Sunday, June 17, 2018

Yekaterinburg to host Builder's Day celebration in Mayakovsky Park

Yekaterinburg will host its annual Builder's Day celebration this year on Saturday on the central avenue in Mayakovsky Central Park.

This year, children will be able to sit in the cockpit of miniature replicas of large industrial machines such as skid steer loaders, excavators and trucks. There will also be a few full-sized excavators on which children can attempt to move multi-ton pieces of rock under the supervision of experienced operators, reports.

One of the featured attractions at this year's Builder's Day celebration will be the raising of a giant telescopic handler machine to up to 65 feet. The telescopic handler that will be displayed at the celebration is one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Later in the day, a drawing competition will be held in which children in attendance can paint pictures of excavators and other heavy duty equipment. The most highly-rated drawings will be hung inside the cockpits of some of the machines during an upcoming construction project, according to

Children will also have the opportunity to interact with life-sized sculptures of their favorite animated characters from such films as "Masha and the Bear," "Madagascar," "Ice Age," "Monsters Inc.," "Cars" and "Kikoriki." The artists who made the sculptures will also be around to teach children how to make their own sculptures out of sand.

Other activities available throughout the day will include Lego model-building, physical activities and slingshot competitions, concluding with a live performance, reports.