Building Princeton

Date(s) - April 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Updike Farmstead
354 Quaker Road

LEGO versions of PJs Pancake House, Bainbridge House, and the Garden Theatre.

Visualize the town and campus as you’ve never seen them before! Working from photographs, teams recreate iconic Princeton structures out of LEGO building blocks. Choose among more than 50 historic structures, famous residences, community buildings, and houses of worship to construct a scale model. When complete, models are placed on a 30-foot map of Princeton, providing an amazing aerial view.

Fun for all ages, Building Princeton is designed to increase awareness of the town’s rich architectural heritage. Teams can include up to 4 people, with at least one adult per group. Led by architect Stephen W. Schwartz from Building Blocks Workshops, LLC, this event is featured in other cities, including Montclair, Morristown, and Summit. 

At the conclusion of the program, each team will receive a copy of “The Princeton Architectural Treasure Hunt Map” and are encouraged to explore town and find the real buildings.

Please arrive at 2:30 PM to select your building. Bring at least one container to hold loose LEGO pieces. (LEGO bricks are provided.)

HSP thanks the following sponsors for making this event possible: 



Bookings are closed for this event.