Voting for Favourite National Icon Built from Lego Contest, Begins

After a whole month of building creatively with Lego bricks, fifteen teams in total from schools across Singapore and Malaysia have been selected as finalists in the second round of the Schools’ Lego Building contest.


The successful teams have been announced online on the official contest website as more than 30 teams in Singapore alone, participated in the contest. The contest had students in both Singapore and Malaysia participating in two rounds.


In round one, students were asked to build what they felt were national icons of their country which will then be judged based on their display of skill, creativity, imagination, observation techniques and complexity.


In round two, a public vote will decide the winning teams for each contest category. Voting for winners started officially on 19 August 2012 when finalist teams and their designs were uploaded to a dedicated section on the Park’s official website.


With three contest categories, a winner will be selected for each category.


The three categories are:
Category A: 4-5 years old
Category B: 6-10 years old
Category C: 11-14 years old.


Winning teams will be picked based on the designs with the highest number of votes per-contest category.


The winners will be announced on 3 September which will then be followed by an official prize-giving ceremony where the winning teams will receive free passes to visit Legoland Malaysia.


“We wanted the children to have fun while developing their vital skills. This is a good way of promoting creativity in children,” said Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of Legoland Malaysia.


“Our judging panel was extremely impressed with the creativity and designs submitted by the participants. We’re always looking for the next generation of Legoland model builders and by the look of things, we have found a few strong contenders,” he added.


“We wish all the teams best of luck over the next two weeks while the online voting takes place,” he said.


As part of the contest, the first 25 schools that registered for the contest in Singapore also received three sets of Lego Education Sets. Two lucky schools also received invites to the Park for a sneak preview for 200 students.


Legoland has seven unique themed areas developed especially for children. Each area promotes fun in learning and combines the experience with interactive features. For further information on the contest and the Park, please click here: www.legoland.com.my/.

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