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Little Mancs who love LEGO can now compete to become a ‘Mini Master Model Builder’ – and win £500

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 4th January 2024

Little Mancs who love LEGO can now enter a new competition and battle it out to become a ‘Mini Master Model Builder’.

Oh, and they’ll could also win a handsome £500 too, if they take the crown.

Is your child a LEGO super fan? Do they reckon they could build impressive LEGO creations in their sleep? Well, if they’re feeling brave enough and are ready to put their skills to the test, then you’ll want to take them down to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester, as the hunt is one for a talented youngster to be crowned the UK’s newest ‘Mini Master Model Builder’.

For only the second time ever, young LEGO fans will have the chance to let their imaginations run wild in a “bricktastic” competition, by building the most epic creation entirely out of LEGO bricks in an attempt to take home the coveted title. 

Both LEGOLAND Discovery Centres in Manchester and Birmingham will put forward their best builder, and the two talented kids will then go head-to-head in an “intense” final challenge to determine the winner.


Alec Posta, who is LEGO’s Global Master Model Builder, will be crowning the champion, while Luke Harrison, who is the current UK Mini Master Model Builder, will also be responsible for judging each of the entries in Manchester to find another little Manc worthy of taking over from his reign.

As well as claiming the title as UK’s new Mini Master Model Builder, the winner of this year’s competition will also receive £500 to spend in LEGOLAND Discovery Centre stores, alongside four Gold Merlin Annual Passes that are worth £956


And their final build will also be displayed in all its glory at MINILAND until the end of 2024.

The runner-up won’t come away empty handed either, as they’ll receive four local annual passes to their nearest LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

Up to the challenge then?


All hopeful Mini Master Model Builders will need to do is get themselves on down to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester at Trafford Palazzo – which is next to the Trafford Centre – any weekend from Sunday 6 January right up until 4 February, and make their way to the dedicated ‘competition space’, where budding builders under the age of 18 will be able to create an awesome sculpture to submit as their entry. 

Entry into the Mini Master Model Builder competition is included in the price of one standard admission ticket to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester.

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All entries must be made by those under the age of 18, and only one entry per person can be made.

To find out more about the competition and how to enter, check out the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester website here.

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