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Bradford on Avon boy builds on hobby to win dream prize
A creative Bradford on Avon boy will take a dream trip to Legoland Discovery Centre, Manchester, after winning a national contest.
Oliver Horn, seven, is the envy classmates at Bathford Primary School as he prepares to visit the attraction, at the Trafford Centre, on Saturday and Sunday.
He will try out its rides and help redesign the shop window with his own creations.
Oliver is one of 15 winners of the Lego City Master-Builder competition, which attracted more than 670 entries on its Facebook page.
He has his mother, Emma Horn, to thank for spotting the link and suggesting that her Lego-loving son might like to enter.
Oliver, who submitted a Forest Police station with a swamp and a huge truck, said: “I feel really excited and really proud of myself. I’m really excited to be going up to Manchester and I’m looking forward to making lots new things while I’m there.”
Oliver, who spends hours in his bedroom making his creations, was unsuccessful the first time he entered the daily competition, but succeeded at his second attempt.
Mrs Horn, of Ashley Road, said: “I think this is every blokes’ dream, let alone every little boys’, and I know Oliver cannot wait to get there.”
He had a difficult choice to make about whether to go to his school fete this weekend, which his mother is helping to organise, or up to the attraction in Manchester.
Mrs Horn said: “He is Lego mad and decided to go up to Manchester. He’s going with his dad, Robin, his sister, Mimi, and one of his cousins, but I’m going to have to stay here for the fete.”
Oliver will meet TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle, who is the face of Lego’s Forest Police range.
Brand manager Danielle Brazier said: “The competition was hugely successful and we received some fantastic designs, so for him to be a winner demonstrates how amazing his brick scene was.”