iMake History Fortress LEGO Education Center

Important details

Location: Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 p.m.

Entrance Fee: Entrance to iMake History Fortress comes free with your Fort Santiago ticket: PHP 75.00 (regular), PHP 50.00 (discounted). Discounted rate is for children (<18), senior citizens (≥60), students, persons with disabilities, and government employees. Please bring valid ID. More details here.

About iMake History Fortress

iMake History Fortress LEGO Learning Center is a project by the Intramuros Administration, Felta Multimedia, Inc., and the Royal Danish Embassy Manila. iMake specializes in the exhibition of LEGO models based on historical and cultural landmarks in the Philippines. 

As a learning center, the facility is also an avenue for training the youth as architects, designers, engineers, and creatives using LEGO Education modules as medium. 

The Center was established in 2018. It is the first of its kind in the Philippines. The two-storey colonial building at Baluarte de Santa Barbara in Fort Santiago, which used to serve as a military storage facility and barracks during the Spanish colonial era, was adaptively reused as the home iMake History Fortress.

Exterior of the two-storey building housing the iMake History Fortress. This structure, which dates back to the Spanish colonial era, is part of the Baluarte de Santa Barbara in Fort Santiago. The building was adaptively reused to house the Center.

Ground floor of the Center. This space houses LEGO models based on historic buildings in Intramuros from the Spanish colonial era.

Second floor of the Center. This space features LEGO models based on historic buildings from around the Philippines. The second floor also houses a classroom for LEGO Education training and workshops.

The centerpiece of the iMake History Fortress is a LEGO model of a Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) by LEGO Engineer Lee Magpili. The mechanized wings of this robotic model can flap and move about.


  • April 12, 2023: iMake History Fortress reopens to the public (link).
  • March 5, 2023: New LEGO exhibits (link).
  • July 27, 2022: Notice to the public (link).
  • March 19, 2018: iMake History Fortress LEGO Education Center opens in Intramuros (link).
  • August 4, 2017: IA partners with FELTA for LEGO Education Competition (link)
  • July 7, 2017: Call for Participants: iMake History Fortress Competition (link).

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