LEGO vintage computer competition winners
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As part of TNMOC's Easter Bytes Festival, young visitors built vintage computers with LEGO. Here are their stunning results.
A very tough choice faced the the illustrious judging panel of Jack Schofield, renowned technology journalist and LEGO fan, Lynette Webb of Google UK, James Pegrum, first builder of a LEGO Colossus, Rob Pickering of IP Cortex and three TNMOC judges: Chris Monk, Andrew Spencer and Owen Grover.
Judge Jack Schofield's comments.
Entrants were asked to build a LEGO version of one of five computers in the Museum:
- The WITCH
- Apple MAC
- IBM PC
- IBM 1130
And (rustling of envelopes) the winners are:
Winner in the 5-11 age group was seven-year old Yaprak Campion with a stunning version of Colossus. The prize is a trip for Yaprak's class to LEGOLAND with a complimentary LEGO Computer Design & Control Workshop! Much thanks to LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Education Department for providing the great prizes!
Winner in the 12-16 age group was 15-year-old Scott Murtin with his version of the IBM 1130. Scott wins £100 of Argos vouchers.
Entries in the age 5-11 category were so good that three additional runners-up prizes have been awarded.
Christopher Foster wins The LEGO Movie: Ice Cream Machine for his bewitching version of the WITCH and its 1950's operators:
Sophie Adams wins LEGO Friends and Disney Princess for her intricate IBM1130:
And finally, Alfie Chandler wins LEGO Friends of Chima: Rogan's Rock Flinger for his sleek version of an IBM PC:
Congratulations to everyone who took part and made the judging so tough!