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Master Model Builder for LEGOLand Discovery Centre Birmingham

MattDawsonMattDawson Member Posts: 1,469
http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/11/legos-looking-new-master-model-builder-best-get-cv-ready-7378105/

Whilst I'm not one to blow my own trumpet, I'm very pleased to announce that I'm one of just 50 people (if the article is accurate) who have been invited to this event. 
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  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel Member Posts: 591
    Wow!! Well done, that's fantastic.
    MattDawsonMr_Cross
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,672
    Good luck!
    MattDawson
  • DB361DB361 Member Posts: 299
    Whilst we're on the subject of the Birmingham Discovery Centre;

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/iconic-spaghetti-junction-immortalised-in-new-birmingham-attraction

    The iconic Spaghetti Junction structure is set to be immortalised at the new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Birmingham.
    To mark the 50th anniversary of work starting on the road and to celebrate 2018 as the Year of Engineering, Highways England can reveal that it will be celebrated in a model at the new attraction.
    Construction started on the sprawling structure some fifty years ago and today it continues to carry more than 220,000 vehicles every day.
    The road will be joining other notable landmarks from Birmingham including The Library of Birmingham, The Cube, New Street Station and the BT Tower.
    Highways England’s Regional Director, Catherine Brookes, said:
    Spaghetti Junction is one of those structures that is known around the world and we’re thrilled to see the road included as part of the new attraction.
    The opening of the new attraction later this year also marks our Year of Engineering campaign which is designed to get children thinking about engineering and the world around them. It is also 50 years since work started to build Spaghetti Junction and it’s timely that it should be recognised for its local and national significance in supporting the motorway network.
    The first of 45 incredible scaled masterpieces are now being recreated by a specialist team of LEGO Model Builders.
    More than 6,800 hours will be ploughed in to the design and construction of the entire MINILAND complex over the forthcoming months.
    Construction of Spaghetti Junction took some four years to complete and its elevated position sees constant maintenance work taking place underneath it, often unseen by many motorists on their daily commute. Spaghetti Junction in numbers:
    • Spaghetti Junction has 559 concrete columns, some reaching to 80 feet high
    • Construction started in 1968 and took four years to complete.
    • It is known officially as Gravelly Hill Interchange
    • Today, it continues to carry more than 220,000 vehicles every day
    • It is subject to regular maintenance work, which includes the replacing of the road surface, installation of new waterproofing material, painting and vegetation
    To find out more about the Year of Engineering, head online to the year of engineering website.
    LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham is set to open to the general public this summer. More information can be found online.

    That's going to need a LOT of grey and dark tan bricks!

    MattDawson
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    edited March 2018
    Who wrote that press release?

    Spaghetti Junction in numbers:
    • Spaghetti Junction has 559 concrete columns, some reaching to 80 feet high
    • Construction started in 1968 and took four years to complete.
    • It is known officially as Gravelly Hill Interchange
    • Today, it continues to carry more than 220,000 vehicles every day
    • It is subject to regular maintenance work, which includes the replacing of the road surface, installation of new waterproofing material, painting and vegetation

    Two out of five have nothing to do with numbers.

    MattDawson
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,730
    Well, three out of five is... um... yeah, someone didn't think that through. Why not just say, "Spaghetti Junction facts:" etc.
    MattDawson
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 Member Posts: 1,827
    Highways England’s Regional Director, Catherine Brookes, said:
    Spaghetti Junction is one of those structures that is known around the world 
    Funny I never heard about it till now, and living in Chicago I know a thing or two about expressways
    MattDawsonmadforLEGO
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    Best of luck @MattDawson
    MattDawson
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Member Posts: 1,469
    And... I'm not in the running. You can see footage and other stuff about the event on the Facebook page for the LDC here: https://www.facebook.com/LDCBham/

    Steve Guinness (of Model Masters fame) was a participant, with Guy and Abraham from the series as judges along with a woman (who I presume) is the manager for the LDC.

    The pieces available were 1x4, 1x6, 2x4, 2x6 and 2x8 bricks, 1x3, 2x3, 2x4 and 2x8 plates, plus some duplo and a few other pieces (such as an alligator head), so the builds you could do were very restricted, and parts were often available in only one part/colour combination.
    omnium
  • PebblesPebbles Member Posts: 173
    I'm sorry you're no longer in the running. However, it looked like it was a lot of fun, and it must have been awesome to take part.

    P.s I love the Go Uncle Alan sign that a child in the audience had made :D
    MattDawson
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