LEGO Contest Winners!
Our 1st Annual contest was a smash success! We had close to 70 entries - from the parent/child category all the way up to high school. From a "Peace Enforcing" ship, to a replica of an ancestral castle the projects were creative, unique and awesome. Thank you to our judges - Eli Neiburger, AADL IAS Manager, Duane Collicott from Bricks for Brains and Philip Proefrock, an architect at Luckenbach Ziegelman Architects. Close to 200 people attended the event last night. The 1st Place, Runner-Up and Honorable Mention winners received Toys R Us gift certificates for $30, $20 and $10 respectively. Several of the winning projects are on display at the Downtown Youth Desk - be sure to stop by!
Click "read more" for a list of winners. Without further ado our winners were:
Parent/Child Category: 1st Place/Jesse Cheng & Dad; Runner-Up/Zane Jones & Dad and Honorable Mention/Alexa Boyse-Pecor. Best Architectural/Grace Zheng; Coolest Robot/Christine Zheng; Best Vehicle/Daniel Zacks; Most Creative/Kiele Williams; Most Sophisticated/Huda Vaid; AADL Certified Lego Master Builder/Jesse Cheng.
Grades 3-5 Category: 1st Place/Ryan George; Runner-Up/Benjamin Janevic; Honorable Mention/Jordan Steiff. Best Motorized/Victor Boyse-Pecor; Best Architectural/Alexander Deatrick; Coolest Robot/Caleb Jones & Louis Teitelbaum; Best Vehicle/Diego Garcia; Most Creative/James Portz; Most Sophisticated/Sarah Adams; AADL Certified Lego Master Builder/Ian McKenny
Grades 6-8 Category: 1st Place/Ray Batra; Runner-Up/John Behrendt; Honorable Mention/Jake Johengen. Best Motorized/Noah Kaczor; Best Architectural/Patrick Weisner; Coolest Robot/Nikita Nikishin; Best Vehicle/Joaquin Aguero; Most Creative/Cal Kirchen; Most Sophisticated/Clara Ness; AADL Certified Lego Master Builder/Ashin & Noveen Fujii
Grades 9-12 Category: 1st Place/James Dunbar; Runner-Up/Steven Walker; Honorable Mention/Daniel Nees. Best Motorized/Daniel Nees; Best Architectural/James Dunbar; Coolest Robot/Elizabeth Deatrick; Best Vehicle/Steven Walker; Most Creative/Joshua Gillespie; Most Sophisticated/James Dunbar; AADL Certified Lego Master Builder/Jacob Powers & Emilio Mateo