Just had to share a truly exciting moment for Bug. We came home from a fantastic Nature Center field trip yesterday afternoon to a giant box on the front porch. As we pulled into the garage I was racking my brain trying to remember what on earth I had ordered. Had something been back ordered that I had forgotten about? I have been know to order and forget before... but I was clueless. When we saw the boy's name on the shipping label I then thought... ahh an early birthday gift (but really too early). So I banned the boy from the room to open the box and inspect. There was no packaging slip, but what I found was Legos. Not surprising... but more than one box, no, more than two... at this point the light bulb clicked on.

Way back in August Bug had entered an online Lord of the Rings Lego building contest. In September we had received a letter stating that he was a finalist and we had to sign some papers allowing them to publish his photos if he won. And then we never heard anything again. Until at the bottom of the box that included 11 Lego sets was this letter...

"Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the lucky winners of our LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS Building Challenge! Your photo submission to the LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS Creation Gallery was selected from over 5,000 submissions. We are confident that your creativity and imagination will help inspire other builders all over the world and we appreciate your entry into the competition!"

Ecstatic doesn't even begin to convey Bug's reaction. Oh, the joy of soooo many Legos! Oh how cool to win! School will have to wait today... there are over 6,000 pieces of Legos that must be built.

Here is a glimpse of his entry.


Comments

Oh my goodness, what an incredible Lego builder you have! I can tell he has a great imagination. And now for the 6000 new pieces...? Congratulations, Bug!

Wow! How exciting! We love Lord of the Rings Legos around here so I can just imagine the moment. Like winning the lottery!

Becca

Way to go bug! My boys are going to be so jealous when they see this. I think they'll want to start entrying Lego contests, too. Great job. You should be very proud.

That's amazing! I'm showing it to my husband who is a Lego fanatic. :-)

I am really super impressed with your Lord of the Rings Castle. I have two grandsons and hope they will be inspired by your entry.

That's so exciting! Congrats to the Bug -- I'm sure he will really enjoy all those Legos. Heck I'd enjoy all those Legos and I'm old enough to be a grandma! :)

Hi There Bug!!! How awesome is that. My grandson gets both Lego magazines (he is 5) and we will watch for your entry to be published. That is just great. Just think you keep it up and one day you could be designing the next magnificent building or shopping mall the sky is the limit. Keep that imagination working. Congratulations.

Wow. Bug did a GREAT JOB. He deserved to win with an entry like that. Congratulations.

Congratulations! What a cool prize. I see many hours of Lego fun in your future.

Wow, what an amazing surprise this would be, how wonderful! My son is older now, but him and his friends loved Lego, I can imagine how excited he must be. Very cool! Congratulations, and definitely "Blog Worthy" :) Great job with your winning Lego creation!

Thank you for leaving words of congratulations for Bug. You helped make his special day EXTRA special. He was tickled to read all the comments here and on Facebook :)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Congrats to Bug for winning! I was wondering was this with Lego Club?

This was an event sponsored on the Lego website. You had to upload the photos to their forums. They seem to run similar contests, different themes, several times throughout the year.

Michelle

Wee Folk Art Publisher