Wanneroo Library IT support officer puts Lego creations on display

Serg holding a model of his Imperial Flagship with his other Lego. Photo: Bruce Hunt
Serg holding a model of his Imperial Flagship with his other Lego. Photo: Bruce Hunt

AN IT support officer’s creativity is on display in Wanneroo Library in a collection of Lego ships.

Serg Sobolev has been building Lego models for about two years and rebuilt the pieces on display after a colleague at the library saw a photo and asked to put them on display.

Mr Sobolev said models that came with instructions could take an hour to build, but those he built from scratch could take a few days.

“It’s just good to sit down and relax and build something and not think about anything else,” he said.

The City of Wanneroo employee has nine ships on display in the library, as well as pirates’ tavern and treasure island, and children are encouraged to hunt for treasure within the display.

“From what I’ve heard, kids absolutely love it,” Mr Sobolev said.

The display has links to the ‘Find Your Treasure’ theme for Children’s Book Week, which will take place from August 18 to 24.

The library will have a Find Your Treasure historical exhibition as well as a pirate story adventure public event to launch Book Week on August 18, with Captain Boots attending and a wooden pirate ship in the exhibition.

The City uses Lego in programs that promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning, problem-solving and creativity.

It has Lego clubs at three of its libraries and also runs Lego Robotics workshops in the school holidays.

In July it will run Stop Motion Animation Lego workshops for the first time.

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