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LEGO, Philippine history merge in new Intramuros exhibit

Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 31 2018 02:31 PM

LEGO fans and history buffs now have a go-to place in the Philippines: the walled city of Intramuros, Manila. 

The Intramuros Administration, in partnership with the Royal Danish Embassy and Felta Multimedia Inc., opened last March 19 the "iMake History Fortress" at the Baluarte de Santa Barbara, Fort Santiago, which houses the winners of the iMake History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition. 

Twelve schools joined the competition and submitted scale models of Philippine landmarks made of LEGO bricks. 

Students of University of Santo Tomas (UST) won first place and the Most Innovative award with their Lourdes Church and Convent scale model. They took home P50,000. 

Don Bosco Technical College students won second place and P30,000 with their scale model of the Recoletos Church. 

National University placed third and won P20,000 with their scale model of Sto. Domingo Church.

According to Intramuros Administration, iMake History Fortress is the "first history-based LEGO Education center in the world." 

Intramuros Administration says Baluarte de Santa Barbara "will serve as a venue for visitors especially the youth for them to discover how LEGO materials can be used as model for architecture/building, early engineering, history, and incorporating computer programming such as the Philippine eagle on display made from Lego materials with robotics." 

Except for the winners of the iMake History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition, the exhibit displays will change every 6 months. It will feature other learning modules and activities when it is fully operational in May 2018. 

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For inquiries, please call the Intramuros Visitors Center at 527 2961 or emailintramuros.tourism@gmail.com.

A LEGO replica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes made by students from the University of Santo Tomas on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A LEGO replica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes made by students from the University of Santo Tomas on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A LEGO replica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes made by students from the University of Santo Tomas on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

 A LEGO replica of the Iglesia de San Nicolas de Tolentino or the Recoletos Church made by students from the Don Bosco Technical College on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

 A LEGO replica of the Iglesia de San Nicolas de Tolentino or the Recoletos Church made by students from the Don Bosco Technical College on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

 A LEGO replica of the Iglesia de San Nicolas de Tolentino or the Recoletos Church made by students from the Don Bosco Technical College on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

  A LEGO replica of the Santo Domingo Church made by students from the National University on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

 A LEGO replica of the Santo Domingo Church made by students from the National University on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

  A LEGO replica of the Santo Domingo Church made by students from the National University on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

  A LEGO replica of the Manila Cathedral made by students from the Columban College on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

  A LEGO replica of the Manila Cathedral made by students from the Columban College on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

  A LEGO replica of the Manila Cathedral made by students from the Columban College on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

 A LEGO replica of the Ayuntamiento de Manila made by students from the University of Baguio on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

 A LEGO replica of the Ayuntamiento de Manila made by students from the University of Baguio on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

 A LEGO replica of the Ayuntamiento de Manila made by students from the University of Baguio on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A LEGO replica of the Iglesia De San Francisco made by students from the Surigao State College of Technology on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A LEGO replica of the Iglesia De San Francisco made by students from the Surigao State College of Technology on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

 A LEGO replica of the Aduana Building made by students from the College of St. Benilde on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

 A LEGO replica of the Aduana Building made by students from the College of St. Benilde on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

 A LEGO replica of the Aduana Building made by students from the College of St. Benilde on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A LEGO replica of the Palacio Del Gobernador made by students from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A LEGO replica of the Palacio Del Gobernador made by students from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News