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IN PHOTOS: History meets LEGO at the iMake History Fortress

Last March 19, the Intramuros Administration in collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy and FELTA Multi-media, Inc., celebrated the soft opening of the iMake History Fortress with a tour of the learning center and the awarding of the iMake History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition winners.

Located at Baluarte De Santa Barbara in Fort Santiago, the iMake History Fortress was created as an avenue for the youth to explore their ingenuity in architecture, engineering, history, and computer programming. Through the center’s adaptive training courses using LEGO bricks, kids and teens alike will be able to increase their understanding of these academic fields with creativity and innovation.   

With Baluarte De Santa Barbara as the venue, the younger generation will also be further immersed into the rich culture of Intramuros. With models from the iMake History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition, the younger generation will be able to better appreciate the beauty of Philippine history.

Take a look at the festivities of the soft opening and what you can expect from the iMake History Fortress:

Atty. Guiller Asido of the Intramuros Administration welcomes guests to the soft opening of the iMake History Fortress. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
Department of Tourism Secretary, Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo shares a few opening remarks about the iMake History Fortress. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
H.E. Jan Top Christensen of the Embassy of Denmark explains how the iMake History Fortress can benefit young Filipino innovators of today. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
Territory Manager-Philippines of LEGO Education, Brian Dam gives guests an insight as to how LEGO education works in today’s learning environment. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
President and CEO of FELTA Multi-media Inc., Mylene Abiva closes the welcome greeting portion of the program with an introduction into the awards ceremony of the iMake History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
Representatives from the sponsoring agencies and companies gather onstage to award the winners of the iMake History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
This group of students from the University of Sto. Tomas pose with Congresswoman Cristal Bagatsing as they accept the Most Innovative Award. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
The same group of students from the University of Sto.Tomas also won the first place prize for their LEGO scale model of the Lourdes Church. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
Representatives from the sponsoring agencies and companies huddle together to cut the ribbon. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
One of the installations in the iMake History Fortress is this scale model of Paco Park. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
Students and members of the media were impressed by the detail of this Haring Ibon LEGO model. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
The miniature version of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) exists at the iMake History Fortress. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
Every little detail of the Malacañang Palace was considered when this LEGO model was made. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
Even a small security LEGO figure was placed on top of the Malacañang Palace model. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
This LEGO model of the Iglesia De Sto. Domingo Church won third place at the Make History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
This picturesque display of the Barasoain Church had guests in awe at how creative the youth can be nowadays. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
The third place winning group from National University pose with their creation for the iMake History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
The second place winning group from the Don Bosco Technical College pose with their Recoletos Church model for the iMake History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net
The first place winning group from the University of Sto. Tomas poses with their Lourdes Church model for the iMake History Fortress Architecture Scale Model Competition. Photo taken by Carlo Janairo/INQUIRER.net

The iMake History Fortress learning center is expected to be fully operational in April or May 2018. Once operational, the public may visit the learning center every day from 8 am to 6 pm. Entrance to the learning center is free and the only fee visitors must pay is the entrance fee to Fort Santiago.   

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