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Lego Shipbuilding - And the Winners are...

On Wednesday, over the course of four hours 446 people made 184 LEGO ships. Entrants ranged from 2 years old to 51 and designs encompassed many different types of ships, from hotels to gardens to crocodile ships with tails for propulsion.

These 184 ships were divided into two age ranges and whittled down to a short list of 13 per age group. There are a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize from each group and they will each receive prizes generously donated to us by LEGO from their CITY Coastguard range. The winners were chosen by Commanding Officer of HMS Victory, Lt. Cmdr. Rod Strathern and his crew. They were all extremely impressed with the creativity, ingenuity and construction skills of all the builders who worked so hard to create our huge LEGO fleet.


7 years old & under

1stEvan Uniache 4 years old (Ship number 34)   (HMS Evan)

The judges were really impressed by how Evan has managed to create a ship which has a very similar design to the current P2000 patrol boats used by university students out of LEGO bricks. LEGO should keep an eye on this designer of the future!


2nd Leo Parkes 7 years old (ship number 175)

The judges really liked the idea of a single manned boat/ hovercraft with aerodynamic features.

3rd Eva George 5 years old (ship number 148)

The judges found this design to be extremely creative and imagiantive with all the possible functions that it may have.

8 years old & over


1st Cadan Barratt 10 years old (ship number 90) (HMS War Hawk)

The judges were impressed by the use of a towing car to get this speedboat to where it needed to be, a practical solution for our LEGO fleet. The use of the rudder above the water is clearly a new way of steering that we haven’t yet considered.

2nd  Jake Gosney  12 years old (ship number 157)

The judges were very impressed with how well this ship was built and how closely it resembles the style of an RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) naval support vessel.

3rd Tate Emmott 9 years old (ship number 173)

This fun mixture of old and modern ship design was quickly spotted by our judges. 

The winners have been informed and will soon have their paws on our exciting LEGO prizes. The first prize for each category was a LEGO City Coastguard Patrol ship and launch. Second prizes were the Coastguard seaplane or helicopter and the 3rd prizes were the Coastguard jeep and rescue boat.

On Friday, all the 184 ships that entered the competition will be uploaded to this website. Well done to everyone who took part and a huge thank you to LEGO for their support and generous donation of sets.

Now, who fancies building LEGO ships next year?

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