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17th Annual LEGO Competition: August 10th


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
The Great Glass Elevator Candy Shop
The Body Shop
Armchair Books
Fun for Kids
Meadow Park Sports Centre

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!

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!

Big Kids LEGO Competition, October 13

When: Thursday, October 13
Competitors begin building at 6pm
Doors Open to public at 7pm
Where: Whistler Museum
Cost: $10 for competitors, $5 donation for party
Want to compete? To register, call the Museum at 604-932-2019; email programs@whistlermuseum.org; or download a competitor registration form.

Everyone played with Lego when they were growing up and let’s face it, when an adult is presented with a pile of these tiny rainbow-coloured blocks, it doesn’t take very long before the “big kid” is sneaking pieces away from the little ones.

The Whistler Museum and Whistler Is Awesome are excited to announce their first ever LEGO building competition for adults. Up to twenty adult competitors will piece together their masterpiece best representing the theme, “Off Season? What off season!?” for the glory of reigning as Whistler’s master builder of this iconic children’s toy.

“Autumn is the perfect time of year for an event like this,” says Alix MacKay, Whistler Museum Manager of Education and Marketing. “All of Whistler’s locals are coming out and reconnecting with their friends and neighbours after a busy summer so throwing some LEGO connecting in there as well seemed like a perfect fit!

Interested adult LEGO competitors need to sign up through the Whistler Museum by Tuesday, October 11 by calling 604-932-2019. Entry to compete is $10 while spectators are welcome to join in the party and cast their votes for the winning submission for a suggested donation of $5.

There will be a cash bar and everyone is welcome to mix, mingle and explore the Whistler Museum. Big thanks to event partners Whistler Blackcomb, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub, Scandinave Spa Whistler, Rocky Mountain Soap Co., Purebread Whistler and Prior Snowboards for donating some great door prizes as well as booty for first, second and third place.