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.
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.
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.
Judge Jack Crompton checking out some of the creations at the 6-8 table.
The final results were as follows:
Ages 5 and under:
- Kirra Jamieson
- John Martindale
- Elliot Durham
- Isaac Purcell
- Hunter Guthrie
- Jake Dean
- Kenta Okochi
- Sydney Guthrie
- Zach Durnin
Ages 12 & up:
- William Davies
- Colin Clark
- Harley Dundas
Waiting to find out the winners.
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.