While most of us labour over the step-by-step instructions while we ‘help’ the kids, nine-year-old Sienna is putting us all to shame as she has just become the first child in the world to have her very own LEGO set launched worldwide. Read on to take a peek at Sienna’s winning LEGO set!
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How Did Sienna Become a LEGO Designer?
After receiving more than 28,000 creative ideas from children all over the world, LEGO chose Sienna’s design as the winning entry.
“We received creative, fun and innovative ideas for new LEGO sets from children all over the world,” says LEGO Friends designer Ricardo Silva.
“In the end, Sienna’s idea won because it was so appealing and original, and at the same time aesthetically pleasing with many fun design details. All the entries showed the endless creativity of children, and we are happy and humbled to find so many children interested in becoming LEGO designers.”
As the winner, Sienna and her family got to travel to the LEGO headquarters in Denmark and spend a week with designers transforming her idea into a real LEGO set. Not only was Sienna’s design turned into reality, LEGO also modelled and named a mini-doll after her to become part of the LEGO Friends gang in future. How cool is that?
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Sienna’s Winning LEGO Set
Sienna lives in London with her parents and little brother. She loves going to her local playground and playing with her grandmother’s dog, Pippa. Sienna’s winning LEGO set, named the LEGO Friends Heartlake City Playground, features all her favourite things and is the perfect place to have a blast with your besties!
The 326-piece set (available from LEGO) features a tree house, climbing wall, slide, working swings, a spinning merry-go-round, fountain and rocking seesaw. Pippa the dog even makes an appearance with the LEGO Friends, who then use the walkie-talkies to invite more friends to come out and play.
Have a look at the video and hear exactly what Sienna thought of winning and her trip to LEGO headquarters:
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What would your child design if they had creative control? My car-mad seven-year-old would build a multi-storey garage to store her vast collection, or a skate park to go with Sienna’s set. Leave a comment below and let us know what your budding designer would create – we’d love to hear from you!