Joakim Wang (50) and Ebbe Kretzmahr Wang (15) are known from the TV 2 program LEGO Masters.
This coming weekend, 27 – 28 November, they are arranging the LEGO fair Kloss21 at Hellerudsletta in Oslo, and on that occasion have made a tribute to their great hero, Pål Anders Ullevålseter.
What is the tribute stone? A LEGO version of Pål Anders Ullevålseter and his rally bike.
– To claim the top of summer sports deserves an extra strain. As a LEGO enthusiast, this is the biggest strain we can give. That is our small contribution, says Joakim Wang to Ullevålseter.
Good evening Norway was present when Ullevålseter got to see the LEGO project for the first time, and joined the construction process. See what LEGO-Pål looks like in the video window at the top of the case.
LEGO as therapy
Ullevålseter says he himself was a LEGO fan growing up, and has received some bricks from the Wang family to get the LEGO gem again.
– I am really looking forward to the fair this weekend, because I have got the feeling for LEGO again, says Ullevålseter to Good evening Norway, and continues:
– When I was a child, LEGO became a bit of therapy, because I struggled to sit still. At school and such I struggled with concentration, but with LEGO I managed to sit and build for a long time. I was mostly outdoors as a child, but when I was inside, there was not much else to do but build LEGO, he laughs.
In the video at the top of the case, you can see how it went when Ullevålseter got a special LEGO challenge.
More from Lego Masters
Kloss21 is a LEGO trade fair, where LEGO enthusiasts exhibit their projects, have construction competitions and spread LEGO joy. The event is open to children and adults of all ages.
All LEGO Masters participants show up at the event, but the Wang family has also received help from one of the participants in the organizing part, namely Jørgen Berg Pedersen (42). He looks forward to seeing all the creative ways people build.
– When you are interested in LEGO, it is fun to see what others make with LEGO bricks. What techniques they use and how they use parts. There are more ways to build LEGO than people think.
The youngest LEGO Masters participant, Ebbe Wang, has built a robot to exhibit. He has created a function that allows him to control the facial expressions of the robot.
– I’m really excited. It will be fat, says the 15-year-old.