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Hospital kids given Lego

Lego Masters New Zealand winner Glenn Knight used his prize to donate Lego to the children’s ward at Palmerston North Hospital. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

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Lego Masters New Zealand winner and Pahiatua resident Glenn Knight is using his prize to donate $2000 worth of Lego sets to children at Palmerston North Hospital.

Knight said donating to the hospital felt like a good thing to do with his half of the $25,000 in Warehouse vouchers he won from the show, which he split with his teammate Jake Roos.

“I decided to donate $1000 from the prize and the place I work for has matched it, and it’s going to the children’s ward at Palmerston North Hospital.”

Knight said he had known he had won since the end of February and it had been difficult to keep it a secret, saying the only person he told was his dad as he could not have done it without him.

“It’s been kind of surreal.

“I’m now getting all kinds of recognition for it, it’s quite overwhelming.

“I went to the Wellington Brick Show a couple of weeks ago and I was getting recognised before I even got in the door. It took me three hours just to make it around the room.”

Reflecting on the show Knight said his favourite moment had been meeting the other people on the show as they all shared a similar passion for Lego.

“It was weird – each step of the audition we were thinking ‘oh there’s still a long way to actually being on the show’.

“The best part was meeting everyone, the contestants and all the crew.

“It was pretty tough going, as hard as it was fun and of course, those are the only people who can really know what it was like.”

The winning design in the final episode had been a Lego seal called Roger Wilco stamping documents in a build Knight said ‘had a bit of a story behind it’ and one which was designed to impress Robin Sather, the show’s brickmaster and judge.

“When we went on the show we had a different idea, but we saw the bricks and saw that it just wasn’t going to work.

“Throughout the show we kept being told we had to get Robin’s seal of approval.

“So we thought, why not just make it.”

In addition to the Warehouse vouchers, Knight also won a Fiat 500 Lounge and a trophy made out of Lego.

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