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LEGO Exhibits in Victoria and Sidney “Unleash the Imagination in Adults and Children Alike”

When I was a child, adults sometimes asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Why didn’t anyone ever tell me that “LEGO Certified Professional” was an option?

Robin Sather is Canada’s only LEGO Certified Professional. It’s his job to play with LEGO. His grown-up adult job. Sather’s company—Brickville DesignWorks of Abbotsford, British Columbia—hosts LEGO-building events and exhibits across Canada.

March 18 to 20, 2011, Sather will be at Victoria’s Tillicum Mall for “LEGO Mania.” Over the weekend, he’ll make something fantastical out of those distinctive little interlocking plastic blocks, amidst a fun display of local children’s LEGO creations.

Sather’s work is more than mere child’s play. A gallery of works on his Brickville website includes this shot of him with a 50-pound LEGO strawberry, this eight-foot by six-foot dinosaur head, and eight-foot tall Egyptian sphinx figure made of some 37,000 LEGO pieces! It will be very interesting to see what challenge he sets himself for Tillicum event, and there is no charge to come and watch.

The Victoria LEGO Users Group will also be involved in the LEGO Mania weekend. An association of adult fans of LEGO, these fun-loving folks are committed to using “the power of LEGO to unleash the imagination in adults and children alike.”

Until March 31, visitors can see a featured LEGO model of the London Tower Bridge, as well castles, pirates, racecars, spacecraft, airplanes, and other flights of LEGO fancy. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

Who knows, maybe one of the youngsters attending these events will be inspired to become Canada’s next LEGO Certified Professional.







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