Alessi, Executive Director at TSCW

Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) launched “Tesla’s LEGO® Challenge,” an online program to provide people of all ages who are isolated during the COVID-19 crisis with a motivating project: to build a LEGO replica of Wardenclyffe, the only existing laboratory of famed inventor Nikola Tesla.

Participants can enter as a Youth (ages 12 and under), Teen (ages 13 to 17), or Adult (ages 18 and up) category by submitting a photo or video of their Wardenclyffe replica built from LEGO or other similar blocks. Submissions will be displayed in a virtual gallery on TSCW’s website where people around the world can vote on the best replica of Wardenclyffe. The Youth and Teen entrants with the most votes will each receive $500 and the Adult entrant with the most votes will receive $1,000. The program runs through April 2020, with a submission deadline of April 30. Voting runs from May 1 to May 7, with winners announced on May 10.

“Tesla's LEGO Challenge” is designed to energize youth and adults to pull out their LEGO sets or building blocks and create a replica of Wardenclyffe. Globally, Wardenclyffe carries immense historic and cultural significance. It stands as the last laboratory of Tesla, one of history’s most influential inventors. Wardenclyffe was designed by renowned architect Stanford White and featured an 18-story wireless transmitting tower that is recognizable around the world as a symbol of innovation and technological progress.

“Nikola Tesla worked to change the world with his inventions, and in return the world saved his Wardenclyffe Lab in a crowdfund made up of 33,000 donors from 108 countries and all 50 US states. As a thank you, we are accelerating virtual programs and offering many of them free to all from our website,” said Marc Alessi, Executive Director at TSCW. “Tesla’s LEGO Challenge is part of our rollout of virtual programs to help amuse and motivate youth and adults who are in need meaningful stimulation. It’s a project the whole family can enjoy and bond over.”
To enter and get more details on “Tesla’s LEGO Challenge,” go to: teslasciencecenter.org/teslas-lego-challenge

About Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe
TSCW is a non-profit 501(c) organization with a mission to establish a global center at the site of Nikola Tesla’s only remaining laboratory that will preserve, restore, and advance Tesla’s legacy of invention and perseverance through education and innovation. For more information, contact TSCW at (631) 886-2632 or info@teslasciencecenter.org or go to http://www.teslasciencecenter.org.

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