St Swithun’s student aims to become the Lego Master

17 Jan 2019

14 year old Izzy Barr, a student at St Swithun’s School in Winchester, is taking part in season two of Channel 4’s Lego Masters competition. The television programme offers Lego enthusiasts the chance to demonstrate their creativity and building skills in a bid to become the Lego Masters Champion.

Izzy wrote a letter to the show’s producers after watching season one, and was invited to an audition with her father and build-partner Stuart. After impressing the judges with a series of constructions, they were selected to become one of the eight teams competing in the new season.

A Lego enthusiast since the age of seven, Izzy says that ‘building with Lego is my way of relaxing, and is also my main creative outlet. I like to tell stories with my builds, and I can let my imagination run wild. Even when my father and I are competing against the clock and the other teams on the show, I still find it all so much fun’.

Each episode of the show presents teams with a set challenge where they have time to plan their build, followed by an unplanned task that is a complete surprise. The losing pair are eliminated from the competition.

Izzy and Stuart performed well in the first three episodes, and her boarding house at St Swithun’s is hosting viewing parties with Lego man-shaped cakes and jelly for each episode. Headmistress Jane Gandee said ‘It’s really great to see the boarding community come together to support Izzy during Lego Masters, and we are all very proud of her achievements. We are looking forward to seeing how far she can go in the competition’.

Photo caption: Izzy and Stuart in the famous Lego Masters build room