UPDATE: The LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan will be open to the public on Friday, March 25. For information about tickets, visit the official LDC Michigan Facebook.
Elijah was in Lego-building heaven at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Brick Factor event on Saturday. The Brick Factor was an intense competition to find the next Master Model Builder for the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center, coming to Great Lakes crossing this spring, right here in Michigan.
After two days of competition with almost 100 competitors, Clint Parry was awarded the coveted role of Master Model Builder.
The contestants were judged on building skills and crowd interaction.
We saw Clint Parry build this chicken during the first round, and he was happy to explain to Elijah how he built it and made the chicken’s wings move–without having any hinge pieces available.
Elijah was more than willing to help test out how each contestant could interact with children.
During the second heat of round 1, Elijah showed each contestant his eskimo lego set and asked them questions about their builds. We stayed for 3 heats of the first round, where contestants had to build models that were animal themed. He had a few favorites:
The bird-lion hybrid.
When I asked his favorite, Eli told me, “The doggy that looks like it’s coming out of the water that Mr. Taylor built.”
The second round was narrowed down to 38 competitors who had to build models inspired by their favorite vacation spots. The final round had only 10 competitors and they built models that represented their personal interests.
We are all super pumped for the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan to open. In between rounds on Saturday, we went to grab a coffee and Elijah decided he needed to check on the progress.
He was convinced that he saw people moving around in there.
Bertie, the offical LEGOLAND Discovery Center mascot was hanging out at Brick Factor, too. I tried to convince Elijah to give him a high five, but he was a little shy.
Elijah wasn’t feeling shy when he walked around showing contestants his Emmet top. One contestant even sang “Everything is Awesome” to him, which Eli, of course, thought was hilarious.
So a big congratulations to Clint Parry, the newest Master Model Builder! We can’t wait to see what you bring the the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan when it opens!
You can visit the offical Facebook page for more details and to stay up to date on everything LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan.
Have you visited a LEGOLAND Discovery Center? Are you local and super excited for the LEGOLAND Discovery Center to open at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets? Tell me in the comments.
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