MYER LEGO National Building Competition 1984

The MYER LEGO National Building Competition 1984

By 1984 LEGO had already cemented it’s place in the psyche of kids all over the world with fantastic products, lead by the now-classic Space series.
The time was right for the company to move in for the kill by staging building competitions in major department stores. I remember well the excitement and hype surrounding  the MYER Melbourne competition, without the fun of actually having the opportunity to participate myself.

No such problems for regular contributor (and former child) Paul Naylor.
Paul’s construction abilities were on display for all to see in the Queensland state competition in 1984.

Paul wowed all and sundry with his very impressive spire work, just checkout the serious tower-envy from the kid on the right!

The envelope please…..
How hyper would you have been as a kid to see that turn up in your letter box?

Ahhhh! Close but no cigar. Still, who need’s Denmark when you can have Space LEGO?! And where are you Nigel Newton of Leongatha? Bring forth this Portable Cassette Player of which we have heard so much.
My email is on the top right of this blog 🙂
Thanks so much to Paul for these wonderful photos and scans.




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5 responses to “MYER LEGO National Building Competition 1984”

  1. Michael Avatar

    I remember this competition. I think I got a third prize certificate in the vent I went in at my local Myer. I remember the kid who won in my comp got a great head start as there was a half built structure right there at the start of the build.

    Anyway I had fun, and I’m sure my certificate is somewhere at my parents place. I should dig it up. Myer used to do a great job with LEGO, that comp and the shows were a massive highlight of my school holidays.

  2. Will Avatar

    Hey Michael,

    Thanks for the comment, those Myer shows were great weren’t they? I’d love to see any photos or other certificates you might have.


  3. richard Avatar

    hey I was the Victorian champ from 1980 through to 1983. I have the wall plaq and the lego I won

  4. mark field Avatar
    mark field

    hi all, my name is Mark. i was the Tasmanian champion in 1980 and won a trip to Melbourne for the grand final. i still have my lego plaque hanging on my daughters bedroom wall, i wish i still had the t-shirt and hat. i remember getting a kiss from the chick from hey hey its saturday when she presented me with all the runners up stuff.

    1. Toltoys Kid Avatar
      Toltoys Kid

      Hi Mark thanks for your message, I’d love to see a photo of your plaque! Cheers, Will

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