March 3, 2024

LEGO my Art Center!

16-year-old's brick-by-brick ode to CTAC Petoskey
By Ross Boissoneau | Sept. 4, 2021

Roldan Grace wanted to give back to the facility that has meant so much to him. So he’s going to build a replica of it using LEGO blocks. Grace, a 16-year-old student at Concord Academy in Petoskey, has participated in numerous programs at Crooked Tree Arts Center, including plays, orchestra, visual arts, and pottery. Using software from the LEGO-owned site BrickLink, he designed a model of the arts center. He then sought donations on GoFundMe to pay for the cost of the 6,000+ pieces needed to build it. The funding was successful, and Grace estimates it will take him around 20 hours to build the replica once he receives all the Lego pieces — roughly a tenth of the time he says it took him to design the digital version on his computer. He hopes to have his Lego creation and a display case finished in time to present them to the arts center later this month.

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