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    Scouting for Bricks returns to Leesburg

    Following a successful inaugural event, Scouting for Bricks, a world class LEGO fan event sponsored by Purcellville Boy Scout Troop 39, will return to Leesburg this weekend.

    Last year the troop, in an effort to raise funds for camp-outs and activities, drew over 2,600 visitors to Heritage High School and caught the attention of top name LEGO-related vendors and exhibitors from as far away as California.

    Set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3-4, this year's event will boast more than 30,000-square-feet of LEGO-related exhibits and merchandise.
    The venue features an extensive play area with tens of thousands of LEGO and DUPLO blocks. The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club will have an entire city built of LEGOs replete with skyscrapers and fast moving trains on display.

    Ashburn Robotics will host a robotic scrimmage on May 3. The Great Ball Contraption, a YouTube sensation, will display mesmerizing feats of engineering and ingenuity. Back by popular acclaim are the live Star Wars Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion who will be roaming the exhibit halls.

    Tickets are $5 per person and available only at the door.

    “Many of the boys in our troop are LEGO fanatics who frequently exhibit at and attend regional brick fairs, so we got the idea of hosting our own as a way for the boys to earn funds to cover camping equipment and activities.” Senior Patrol Leader Joel Eager, 16, said. “The whole troop completely enjoyed Scouting for Bricks 2013, so we’re very excited for this year’s. Both the scout and adult leadership have worked very hard to make sure it’s an even bigger success than last year.”

    For more information visit http://www.scoutingforbricks.com.

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