Before there was STE(A)M there was LEGO and it’s just as relevant today as it has been for 60 years; when kids play with LEGO they’re creating, designing and engineering and the latest LEGOLAND Discovery Centre competition is continuing with that tradition.
The Centre is calling on school students to express their architectural and artistic flair for the chance to have their school constructed in LEGO.
Students must create a visual representation of their campus to enter the competition, where they’ll also go into the draw to win an excursion, education workshop and LEGO prize pack. Students can submit a drawing, painting, model, sculpture or digital design.
“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 Dave Holder, Master Builder at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.
The LEGO model 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 on display.
Students and teachers from the winning class will receive a free education workshop at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre where they can help Dave put the finishing touches on their school building. All students from the whole winning year level will receive a free school excursion to the indoor play centre. The student who submits the winning design will receive $100 worth of LEGO products.
At the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne 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,” said Dave.
To enter the competition, students need to send a photo or copy of their submission to Melbourne@LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.com.au. Entries close at 7pm on 26 March 2019.
For further information about LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, visit: www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.com.au
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