Saturday, October 24, 2020

Creative Immingham girl crowned LEGO Young Explorer of the year

A young girl from Immingham has fended off competition from thousands of other kids across the UK to be crowned the ultimate LEGO Young Explorer.

Eight-year-old Lexie spent her summer holidays getting creative in the great outdoors. For her entry – which was submitted via Facebook my mum Jo – Lexie created a series of scenes which saw some LEGO Gardeners having a busy day in the sunflower window boxes, before returning home to LEGO way for some zip line fun.

Lexie has not only won the prestigious ‘Yong Explorer’ title but will also have her winning submission shared on The LEGO Group and National Trust’s social channels, as well as winning a year’s supply of LEGO sets, a free 12-month National Trust family membership and a bundle of National Trust story books.

The competition, launched by The LEGO Group and National Trust in August, asked children to get creative and build adventurous nature scenes using only LEGO Bricks, LEGO Minifigures and the great outdoors to be in with a chance of winning big.

Thousands of creative children across the UK took part, letting their imaginations run wild with entries including blizzard scenes created in back gardens, sand-castle queens being delivered ice-cream on hovercraft trucks and pirate wrecks discovered in local parks.

A panel of judges, including celebrity farmer and nature expert JB Gill, LEGO Play Agent David Pallash, National Trust Play Specialist Anita Stevens and a young ambassador from the National Trust’s Museum of Childhood judged the submissions on both the use of LEGO Bricks or Minifigures in nature and the creative story behind the scene – ensuring creativity and imagination played a big part in the winning scene.

The judges were united in their praise of Lexie’s creative and imaginative submission, with JLS Star JB Gill calling it “fabulous” and LEGO Play Agent David Pallash saying, “I’ve never seen so much fun happening in one place. I would love to spend time in this garden, especially on the zip-wire! Lexie’s scene is packed full of adventure and detail and is the perfect blend of nature with the LEGO bricks”.

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