Star prize for LEGO Master Builder Adhitya

Posted on: February 11th 2019School News


An MGS pupil has shown he has the skills to become a LEGO Master Builder after winning a UK-wide competition to build an Arctic vehicle out of LEGO bricks.

Adhitya Krishnasamy, 10, who is a pupil in the MGS Junior School, has won the star prize of a competition, run by the National Geographic Kids magazine, which challenged aspiring brick-builders to design specialised transport to help Arctic adventurers explore the North Pole.

The competition was judged by Arctic polar explorer Paul Rose, and out of more than 1,000 entries, Ady’s model was chosen as the best.

The youngster designed a fully working model of an Arctic Explorer using his LEGO EV3 Mindstorm set. His snowmobile features an ice-saw, a wind power generator, an infrared sensor, a snow plough, touch sensors and a detachable amphibious vehicle.

As a result of his amazing creation, Ady has won a holiday to the Arctic Circle for himself and his family, where he will enjoy a husky safari, visit a reindeer farm, take a sleigh ride and possibly see the Northern Lights. Ady’s achievement has also been featured in the March edition of National Geographic Kids magazine.

Ady said: “I was amazed to win. I thought there would be lots of designs better than mine but I’m over the moon.”

Explorer Paul Rose told the magazine: “This is a beautiful design that demonstrates an excellent understanding of Arctic conditions. I love the selection of travel options and power methods. Ady must have spent a great deal of time to research this properly – impressive!”