PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--It’s a dream of many to get paid to play, and it’s a dream come true for one New Jersey jobseeker.
“Michael has all the qualities we’re looking for when hiring a Master Model Builder”
Michael Nieves is the official winner of LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia’s Master Model Builder competition, meaning he will combine his background in mechanical engineering and passion for building with LEGO® bricks into a full-time career. Nieves beat out more than 40 competitors, from an original pool of around 75 applicants, at the Brick Factor competition held at Plymouth Meeting Mall, scoring him a dream position at the ultimate indoor LEGO playground set to open in spring 2017.
“Michael has all the qualities we’re looking for when hiring a Master Model Builder,” said Michael Taylor, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia’s General Manager, in reference to Nieves’ Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and previous roles as a LEGO instructor, math tutor and freelance LEGO designer. “He demonstrates a clear understanding and passion for learning through LEGO play and a gift for teaching children. Michael will be a natural fit in the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia family.”
One of the most exciting and innovative jobs on the market today, the Master Model Builder plays a primary role in developing Philadelphia’s MINILAND, a replica of the city’s skyline made entirely of LEGO bricks. Today, LEGOLAND Discovery Center announced the top ten finalists for MINILAND Philadelphia. The final round of voting begins today, Dec. 12, and will determine the Master Model Builder’s first assignment.
In addition to an opportunity to work alongside Philadelphia’s first-ever Master Model Builder, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia will feature an interactive LEGO ride, a 4D Cinema and 10 LEGO-themed play areas, making it the ultimate indoor LEGO playground. To keep up with pre-opening events and activities, or for more information, follow LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
ABOUT LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTERS
At LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, families with children aged 3 to 10 can enjoy a world of creativity, color and building fun in the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground. With features including landmarks made from nearly 1.5 million LEGO bricks in the MINILAND attraction to fun and exciting LEGO themed rides: Kingdom Quest Laser Quest and Merlin’s Apprentice. Then watch as your favorite LEGO characters come to life in the 4D Cinema. Get hands-on with the thousands of LEGO bricks in themed build and play areas where kids’ imaginations can run wild with the endless possibilities that LEGO play offers. Adults must be accompanied by children to enter. Visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com for more information.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia is slated to open in the spring of 2017.
There are existing LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in; Atlanta, Arizona, Boston, Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Kansas City, Michigan and Westchester, USA; Toronto, Canada; Manchester, UK; Berlin and Oberhausen, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; Osaka, Tokyo, Japan and Shanghai, China.