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Competition for LEGO® brick enthusiasts aged 4-12 years.
In the summer of 2020, The Heritage Council called on children across the country to recreate their favourite example of Irish built, natural or cultural heritage using LEGO® bricks.
Closing date and judging
This competition closed for entries on August 30th, 2020.
LEGO® brick artist, Jessica Farrell helped us to choose the 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
For each category above, 4-7 years category winners received a LEGO® DK Book. 8-12 years category received a LEGO® Kit.
Facebook album of some of the entries
Inspiration- A little help along the way
To provide some inspiration and guidance, LEGO® brick artist, Jessica Farrell provided a sample model every week with step-by-step instructions.
- Built Heritage: Traditional thatch cottage; High Cross
- Natural Heritage: Red Fox; Hedgehog; native Irish honeybee with flower.
- Cultural Heritage: Celtic interlace pattern; Galway Hooker boat.