Warwick Davis, well-known to Star Wars fans as Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, recently hosted the LEGO Star Wars fan awards. The ceremony, dubbed The Golden Brickies, was held in the UK as a tribute to the Star Wars Saga – past, present, and future.
Builders from all over the UK were invited to showcase their skills using only Star Wars LEGO pieces, and the winners were chosen by a panel of expert judges. Categories included best picture, best mini-movie, best set build, and overall best content creation.
Davis had this to say about his involvement:
“I am so thrilled and honoured to be a part of this epic LEGO Star Wars event, showcasing the next generation of film makers, LEGO builders and photographers! The enthusiasm and pure talent on display today from LEGO Star Wars fans both young and old, is truly inspiring. Meeting all the fans of the LEGO Star Wars universe, you can literally feel the excitement building ready for next year’s movie release. Congratulations to all the winners of the Golden Brickies 2014!”
Many costumed fans showed up to the event, and the winners were able to join Davis on the red carpet.
The finalists each received their own LEGO C-3PO award, and winners were awarded with LEGO Star Wars sets and entry into the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort where 55 rides, shows, various attractions, and the Star Wars mini-land awaited them.
The overall winner of the competition was Daniel Jamieson, 24, from London. He was clearly very excited about winning!
“I can’t believe I have won a Golden Brickies award! I have never won anything like this before and I am really excited to even be considered. This really is a once in a lifetime prize and I can’t wait to get building the year’s supply of LEGO Star Wars sets!”
Spokesperson for LEGO, Emma Owen said “the force is definitely strong with the UK’s LEGO Star Wars fans! The reaction to this talent contest has been overwhelming and the fan creations are just astounding. The creativity expressed in the hundreds of entries truly highlights the power of imagination when using LEGO bricks.”
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