If you're unemployed and consider yourself an expert when it comes to building things with LEGOS, today is your lucky day. The LEGO company has just announced it will be hiring 20 model builders and designers to work at their super secret LEGO facility in Florida. Here's what you need to know before you apply.
If you have a high school diploma, you qualify for what might just be the greatest and best job in the world. But just like for any job, there are specific skills you need to have in order to be a LEGO builder. Let's take a look at the real life job description as reported by Quartz:
This individual builds LEGO models in our off-site Model Shop- MMM Studios. Must have LEGO building experience and 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 position requires strong communication during design and building of models, good organization during the completion and documentation phases of the projects and a willingness to complete all tasks necessary to creating and installing models and displays.
Requires previous experience in LEGO model building, (architectural and/or sculptural), basic computer knowledge, a good knowledge of LEGO parts, good communication skills, ability to give and receive constructive criticism, ability to work in a team and a positive attitude. Strong focus, concentration, good craftsmanship, patience and a sense of humor are a must. Artistic education, background, or experience helpful but not required.
LEGO Builder Interview Process
Sounds like the best job ever, right? But before you apply, there are some important things to consider. If you're applying for a job of this caliber, you should be prepared to go through some intense interview hurdles.
For example, one interview method used by LEGO called Blind Building happens when applicants are bunched into groups of two to four people. One member of the team is referred to as the eyes. This person faces away from the rest of the group and uses instructions to show teammates how to build the set. Whoever is the "eyes" is not allowed to look at the pieces, and accordingly the builders are not allowed to see the kit's instructions.
One candidate, 26-year-old Daniel Martinz from Orlando recalls the test as "incredibly challenging." He continues, "At the same time, it really puts pedal to the metal in terms of how you work in a team environment under stress," according to the Orlando Sentinel.
If you think you're up for the challenge, check out the Merlin Entertainment career pages and start your application. Although a college degree is preferred, it is not required.