When I Grow Up: I want to be a Lego Master Builder

DH-MINILAND 2I love the question, What do you want to be when you grow up?  At every stage of growing up that answer changes.  I especially love answers like fireman, police officer and doctor.  Occasionally I get surprised by an answer and this time from our child reporter Hunter who said, I want to be a Lego Master Builder.  What does a Lego Master Builder do?  Hunter got a chance to interview the newly named Lego Master Builder at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, David Howard.

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Temp00091When I grow up I want to be a Lego Master Builder (L.M.B.).  They make new sets and share them with other lego stores.  Sometimes they send lego master builders to host birthday parties.  They also create lego adventures with topics like one time it was a pod racer and another time it (was) with a star fighter.  They are lego star wars.  I’m looking forward to the future.  Lego master builder’s (L.M.B) dress business casual or black pants and purple shirts.  They have college degrees in math and science and toy design.  Dave Howard, the L.M.B. I interviewed, biggest build was the super and it took 7 1/2 hours and had 3,152 (legos). 

The biggest lego model build was the X-wing fighter in Times Square and its 5,335,200 legos and you can sit in the cockpit.  Dave Howard had to submit a resume and compete with a video to apply for his job.  He had to build a life-size guitar, a mini model and two lions in front of a art museum.  Now Dave spends his time teaching class’s checking on all the displays in lego land and doing interview.

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Thank you to the new Lego Discovery Center Westchester, which opened in March at Ridge Hill in Yonkers and their newly named Lego Master Builder, David Howard for taking the time to speak with Hunter and Mom Confessionals!

[message type=”simple”]LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300 square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families.  Its range of educational and interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides, special party rooms and MINILAND — the venue’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks.  Advance tickets and annual passes to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester are available online.  To purchase tickets and annual passes, or for more information, visit www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/Westchester/.  For group sales call 866-243-0770.  Follow LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester at www.facebook.com/LDCWestchester and www.twitter.com/LDCWestchester.[/message]