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Construction Set (Arts & Crafts: Construction Set)

March 25, 2020

Youth are asked to create an exhibit from any type of materials, from Lego, K-Nex, Construx, Erector, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Duplo Blocks, Craft Sticks and much more. Models will be judged on workmanship, appropriateness for age and creativity.

For Judging and Check-in information, consult the current 4-H Catalog.

Project Requirements:

  1. Completed record sheet must be turned in by the established and posted date.
  2. Project is organized into three divisions:
    1. Beginner (Grades 3-5)
    2. Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
    3. Advanced (Grades 9-12)
  3. Each 4-H’er must provide a label (attached with string) with the 4-H members’ name, club, grade and division on it, and each article of the Model should be labeled with name of exhibitor.
  4. Exhibits may be of any design and made with items such as Legos, K-Nex, Construx, Erector, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Duplo Blocks, Craft Sticks, etc. Blocks may be glued together, but is not mandatory.
  5. Exhibit must be no taller than 24” high and must rest on a sturdy base which is no more than 24” square.
  6. Members should construct a more advanced project each year.
  7. Models will be judged on workmanship, appropriateness for age, creativity and completed record sheet.
  8. Premiums and Grand Champions will be determined by the method stated in the Adams County 4-H Governing Rules under the General Project Rules section.

Exhibit Requirements:

Beginner-Grades 3-5

  1. Construct and exhibit structure, construction set or character (animal, person, statue, etc.) that you created.
    1. Kits are recommended in the beginner division, however not required.

Intermediate-Grades 6-8

  1. Construct and exhibit a structure, scene, or some form of transportation (car, plane, train, etc.) or something similar that you created.
    1. Strive to use your creativity and design your construction set project.
    2. Kits are not recommended in the Intermediate Division.

Senior-Grades 9-12

  1. Construct and exhibit a scene with a minimum of two related objects that you created.
    1. Examples may include Tractor on a Farm Scene, Space Shuttle with Lunar Module, etc.)
    2. Incorporate moveable or motorized parts in this Senior Division.



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