Master builders show off

August 29, 2017

Lego Exhibition founder Lincoln Vincitorio underneath a model of the London Bridge.

Mini Vinnie Callum Hearn demonstrating how his Lego creation works to fellow students.

Mini Vinnie leaders Rosanna Carbone and Aleina Secomb.

Sacred Heart’s Mercy Centre transformed into a giant Lego Exhibition last Thursday when 200 students entered their Lego creations in the school’s first Mini Vinnies Lego Exhibition.

The seed for the exhibition was first sown when Year 5 student Lincoln Vincitorio developed the idea to help raise money for those in need.

Lincoln’s idea stemmed from his love of Lego and his strong commitment to not only seeing a need, but doing something about it.

Students had spent the weeks prior to the exhibition exploring, creating and choosing their entry, as well as decide which category to enter.

Categories for the exhibition included city, technic, friends and free-build.

The creations were extremely varied with a broad range of Lego-designed and student-created pieces on display.

Due to the fact that Lego is such a multigenerational application, people of all ages attended the exhibition, with special visits from Sacred Heart parishioners and Moyola residents.

Seeing all the wonderful creations in an exhibition-style format brought so much delight to the many visitors who came to see the display.

Many visitors’ minds were instantly drawn back to their own experiences of Lego and the creative explorations that we have all experienced through the joy of building with the little coloured blocks.

‘‘It’s changed so much from my day,’’ was a common reflection of the more senior visitors who visited the exhibition.

There were no prizes awarded on the day as the exhibition served as a fundraiser for Catholic Mission and their work in providing clean water in third-world countries.

Entry was by gold-coin donation, with the school raising a grand total of more than $400.

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