Who says you need an architecture or engineering degree to build a city? Certainly not LEGOLAND Discover Center Philadelphia, which is looking to hire a full-time master builder.
The main job requirement: Must love LEGOs.
Okay, there’s a bit more to it.
“We want to see someone that’s creative and innovative, someone that interacts well with children and adults, and can be the face of the Discovery Center,” says general manager Michael Taylor. The 30,000-square-foot center, which is technically located in Plymouth Meeting, just broke ground in October and is expected to open in spring 2017.
Just don’t expect the average job application process. First, you have to apply online. Then, applicants will be required to participate in a two-day Brick Factor competition starting Saturday, December 10, where they’ll take part in timed building challenges and be judged by a current master builder and one child.
Taylor said they’re still deciding whether there will be any themed challenges. “But more or less, they’ll be able to build what they like,” he says. His advice for potential builders: “Just be creative, be yourself, and do what you do best.”
On the last day of the competition, the judges will announce the finalist, whose first big responsibility will be designing and maintaining Miniland Philadelphia, a display of miniaturized Philly landmarks. You can vote for which buildings you want to see here until December 9. After two voting rounds, the winning landmark will be announced in early January.
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