Lego Discovery Center D.C. crowns Master Model Builder

Lego Discovery Center, Washington D.C., is coming this summer to Northern Virginia, and last weekend, local master builders battled it out in the Brick Factor competition for the chance to be the center’s Master Builder.

Lego Discovery Center D.C. Master Model Builder
Photos courtesy of Lego Discovery Center Washington, D.C.

By Rebecca W Davis

Andrew Litterst emerged victorious from a field of 14 contenders after three rounds of building, with only an hour to complete the final round themed to “something representing themselves.”

Lego Discovery Center D.C. Master Model Builder
Lego Discovery Center, Washington, D.C. Master Builder Andrew Litterst’s winning models
Photo by Rebecca W Davis

The judging panel consisted of the newly chosen mini master model builders, Global Master Model Builder Alecsander Posta, and a selection of local personalities, including Washington Commanders Alumni Tim Hightower and Washington Commanders Mascot Major Tuddy.

Lego Discovery Center D.C. Master Model Builder

As D.C. Discovery Center’s Lego Master Model Builder, Litterst will be responsible for the building, design, and maintenance of all Lego models at the center, as well as offering fun workshops for guests as part of a learning-through-play immersive experience for families. 

“I am beyond honored to have been chosen as Lego Discovery Center Washington, D.C.’s Master Model Builder,” Litterst said. “Lego builds have been a huge part of my life since I was little, and I can’t believe I get to call this my job now! Plus, I cannot wait to help families experience all of the fun the Lego Discovery Center will have to offer.” 

Lego Discovery Center D.C. Master Model Builder
Lego Discovery Center Washington, D.C. Master Builder Andrew Litterst with mini master builders

Two other Assistant Master Model builders will also be selected at a later date. This way, whenever the Lego Discovery Center is open, a master model builder will be on hand.

More About Lego Discovery Center Washington, D.C.

There is so much for Lego fans to look forward to when the center opens this summer. Attractions Magazine had a chance to talk to D.C. Discovery Center General Manager Therese Alvich to learn more about what we can expect to see.

Lego Discovery Center D.C.
Photo by Rebecca W Davis

Alvich shared that the 32,000-square-foot facility in the Springfield Town Center will house 12 different themed exhibits. Upon arrival, guests will construct a mini figure of themselves, which will be integrated into technology throughout the center. Of course, building is a big part of Lego, and several exhibits will provide opportunities for guests to build their own models. 

Alvich also mentioned that while Lego Discovery Center’s target age range is from around 2-12, “the newer generation of Lego Discovery Centers are a lot more technology-based, a lot more interactive,” which can enhance the center’s appeal for children in the upper age ranges.

Lego Discovery Center D.C.

Lego Discovery Centers are not open to adults without children in tow; however, Lego knows adult fans are eager to check out the center as well, so expect to see offerings for adults approximately every month. In addition, sensory-friendly hours, like at other Lego Discovery Centers, will be implemented in D.C. as well. 

Of course, no visit to a Lego Discovery Center would be complete without a peek in the shop, and the D.C. Discovery Center will contain a well-stocked Lego store with unique Legoland sets and a make-your-own-minifigure machine, similar to the Lego store in Disney Springs.  

Click here for more information about Lego Discovery Center Washington, D.C.

Miniland at Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area

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