Lego competition at Brockway's Old Fashioned Fourth Festival

Brockway, Jefferson County, Pa. - Most people wouldn't associate the holiday Legos, yes the childhood toy. However, in Jefferson County, a competition has become tradition at the Old Fashioned Festival.

The Lego pieces were poured out in Brockway this afternoon as a group of nine to 12 year olds battled it out, with building blocks.  In the middle of Brockway's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Festival, The kids had 45 minutes to create a master piece with 2,500 pieces.

Tim Britton, is known as the 'Lego man.' He and his construction company host the event.

"We thought we would try Brockway once, we've always been involved in their parade. We thought we'd bring the Lego contest, huge hit," says Britton.   

He says in just in the past three years it's become a tradition for families. Which is true for Brian May and his son Nathan, who has been in the competition all three years. 

"He did it three years ago and he loves coming, so this is something we look forward to every year," says May.  

The creativity started flowing as the building began from the children.  Jude Toney, 10, showed off his outer space house, complete with outer space animals. "Look neigh it's a flying horse," says Toney. 

Meanwhile, over at Eric Dieble station, there was some craziness in his Lego house. "Here's a guy looking for his pants," the nine year old says, while pointing at a figurine. 

Some of the children,  aren't new to the competition. This is Nathan May's third year competing."You get to build and your imagination gets to take you anywhere in Legos," says the nine year old.  

"We don't like all the electronics that go on so getting him away from those games and playing Legos is much better just for creativity," says the father. 

Even though the competition is for kids doesn't mean it's an easy one. They're scored on things like use of color, different pieces, and even landscaping. "They're very serious about what they're building. They're very competitive," claims Britton.

After strong deliberations, the judges awarded the top three contestants. However, Britton says no one goes home sad, "Everybody wins though, you can't lose. There's no tears in a Tim Britton Lego contest." 

The adults would then get the chance to show their skills for a pair of Steelers tickets. 


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