26 September 2015
Thank you for supporting our 3rd and final Lego Exhibition. What a fantastic day! It was a truly spectacular event and the models on display were incredible.
Thank you also to everyone who has assisted in any way with this event. It would not be possible without everyone’s help, hard work and generous sponsorship. And finally a huge thank you to Russell Chapman for sharing his private collection of Lego with us. This was the third time we have run the event and Russell truly outdid himself with this year’s display, using over a quarter of a million carefully constructed bricks!
There were loads of Lego activities for kids of all ages:
* Enormous range of Lego models on display
* Voting for your favourite Lego competition entry
* Duplo play area for under 3’s
* Lego building mats / play tables
* Mini Figure hunt
* Play Lego PlayStation
* Cinema room
* Photo opportunities – kindly provided by John Lewis
* Colouring in / craft section
* Face painting
* and much, much more…!
“My whole family had a fantastic time” – Mary
“It was great fun and really well organised” – Cally
“Thought it was a fantastic event. Well done” – Ali
“My children loved it” – Julie
“It is one of the nicest events that happen in Harpenden” – Tania
The ‘Build Your Own’ Competition
Thank you to The Bangkok Lounge Thai Restaurant, Harpenden for sponsoring the ‘Build Your Own’ competition.
The standard was very high this year and we had over 15 schools take part – including Aldwickbury, High Beeches, Manland, Roundwood, SS Alban, St Helen’s, The Grove, The Lea, Woodend, SJL, Roundwood Park and St Albans Girls. We had some incredibly creative models and we are pleased that all our visitors were the judges as we would have found it a very difficult task!
Congratulations to the winners, who were each given a lovely bag of Lego goodies, which included donations from Argos, Awesome Engineers, Bricks 4 Parties, Bricktraders, Cuthberts, Lego UK, Putterills and The Entertainer:
|Reception||1st||Barnaby Chapman||The Lea|
|2nd||Harley Mitchell||The Lea|
|3rd||Caden Jones||The Lea|
|Year 1-2||1st||George Jackson||The Grove|
|2nd||Alexandra Crowe||The Lea|
|3rd||Lex Mitchell||The Lea|
|Year 3-4||1st||Max Tillotson||High Beeches|
|3rd||Arthur Lines||St Helens|
|Year 5-6||1st||Oliver Datta||The Lea|
|2nd||Sol Ashton||SS Alban & Stephen|
|Year 7-11||1st||Amelia Kinghorn||St Albans Girls School|
Thank you to everyone who put in a bid for the silent auction of the rare Chima and Friends display cases which were kindly donated to us by Cuthberts Toys in St Albans. These are real collectors items and not available in the shops.
We can confirm that Toks Jones put in the winning bid for both cases.
A Special Thank You
Our 3 Lego Exhibitions would not have happened were it not for Russell Champan. Russell is a dedicated AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego) and he selflessly volunteered to share his Lego with us.
The entire hall was filled with Russell’s private collection of Lego. The exhibition did not just contain box set models, but also Russell’s own bespoke creations. He used over a quarter of a million bricks in this last exhibition alone! For the entire year before each event he was planning what to build, how to lay out the exhibition and physically building the models. His family lived with Lego models on every available surface in their home – FOR THREE YEARS!!
Russell works full time and has 3 sons at The Lea Primary. It must have taken every minute of his free time – WE THANK YOU!!
In the Press
St Albans Review – 7 October 2015: Father’s Tricks with Bricks
Herts Advertiser page 3 – 1 October 2015: School Bricking it as Part of Ruby Anniversary
Herts Advertiser page 33 – 24 September 2015: Back to the 1970s for School’s 40th Anniversary
Herts Advertiser page 45 – 24 September 2015: Lego Exhibition Flyer
PTA-UK – 1 June 2014: Gold Star Winners are celebrated in Local Press
Herts Advertiser front page – 1 May 2014: It’s a small world at The Lea
Herts Advertiser page 8 – 1 May 2014: Bricking it at Lego exhibition
St Albans Review – 30 April 2014: Building on Lego success
St Albans Review – 28 April 2014: Amazing creations at school’s Lego extravaganza
Mums Guide to Harpenden – 29 April 2014: 10 year olds review of the event.
Herts Advertister – 24 April 2014: Harpenden school hosts Lego spectacular – update
Herts Advertister – 24 April 2014: Forget Legoland, if you want to get up close and personal with some of the finest model displays in the county, then come along to the Lea Primary School in Harpenden this Saturday.
Harpenden First – 23 April 2014: Hundreds expected at Lego event.
St Albans Review – 5 March 2014: School builds on fundraising success.
The 2013 event was selected as one of five regional winners in the Fundraising Success category of the annual PTA-UK Awards.
The Lea’s Very Own LEGOgrapher…
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