Somerville LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston Conducts Search for New Master Model Builder


Search will include one-day Brick Factor build-off event and winner will be rewarded with a full-time job
SOMERVILLE (August 14, 2015)- LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston announced today their search for a new Master Model Builder. The former Master Model Builder, Ian Coffey, stepped down to pursue another career opportunity in late July after winning his position at the Brick Factor event held in January 2014. The Master Model Builder is responsible for all the LEGO® builds in the attraction including updating MINILAND®, teaching the Master Builder Academy workshops, conducting media interviews and representing LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston at events.
“Although we’re sad that Ian has left,” said David Gilmore, General Manager at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston. “We’re looking at this as an opportunity to allow another individual to experience his or her dream job.”
The multi-tiered search will be conducted August 14 through September 13, 2015. Interested applicants will have several ways to earn a spot in the one-day Brick Factor build-off event with the winner earning the title and full time position of Master Model Builder for LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston will narrow the search to 50 contestants who will compete in a one-day Brick Factor build-off event on Saturday, September 26 from 10 am-4:30 pm at Baxter Park at Assembly Row in Somerville. The event will include two rounds of building challenges and onsite interviews with the new Master Model Builder being announced at the end.
Interested applicants over the age of 18 have four ways to apply: a standard online application (accepted Aug. 14-Sept. 13), social media application with Facebook voting (Aug. 14-Sept. 7 with voting between Sept. 8-13), onsite application and build drop-off with visitor voting (builds will be accepted during business hours August 22-31 with voting on Sept. 1-13) and Adult Night build challenge held at the September Adult Night on Sept. 16. For more details on the application process and a job description for the Master Model Builder, check out the Brick Factor page on the website.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is also reserving five spots in Brick Factor for the first five current employees who apply. Interested employees will fill out an application and the first five applicants will receive a spot in the build-off.
Brick Factor contestants will all be notified by September 18 and must attend the September 26 event to be considered for the position.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is open daily from 10 am. Advance tickets are suggested to guarantee admission and can be purchased online at
About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is the first and only one in New England. The 44,000-square-foot indoor attraction, geared toward children aged 3 to 10 and their families, features millions of LEGO® bricks and offers a fun, highly interactive and educational two- to three-hour indoor experience. The attraction features interactive LEGO® experiences, LEGO® Rides, LEGO® Studios 4D Cinema, LEGO® MINILAND featuring replicas of Boston landmarks made out of LEGO bricks, LEGO® Factory Tour, LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp, and birthday rooms.

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