Building for children’s health

Ben Young from Bendigo with his star wars display. (Joe Mastroianni). 286829_06

It’s approximately seven metres long and four metres wide, and Ben Young’s winning Star Wars inspired display was just one of many creations at the Wyndham Brickfest.

The LEGO building competition was held at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College on June 25 and 26 and encouraged entrants to replicate a landmark, develop a machine or bring to life a new creation.

Wyndham Brickfest president Andrew Elsbury said the participation from the community was “absolutely huge”.

“In the end we had about 62 models, right across the weekend,” Mr Elsbury said.

“Everyone who put in a model, whether it was one of the winners or one of the other ones that was on display, everyone had a go and they were able to express themselves in their own way.”

The event also raised $2500 for the Werribee Mercy paediatric ward.

“During the pandemic we did a few little quick build competitions … but now that we’re out and about in the community again, we’ll be able to start doing some more work, helping raise funds for children’s health services across the city of Wyndham,” Mr Elsbury said.