Put those building skills to work this month in the first Master Builder Challenge for Bricks 4 Kidz. Participants create and submit their individual, original LEGO creations in the theme of “Building the Future” by noon on Friday, Dec. 12 for a chance to win top prizes.
The contest is open to children and adults in five age categories: 5-7, 8-9, 10-13, 14-18 and adults. Entrants must build a LEGO creation no larger than 24” by 24” at the base and no more than 24” high.
All entries should be a creative and imaginative design interpreting the theme of “Building the Future.” This may include buildings, transportation, technology or anything else you can imagine as it might look in the future.
To enter, send your registration fee to Bricks 4 Kidz – Lexington, PO Box 1956, Georgetown, KY 40324. The cost is $25 for the first entry, $20 for additional entries from immediate family members.
Email a photograph of the complete model to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 12.
Volunteer judges will review the photos and choose the top five finalists for each age category. They will be notified by Dec. 16.
On Jan. 3, 2015, all finalists will bring their finished models to the Downtown Art Center for public display. Judges will select a winner and runner-up for each category and a Master Builder Favorite will be chosen by the public.
Prizes have been donated by the Lexington Children’s Theatre, Legacy Allsports, TrinSoft, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, KET, the Kentucky Science Center, Monkey Joe’s, Cinemark, the Cincinnati Zoo, Graeter’s, Kids Place, Culvers, the Kentucky Railway Museum, Chuck E. Cheese, Lexington Ice Center, Collins Bowling Centers and Barnes and Noble.
A portion of the proceeds will go to The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families and to UK Children’s Hospital.
Info: (859) 433-1515. www.bricks4kidz.com/kentucky-lexington-georgetown/master-builder-challenge/