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LEGO student design competition

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is calling on Victorian students to express their architectural and artistic flair for the chance to have their school constructed in LEGO.

To enter the competition, students are required to submit a visual representation of their school building in the form of a drawing, painting, model, sculpture or digital design.

The winning design will be recreated in LEGO by Master Builder Dave Holder (pictured) and will be showcased in MINILAND, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre’s LEGO brick replica of Melbourne made up of 1.5 million LEGO bricks and 3000 Minifigures. The LEGO building will then be presented to the winning school to keep.

“We’re looking forward to seeing entries featuring a diverse range of school buildings from all over Victoria. I’ll be selecting the winning design based on creativity and artistic interpretation and the effort the young designer puts in. I’ll then get to work building the LEGO replica, which will be built to the same scale as a LEGO Minifigure,” said Mr Holder.

Students and teachers from the winning class will receive a free education workshop at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre where they can help put the finishing touches on their school building. All students from the winning year level will receive a free school excursion to the indoor play centre. The student who submits the winning design will also receive $100 worth of LEGO products.

As Melbourne’s only indoor LEGO play centre, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre offers hands-on activities for preschool and primary school children that reinforce concepts in science, mathematics, language and arts while building collaboration, creativity and problem solving skills.

Mr Holder runs the school excursion program, which is aligned with the national curriculum. “Our aim is to encourage learning by doing and foster exploration, discovery and experimentation. We run interactive workshops for preschools and schools; where kids build, experiment, tell stories and take part in creative challenges. Our programs are designed to be fun but also to encourage social, cognitive and physical development,” he said.

To enter the competition, students need to send a photo or copy of their submission to Entries close at 7pm on 26 March 2019.

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