Discount on early registration for 2017 LEGO contest

Sign up before March 10 to get a discount on the registration fee.
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CHESTER, Vt. – The 2017 LEGO Contest will take place on Saturday March 18 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street. But those who register by March 10 will qualify for a discount on the entry fee.

This event is open to LEGOmaniacs Pre-K through Grade 8 and their families. Students are encouraged to use snow days or inclement weather to create something unique and have enough time to fine-tune their entries.

Participants should construct their original creations (no kits allowed), with a maximum size of 24” x 36”, and bring them on March 18 between 9-10 a.m. to the Conference Center. Entries will be judged in different grade categories from 10 a.m. to noon for their originality, imagination, and presentation. If a structure is a team entry, the age of the oldest member will determine the grade category. There is also a separate family team class for collaborating children and parents. Motorized LEGOs will be considered in a separate section.

At 12:30 p.m. LEGO prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up in the different classes, with special awards for the Judges’ choice for Best in Show and Most Vermont creations. The Creators’ Choice Award will be given to the entry that the contestants themselves vote as the most outstanding creation.

While the judges are looking at the entries, participants can share ideas and make an additional construction at two special LEGO stations. They will not be able to remove their creation from the special areas and won’t be able to enter them in the contest, but this is a good opportunity for students to construct something different, perhaps with a friend, for additional fun.

Refreshments will be on sale to make the waiting time even more enjoyable. The Registration Form may be downloaded. Printed forms are available at the Whiting Library on Main Street in Chester, at Chester-Andover Elementary School, and at the library and the Elementary School in Grafton.

A check for the registration fee should be made out to “St. Luke’s Church” and mailed, along with the registration form, to the Registrar, Lillian Willis, PO Box 318, Chester, Vt. 05143. Sponsored for the sixth year by St. Luke’s, the event will benefit the both church and the Children’s Section of Chester’s Whiting Library. For additional information, please contact Lillian Willis at 802-875-1340 or

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