Model building is competitive
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.toyworld.co.nz or visit any Toyworld store for more details.