Megan Quigley turns love of LEGO® bricks into a dream job; becomes third female in LEGOLAND Discovery Center history to become Master Model Builder
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (SEPT. 26, 2015) –Following an intense day-long competition, Malden resident and Sturbridge, Mass native Megan Quigley has been named the next Master Model Builder for LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston. The twenty-six-year-old turned her love of LEGO® bricks into a full-time, salaried job by beating several contestants over three rounds of construction challenges during Brick Factor held today at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston and Assembly Row.
As Master Model Builder, Megan Quigley will be 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. Megan Quigley, who was formerly a duty manager at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston and a Brick Specialist at The LEGO® Store in Burlington, will begin her full-time position with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston next month.
Megan becomes the third female to earn the title of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Master Model Builder. The first was Veronica Watson at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester in June 2014 and second was Nakayama Kanna at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Osaka in February 2015.
“We are thrilled to have Megan as our new Master Model Builder,” said David Gilmore, General Manager for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston. “We had a lot of great competitors today and it was definitely a tough decision. We were very impressed with Megan’s creativity, building skills and interactions with the children during the Brick Factor competition.”
“This really is a dream job,” said Megan Quigley, new Master Model Builder for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston. “I’m so excited to start this next chapter in my career where I can build with LEGO bricks all day and share my passion with all the visitors at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston.”
The Brick Factor competition took place September 26th at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston and Assembly Row. Contestants tackled timed building challenges along three themes: a mythical character, something that represents America and for the finals, a TV or cartoon character. Three contestants advanced to the final round of competition. To see Megan Quigley’s winning models and event photos, check out our Dropbox.com.
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.
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees (peak season).
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