LEGO is a great toy to develop many types of skills. Now science firm Radleys is making a LEGO competition to encourage kids to get more into science.
Radleys is partnering with LEGO for a fun competition. All fans of the colorful bricks can join. While the competition is mainly focused for children, there are two age levels – ages 6 to 16 and ages 16 and above.
The theme of the competition is simple – build the most creative LEGO science laboratory possible. It can include mad scientists, even madder experiments and crazy equipment. The entire creation must be made out of LEGO. No other parts and toys are allowed!
Once the laboratory is built, you have to take photos of it from as many angles as possible (but no more than 10 photos) and send them to the company. Along with the photos you must add a description about the experiments that are going on in your crazy lab.
“How you interpret this challenge is up to you. But if you really want to impress us, you might consider building a real laboratory filled with real scientists”, Radleys says.
Of course, if you want, you can create an entirely fictional crazy science laboratory, Radleys says. Or, you can mix both real things and fictional. Be creative. “And remember that not all laboratories are found indoors. You might also recreate Galileo’s experiments with weights at the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or even Isaac Newton’s mythical nap under the apple tree”, the company notes.
The closing date for entries is 30th September 2015. The winner will receive an eVoucher for 150 British pounds to spend on new LEGO sets. To find out more about the LEGO competition you can check out this link. The winners for both levels will be announced on October 9th, 2015.
“Encouraging kids to become interested in science is so important for the future of STEM professions. We chose LEGO because it is fun, creative and gives children the freedom to explore their imagination – to be a great scientist, imagination is key,” says Mark Radley, MD of Radleys to ToyNews.