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Isle of Man Lego Day is a Huge Success

Posted on 16th November 2018

Autism Initiatives’ Lego Day at St Paul’s Church Hall Ramsey was a huge success and a fun day was reported to be had by all who attended.

Taking place on the last day of the school break, Tuesday 4th September, it was a wonderful way to mark the end of the summer holidays. There were around 40 teams competing throughout the day, comprising of adults, children, families and solo competitors.

Heat One took place in the morning with a design theme of “Land, Sea & Air.” Every team created something completely different, from shipwrecks to city landscapes to a futuristic hybrid car/plane/boat and much more.

The winning team ‘Smart Legoers,’ won a giant Lego set, which was kindly donated by JAC Stores Ramsey, together with a poster, with their version of Time Travelling Pirate Scenario.  Runners up were ‘The Star Destroyers,’ who won a goody bag and posters donated by CEX Douglas.  Winner of the adult category was Simon Kay with his realistic and scale model of the National Coal Board line.

Heat Two took place in the afternoon with a theme of ‘Famous Landmarks.’ Some contestants opted to create their own idea of future famous landmarks, whereas others focused on everything from HMS Belfast to Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, Belfast Cranes and even Egyptian Pyramids!

The winning team respectively titled ‘The Lego Masters’ produced a very detailed model of a castle and won a giant Darth Vader which came with some posters and a free pedalo ride at Mooragh Park, kindly donated by The Venture Centre.
Runners up were KG with his model of the Egyptian Pyramids who won a mini drum kit and 5 free instrument lessons donated by SoundCheck IOM and Team Ninja with their model of Big Ben, The London Dungeons and The London Bridge.
Winners of the adult category were Ollie Riddell who created a fantastic model of The Queens Pier in Ramsey and Kathryn Keeble with her incredibly detailed model of the Egyptian Pyramids.

The day was filled with a fun but a very competitive atmosphere, with most teams being well prepared and bringing with them their own Lego kits. Popcorn Mann also donated their popcorn machine for those to enjoy a tasty treat.

We raised a total of £115.58 and all the money raised will go towards social group activities for our people who use the services within Autism Initiatives. We currently have plans to go on day trips away and attend cultural events on the island, this will help fund those activities and give our service users the opportunities they need to play an active role within our community.

Billie Hall and Fiona Leece of The Outreach Team organised the event on behalf of Autism Initiatives and said:  "We are really delighted the day went so well. The feedback from those who took part and their families has been extremely positive and we will definitely be continuing the event next year, to build on the success and include new themes and even bigger challenges. We want to thank all the sponsors for donating prizes and helping out at the event."

Special thanks to JAC Stores Ramsey, CEX Douglas, The Venture Centre, SoundCheck IOM, Popcorn Mann and everyone who volunteered on the day.