Your Heritage in LEGO® brick- Competition

Your Heritage in LEGO® brick- Competition

Competition for LEGO® brick enthusiasts aged 4-12 years.

Competition for LEGO® brick enthusiasts aged 4-12 years.

The Heritage Council called on children across the country to get creative and showcase an element of Irish built, natural or cultural heritage using LEGO® bricks.


Closing date and judging

This competition closed for entries on 2nd January 2022. LEGO® brick artist, Jessica Farrell will help us to choose the winners.

Our 2021 Winners

Ages 4-to-7 years:

  • Built heritage -Ruby O'Sullivan "Skeagh Cairn"
  • Cultural heritage- Luke Moloney "Kinsale and the Kinsale Giant"
  • Natural heritage- Mila Malleus Comerford "An Irish Wolfhound"

Ages 8-to-12 years:

  • Built heritage- Rowan Fallon "Castlelyons Castle"
  • Cultural heritage- Callum Wynton "Stanley range"
  • Natural heritage- Iona Wynton "A Mountain Goat"

The Prizes

4-7 age group 3 categories (built, natural & cultural heritage), 3 prizes per category 1st prize - LEGO Classic set Two runners up - LEGO How to build Houses book

8 - 12 age group 3 categories, 3 prizes per category 1st prize - LEGO Creator set 2 runners-up - LEGO How to Build Houses book

Winning entries will be showcased on our social media channels and will have the option to be part of a special LEGO® exhibition at Kilkenny's Medieval Mile Museum that runs from 17th-30th January 2022.


A little inspiration along the way

Once again this year we'll have LEGO® brick artist, Jessica Farrell on board to provide some inspiration and guidance, and some new sample models with step-by-step instructions for you to try.

  • Built Heritage: Traditional thatch cottage; High Cross
  • Natural Heritage: Red Fox; Hedgehog; native Irish honeybee with flower, Irish hare
  • Cultural Heritage: Celtic interlace pattern; Galway Hooker boat.

Our 2020 Winners

Ages 4-to-7 years:

  • Built heritage: ‘West Light Rathlin’, by Oscar Ryan from Antrim;
  • Cultural heritage: ‘The Táin’, by Grace Hawkins from Down;
  • Natural heritage: ‘Borage’, by Laura Williams from Wicklow.

Ages 8-to-12 years:

  • Built heritage: ‘Guinness Gates’, by Dylan Malone from Kilkenny;
  • Cultural heritage: ‘Bust of James Joyce’ by Danny O’Shea from Wicklow;
  • Natural heritage – ‘Peregrine Falcon’ by Daniel Boylan from Dublin

Facebook album of some of the 2020 entries

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