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2017 LEGO Building Competition

The competition is sold out for this year! This year marks the 21st annual Building Competition with LEGO bricks. It is open for children under 15 and there are many great prizes to be won! Children are given 45 minutes to create something in their best interpretation of the theme. This year’s theme is “Imagination Transportation”, to showcase how much transportation has changed in the 150 years since Canada’s Confederation. After the time is up, our judges will choose the top three children from each age group to win special prizes. You don’t worry about winning, because every child will walk away with a goody bag full of fun stuff!

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Transportation has always been a crucial factor in history, affecting who visits a place, who stays, and how people live. Every major period in Whistler’s history developed alongside changes to Whistler’s links with the outside world. 150 years ago, the only way to get to Whistler was through the Pemberton Trail, which was winding and dangerous. When pioneers first began making the trek to the valley, about 100 years ago, it took three days. The first day would be spend on a steamboat from Vancouver to Squamish, followed by a three day journey on foot to get to Whistler. After that came the train, and since then cars, bikes, water-planes and many other methods of transportation have made their way into the valley. This year’s theme, therefore, is going to showcase transportation! Old or new, real or imaginary, show us what you think would be the best way to get around. Maybe you think everyone should do as they did back in 1914 and take the train everywhere they go. Otherwise, maybe in your fantasy world, the streets are filled with snow and everyone gets along with skis and snowboards. From horses to spaceships, or even to riding lions, let your imagination run wild!

This year the event will be taking place on August 5th in Florence Petersen Park from 2pm-4pm. 

It is $10 per child, to register please call us at 604-932-2019 or email our Program Coordinator at programcoord@whistlermuseum.org.

We have great prizes from Armchair books, Cows, Escape!, The Great Glass Elevator, and Meadow Park Sports Centre, just to name a few. 

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LEGO Comp 2016 Recap

This past Saturday, we were once again overjoyed to welcome a horde of excited children to the museum as we hosted our 20th annual LEGO-building competition. We had wonderful summer weather, so held it outside at Florence Peteresen Park, a decision that everyone seemed happy about.

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This year’s theme was “What connects you to Whistler?” Although some competitors built railways and cars in a literal interpretation of the theme, we weren’t surprised that most designs ended up portraying the children’s favourite past times and activities, things like skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, even zip-lining.

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Winner of the 12+ category at yesterday’s LEGO competition was this zip line (it actually worked, too). Unbeknownst to him, 1st prize included a zip line tour with Ziptrek.

 

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Judge Jack Crompton checking out some of the creations at the 6-8 table.

The final results were as follows:

Ages 5 and under:

  1. Kirra Jamieson
  2. John Martindale
  3. Elliot Durham

Ages 6-8:

  1. Isaac Purcell
  2. Hunter Guthrie
  3. Jake Dean

Ages 9-11:

  1. Kenta Okochi
  2. Sydney Guthrie
  3. Zach Durnin

Ages 12 & up:

  1. William Davies
  2. Colin Clark
  3. Harley Dundas
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Waiting to find out the winners.

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A bunny tower from the Duplo table.

 

Big thanks to our judges: Municipal Councillor Jack Crompton, Cathryn Atkinson from Pique Newsmagazine, Jeanette Bruce from the Whistler Public Library, and the Whistler Museum’s own Michaela Sawyer.

The level of support this event receives from the local business community is always wonderful. This year we received prizes and other support from Avalanche Pizza, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Escape Whistler, Prior Skis & Snowboards, The Old spaghetti Factory, The Adventure Group, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Marketplace IGA, Whoola Toys, Hatley, Armchair Books, Imagine Cinema, Cows, and more!

And of course, a big thanks to all of the competitors (and their supporters) for coming out and sharing your creativity. See you next year!

… And for the “Big Kids” out there who want to play with LEGO too, fret not. We will once again be holding our “Big Kids LEGO Comp” in November.

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Whistler Museum’s 18th Annual LEGO Building Competition

It’s finally here, our 18th annual LEGO Building Competition! Happening next Saturday, August 9th, from 2-4pm. 50 kids will participate and anyone aged 3-12 is welcome. Only $5 per child.

