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Heritage at Play

Competition for LEGO® brick enthusiasts aged 4-12 years themed on the built, natural and cultural heritage of Ireland.

Competition for LEGO® brick enthusiasts aged 4-12 years themed on the built, natural and cultural heritage of Ireland.

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

The closing date for entries is Sunday 3rd December 2023. 

Entry Categories

Built Heritage- buildings, monuments, structures etc
Natural Heritage
- wildlife, landscapes, flora, fauna, waterways etc
Cultural Heritage
- customs, practices, music, dance, craft, sports, museum objects etc

Our 2023 Winners

Aged 4-7 years Categories

Built Heritage

Winner- James Sturgeon, ‘Newgrange’

Runners-Up
Daniel O’Sullivan, ‘Drombeg Stone Circle’
Adi Srikumar, ‘Phoenix Monument on St. Patrick’s Night’

Cultural Heritage

Winner- Harrison Mc Keoin, ‘Phil Lynnot’

Runners-Up
Christopher Walsh, ‘St. Patrick Banishing Snake’
Ciarán Ascough, ‘CIE Diesel Locomotive’

Natural Heritage

Winner- Cian Crowley, ‘Irish Lynx’

Runners-Up
Seán Gahan, ‘Heron’
Aoife Murphy, ‘Great Spotted Woodpecker’

Aged 8-12 years Categories

Built Heritage

Winner- Toby & Aoibhín Egan ‘Thatched Cottage’

Runners-Up
Troy Murray, ‘Irish Homestead’
Finn Mc Donald, William Roe, Aoife Brock, James Lennon & Oisín Friel, ‘GPO’

Cultural Heritage

Winner- Tadhg Sinnott, ‘Mise agus Pangur Bán’

Runners-Up
Lydia Urquhart, ‘Piano Accordion’
Anna Sturgeon, ‘Dr. Hyde Park’

Natural Heritage

Winner- Aedan Murray, ‘Turnstone’

Runners-Up
Rosanna Burke, ‘Pine Marten’
Olivier Ventner, ‘Cliffs of Moher’

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. (no sets or partial sets allowed). 

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.

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 in January 2024. 

The Prizes

4-7 age group 3 categories (built, natural & cultural heritage), 3 prizes per category 1st prize - LEGO Classic set, How to build LEGO dinosaurs book and an OPW Heritage Card, Two runners up - "How to build LEGO dinosaurs book" and an OPW Heritage Card.

8 - 12 age group 3 categories, 3 prizes per category 1st prize - LEGO Creator set, How to build LEGO dinosaurs book and an OPW Heritage Card. 2 runners-up - LEGO "How to build LEGO dinosaurs book" an OPW Heritage Card.


A little inspiration along the way

Take some inspiration from LEGO® brick artist, Jessica Farrell's models below. 


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Our 2021 Winners

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