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 is calling on children across the country to put their imagination to good use this summer by using LEGO® bricks to recreate their favourite example of Irish built, natural or cultural heritage.

The Categories

· Built Heritage: 4-7 years
· Built Heritage: 8-12 years
· Natural Heritage: 4-7 years
· Natural Heritage: 8-12 years
· Cultural Heritage: 4--7 years
· Cultural Heritage: 8-12 years

The Prizes

For each category above, 4-7 years category winners will receive a LEGO® DK Book.
8-12 years category will receive a LEGO® Kit.

Get Inspired- A little help along the way

To provide some inspiration and guidance, LEGO® brick artist, Jessica Farrell will build a sample model every week and will post the step-by-step plan here and on the Heritage Council Facebook page. The sample models will include:

  • 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.

Competition Rules

1. The theme of the competition is local heritage and models must be based on some aspect of this theme. Each model should be accompanied by a descriptive paragraph detailing the chosen subject, why it was chosen and what special meaning it may have.

2. Photographs of LEGO® models should be against a plain, white background, showing as much detail as possible. Please ensure people are not present in the photo. One photo per model will be accepted and displayed in the specific public gallery on the Heritage Council website.

3. Each entry must be the original, creative work of the entrant.

4. Models must be built from 100% LEGO® bricks. No other materials such as paper, cardboard, string, etc, are allowed. All bricks should be in their original form and not cut, glued, painted or modified in any way.

5. Judging will be based on three criteria: Interpretation of theme, artistic merit and building skill.

How to Enter

To enter, children need to build their model, write a short description of what it is and why it’s important to them, and then take a photo/s of the model and upload them on the form below. Please note that photos will be shared on the Heritage Council social media channels and websites therefore, we would discourage you from including your child in the picture.

You may enter as many times as you like in all categories, up to close of business August 30th, 2020.

LEGO® brick artist, Jessica Farrell will help us to chose the winners.

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