With so many entries it was always going to be tough but after going through each and every photo we finally pulled together a shortlist. The LEGO® Education judges then selected the three winners of the LEGO® smart creatures competition.
Just to re-cap on the competition, schools were challenged to build creatures that were based on real animals, from fiction or completely made up using the 20 LEGO® bricks found in a LEGO® smart kit. We then asked them to photograph it in a real-world setting or one that they designed themselves before uploading the photo to our group on Flickr with a short description.
A £250 LEGO Education voucher will be awarded to the winner in first place, a £100 LEGO Education voucher will go to second place and a £50 LEGO Education voucher to third place.
We were blown away with the results and it was fantastic to see how many different creatures could be created with such a small number of LEGO bricks.
And so, in third place, we have this entry submitted by Roman Road Primary School in Gateshead:
The judges liked the setting of the photograph and the collaborative way in which the task was tackled.
Second place goes to Mountfields Lodge Primary School in Loughborough:
The judges were impressed with the way the creators of Crocky Crocodile photographed him in what could be his natural habitat.
And so to the winner. First place in the LEGO smart creatures competition is awarded to St Margaret’s C of E Primary School in Stoke Golding, Nuneaton:
The judges were thrilled to see how this entry used LEGO in conjunction with other areas of the curriculum. It’s clear that the topic has been discussed and the environment that has been created to photograph the Monkey in is superb. They particularly liked how similar the Monkey looks to the original drawing.
A number of other entries came close to winning and were highly commended by the judges. Take a look at the highly commended entries, there are some great photos and ideas that have been submitted.
Winning schools will be contacted by email if they haven’t been already. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all schools that took part in the competition and hope that you had as much fun building the LEGO smart creatures as we did judging them and seeing so much creativity on show.
We’re hoping to run more LEGO smart competitions next year – keep posted!