Last Saturday we completed another fantastic LEGO-building competition, our 17th to be precise! As always, it was tons of loud, chaotic fun. Put 50 kids (plus parents) together with boxes and boxes of LEGO, and they get pretty excited, apparently. Weird, huh?
This year’s theme was “What if YOU were a Whistler bear?” and all of the participants were encouraged to build their designs from a bear’s perspective, whatever that means. The designs were awesome; creative, thoughtful, and often hilarious too! Of course, this was a competition, with professional (kinda) judges and tons of prizes. As difficult as it was, some winners had to be decided. Here they are:
3) Patrick Reid
We would also like to thank the many sponsors who donated prizes. The level of support we get from the community for this event is truly great, so a huge thanks to: Armchair Books, Blenz Coffee, Bricks 4 Kidz, Caramba! Restaurante, COWS, Creekbread, Earls, Fathom Stone Art Gallery & Studio, Fun for Kids Clothing & Accessories, Lush, Marketplace IGA, Meadow Park Sports Centre, Metropolitan Theatres, Prior Skis & Snowboards, The Adventure Group, The Old Spaghetti Factory, and Whoola Toys.
And of course we would like to thank our Judges for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and judge all the wonderful LEGO creations. Isobel MacLaurin, long time Whistler resident, artist and supporter of the museum, and Quinn Bender, newly appointed editor for the Whistler Question (as well as Museum Programs Manager Jeff Slack). Last but certainly not least, thanks to Alison Hunter for once again supplying the Duplo for the 5 and under category, and Wayne Flann for contributing even more LEGO to the Museum’s already prodigious supply!
Hope to see you next year at #18!
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