Model build­ing is com­pet­i­tive

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Par­ents in Mata­mata look­ing for fun, ex­cit­ing and chal­leng­ing ac­tiv­i­ties these Easter school hol­i­days can en­cour­age their chil­dren to en­ter the Na­tional Lego Build­ing Competition.

Lego New Zealand, in con­junc­tion with Toy­world stores, is search­ing for the nation’s best Lego builder, with en­tries ac­cepted in Toy­world stores dur­ing April.

Now in its eighth year, the competition gives New Zealand chil­dren the op­por­tu­nity to use their creativ­ity and imag­i­na­tion to build the Lego model of their dreams for the chance to win a fam­ily trip to Le­goland Cal­i­for­nia.

‘‘The na­tional Lego build­ing competition is a great ac­tiv­ity for kids to par­tic­i­pate in these school hol­i­days,’’ Lego cer­ti­fied pro­fes­sional Ryan McNaught said. ‘‘ Lego is both fun and ed­u­ca­tional; it en­cour­ages chil­dren to keep their minds ac­tive while they are away from school.

‘‘ The competition pro­vides kids with the chance to use their cre­ative skills to come up with the best model pos­si­ble.

‘‘I sug­gest they take inspiration for their mod­els from all around them, from the world they live in, TV shows and the books they have read,’’ Mr McNaught said. ‘‘Build­ing the per­fect model will pro­vide hours of en­ter­tain­ment.

‘‘To get their model just right they should not just build one thing but build lots of dif­fer­ent things and then choose their favourite one to en­ter,’’ he said.

All chil­dren in­ter­ested in en­ter­ing are re­quired to build a Lego model, take a photo of the model and present it with a com­pleted en­try form to a Toy­world store.

En­tries can be sub­mit­ted to any Toy­world store un­til April 30, 2011 and will be on dis­play for the du­ra­tion of the competition.

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

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

All en­trants will re­ceive a Ju­nior Lego Mas­ter Builder Cer­tifi­cate. Start build­ing now. Visit www.toy­ or visit any Toy­world store for more de­tails.

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