Last Saturday the Whistler Museum was happy to welcome 41 children for our 21st annual LEGO Building Competition. Because of the smoke in the valley, we had to bring the kids inside to build their creations. This didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s sprits or creativity!
The kids in the 9-11 age group begin to build their LEGO transportation creations.
After a short presentation and introduction, the kids were given 45 minutes to build their best interpretation of the theme. This year’s theme was “Imagination Transportation”, to showcase how much transportation has changed in the past 100 years of Whistler. The children were asked to build anything to represent their ideal form of transportation, real or imaginary. We had some really inventive interpretations of the theme, including spaceships, a hover-board, and an impressive black submarine from a talented 8 year old.
A colourful flying car built by a 6 year old named Peter.
Gregory’s jet engine and Marie’s hover-board powered by rockets, both from the 9-11 age category.
We would really like to thank our judges Alison Hunter, Marie Holland from the Audain Museum, Julie Burrows from the Whistler Public Library, and Alyssa Bruijns from the Whistler Museum and Archives. We wouldn’t be able to hold the competition without your support! The winners they decided on this year were as follows:
Ages 5 and under:
- Michael M.
- Cam H.
- Isaac P.
- Ethan A.
- Joey J.
- William O.
- Zachary D.
- Bronwyn D.
Ages 12 and up:
- Samuel L.
- Linus K.
- Dylan P.
A little boy from the under five age group with his impressive DUPLO train adorned with a polar bear!
The kids in the 12 and up table share their LEGO with a boy from a younger group.
Even if a child didn’t win a prize, they still went home with a loot bag fun of fun goodies.
This event wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the support we receive every year from our generous local businesses. This year we received donations from Armchair Books, Cows Ice Cream, Escape! Whistler, IGA, Meadow Park Sports Centre, PureBread, The Great Glass Elevator, Avalanche Pizza, The Old Spaghetti Factory, and Whoola Toys.
We would also like to give a huge thank you to every child and parent or caretaker that was involved in the LEGO Competition. We love to see everyone come out to have fun, and despite the relocation it was a success. See you next year!