LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023 Prize Giving Ceremony

Kasih Juju
The LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023 attracted a record number of school group submissions from the ASEAN region, with 370 schools participating. This represents an 80% increase in participation compared to the previous year, showing the growing popularity of the event.

The theme of "Cities of The Future" inspired young builders to showcase their creativity and innovation through LEGO creations. The submissions were judged based on originality, innovative design, imaginative use of the theme, and incorporation of sustainable elements, encouraging students to think about the future of urban structures with a focus on emerging technology and sustainability.

Out of the numerous submissions, the judging panel selected 10 exceptional LEGO builds that best embodied the spirit of the challenge. These winning creations demonstrated imaginative design, attention to detail, and innovative interpretations of future cityscapes. Additionally, there was a special category called the "IIB Catalyst of Change Award" sponsored by Iskandar Investment Berhad, which celebrated creativity in designing futuristic urban structures with a focus on sustainability and emerging technology. The public also played a part in the selection process, as the creation receiving the most likes on IIB's social media platforms gained an advantage.

The LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023 brought together close to 4,000 students and teachers from diverse backgrounds, fostering a collaborative and creative environment for young minds to thrive. Congratulations to all the winners and participants for their remarkable LEGO creations and pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity!

The prizes awarded to the winners of the LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023 are truly impressive and well-deserved. The total prize pool of RM100,000 offers exciting incentives for the winning school groups.

Firstly, the winners receive an educational trip to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort. This trip not only serves as a reward for their hard work and creativity but also provides a fun and immersive experience in the world of LEGO, where they can explore various attractions and enjoy their time in the resort.

The awe-inspiring trophy meticulously constructed from LEGO bricks is a unique and symbolic representation of their achievement. This trophy will undoubtedly hold a special place for the winning teams, showcasing their talent and dedication in crafting innovative LEGO creations.

The exclusive opportunity to participate in one of LEGOLAND Malaysia's STEM education programs is a fantastic addition to the prizes. STEM education is an essential and valuable learning experience that fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, which aligns perfectly with the theme of the LEGOLAND School Challenge.

Attending an exclusive workshop with LEGO Master Model Builders is an exciting prospect for the winners. Interacting and learning from professionals in the field will undoubtedly inspire and enhance their building skills, nurturing their passion for creating with LEGO bricks.

Furthermore, the prize-giving ceremony held in LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort offers a unique opportunity for the winners to meet and interact with participants from other nations. This exchange of ideas and cultural values adds a diverse perspective to the challenge, fostering global collaboration and understanding among the young participants.

Overall, the prizes not only reward the winners for their exceptional work but also provide valuable educational experiences and opportunities for them to grow and develop their skills further. The LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023 has truly succeeded in nurturing creativity, innovation, and cross-cultural connections among the young builders from the ASEAN region.

The winners of the LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023 are:

Category: Primary School Students (7-12 years old)

Grand Prize Winner

SJKC Keat Hwa K, 
Alor Setar, Kedah

Description: Step into North Star City, a futuristic
metropolis where Sustainability and Innovation
intertwine to forge a better, brighter world. This
visionary creation showcases a harmonious urban
landscape committed to a greener, more
promising future.

2 nd Place

Sekolah Kebangsaan Kubang Kerian 3,

Description: Embark on a journey into the future
with 'Innovative Advances in Revolutionising an
Alternative City', where the captivating fusion of
hydroelectricity, solar walls, and bladeless wind
turbines powers a groundbreaking and
sustainable urban marvel.

3 rd Place

SK Tunku Azizah,
Kuantan, Pahang.

Description: Welcome to our sustainable eco-
city, a remarkable fusion of innovation and
environmental stewardship that aligns seamlessly
with the United Nations' Sustainable Development
Goals (SDG) 7 and 11. Embracing cutting-edge
technologies and thoughtful urban planning, we
have crafted the ultimate living spaces, ensuring a
harmonious and thriving community for all our
LEGO residents.

4 th Place

Sekolah Kebangsaan Medini Nusajaya,
Johor Bahru.

Description: Green Ring Metropolis stands as a
truly unique marvel, ingeniously designed to
embrace advanced futuristic facilities while
preserving and nurturing the urban green
ecosystem. Witness the seamless coexistence of
innovation and sustainability in this extraordinary
urban oasis.

5 th Place

Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Damansara,
Kuala Lumpur.

Description: Our satellite city is a soaring urban
landscape that has reached new heights above
ground and ventured deep underground. Marvel at
the ingenious architecture that embraces both the
skies and the depths, creating a captivating and
multi-dimensional urban experience.

