Our 2013 LEGO Design Contest was a great success!  Thanks to all the young LEGO enthusiasts who built and entered their original creations in the contest.  Thanks to all the friends and family who came to support them and see what they had built.  Thanks to our wonderful judges from the KC Brick Lab LEGO Users Group.  Thanks to Powell Gardens for coming and providing prize discount passes to their upcoming summer display of LEGO sculptures by New York artist Sean Kenney.  Thanks to the Indian Creek Community Church for providing a wonderful space for this year's contest.  Thanks to everyone who helped make our contest such a fun event!

This year's contest was held off-site at the Indian Creek Community Church in order to allow more contestants to participate.  This was also the first year we included a category for teens.  Our six judges had a tough job awarding winners in three different age categories:  Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, 3rd - 5th Grade, and 6th - 8th Grade.  The public also had the opportunity to cast their votes for our Best of Show awards.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Grades K -2nd

1st Place:  Tanmay, 1st grade
2nd Place:  David, Kindergarten
3rd Place:  Trey, 2nd grade
Honorable Mention:  Riley, 2nd grade

Grades 3rd - 5th

1st Place:  Ian, 4th grade
2nd Place:  Quinton, 5th grade
3rd Place:  Johnny, 4th grade
Honorable Mention:  Chinmay, 5th grade

Grades 6th - 8th

1st Place:  McKinley, 7th grade
2nd Place:  Philip, 6th grade
3rd Place:  Nathan, 8th grade
Honorable Mention:  Sion, 7th grade

Best of Show

Grades K - 5th:  Trey, 2nd grade
Grades 6rh - 8th:  Liam, 7th grade

Some of the winning entries are now on display at both Olathe library locations.  Next time you are at the library, be sure to check them out.  They will be on display through May 13. 

We've had a lot of fun with LEGO at the library this school year.  Our monthly LEGO Clubs will be taking a summer vacation, but we will be having a LEGO Lock-In for kids and their parents on July 5 at the Main Library.  Call or check our summer programming brochure for more information.