Children construct LEGO mosaic at North Waltham respite home

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

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

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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