This December the families of Denver were able to participate in an exciting LEGO contest. Last year the contest took place at the Schlessman Family Branch in December and January, and this year it was expanded to six branches, as part of the Fresh City Life My Branch program. Hopefully next year even more branches will be able to participate!
The theme for 2012 was “Supersonic World – 2012 and Beyond!” and each participant was asked to create an original scene (no LEGO sets) inspired by this futuristic theme. There were categories for adults, teens, children, and a family category, and each entry had to fit in a shoebox sized space. There were 14 total entries from Bear Valley, University Hills, Smiley, and the Schlessman libraries and the judging took place on January 14th at the Bear Valley Branch Library.
On contest day there were three impressive judges: Imagine Rigney, a local teen and LEGO master who a couple years ago made a LEGO model of the Denver Public Library. We also had Matthew Ramsey, an employee at the Colorado LEGO store and member of the Colorado Wyoming LEGO User Group, and John Gondol, who is also a member of the Colorado Wyoming LEGO Users group. The judges spent almost 30 minutes poring over the entries and discussing the intricate details and craftsmanship of the LEGO scenes. Once their decisions were made, the crowd of eager LEGO fans were let into the room to check out the entries and collect their prizes. All first place prizes were donated by the LEGO Store at the Colorado Mills Mall and the first prizes in all categories went to the following fabulous entries:
Family Entry: Aiden K. Heeres with his entry "Galactic GO-GO Racer."
Children's Entry: Nick Drewes with his entry "Panzer IV."
Teen Entry: Koa Halpern with his entry "Mission: Imagination."
Adult Entry: Marilyn Halpern with her entry "Think Big."
Thanks to all the participants in this year's LEGO contest, and we look forward to seeing your fabulous entries next year!
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