Special Event and Art Installation

Built for Blue

Built for Blue is a special art installation at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum.

Two esteemed LEGO® builders meticulously crafted a 5.5’ replica of one of the newly issued U.S. Mint commemorative law enforcement coins. Built of LEGO bricks, this model honors law enforcement officers during National Police Week and beyond.

SUPPORT BUILT FOR BLUE. Your donation of $40 will buy 70 bricks!

Built for My Community


  • Inviting all ages to design a police station that reflects their community using LEGO® bricks
  • Virtual exhibit will engage families at home by sharing photos of their builds, featured on the Museum’s website and social media channels
  • Three age groups: Up to 8 years-old, 9-17 years of age, and 18+
  • A winner will be chosen from each age group
Enter the Contest

Built for Blue Time Lapse Video

Almost 3 weeks to construct over 90,000 LEGO® bricks! Watch it all unfold here!

Built for Blue is 6 feet tall, over 5 feet wide and 5 inches deep, and will be on display in the window of the Museum’s West Pavilion throughout 2021.

The Project
2021 Commemorative Coin


The U.S. Mint’s new commemorative coin with two officers saluting on the front and a folded flag on the back is the inspiration for Built for Blue.

  • Three commemorative coins will benefit the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum
  • These coins are authorized by Congress
  • You can pre order each coin separately or as a set of three at lawmemorial.org/coin
  • Coins will ship beginning May 5, 2021
Mel and Jermaine appeared on the inaugural season of Fox’s LEGO Masters, in 2020.


Melvin Brown

Mel is a retired, 18-year veteran of Seat Pleasant, Maryland Police Department and former head of the Community Services Unit.

He has continued this in his LEGO® journey and is currently spearheading a new youth project that introduces the joy of building with LEGO bricks into the homes of the underprivileged.

Jermaine Gardner

Under his brand, Brix Media Studios, Jermaine’s talents have brought worldwide recognition of his craft to a spectrum of clients. This led to showcasing his abilities on two reality television shows, Fox’s Lego Masters and Food Network’s Buddy vs Christmas.

Help build this special community.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Three Levels to Choose From!

Presenting Sponsor

  • “Presented by” logo recognition on the “Built for Blue” art installation through the end of 2021 and beyond.

K-12 Champion

  • Recognition on “Built for My Community” contest site.
  • Recognition as supporter of K-12 education programs.

Build Supporter

  • Name recognition on “Built for Blue” art installation.

Plus many more benefits!

Email Mary Petto, Senior Director of Corporate Relations, at mpetto@nleomf.org.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse the “Built for Blue” project.

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