Monday, 10 June 2013

Build Your World

with Lego. Let your imagination run free and build! :-)

There's this event at Bangsar Village II during the school holiday; which was on May 28th to June 9th, called "Build Your World" by Lego where children from the age 6 and above can enter for free. There are two categories. 6 y.o. to 12 y.o. and above 12y.o. Great, right?
Children were allowed 45minutes to build something and submit their work. Even if your kids' work didn't win, it's great event to just let kids play around building stuff with Lego, competition or no competition. Free some more!

Anyway, the most impressive designs will have their models displayed Legoland Malaysia for a week some time in Aug. How cool is that!

The grand prize winner of this Malaysian leg (Build Your World Competition is the biggest building competition of its kind in the Asian region, including Thailand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Philippines and err... South Africa) gets to go to Legoland in Johor and get VVIP treatment.  Nice hor?

Raimie really wanted to join so on the last weekday of the school holiday, he got to go and build his "world"
 
 The boy was adamant in doing it himself although a few other kids had their parents help. 
May not be much of a creation to the uncles and aunties out there... but Mommy and Daddy (and himself) are super proud of his creation. The important thing is not win or lose, but doing the best he can, himself and be totally proud of the fact. That he tried. That he gained experience. That he had fun.

School holiday is officially over now. Proud to say, mall trawling wasn't an activityin our list  during the school holiday. Yes, we went to the mall but because of 1. this Lego competition 2. Mommy works nearby a mall. 3. Need to buy groceries. ;)

We didn't spend that much time going from one end of a mall to the other end this school holiday.

Would've been great if there were more outdoor activities involved this time but next maybe during the school holiday, yeah? 

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  1. I wonder where my daughter's sets are now. She had lots. Even put a little piece in her nose once and caused quite a stir! Tsk! Tsk!

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    1. You must find them and let your future grandchildren play with it pulak, STP. And put one in theor nose like their mom did. :P

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    1. fun la...can play and learn.

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    2. am wondering if they have this annually or not. I remember last time bought Lego set from there tooo but no competition la. There was lego show where they feature all sorts of things that people build from Lego

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    3. LOL...at reason number 3...yea....sometimes buy from mall is cheaper especially when there are offer or buy one free one.

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    4. Hopefully annual la... Didn't see any such event last year.

      It's rather a nice activity for the kids to participate in. :)

      Yalah... go supermarket sometimes hit jackpot with buy 1 free 1 promo or those clerance item promo like RM1 imported drinks! LOL

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  3. You really sound like Anay's mummy giving encouragements. She always told me not to get too excited over the winnings and losing games, just enjoy the fun and experience so that I could become a leader someday.

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    1. I hope my son will grow up caring and compassionate just like Anay. *thums up*

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  4. I loved to play LEGO like crazy and they were not even available when I was a kid. There was this anak orang kaya whose parents bought them from Hong Kong and I tumpang to play their toys. I remember we only could build castles only - senang!

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    1. Aiyoh, Anay friends with tycoons children, Anay is one of them also la.... :P

      Me never see Lego until I was about 12 y.o. So kampung...

      Play with those pasar malam brick toys I got la. hehehe

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  5. What did your handsome son build? Uncle Anay saw it looked like the sesat "Parking Lot" game... Wakakakakaka

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    1. He said it's a castle.

      Daddy said he built Sogo.

      LOL

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  6. South Africa in an Asian competition?! (@_@) Oy, so why I no take part?

    Raimie, that's a cool haircut. I suspect your mother has her doubts, but I think it's great!

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    1. Ya.... why you no take part one? LOL

      Mommy said the haircut is like a broom. When mommy complained he said : "yes it is, but "mommy, please don't use my head to sweep anything" Hahaha

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  7. Thambee had only one set of Lego toys when he was a kid.. and that was bought by an Auntie for him, because he gave her 4 numbers and she won the third prize from Magnum, muahahaha!! :D

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    1. Fuiyoh, SK can predict winning number ah?

      Give us 4D oso. ;p

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  8. it really needs a lot of imagination to be able to build something out of those lego bricks.. furthermore those bricks given there were mostly the standard rectangle ones?? like that even more susah lah..

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    1. Have to dig dig to find other shapes lor...

