A Lego 9/11 Youngster wins with tribute to those who died in terrorist attack
Bermuda’s Lego contest for the second year running was hosted at the Phoenix store in Hamilton. It was sponsored by Delta Air Lines, Legoland in Florida, and the Phoenix Stores. Grand Prize winner was 11-year-old Enrique Russell with his entry, Remember 9-11. The overall runners up were Conor Sinclair, 10, and Joshua Simons, 8.
The Lego contest was for children aged four to14 building things they love, and 94 children entered the contest. The categories were ages four to eight, nine to 12, and 12 to18.
The prize for the Grand Prize winner was a free trip for two to Legoland in Florida on Delta Air Lines, including hotel fee. There were also other prizes like vouchers in the amount of $75, $50, and $25 for first, second and third place in each age category. And there was a 25 percent off discount for all Lego toys that day.
Zaire Lodge won the four- to seven-year-old category with a model gombey; Enrique won the eight- to 11-year-old category, and the 12-18 category was won by Marcus Pimentel with a series of ships.
Overall second place winner, Conor Sinclair, said that his sculpture took a week to make. His sculpture had a Bermuda theme like the racing, lighthouse, boat race, moon gate, and a Bermuda house with a chimney.
Joshua Simmons, who was third overall, said that he got his idea from his mom’s jewellery box and planned all of the stuff he was doing on it.
Enrique Russell created his Lego art on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center because it was a very bad day in history when thousands were lost but not forgotten. Enrique also said that when he did this it really came to heart.
Later that day the winners were announced. There was one winner from each age level. When the final three winners came up Enrique won. He said that he was very happy and hopes to come back for another year.
Bermuda’s Lego contest was truly about boys and girls coming together and building sculptures out of Lego, but also having fun. It was not all about wining but also about sharing a talent and making new friends and striving for better next year and hoping for the best. Congratulations to all who entered and tried their best.