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Spokane eighth-grader wins top prize in museum’s Lego contest

The grand prize winner’s entry was a realistic-looking record player by Ainsley Bauer, 14, an 8th grade student at Southside Christian School. (Bob Conley courtesy)
The grand prize winner’s entry was a realistic-looking record player by Ainsley Bauer, 14, an 8th grade student at Southside Christian School. (Bob Conley courtesy)

An eighth-grader at Southside Christian School in Spokane won the “best of show” grand prize Sunday in a Lego building contest at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Ainsley Bauer’s creation, titled “My Family’s Childhood Memories,” was a record player built from Lego bricks.

Ainsley, 14, won a $500 gift certificate to the White Elephant and her choice of the giant Lego figures in the museum lobby, which she may take home when the exhibit closes Feb. 7.

Ainsley also won a $150 gift certificate to Target for placing first in her age group.

The museum held the contest in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit, “Nature Connects: Lego Brick Sculptures.” It includes 28 giant, nature-themed Lego sculptures by New York City artist Sean Kenney, plus almost 200 sculptures by local Lego builders.

Other first-place winners were:

Grades K-1: Ari Bech, “George Washington and the Cherry Tree”

Grades 2-4: Henry Richardson, “Family House”

Grades 5-7: Jasper Ramsey, “A Walk in the Park”

Adult: Denise Ramsey, “Fish Tank”

The local Lego sculptures will remain on display through Feb. 7.

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