LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER ANNOUNCES WILLIS REIFSNYDER AS NEW MASTER MODEL BUILDER AFTER BRICK FACTOR COMPETITION!

LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER ANNOUNCES WILLIS REIFSNYDER AS NEW MASTER MODEL BUILDER AFTER BRICK FACTOR COMPETITION!

Yonkers, NY (SEPT. 6, 2018) –Following an intense day-long competition, Spring Valley, NY resident Willis Reifsnyder has been named the next Master Model Builder for LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester. The 26-year-old turned his love of LEGO® bricks into a full-time, salaried job by beating several contestants over three rounds of construction challenges during Brick Factor held on Tuesday, August 28th at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester at Ridge Hill Mall.

As Master Model Builder, Willis will be responsible for all the LEGO® builds in the attraction including updating MINILAND®, teaching the Master Builder Academy workshops, conducting media interviews and representing LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester at events. Willis will begin his full-time position with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester later this month.

 “It was a tough decision because we had several competitors who were great builders,” said Chris Mines, General Manager for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester. “But in the end, Willis impressed us all with his skill and ability to build and converse with kids at the same time. I’m excited for him to start and think he’ll be a great fit for the attraction.”

“LEGO building has been a passion of mine for over 20 years,” said Willis Reifsnyder, new Master Model Builder for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester. “I’m really excited about getting to create and share models for all the various seasonal events, especially the upcoming LEGO® Star Wars Days which is one of my favorite genres to build.”

Willis was one of four builders who competed in Brick Factor which featured three timed building challenges along three themes: an animal, something that can be found in Cities of the Future and builder’s choice. Over 1,000 votes were cast on the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester website to help decide the winner of Brick Factor in addition to in-person interviews. To see Willis’ winning models and event photos, check out this link.