LEGO in the Village!

This past weekend we had a great time building LEGO in Olympic Plaza! We had tons of visitors who sought the shade of our tents and built some amazing creations.

This builder was inspired by pictures we put up of some creations at LEGO Land, and built a very impressive bee! Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

We have to give congratulations to the builder above, who actually stuck to the theme and built this impressive bee. Most of us (including the staff) didn’t really adhere to the ‘Natural History’ theme, but there were a few impressive ‘Natural History’ creations amongst all of the other amazing and creative things that people built. Our LEGO expert, Keith Reed, built a bear and a lady bug!

A lady bug built by our LEGO expert, Keith Reed. Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

Whistler and Blackcomb from Alta Lake. Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

There were many creative uses of LEGO, including 2D pictures, 3D structures, and a LOT of spaceships, pirate ships, cars, and airplanes. We had kids, teenagers, moms, dads, grandparents; we had people from France, India, the UK, and all over the world. Amongst a variety of people, one thing was clear: everyone loves LEGO! One of my favourite moments was when a I over heard a young boy say “Dad, I’m hot, can we go?” His father replied, “Hold on, just let me finish building this.”

Thanks to our LEGO experts, Keith and Jessica, our volunteer Kelly (and also Josh and Lucas), and the Whistler Arts Council, for helping to make our village LEGO event such a success!

‘Whistler Museum and Archive Society’! Thumbs up! Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

We have a lot of LEGO… Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

Writing with LEGO is a pretty clever idea! Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

Safety first when playing with LEGO! Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

A girl works on a treed scene. She claimed she wasn’t building, but was just helping her Dad. Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

Even Museum Staff couldn’t resist breaking with the ‘Natural History’ theme – I made a hamburger!

Kyle Yuen from the Visitor Information Centre made an impressive Canadian flag. Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

Kelly Paton with a fire breathing dragon. Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

Pirates are always a popular LEGO theme. Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

Allyn Pringle built this house, which took on many forms during the weekend. This boy used it as a pot for stirring LEGO. Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

This boy took on the house with his sister, and turned it into a pirate house. Photo by Robyn Goldsmith.

We’re getting excited for our LEGO competition on August 25th! Keep an eye out for our upcoming ads and don’t miss this year’s event!

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