My now-17 yr old son loved, LOVED, Legos when he was little. No matter what the holiday, if it was present-worthy it was a Lego set that he wanted. To this day, we still have those Legos and I have no doubt he could put something really amazing together with all of those funky pieces. I’m assuming the people who will be competing for the “Master Model Builder” title for the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta this weekend are probably a lot like my son.
Yes, that’s an actual job.
Master Model Builder.
You know you wished you had applied, huh? I think that would be an amazing gig. And I’m not alone. More than 100 applicants from all over the Southeast will convene this weekend for two days of serious competition for their chance to land this dream job – Master Model Builder!
They’ll have millions of LEGO bricks to work with as they put their skill to the test with a series of creative LEGO challenges. A special panel of judges, which includes adults and children, will evaluate each candidate’s performance. At the end of the first day of auditions, successful builders will be chosen to move on to the final stage of the competition, which will be held at Phipps Plaza on Sunday.
One candidate will be named winner of the competition after the final audition. They will then move to the final stage of the interview process before assuming the full-time job and official title of Master Model Builder for the indoor attraction.
If you want to watch, here’s all the info:
Day One: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, 3405 Lenox Road, Atlanta 30326
Day Two: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30326
ABOUT THE ATTRACTION
The $15 million, 30,000 square-foot indoor attraction is slated to open in April 2012 at Phipps Plaza. It will be the third LEGOLAND Discovery Center venue to open in the U.S. and the sixth in the world. It will offer a fun, highly interactive and educational two-to-three hour indoor experience which is ideal for families with children. Based on the ever-popular LEGO® brick, LEGOLAND Discovery Center will provide a range of interactive features including hands-on play areas; a 4D cinema; master classes from the LEGO Master Model Builder; LEGO rides; special party rooms for birthdays and other celebrations; and the venue’s signature MINILAND exhibit which is a recreation of landmarks in North Texas out of LEGO bricks.