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  9. of course i have to condemn those parents who help out the kids lah, this is not the way it should be.. they should have let the kids do them all on their own.. kids imagination is far beyond what we would imagine..

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    1. Last time, I witnessed how a girl pestered her dad to show her how to play jungle gym at Kids World or something and wouldn't budge and stomped her feet when not shown the next step. Adoi. How can a kid be so like a zombie one?

      Just let loose and play one. Play also must be spoon fed? o.O

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  10. so what had Raimie built there?? looks something like the Notre Dame, haha!! but i actually like the LEGO word he has there, the color combi looks very soothing and nice!! hey, maybe he is really good in colors huh?? should discover this area~~

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  11. ... because of 1. this Lego competition 2. Mommy works nearby a mall. 3. Need to buy groceries 4. Need to stock up "reduced to clear" items if any

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  12. so that's it for the two weeks of school holidays?? (i still remember it was three weeks long for the mid year holidays in June last time, but of course 20 over years ago when Thambee still a kid).. the highlight is this day at Bangsar Village with his super handsome new haircut??

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    1. Not highlight la...

      But that's all I can blog about, other than the Lawak Kampus exhibition.

      Cannot la I blog about every single mundane thing we did during the holiday, right? ;p

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  13. I try to avoid what I call the "mall culture" too. There are lots of great activities for children that don't involve the mall. It just takes a little effort these days. Can't completely avoid the mall though because we live across one hahaha

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  14. Me and my siblings grew up with Lego! No more Lego sets to pass down to my kids, because I remember my mum gave them away to my godbrothers. Hahha!

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    1. Good also lah, no waste as it is played by someone also.

      Your kids can have new ones. :)

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    1. My son now almost everyday will built something with his LEGO... Keep pestering us to bring him go Legoland, but mummy here scared of the weather... I'll melt later...

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    2. We told Raimie we have absolutely no interest in going to Legoland and join the masses. :p

      He's 10.

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  16. Must give him encouragement. *pat pat* Raimie's back

    Legoland is fun, this old aunty also enjoys going to Legoland. :)

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    1. Hahaha

      OK OK one day we bring him there. Auntie, come join us? ;)

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  17. I'm quite creative with bricks and block. But not my daughter. She inherits her father's genes.

    On the other hand, my son is good in bricks. He likes to build cars, trains and buses.

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    1. We bought some Lego set but the papa is very mean to the boy. He is restrained from touching Lego. Perhaps scares of tiny brick stuffed inside nostril? Kakaka!

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    2. Aiyoh, why so strict? Kids need to experience a bit of those things also, like sumbat eraser into nose and stuff. LOL

      If got someone sit in front of him, OK la. No worry right? ^^

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  18. If my daughter joins the competition, I'm sure she will stare and the bricks and mummy has to come in to rescue.

    Minah would stares at me.... :p

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    1. My son is only 4... Too young to join.

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    2. Let lil brother help older sister. Sure ppl will kagum at your boy. :)

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  19. I love legos and bought lots for my son. In fact I'm still keeping them.

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    1. Wow! You took good care of them.

      Later can show and share the sets with your grandchildren pulak, How sweet would that be? :)

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  20. I love Legos! They are expensive though, so way to go for free events!

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    1. Yup. Expensive and yes, yeay for free events!

      Keep 'em coming sponsors :)

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  21. Hey!!!

    I think I saw his set on display ^^

    it was very creative! Loved how he made the word LEGO out of LEGOs!!!

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    1. Really?

      I suppose they displayed all the handiwork that kids made?

      Must go there again with son. He'd be happy just to see it on display.

      Thanks. :)

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  22. Also think that the important thing is that he made it himself :)

    The competition is supposed to foster creativity and fun among children and there's not much fun watching someone do something for you. I saw a boy whose mummy literally made him run up and down for bricks while she made the model and everytime he asked her if he could have a go she would snap and respond like "do you want grand prize or not!" I thought that was so inappropriate and the boy looked positively miserable!

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    1. I'm glad somebody agrees with me.

      Judging from what was seen, not too many parents cared about that little detail and proceeded to do the assembling themselves.

      I guess winning is more important than teaching good values and strong principles. :(

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