LEGO contest winners celebrate

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Eighteen West Michigan families are celebrating being named winners of the Meijer “Dream It, Build It” Building Contest! The contest was held by the Grand Rapids Public Museum in collaboration with Meijer.

The contest asked participants to create their best, original creation made entirely out of LEGO Duplo, Megablocks, or other LEGO-compatible plastic bricks or related pieces. Entries were photographed and rated by a team of outside judges.

The Meijer “Dream It, Build It” Building Contest had more than 120 entries, which were divided into six categories based on ages of participants. There are three winners per category.

See the “Dream It, Build It” entries in photos!

The winners of the Meijer “Dream It, Build It” Building Contest:

Individual – Age 6 and under

  1. Fielding Elzinga
  2. Annabelle Lowman
  3. Ari Hamel-Alleyne

Individual – Age 7-11

  1. Hayden Long
  2. Hamilton Gilbert
  3. Mason Lycklama

Individual – Age 12-17

  1. Chendell Brooks
  2. Kevin Zhang
  3. Benjamin King

Individual – Age 18+

  1. Alan Chupp
  2. David Haliski
  3. David McBride

Team – Age 12 and Under

  1. Cousin Creators
  2. Lundberg Bros
  3. The Black Pit

Team – Age 12+

  1. Team Underground
  2. Team Jersey Junction
  3. Team Father and Sons

Winners received prizes including Meijer gift cards, tickets to see the “Real Pirates” exhibition coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum in the fall of 2014, Skylark LEGO kits, and their creation on display at the museum through August 31.

Of the first place winners, Meijer and the Grand Rapids Public Museum will crown a Best in Show piece. The winner will be based on public vote, which begins on July 8 and continues through August 18.

The “Dream It, Build It” exhibition and all of the winning contest entries will be open and on display at the GRPM through August 31.

The winners were announced during Meijer Day, an event on July 8 including the awards ceremony, activities, and free admission to the museum from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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