This year’s theme is “What makes Whistler Awesome?” Essentially, you can build something, anything, that makes Whistler awesome to you. Perhaps you think bears are awesome, marmots, fishing, hiking, skiing—anything goes!

LEGO Building Competition, 2013.

LEGO Building Competition, 2013.

This year we’ve got tons of great prizes from Armchair Books, Whoola Toys, Fun for Kids Clothing and Accessories, TAG – The Adventure Group, Meadow Park Sports Centre, Village 8 Cinema, Prior, Fathom Stone Studios, Great Glass Elevator and Peekaboo Beans.

This event sells out in advance every year, so to avoid disappointment, stop by the museum or give us a call at 604.932.2019. Because of the event’s popularity, we cannot reserve spots without payment.

Last year's LEGO competitors!

Last year’s competitors!

We can’t wait to see all of the marvellous LEGO creations of awesomeness to come!

17th Annual LEGO Competition: August 10th

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It’s back. For the 17th straight summer the Whistler Museum will be opening its doors for a day of pandemonium (the good kind) as we welcome 50 kids to take part in our annual LEGO-building competition. It’s all going down on Saturday August 10th, from 2-4pm.

August is Bear Month at the Whistler Museum, so our LEGO theme is “What if YOU were a Whistler Bear?” Essentially, this means you can build something, anything, but it should be from a bear’s perspective. You can build the ultimate bear den, you can show you and your bear friends having a picnic, a car designed specifically for bears, whatever you want!

It’s only $5 per child, and is open for all children from ages 3-12. This year we’ve got tons of great prizes from Armchair Books, Whoola Toys, Cows, Earls, Marketplace IGA, Lush, Fun for Kids Clothing and Accessories, Caramba, TAG – The Adventure Group, Meadow Park Sports Centre, Village 8 Cinema, Prior, Creekbread, Fathom Stone Studios, Boston Pizza, Whistler Grocery Store, The Old Spaghetti Factory, and Blenz.

This event sells out in advance every year, so to avoid disappointment, stop by the museum or give us a call at 604.932.2019. Because of the event’s popularity, we cannot reserve spots without payment.

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Reflections on the 2012 LEGO Building Competition

The 2012 LEGO Build Competition was a huge success! Thank you to all of our participants, our judges, and all of the local businesses who donated prizes! Check out some photos from the event:

Competitors waiting for Robyn’s presentation on ‘Whistler Hideaways’ to begin.

A competitor in the 3-4 age group works on his entry.

Choosing from a sea of LEGO pieces!

Competitors in the 10-12 age group were pretty serious.

Intensely searching for LEGO.

A fantastic DUPLO creation.

Museum staff enjoying the LEGO Competition.

Highlights included a great scavenger hunt (which the kids said was easy-peasy… we thought it was pretty hard!), some awesome creations, and a whole lot of fun!

Thanks to:

Keith and Jessica Reed
Jeremy Postal
Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden
Lush Whistler
Whoola Toys
Ziptrek Eco Tours
Whistler Eco Tours
The Adventure Group
Canadian Wilderness Adventures
The Old Spaghetti Factory
PureBread
Prior
The Great Glass Elevator Candy Shop
The Body Shop
Hatley
Armchair Books
Fun for Kids
Cows
Meadow Park Sports Centre
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The 16th Annual LEGO Building Competition – Sign Up Now!

Attention all LEGO Builders! Registration is open for our 16th Annual Children’s LEGO Building Competition!

The 16th Annual LEGO Building Competition will be happening on August 25th at the Whistler Musuem. There are great prizes to be won and fun times to be had! This year’s theme will be “Design Your Ultimate Whistler Hideway”! Anyone aged 3-12 is welcome to enter.

To register, drop by the Museum at 4333 Main St, call us at (604) 932-2019, or email robyn@whistlermuseum.org. This hugely popular event sells out every year; reserve your space by registering today! Registration costs $5 per child aged 3-12. Preregistration is necessary.

Check out our blog post from last year’s event!