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Lego mania comes to local libraries

WHETHER they’re aspiring architects or a designer of castles, Wollongong City Council’s Lego Mania Competition will appeal to every child this school holidays.

The Lego Mania Competition will be run over seven sessions in most of Wollongong libraries over the July school holidays. And the sky is the limit in terms of creativity.

“Who doesn’t like playing with Lego?” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said.

“This is a fantastic competition as it encourages kids to be creative and team it with problem-solving skills to make something special. And who knows, one of the competitors could be the next Glenn Murcutt.”

Children can construct anything from skyscrapers or castles in the Lego Mania Competition which will run in seven sessions across the holidays in most libraries.

There will be three age categories with winners from each session going on to compete in the Champion of Champions round to be held in September at Wollongong Central Library.

Entrants will each receive a participation prize, with the winner claiming a $25 voucher and a spot in the finals round.

Each child will receive a base plate and can build their creation from there, choosing from bricks, trees and fun characters like princesses or warriors.

“The competition is a fun way for children to get involved in the library,” Cr Bradbery said. “Lego is such a creative tool; children can take their design anywhere. And the library has plenty of books for kids to gain further inspiration and ideas.”

Lego Mania Competition

Enjoy the first round of our Lego Competition during July school holidays.

Prize winners will continue to the finals. Suitable for ages 5-12, the competition will run at all libraries except for Helensburgh. Bookings are essential.

Corrimal Library, Friday 13 July 10.30-11.30am, and 2.30-3.30pm

Dapto Library, Monday 9 July, 10.30-11.30am

Unanderra Library, Thursday 5 July 2.00-3.00pm

Warrawong Library, Friday 6 July, 10.30-11.30am

Wollongong Library, Tuesday 10 July, 10.00-11.00am

For more information you can visit Council’s library website or call Council’s Customer Service Centre on (02) 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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