Is building Lego a hobby or a passion? How about getting paid for it? Where do I sign up?
As reported on The Metro website last Friday, Lego is currently hiring for set designers and builders. According to the article Merlin Entertainment, who operate Legoland amusement parks, are currently looking to hire 20 additional Lego builders having already taken on 50.
The job description for your dream job sounds too good to be true:
‘This individual builds LEGO models in our off-site Model Shop- MMM Studios. Must have LEGO building experience and be able to design and build sturdy, accurate, complicated, safe and installable LEGO models for a wide variety of LEGOLAND attractions including miniature scale models and/or life sized organic models from prototypes, diagrams or computer generated instructions.
‘This position requires strong communication during design and building of models, good organization during the completion and documentation phases of the projects and a willingness to complete all tasks necessary to creating and installing models and displays.
‘Requires previous experience in LEGO model building, (architectural and/or sculptural), basic computer knowledge, a good knowledge of LEGO parts, good communication skills, ability to give and receive constructive criticism, ability to work in a team and a positive attitude. Strong focus, concentration, good craftsmanship, patience and a sense of humor are a must. Artistic education, background, or experience helpful but not required.’
What’s the catch, you may be wondering? Well, apart from the thousands of other applicants, the recruitment process and levels of secrecy that Lego uphold is pretty intense.
A Channel 4 documentary series The Secret World of Lego that aired here in the UK last year documented the process from start to finish and proved to be something of an eye opener. Available to view online via the Channel 4 website (may be subject to regional restrictions) the show should prove to be vital revision ahead of any application for a position at the Danish block builders.
Still interested? Head on over to the Lego website to see all open job vacancies.