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25 March 2012

Are you a LEGO building champion?

My son Sam, is obsessed with Lego. He’s just turned 6 and thinks it’s the best thing – EVER!! Mr Man is quite pleased that his son loves Lego, because he gets to play with it too. Male bonding - at it’s finest.

The latest “big” Lego pack came from his grandparents for his birthday. It’s the Lego police station. After much perusing of catalogues and brochures, he decided this was the one he wanted.

 

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It was built on one of my plastic Ikea trays (with the help of daddy) and remains all set up. He brings it out to play with, very carefully, and then puts it under his bed when it’s not in use. From the worlds most messy child, this is quite a feat!!

If your child is “into” Lego like mine is,  read on. I normally don’t like to just copy media releases, but this one has a lot of information that I don’t want to miss or get wrong.

 

LEGO® Australia in conjunction with Toyworld stores, is searching for the nation’s best LEGO builder in 2012 for the National LEGO Building Competition with entries opening on the first of April 2012.


Now in its third consecutive year, the competition gives Australian children of all ages the opportunity to use their creativity and construction skills to build the LEGO model of their dreams for the chance to win the grand prize of a family trip to LEGOLAND® California.

 

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To enter, all children are required to build their ultimate LEGO creation (using only LEGO products) and take two identical colour printed photos of their creation. Children must then visit a participating Toyworld store to obtain the official entry form to complete and attach one of the colour printed photos, and place it in the entry box. The second colour printed photo should be presented to a Toyworld staff member to display alongside all other
entrant’s creations.


Entries can be submitted to participating Toyworld stores from the 1st to the 30th April 2012 and will be on display in-store for the duration of the competition.

The Grand Prize winner will receive return flights to Los Angeles for four people, five nights accommodation in the luxurious Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, admission for four people to LEGOLAND California® theme park for four days, and AUD$1,500 spending money.


There will also be the chance to win store and state prizes with winners receiving RRP $50 and RRP $100 worth of LEGO product respectively. All entrants will receive a personalised LEGO certificate of completion and a free LEGO Megafactories DVD that will be posted to them.


2012 is also the 50th Anniversary of the LEGO brick in Australia. Another great reason for kids to start building!


Visit www.toyworld.com.au or a participating Toyworld store for more details.

14 comments:

  1. Ooh, I will have to let my nephew know about this one ;-) thanks!

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    1. It's a good one, isn't it? And the best part is that everyone gets a prize!

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  2. My son is obsessed with Lego (I am a little bit too, there's something very satisfying about it!). I'm very impressed with your son's police station - looks fab! :)

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  3. We have the hugest container of Lego here (it must be worth thousands!) and my kids love it. Even as 12 and 14 y.o. boys they are still known to get it out and have a play to see what can be built :o)

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    1. It's getting quite expensive these days. I can imagine that it'd be worth thousands. Sam now has the Star Wars Lego in his sights... I told him it's a long way until Christmas so he'd better start saving his pocket money.

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  4. I love Lego that's right me not my brothers, but me! When our old sets got thrown away I really wanted a box....I asked for one every year until finally when I turned 21!-better late than never- my mother dearest bought me a box!!
    Love the station I saw an amazing village! =D

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  5. we LOVE legos too, I grew up an hour from the lego factory/ legoland in Denmark, my grandfather went to school with the owner when they were kids.... LEGO = Leg godt which means play well in danish.....
    my kids love legos, hubby and I do too, I got him the eiffel tower for his 40th birthday 2 yrs ago....

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    1. Oh wow!! That's very cool that your grandad went to school with Mr Lego himself. Thanks for sharing xo

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  6. I have two or more big, not I mean HUGE tubs of Legos at my house from when my boys were young. They both took some of their creations with them when they moved out and I still have several around the house. The 23 year old did not get Legos in his stocking for his 20th Christmas and he informed me that Santa forgot his Legos. So every year he gets a set still. When he opens them everything stops as he has to take them out and put together his new creation. This past Christmas it was the set that could be a four wheeler or a race car. He built the race car. I figure when he is 50 I will still be getting him Legos for Christmas. Whenever I have grand kids I am ready as I have the big Lego stash here waiting for them. They are the toy you never out grow. :0)
    I could tell stories about the young sailors who use to come over and play with the Legos long after my oldest (who was ages 2 through 4 during that the time) was in bed asleep. They would say they were making him new things to play with the next day, but I knew better.

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    1. LOL - your son is dedicated to his Lego.

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  7. Hi. My four year old loves Lego too, and his dad is the same. I have loads of Lego from my childhood and lots that I have bought over the years in anticipation of having children. We bought my son a bed with a built in trundle but an after market one would work just as well. Instead of putting a mattress on it we covered it with the road vinyl that Spotlight sells and then put all his cars on it. He uses it for Lego too and because the road is there already there is lots of ways to play.
    My son got Lego for his birthday this year from everyone, which meant that he ended up with 9 boxes of Lego, so over the next three weeks he and his dad built it all and now he has lots to play with.
    I am hoping that I can get him to make something for the Toyworld competition if only for the DVD that each entrant gets.

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    1. Love your trundle idea!
      9 boxes of Lego sounds like a little boys idea of perfection!

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  8. I'm not game to tell you just how much Lego we have, our collection started in 1976 when for Steve's 21st I bought him the original Space Lego. When our son Josh was born on his dads birthday it was a good excuse to spend just a bit more and buy them Lego together - Model Team was there Lego of choice for a number of years then it became Techincs. There is a piece of particleboard with train track screwed onto it bought in 1984 or 1985 and added to as we found more on special
    These days we are now buying it for the granddaughters, bought Lily some big girl Lego for Christmas - a house from Myer on special and she and her mummy put it together or they are playing with uncle Josh's Duplo train track (bought 28 years ago)that is still at my place.
    There will be fights over who get the 8 or so big tubs of the stuff, the boys 25 and 30 know what is theirs or so they say but I think there still might be fights over it. Maybe it is time for them to take to their homes and free up some space in my garage

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    1. Oh my - sounds like my husband and his brother. They grew up playing Lego and my MIL still has most of it (moved it here from England). The grand kids enjoy playing with the "old" Lego when they visit their nanny.

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