Forget the Legos. Use Cans. Canstruction at the National Building Museum

The National Building Museum

The National Building Museum

The Washington Architectural Foundation has come up with a triple threat. They entertain us, expose kids to building and feed DC’s hungry all at the same time.

Canstruction is a nationwide competition. Teams of architects, engineers, and designers come together to build whimsical structures out of stacks of cans. Judges who are professionals in the related fields jury the sculptures in the amusing categories such at “best meal”, “most cans”, and “best use of labels” etc. If you want to add your can-did opinion, bring a can of food and drop it in the box next to your favorite for a Peoples Choice award.  The awards ceremony will held on November 30 at 12:00. All cans are donated to the Capital Area Food Bank when the exhibit is over.

This year’s theme is Transportation. Imagination abounds as you will see in the following photos.

I think I can, I think I can

I think I can, I think I can

Can 2 Go

Can 2 Go

Can-estoga Wagon

Can-estoga Wagon

NASCAN 88

NASCAN 88

The Magic School Bus

The Magic School Bus

The Flux CANpacitor

The Flux CANpacitor (Back to the Future)

Like An Octopus on Roller Skates

Like An Octopus on Roller Skates

Duck Hunger

Duck Hunger

Ameri-CAN Bistro

Ameri-CAN Bistro

CAN-nook Chopper To The Rescue

CAN-nook Chopper To The Rescue

The Mayflower - Voyage To End Hunger

The Mayflower – Voyage To End Hunger

Dulles: 2 Pringles to Paradise

Dulles: 2 Pringles to Paradise

The Yellow Submarine

The Yellow Submarine

Detail of The Yellow Submarine with John, Paul, Ringo and George - The Beatles

Detail of The Yellow Submarine with George, Paul, George and Ringo – The Beatles

 

So if you are looking for a smile to uplift your day, head over to the National Building Museum and enjoy the Canstructions. Take the kids too. They are intrigued and delighted. But hurry. Canstruction will only be up until November 30, 2015.

The National Building Museum is located at 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 272-2448. Click here to see hours and admission prices.

 

 

 

 

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