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July 15, 2021

Community members have created scenes from around the Hunters Hill local government area, using everything from LEGO and DUPLO to wooden blocks and Jenga pieces as part of our Build Your Block competition.

Over a two-week period during the present COVID lockdown, Hunter’s Hill Council put out a call for people to create their home or a place from the Hunters Hill community with LEGO or other building blocks, and submit images of their masterpieces.

Community members – many of them among some of Hunters Hill’s youngest residents – responded with amazing creations of everything from Town Hall, to the Boronia Park Ovals, the bridge at Tarban Creek Reserve, Boronia Bakehouse, Hunters Hill High School, the Post Office, Gladesville Bridge, their own homes (based both on real and dream versions!) and even the drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Boronia Park.

From an extremely competitive field, the winners of a $200 Visa gift card were Leo, Miranda and Hugo, for their intricately detailed model of Hunters Hill Town Hall, complete with replica sandstone facade, the war memorial and canon, and the bench seat, flags and garden beds out the front.

The winners of a $50 Visa gift card were Maia (and brother Rafael who helped with the build) for a model of the COVID-19 testing station at the corner of Princes Street and Park Road – complete with monster trucks and a Ferrari lining up for tests!

Our other finalists receive a $20 voucher to spend at opens in a new windowWishbone.

Read more comments from entrants and view the gallery of amazingly creative entries below.

 

Hunters Hill Town Hall. By Leo, Miranda and Hugo.

“When we heard about the Build Your Block competition we were excited to build a place around Hunters Hill and we chose the iconic Hunter Hill Town Hall. Although we had seen the Town Hall we wanted to take a closer look at the details, so we piled into the car with our cameras and devices and took an excursion to the town hall. We took many photos of it and when we came home we had a clear idea of how to approach the build. We searched many sets but couldn’t find enough bricks, it was only when we searched my sister’s Lego that we found enough of the right bits to replicate the sandstone of the facade which was the key to the build. During the course of the build we frequently got stuck, so we kept going back to our photos to get the details right. We hope you enjoy this build as much as we enjoyed building it.”

COVID testing clinic. By Maia and Rafael.

“Maia (with some help from her older brother, Rafael) has built the Covid-19 testing station at the corner of Princes and Park Roads as well as what the kids call “Crab Rock” at the end of that road. It’s a busy day at the testing station with a couple of monster trucks and a Ferrari lining up for their tests! Also lots of people out enjoying the beautiful trees and water views.” 

Hunters Hill house. By Rafael.

Boronia Park Oval. By Olivia, Amelia and Isla.

“They built their favourite place in Hunters Hill – Boronia Park Oval – complete with the pavilion, oval, playground and locals!

The best place to visit and get some exercise during lockdown!”

One of the duplexes on Massey Street near Lifeline. By Jasmine and her boys.

A hair salon and Boronia Bakehouse, Harris Farm, Hunters Hill High School and a Hunters Hill house. By Rose.

Hunters Hill Post Office. By Olivia and Hannah.

The bridge. By Oscar.

Hunters Hill house. By Jack.

The bridge at Tarban Creek Reserve. By Georgia and family.

“We created this beautiful rendition of a very small, but significant (to us) part of our local community.

This is the bridge at Tarban Creek Reserve, where three children, one dog and I walk every day in lock down.

It is one of our favourite places as we like to watch the stream of water, let bobby the dog run around, swing in the swing set nearby, play tips and have lunch picnics in the park.”

Hunters Hill Town Hall. By Georgia and family.

Thank you for giving me this great opportunity to make something from my local city. I had a lot of fun and it was a great lockdown activity for me.

Dream Home. By Charlie and Angus.

Hunters Hill house. By James. opens in a new windowClick here to view the video.

“We constructed our home in LEGO to scale, with the real floorplan layout and real life scenarios!

Apart from Batman walking down the stairs from the garage, being chased by a stormtrooper and Captain America! 😊

Dad is on the back deck barbecuing sausages and eggs.

Mum is inside on the laptop.

Kids are either on the playstation, or in the “imaginary” pool

Great fun – thanks for giving us the idea Hunters Hill Council.”

Hunters Hill house. By Max.

By Xavier.

My Lego home. By Mia

“Each room can be separated and has all the details of our rooms. It also has my mum, dad, brother, my cat and my nanny and poppy are visiting.”

 

DUPLO creation. By the Newton family. opens in a new windowClick here to watch the video.

Grandma & Grandpa’s house. By Amelie.

“This is Amelie’s entry into the Build Your Block Competition. It is of her Grandma & Grandpa’s house in Hunters Hill. It includes their garden with veggies and plants. She has also included Grandma’s beehive!”

Hunters Hill LEGO Village. By Leila and Oscar. View the opens in a new windowvideo.

“Delivering smarties to their friends… lockdown fun with Leila and Oscar.”

 

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22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
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