Lego Dream Homes Competition
When I was asked if my children would like to take part in a dream homes competition which involved building a Lego house I just knew they'd be up for the challenge! The Ocean Finance competition is a great way to get children thinking about the kind of home they'd like to live in when they're older - they are the next generation of house-builders after all.
As soon as our box of Lego arrived T and N set to work creating this colourful masterpiece complete with all the features they would like to see in their own home.
The main feature is the diving board that juts out of the house allowing T and N to get out of bed and jump straight in the pool. If they wish to do this during the night, you can see that the diving board has lights running down either side so they can see where they are going in the dark. This feature is my favourite and the main reason I think this design should win the competition!
They've added the house name, 'Divers Dream', which also highlights the fact that this is a dream home for divers.
N added an aerial so she could watch TV and the great thing about it is that it doubles up as a wind turbine providing power when needed.
T's garage is another winning feature, it's the perfect place to keep his little car safe and dry. The car itself has a personality all of it's own and is called Steve.
They liked the idea of having windows that were different shapes - arches and slopes are mingled in with traditional squares and even tiny castle-style windows that are apparently great for spotting the enemy approaching!
N loves gardening so flowers ended up being an important part of this build, she wanted them to be a big feature of the house so they are dotted about everywhere, even on the garage roof.
I think T and N's design is great, it has been created with imagination but also practicality and I love that combination.
We were sent a box of Lego to enable us to take part in this competition.