This is your chance to become Albany’s first LEGO Legend

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If there is anyone out there who believes they have a hidden talent for creating LEGO masterpieces, now is the time to put your skills to the test and vie for the title of Albany’s first LEGO Legend.

Paperbark Merchants is hosting Albany LEGO Legends, a new all-ages competition aimed at the “closet LEGO crew”.

The store has even pulled in a big name in the land of LEGO, Australia’s only certified LEGO professional and LEGO Masters TV show judge, Ryan McNaught.

Also known as The Brickman, Mr McNaught will judge the final three creations.

Paperbark owner Lockie Cameron said he was eager to see what Albany brought to the table.

“Everyone is a kid at heart, no one can resist LEGO,” he said.

“The idea follows the LEGO Masters format to a degree, allowing the closet LEGO crew a chance to shine.”

LEGO Masters judge Ryan McNaught.
Camera IconLEGO Masters judge Ryan McNaught. Credit: Supplied

Competitors will have to build a 25cm x 25cm x 25cm creation and send in photos of their entries, with a shot at $500 in prizes.

The top 20 entries will be displayed in the Paperbark Merchants store window for people’s choice voting, before Mr McNaught picks a winner.

“We are after imagination and interpretation, it would be great to see some realistic portrayals as well,” Mr Cameron said. “Plenty of colour or no colour at all, moody or sparkly is fine. We have approached Ryan to assist with the judging of this mainly due to his experience and also the opportunity for a lucky few to have their work judged by the best in the business.”

Email entries by noon on May 16 to

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