Legoland In Somerville Is Looking For The Next ‘Master Model Builder’ For Their New Attraction

Applicants will have to prove their building abilities during an intense public competition.

By | Boston Daily |
Screenshot via YouTube.com

Screenshot via YouTube.com

Calling all architects and kids at heart.

Legoland Discovery Center is looking to hire a “Master Model Builder” to snap together the intricate displays and attractions at the company’s new location opening up in Somerville in May.

On January 25 and 26, at the Boston Public Library, an “intense competition,” called Brick Factor, will be held to try and identify the perfect candidate to take on the job of building Lego projects for the Discovery Center Boston coming to Assembly Square in the new year.

Applicants will be asked to tackle several construction challenges over the course of two days, competing in multiple rounds to take the title. The lucky winner of the competition will be offered a full-time, salaried position from the Discovery Center, and will become responsible for constructing new features, exhibitions and models at the new attraction.

So what does it take to become the next “Master Model Builder,” a title that only a handful of other people in the United States hold?

According to Lego representatives, the perfect candidate should have “a natural love of Lego bricks…be creative,” and show that they are a skilled model builder and passionate about working with and teaching kids.

“The Brick Factor Competition is a unique opportunity to turn one lucky individual’s hobby into a dream job,” said David Gilmore, General Manager for Legoland Discovery Center Boston. “The Master Model Builder will become an integral member of the team, bringing all the incredible Lego brick models within the attraction to life. We can’t wait to put New England’s building skills to the test.”

The company said the job title will include designing, building, removing, installing, and repairing all models at the attraction. The winner will also be responsible for speaking with the media, running workshops, and overall maintenance on site.

“We are looking for someone with flair who has the ability to create a wide range of models. This role is critical in supporting the day-to-day operations of the attraction including liaising with our customers and children across this busy entertainments attraction,” the company said in a statement about the competition process.

Applications are being accepted now. Those throwing their name in for the competition must be 18 or older.

People interested in taking on the task can sign up for the Brick Master Competition, being held at the Boston Public Library, here.

To see what sort of creativity—and skills with building blocks—is needed, check out the video of Andrew Johnson, the 23-year-old Chicago resident selected by the company in 2012 to run one of their locations.

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