2019 LEGO Engineers and Their Masterpieces
The NewsBank Conference Center in Chester on Saturday March 16 was once again filled with young engineers who created some fabulous entries in the eighth LEGO Contest, sponsored by St. Luke’s. Forty-two exhibitors in grades Pre-K through Eighth – and their siblings, parents, grandparents, and friends – came from 16 towns in Vermont and one in New Hampshire. All attendees enjoyed drinks provided by Lisai’s Market in Chester and donuts, partially donated by Allen Brothers in Westminster, in the spacious Conference Center that NewsBank once again made available for the annual event.
Participants shared ideas and techniques for constructions as they viewed the entries whose themes ranged from scenes in books, Dino Park, forts, a saw mill, LEGO knight, and a Fly-In Movie Theater to treehouses, skating rinks, a ski lodge, and maple sugaring operations in Vermont and outer space.
Around 11:30, LEGO prizes were awarded to the winner and runner-up in each category, and a medal given to every participant. For a list of the winners in the grade, family, and special-award categories, click on the Contest Winners link at bottom right. For photographs of the event and some of the individual participants and their constructions, click on the Flickr link in the caption at right.
Proceeds from the contest will enable St. Luke’s to send a donation to the Children’s Section at Chester’s Whiting Library. The financial success of this event is attributed completely to generous in-kind donations from three local businesses, to financial contributions by St. Luke’s parishioners, and to our judges, registrars, and other helpful volunteers. The support from so many at St. Luke’s and the community made this family-oriented and inspirational program possible and effective once again.
“Jungle Oasis” – which won second place in the Fifth Grade category – by Anna Bennett of Chester is on display through the month of April at Chester’s Whiting Library. The public is invited to see one of this year’s award-winning constructions and consider what might be a good entry for the 2020 contest. More LEGO albums on our Flickr.
2019 Winners PDF