LEGO Shipbuilding Winners 2015

The Winners of our Half Term LEGO Shipbuilding Competition have been announced!

 

Judging the entries was Lt Steve Clark, the Executive Officer of HMS Victory. He marked the ships out of 10 for Seaworthiness and Creativity and then added up the scores.
 
Here are the winners:
 
 

6s and Unders

3rd Position (No 54) Alfie Hunt – An almost classic design and very seaworthy vessel, with interesting decoration fully fitted with a plank and catapult, ideal fro counter piracy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2nd Position (503) Sophie & Isabelle Richardson – An interesting and seaworthy vessel with some intriguing design features such as the large prominent gun and Crocodile figure head at the stern! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
1st Position (509) Harry Coleman – Chosen for its inventiveness and concept, sporting no fewer than 2 methods of propulsion and possibly a subsurface personnel deployment system. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 7s and Overs

 
 
3rd Position (390) George Galpin- A really conceptual and futuristic design that has been very well thought out. It looks highly manoeuvrable and looks like it may also be able to submerge.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2nd Position (102) Abigail Naunton-Evans- A very well built, traditional & seaworthy design.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1st position (417) Oscar Smith- Chosen for its unique idea as a stable weapons system. Very well thought out and even appears to have navigational lights.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lt Clark said: "I felt deeply honoured, and slightly apprehensive when I was asked to judge the NMRN 'Lego' Shipbuilding Competition!  From the outset the standard was high and enthusiasm of the children infectious.  Designs were wonderfully varied and imaginative from the more classic vessel to futuristic maritime concepts (quite often involving a horse or crocodile).  However; they all had one thing in common, each craft was made with a noticeable sense of purpose and pride.  Although some competitors received coaching and guidance from their accompanying adults, it was very clear that the children where in charge, detailing parents off to locate specific pieces to complete their creations before having them photographed and broken up.  The competition was extremely popular with well managed cues to get in and take part.  In summary I would say the well organised event was a huge success promoting learning and interaction through a fun based activity."
 
Well done to all our winners, we hope you enjoy your prizes!
 

Nelson's funeral barge

The funeral barge used to transport Nelson’s body down the Thames is preserved at the NMRN.