Lego Competition 2012

Last Saturday, we went to cheer my best friend Harvey on in the coolest event ever: The Legoland Brick Factor Competition for the new Legoland Discovery Center being built in Kansas City in Spring 2012. Harvey just competed for fun, but the serious competitors had their eyes on the prize: the Master Builder job at the new Discover Center. Which means that the competition was basically a really fun job interview for the ultimate dream job – getting paid to play with toys all day.

Lego Competition 2012

Eliza thought the whole thing was awesome. Jonas was really excited about the whole thing too – though he was mostly interested in the crowd of people. We loved cheering on Uncle Harvey and seeing all of the cool entries. In the first round (which is the round we watched) the contestants had a half an hour to create an animal.

Harvey made a sea turtle. (It goes with his new beard. I think he looks like a ship captain. Like he’s trying to sell fish sticks. Sorry Harv, it’s true.)

Lego Competition 2012

There were some really cool entries; like the seahorse above. I can’t believe that it stands up! How amazing is that?

Lego Competition 2012

We can’t wait for the new Discovery Center to open. Legos have been a big part of our days around here since E received a few sets for Christmas and her birthday. She and Jake have been building away every day. And if the new center has anything anywhere near as cool as that guy Eliza’s standing next to in the photo above (made entirely of Legos!), then it will be epically awesome.

***All photos were taken with my phone, as our camera lens is broken.