Let the kids loose with Lego
KIDS love Lego and so do parents, except when they tread on the blocks late at night in the dark - as one dad pointed out at the Great Lego Building Competition yesterday.
Andrew Fuller was at Grafton Shoppingworld for the week long contest, with children Brock and Kyra.
"I had heaps of the stuff as a kid," Mr Fuller said.
"Trucks and cars and all sorts of stuff."
"These days it's been upgraded and it's all a bit more high-tech."
Few would believe it but the Lego company actually hit some hard times a few years back in the face of computer games taking over children's consciousness.
These days the play kits are themed to tie in with popular children's stories like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
The winner of the Lego building competition will win a Lord of the Rings-style Lego castle and there are prizes for those who place as well.
Heats continue until Friday.
Heat 1 - 10.30am: 3-7 years
Heat 2 - 11.30am: 8-14 years
Heat 3 - 12.30pm: 3-7 years
Heat 4 - 1.30pm: 8-14 years
Finals are on Saturday
Final 1 - 11.30am: 3-7 years
Final 2 - 12.30pm: 8-14 years
Free to enter, no booking is required.