On Tuesday July 16 nearly 40 children ranging in ages from seven to 12 came together to indulge in a day of Lego building.
Nominations were open to all school age children in Armidale on a first come first serve basis.
"We were looking at accommodating a maximum of nine teams which would mean 36 children could participate because of the amount of Lego we have to use," said Craig McGrath, Teacher, Armidale City Public School.
The Lego Masters day was made possible due to collaboration between Armidale City Public School and UNE Voyager Discovery.
The Discovery Voyager is UNE's new Science outreach and engagement program, delivering interactive, curriculum-aligned activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and Mathematics to schools in northern NSW.
The themes that were nominated were created by the children. Children in groups of four, needed to build a structure based around a theme that was drawn from a hat the primary school children then developed a response in Lego within a four-hour period.
All groups displayed brilliant creativity and totally enjoyed the experience. The event was held in Armidale City's new CoLAB, a purpose built makerspace put together by a group of dedicated teachers and parents with ongoing support from Armidale City Public School and the Parents and Citizens group.
The success of the day has spurred organisers to make this an ongoing event as well as introducing robotics and coding events in the future.