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LEGOLAND Windsor extends mythical design competition to help kids get creative during lockdown

The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has extended the submission deadline for its ‘Create a Creature’ competition.

Kids aged 2 to 16 now have until Monday 1 March to design a LEGO® mythical creature for the chance to see their masterpiece transformed into a six-foot tall LEGO model and placed in the heart of LEGOLAND Windsor’s multi-million-pound new land: LEGO® MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures.

Launched last month, the Resort’s Model Maker team challenged kids to dig deep into their imaginations and build from LEGO, paint, or draw their very own mythical creature. Children are also asked to submit details about their character’s backstory, including where has it come from, where it lives and whether it has any special powers or tricks. For more information on entering visit www.LEGOLAND.co.uk/Create.

The deadline was extended to give families currently home schooling a chance to enter and provide a fun way of teaching during lockdown. As well as using STEM skills to construct their model, the ‘Create a Creature’ competition encourages children’s storytelling skills by asking them to create a history and purpose for their mythical creature.

The winner will be invited to the grand unveiling of their creature in summer 2021 and get the chance to complete the build by placing the final LEGO brick. They will also win premium LEGOLAND Annual Passes for their whole family, an overnight stay at one of the Resort’s Hotels and a LEGO goodie bag.

There are four runner-up prizes up for grabs including family tickets to the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort and LEGO goodie bags.

“We’re encouraging kids to let their imaginations run wild and design a mythical creature model to win a once in a lifetime prize. This is a fantastic opportunity to have some fun during lockdown while learning at the same time. LEGO bricks are a great tool for education. They inspire creativity as well as teaching kids basic STEM skills. With this competition, there is no limit to how creative you can be. We cannot wait to see your designs.”

Paula Laughton, Chief Model Maker at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

This week, LEGOLAND Windsor unveiled the FIRST mythical creature from their new land in an awesome new time-lapse video. Majestic Chimera is made from 109,522 LEGO bricks, weighs a whopping 334kg and took 12 talented Model Makers 653 hours to build. Watch the time-lapse below.

Due to open in spring 2021, LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures marks the Resort’s single biggest investment since the gates opened 25 years ago and will see children’s imaginations and creativity run wild as mythical LEGO creatures come to life in front of their very eyes.

To enter the competition, kids aged between 2-16 years old need to submit a photo of their LEGO creation or drawing to the ‘Create a Creature’ competition page on the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort website. Entries close on 1 March 2021. A judging panel will shortlist the three best designs and the voting then opens for the public to choose their favourite mythical creature. Voting will take place between 8 and 22 March, with the winner announced by 26 March.

For more information, please visit www.LEGOLAND.co.uk/Create.