Pharrell Eliu, five, of Redbank Plains with a Lego airplane at Toyworld in Redbank Plaza.
Pharrell Eliu, five, of Redbank Plains with a Lego airplane at Toyworld in Redbank Plaza. David Nielsen

Top Lego builder sought

IT is a toy that has been a childhood favourite for generations of kids and now Lego is set to take one lucky winner all the way to California.

Lego Australia, in conjunction with Toyworld stores, is searching for the nation’s best Lego builder as part of the national Lego building competition.

Now in its second year, the competition sees Australian children creating and constructing a Lego model for the chance to win a family trip to Legoland in California.

Redbank Toyworld co-manager Sandra Nixon said those entering the competition had to build a Lego model, take a photo of it and present it with a completed entry form in store.

“You are only limited by your imagination,” Ms Nixon said.

Entries can be submitted to any Toyworld store from April 1 to April 30.

Certified Lego professional Ryan McNaught encouraged children to start building now, ready to be entered when the competition opens in April.

“I suggest children take inspiration for models around them, from the world they live in, TV shows and books they have read,” he said.

“Building something different and unique is the way to go.”

The grand prize winner will receive return flights to Los Angeles for four people, five nights accommodation in the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, admission for four people to the Legoland theme park for four days, and $1500 spending money.

There will also be the chance to win store prizes of $50 or state prizes of $100.

All entrants will receive a junior Lego master builder certificate.

 

Lego Tips:

Make things that you really like. Models are always better when you really love what you’re building.

Include things that move. Have trapdoors, sections that open and things that spin to make them playable.

Get colourful. Use different colours. Use them in unusual ways.



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