Heritage at Play

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 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 helped 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-27th February 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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