Category: Secondary School Students (13-17 years old)

Grand Prize Winner

Campus Rangers International School,
Kuala Lumpur.

Description: Experience the brilliance of a solar-
powered, emulsion-free green city, equipped with
cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring
modern architecture, where sustainability and
advancement unite in perfect harmony.

2 nd Place

Ateneo de Manila Junior High School,
The Philippines.

Description: Behold the micro-scale
masterpiece, an exquisite replica of
Laguna de Bay, nestled on Luzon
Island. Experience the breathtaking
beauty and intricate details of this
enchanting LEGO creation that pays
homage to the iconic lake and its

3 rd Place

SMK Medini,
Iskandar Puteri, Johor.

Description: An eco-friendly LEGO marvel
meticulously crafted with the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) as its guiding

4 th Place

Sekolah Menengah St Dominic
Lahad Datu, Sabah.
Description: Discover an aquatic utopia
reminiscent of Atlantis, where a captivating city
rises from the water's embrace.

5 th Place

Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah,
Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

Description: In this empowering LEGO creation,
the citizens of fictional Moxembourg embark on a
journey to rebuild their beloved city. Witness their
resilience and determination as they come together
to create a brighter, hopeful future for

Category: “IIB Catalyst of Change Award” by Iskandar Investment Berhad

Sri Kuala Lumpur International School (Primary),
Kuala Lumpur
Description: This integrated city prioritizes
convenience and environmental preservation,
striking a harmonious balance between essential
services and the well-being of our planet.

It's wonderful to hear that the winning LEGO brick models from the LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023 will be proudly displayed at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort for guests to appreciate. This provides a fantastic opportunity for visitors to witness and celebrate the extraordinary talent and dedication of these young builders. The display will continue until mid-September 2023, giving ample time for guests to marvel at the creations.

The continued endorsement of the LEGOLAND School Challenge by both the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Ministry of Education in Malaysia showcases the challenge's significance as an educational and cultural development platform. The support from the government highlights the value of the event in providing students with a hands-on learning experience, helping them develop essential skills, and encouraging them to explore their creative potential through LEGO building.

With the commitment of LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort to host the LEGOLAND School Challenge as an annual event, it offers an ongoing opportunity for students from international schools to participate and showcase their creativity and innovation.

For those interested in learning more about the LEGOLAND School Challenge Initiative and the education programs available at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, they can find more information on the official website. Additionally, staying connected through social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram will provide the latest updates on promotions and activities related to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.

Overall, the LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023 seems to have been a resounding success, fostering creativity, education, and cultural exchange among young minds in the ASEAN region.

YB Khairul Firdaus bin Akbar Khan, 

YB Khairul Firdaus bin Akbar Khan

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, praised the LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023 for attracting schools from the entire ASEAN region, positioning Malaysia as a prime destination for educational and cultural exchange. He commended LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort's efforts in promoting innovative education tourism initiatives, emphasizing the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors in reviving domestic and inbound travel, thereby contributing to the growth of the tourism industry.

Encik Md Said Bin Md Daimon, 

The Director of Education Department Johor, expressed delight in the overwhelming enthusiasm from the younger generation and their teachers, using the challenge as an opportunity for collaborative learning in English and STEM education. He expressed pride in the accomplishments of the pupils and thanked LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort for their commitment to inspiring and nurturing young minds. He hopes that the winners will benefit from the exclusive educational program endorsed by the Ministry of Education, which will help them unleash their imagination and develop essential skills for their future endeavors.

Dato’ Idzham Mohd Hashim, 

Dato’ Idzham Mohd Hashim

President, and Chief Executive Officer of Iskandar Investment Berhad, emphasized the shared vision of IIB and LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort in nurturing young minds, fostering innovation, and cultivating sustainable communities in the region. He expressed pleasure in the alignment of the theme "Cities of the Future" with IIB's vision to build an inclusive and sustainable metropolis of the future. Dato’ Idzham congratulated all the winners and participants and looked forward to witnessing their continued success on their educational journeys.

CS Lim, 

CS Lim LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023 Prize Giving Ceremony

Divisional Director of LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, felt honored to witness the remarkable growth and success of the LEGOLAND School Challenge 2023, with international recognition. He praised the young builders for their remarkable creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork. He expressed gratitude for the partnership with the Malaysian government and Iskandar Investment Berhad, which played an instrumental role in the challenge's success. CS Lim highlighted that the LEGOLAND School Challenge fosters the LEGO DNA of learning through play, extending education beyond the classroom. He concluded by congratulating all winners and participants for their efforts in creating unique LEGO creations and looked forward to continuing their partnership to drive Malaysia as a hub for educational exchange.