Winners of The Novium Museum's Bricks Britannia competition announced
Three young LEGO® Brick fans have won the opportunity to have their own creations displayed within a popular exhibition at The Novium Museum.
Bricks Britannia: A History of Britain in LEGO Bricks has attracted record visitor numbers to The Novium Museum since the exhibition launched in July this year.
LEGO Brick fans were invited to design and make a model which represented an iconic moment in the history of Britain - this could include a moment in time, a landmark or a person - in keeping with the historical theme of the exhibition.
Each of the three winning models will be displayed in turn during the final month of the exhibition.
The three winners were selected by Duncan Titmarsh from Bright Bricks, the UK's only LEGO certified professional.
Anton Lawrence, 12 years old, won the 12 - 17 years category with his depiction of the D-Day Landing
Duncan said: "Anton's use of elements was particularly impressive, as was the level of detail involved in this build, which included a hatch for an opening and closing door on one of the landing craft. He obviously spent a lot of time researching the D-Day Landing."
Two winners were selected from the 4-11 years category:
George Knight, 7 years old, built a model of Tim Peake's Launch
"Tim Peake is a great inspiration to all ages of what can be achieved by working hard and putting your mind to something," said Duncan. "I was particularly impressed as the build shows movement within the model, and really feels as if the rocket has launched. I believe this model will inspire others to build."
Jasmine Bond, 8 years old, built a Bronze Age Village
Duncan said: "I was very impressed at Jasmine's use of elements and design, in particular her choice to build something round. There is a great level of detail involved, including showing the inside of one of the round houses. Her entry stood out because it was completely unique from any other entry received. A great deal of research, time and effort had clearly been put in to creating this model."
"As part of Bricks Britannia, the museum team wanted to celebrate and harness the huge amount of creativity out there," says Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Chichester District Council. "The quality of entries received was outstanding, with many worthy winners to choose from. The three models selected by Duncan will make a fantastic addition to the display of Bricks Britannia models already in place."
As well as having their model displayed alongside the stunning creations in Bricks Britannia, winners received family tickets to watch The Midnight Gang, generously donated by Chichester Festival Theatre to celebrate their production of David Walliams' hit book this autumn.
Anton's D-Day Landing will be the first to be displayed, from 1 - 12 October, followed by George's Tim Peake Launch from 13 - 21 October, and Jasmine's Iron Age Village from 23 - 31 October. Bricks Britannia runs at The Novium Museum until 31 October 2018. The exhibition and museum are free to enter, with donations gratefully received.