LEGOLAND Junior Model Maker Position
This is the second LEGOLAND Windsor related news article I have to tell you about, A dream job for children is up for grabs this summer as the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort invites applications to become the first Junior Model Maker. Applicants should be aged between 5 and 12, love building LEGO models and must be available to an assessment day with the grown up model makers responsible for the 80 million LEGO bricks across the Resort on 30 July 2013.
All wannabe builders need to do is create a LEGO model of an animal of their choosing and tell them Model Makers why this is your dream job. For full details and to apply please click here
Here is the press release in full:
THE LEGOLAND® WINDSOR RESORT INVITES APPLICATIONS
FOR FIRST JUNIOR MODEL MAKER POSITION
A dream job for children is up for grabs at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort this summer as the world
famous attraction announced today, June 3, a unique new job vacancy – Junior Model Maker.
Applicants should be aged between 5 and 12, love building LEGO® models and must be available to
attend an interview with the grown up Model Makers responsible for the 80 million LEGO bricks across
the Resort on 30 July.
“We get inundated with enquiries from young fans fascinated by what we do and wanting to come behind
the scenes to join us in the model making studio” explains Senior Model Maker Giorgio Pastero. “We
wouldn’t get much work done if we opened the doors to everyone who asked, so this year we have
decided to run a special competition. We’re aiming to give six lucky LEGO builders the opportunity to
come and join a master class with the team here and then one of them will be appointed the very first
Junior LEGO Model Maker!”
All wannabe builders need to do is create a LEGO model of an animal of their choosing and tell the
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort team why this would be their dream job. Applicants can find out all about the
entry process at www.legoland.co.uk/juniormodelmaker. Entries must be with the team by Friday 28 June,
the six candidates for the position will be selected by Friday 5 July and invited for an interview styled
master class on 30 July 2013.
“We will interview the candidates in the same way we would adult applicants,” explained Giorgio. “We give
a master class in some of the key techniques and skills required and then set a building task. We will be
looking at two age groups to make things fair so we’ll have three candidates aged 5-8 and three 9-12. The
appointed Junior Model Maker will come back to work with us but we hope ALL the candidates will have
an amazing experience; it’s very rare anybody gets to visit the studio, so it’s a very special opportunity.” Each of the six candidates will be invited to stay overnight at the Resort with their families, interviewing on
day one and enjoying all the rides and attractions on the Resort on day two, after a stay in the unique
Positions for Model Makers rarely come up at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort and this is the first time a junior
role has been recruited for. The team expects there to be enormous interest and hopes to make a few
fans dreams come. Giorgio sums up, “Our selection will be as much about imagination and enthusiasm as
about skill. We’re not looking for the perfect architecturally designed model, we’re looking for passion,
ingenuity and flair – which can’t be taught and anyone, of any age, can display!”
The appointed Junior Model Maker will return for another stay later in the year and will join the team
updating some of the 1800 models featured in the LEGOLAND Hotel, celebrating its first birthday this year.