This year marks the 15th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars, and to celebrate, LEGO UK launched a competition asking children to design their own dream LEGO Star Wars-themed bedroom. Kicked off in the March issue of Star Wars Comic magazine, the grand prize was a once in a lifetime transformation of the winner’s bedroom based on their own submitted designs/ideas, and built by LEGO in collaboration with Bright Bricks (a professionally certified LEGO building company).
After hundreds of entries, the winner was unveiled on May the 4th: Milun Simpson, 5, from Knebworth in Hertfordshire was the winner and he his design took inspiration from the Ewok Village on Endor from his favorite Star Wars film. Milun entered the contest after his grandparents bought him the comic as a gift following a holiday to India.
LEGO Star Wars UK brand manager Eloise Kurtis said, “To celebrate 15 years of LEGO Star Wars, we thought what better way to do this than to launch a competition that would capture our fans’ imaginations and give one lucky child the bedroom of their dreams. The certified LEGO builders have been building day and night to bring his fantastic bedroom transformation to life which will bring hours of endless playtime for Milun. Congratulations to Milun!”
Milun’s father, Matt Simpson said, “He loves drawing, he’s always drawing Star Wars characters and making up his own comics and making up his own characters.” When introducing his son to the saga, Simpson took a traditional approach. “He watched the older films first,” Simpson said — who is also envious of his son’s room. “I’m just really jealous. I wish I’d had it when I was a kid. I was a big Star Wars fan as well so I think I was probably as excited, if not more than him, when he won.”
The winning design features: -
- LEGO Star Wars Ewok Village Tree House Bed
- Four meter long LEGO mural featuring a large 3D Millennium Falcon and a life-size Yoda
- Yoda’s House with hidden drawers
- AT-AT Desk
- Death Star Lamp
- Large R2-D2 Model and lots of other LEGO Star Wars sets.
Kevin Cooper from Bright Bricks, who turned Milun’s winning design from paper to reality, said, “You can see here [from the drawing] that he’s obviously got the tree trunks coming up the side of his bed, so he’s thought about his bed being the main focal point within his bedroom. I would say there’s about 50 – 60,000 bricks used, because we know there’s 40,000 just in the mosaic itself which obviously spans the length of the room. So the mosaic is about four meters long in total.”
When Milun was asked what he wanted to be when he was older, he replied, “I want to be a Jedi or an author when I grow up so now I can start training here.” Milun ranks the room a 10 out of 10, and it’s hard to disagree. Everything is awesome about Milun’s LEGO Star Wars bedroom.
For those that didn’t win, you’ll have another chance to win some fantastic LEGO Star Wars prizes in a new LEGO Star Wars UK competition that launches in September — stay tuned for more information!