Earlier this year the LEGO Group joined forces with the National Trust to find a young LEGO® fan who had a flair to explore. They were then asked to show this off by taking their LEGO bricks and Minifigures on an adventure and sharing the results online. Today it’s been announced that following thousands of entries to the LEGO® and National Trust Young Explorer of the Year competition, a Lincolnshire local, eight-year-old Lexie from Immingham, has been crowned winner!
The competition, launched by The LEGO Group and National Trust, 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 a years supply of LEGO as well as a 12-month National Trust Family pass. Lexie’s submission was entered by her mum Jo, via the LEGO Facebook competition page and featured 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 gets a years supply of LEGO and access to National Trust sites, well done Lexie.
LOCAL YOUNG EXPLORER, AGED 8, CROWNED WINNER OF THE LEGO GROUP AND NATIONAL TRUST YOUNG EXPLORER COMPETITION
Lexie’s creative LEGO creation, complete with zip wire, was judged the most creative from thousands of entries submitted over the summer holidays
Judges, including JLS Star JB Gill and LEGO Play Agent David Pallash, votes Lexie’s submission as being the most creative and adventurous nature use of LEGO Bricks and LEGO Minifigures in the great outdoors
Lincolnshire, 02 October 2020: Eight-year-old Lexie from Immingham, Lincolnshire, has been crowned the ultimate LEGO Young Explorer after taking part in a competition that saw thousands of kids across the UK get creative in the outdoors over the Summer holidays.
Submitted by Lexie’s mum Jo, via the LEGO Facebook competition page, 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, crowned the LEGO ‘Young Explorer’ for 2020/21, has not only won the prestigious 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”.
Lexie’s mother Jo shared that upon receiving news of the win, “We had to pinch ourselves when we heard the news – she’s so proud to be crowned LEGO Young Explorer of the Year. She’s a massive LEGO fan and is always imagining and building different places for her minifigures to play in, so when we heard about the competition we just knew it was the perfect way for Lexie to get creative in the great outdoors.
Check out some of the entries and the creative stories behind them posted on the LEGO Facebook page by searching the hashtag #LEGOYoungExplorer.