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Lego posts job listing for professional model builders, is probably getting swamped right now

Fed up with your life? Move to Florida and become a professional Lego builder.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 26, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 7:46 am CDT

Most of us will never be astronauts or princesses, but one childhood dream is still available: Lego is hiring professional model builders.

The toy company has a new factory in Winter Haven, Florida, where it will build models for the Legoland theme parks, and it’s recruiting a new team of builders for the job. In other words, there’s a slim possibility that you could get paid real money to build Lego castles and scale models of the Millennium Falcon.

The job listing, a copy of which was obtained by Quartz, says that applicants “must have LEGO building experience.” Given that requirement that covers most people who were born after 1950, we’re guessing that the selection process is a bit more strenuous. Even amateur Lego builders can get pretty hardcore, combining creativity with architectural skill. Here’s what the winner of a 2014 Lego construction contest built.

According to the job listing, Lego builders must “be able to design and build sturdy, accurate, complicated, safe and installable LEGO models for a wide variety of LEGOLAND attractions including miniature scale models and/or life sized organic models from prototypes, diagrams or computer generated instructions.” 

This job listing will undoubtedly receive a ton of applications—that is, if the job hasn’t already been filled by fans headhunted from the competitive Lego building circuit.

H/T Quartz |Photo via Stick Kim/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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*First Published: Jan 26, 2016, 2:43 pm CST