13 Apr Auchterarder Primary pupil Andrew Cargill (5) wins Brick City’s Facebook competition to build A & J Stephen’s Clathymore Tower
Perth’s smash-hit Brick City exhibition is inspiring the next generation of Big County architects, after five-year-old Andrew Cargill took top honours in the LEGO® build competition.
The delighted Auchterarder Primary pupil received his prize of a special LEGO® Architecture presentation book and Brick City tickets, from Tom Buchanan, Sales Director at A & J Stephen (Builder) Ltd., who are sponsoring the smash-hit Perth Museum and Art Gallery event.
Youngsters were challenged to recreate the Clathymore Control Tower near Gleneagles in LEGO® bricks, then upload a photograph of their masterpiece to a Facebook album where the public voted for their favourite model.
Andrew’s winning model of the Perthshire landmark received 328 ‘Likes’ on social media.
Roy Jenney, Sales and Customer Experience Manager at Culture Perth & Kinross, said: “We were overwhelmed with the standard of models that were entered into the competition.
“It is great to see so much passion for LEGO® building from across the county and hopefully we have inspired some future engineers or architects.”
Entrants were submitted from schools across Perth and Kinross including: Perth Academy, Methven Primary, Guildtown Primary, Auchterarder Primary, Guildtown Primary, Aberfeldy Primary and Guildtown Primary.
Andrew’s winning model can be seen on display as part of the wider Brick City Exhibition which continues at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, daily Tuesday until Saturday, 10am-5pm, until May 7, 2017.
Tickets costing £4 (or £10 for a family ticket) are available to purchase in person at Perth Museum & Arts Gallery’s reception desk. Booking is not required.