Southern Cross University welcomes Live Build with LEGO Masters
Five teams of students from Southern Cross University competed against each other in a Live Lego Build event under the direction of Lego Master superstars Andrew Tuppen and Damian Hinds.
Held on the campus of Southern Cross University Gold Coast, each team of four students used their creativity and design skills to create a 3D masterpiece, with each of the Lego constructions representing one aspect of the landscape and cultural diversity. from the Gold Coast.
Each team was assigned a pre-built Lego water dragon and was tasked with building the landscape and habitat for it to appear. Q1.
This event is the first of six major Lego building events to be held at six major education partners of Study Gold Coast to showcase the city as a premier study destination for face-to-face and online study.
Andrew Tuppen, of Pacific Pines, is a music teacher at Emmanuel College on the Gold Coast who, along with Brisbane-based Damian Hinds, rose to fame by becoming the finalist team for Channel Nine’s 2020 Lego Masters animated show. by Hamish Blake. The show was an AACTA award winner and the ratings were a hit.
Southern Cross University’s five student teams represented the university’s four faculties, as well as a dedicated international student team made up of students from all four faculties. Following the construction event, these Lego creations will be on display in iconic locations on the Gold Coast.
The student team from the Faculty of Science and Engineering won the event with their Lego creation depicting the Gold Coast coastline, complete with the beach, waterways, trees and the built environment with cranes and skyscrapers, while incorporating the Southern Cross University colors of green, blue and yellow.
Team member Max den Exter is studying his Bachelor of Engineering with honors and said the team enjoyed building with Lego again after many years.
“We took inspiration from each member’s degree – including engineering, marine science, environmental science and science in general – and that resulted in this great exhibition.