Excitement builds in Lego comp

ARTISTIC creations of the small coloured-brick kind featured at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery this month for the Lego Masterpieces competition.

The winners of the competition were judged yesterday by Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger and Toyworld representative Sue Andrews.

Lachlan Waldock from Tinana won the 11 years and under category with his prime mover and trailers, complete with lights and turntable.

The winner of the 12 years and over section was won by Zen Millward from Scarness.

His creation showed a lighthouse with crashing waves and a shipwreck.

Both boys won a $70 Lego pack as their prize.

The competition was held in conjunction with the Cubic Structural Evolution exhibition, an evolving cityscape of white Lego bricks created by visitors to the gallery.

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  • Kids spend five billion hours a year playing with Lego bricks.
  • The name Lego came from combining the first two letters of the Danish words leg godt, which means “play well”.
  • Coincidentally, a Latin translation of Lego is “I put together”.
  • The interlocking Lego brick was launched in 1958.
  • An average of seven Lego sets are sold every second.