Children construct LEGO mosaic at North Waltham respite home

Basingstoke Gazette: Official LEGO builder Duncan Titmarsh with Carenza Cosgrave, 12, and Ben Clegg, 10 Official LEGO builder Duncan Titmarsh with Carenza Cosgrave, 12, and Ben Clegg, 10

CHILDREN helped to build a mosaic out of 30,000 LEGO bricks at a respite home in North Waltham.

More than 150 people turned up for the family fun day at The Bluebells – the holiday home for children with life-limiting conditions which was set up by the Sebastian Action’s Trust charity.

The central attraction was a chance to take part in building a mosaic of the front of the house.

While it was not finished on the day, children made a great start, following a guide to build segments of the mosaic.

The project was overseen by Duncan Titmarsh, the only certified LEGO builder in the UK, who once built a replica of Basing House using 150,000 bricks.

He said: “Everybody has enjoyed doing it – it’s like paint-by-numbers but with LEGO bricks.”

Councillor Anne Court, Deputy Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, opened the fun day before going on a tour of the facilities.

Other attractions at the event included a bouncy castle and a barbecue.

Caroline Graham, of Ravel Close, Brighton Hill, Basingstoke, came along with her 10-year-old son Ben and her 12-year-old niece Carenza.

She said: “I could not drag them away. They have been having lots of fun and it has been a fantastic event.”

Mark Courage, a trustee of the charity, said: “It has gone very well and there’s been some very positive feedback.”

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