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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. 

Big Kids LEGO Competition 2016

Our annual Big Kids LEGO Building Competition is back!  This year’s theme (Creative Solutions to Whistler Living) is sure to inspire some fascinating creations.  There are only 25 spots for competitors so be sure to register soon by dropping by the museum or giving us a call at 604-932-2019.  Building begins at 6:30 pm and spectators are encouraged!

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A huge thanks to our sponsors for the amazing prizes:

  • Scandinave Spa Whistler
  • Nesters Market
  • Peaked Pies

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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Kids Après

Our popular Kids Après is back for Family Day Weekend, February 7th to 9th from 3-6pm. This is a great chance to bring your youngsters by the museum to experience a bit of culture, colouring, button-making, LEGO, and more. Entry is always by donation. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

We’ll also be holding Kids Après everyday during March Break this year. Hope to see you and the kiddies joining in on the fun!

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Big Kids LEGO 2014

On October 16th the museum held its Big Kids LEGO Building Competition. It was an evening full of childlike imagination and adult beverages, as 16 competitors built their best interpretations of the theme “What is Whistler missing?”

Although not all final creations are included in the slideshow below (some were destroyed before we had a chance to snap a picture), everyone did an amazing job. This was our most creative and inspiring year yet! Thanks so much to all our participants and spectators. Until next year!

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Big Kids LEGO 2014

Dear adults: Come be kids again! The Whistler Museum is excited to announce our third ever adult LEGO building competition, happening Thursday, October 16th. Come by the Museum from 6-9pm to stretch your imagination and test your building skills in the coolest 19+ event to happen in Whistler, ever! I’m pretty sure that’s an accurate claim, anyhow. Competitors begin building at 6pm, and the museum is open to the public at 7pm.

This year’s theme is “What is Whistler missing?” Personally, I think Whistler could use some candy mountains and a hot tub time machine, but you will build what you will. Whistler could be missing something touristy or perhaps something personal to you, like a special someone to love… Anything goes.

There are great prizes to be won from Scandinave Spa, Purebread, Splitz Grill, Nesters Market, Prior, and more!

LEGO Hamburger, 2014.

LEGO Hamburger, 2014. Whistler Museum.

While you’re at the Museum make sure to take a guess at the contents of our LEGO jar. The guess that comes closest to the total number of LEGO pieces wins a year-long family membership to the Whistler Museum.

To register, you can drop by the museum or give us a call at 604-932-2019. There are only 20 spots for competitors (friends are encouraged to come watch, have some drinks and wander the museum) so be sure to register ASAP. Teams are fine, but there will still be only one prize awarded for first, second and third place. You are welcome to bring up to three of your own LEGO pieces. Happy building!

A look at the 2012 Big Kids LEGO Building Competition:

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!