Iowa City Area HBA Announces Lego Parade of Homes Winners

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA announces the winners of its Lego Parade of Homes contest, sponsored by Great Western Bank. The same three entries notched a top-three placing in both categories. They are (ages in parentheses):

Building Excellence Category:                         
1st: Colin (12) and Tyson (9)
2nd: Lila (7)
3rd: Daniel (12)

Creative Description Category:
1st: Colin (12) and Tyson (9)
2nd: Daniel (12)
3rd: Lila (7)

Prizes for both categories, courtesy of Locals Love Us-ICR, are:

1st:  $50 to Bread Garden Market
2nd: $25 to La Regia Taqueria
3rd: Iowa Children’s Museum Family Pass

All 36 entries from kids aged 17 and younger may be viewed at beginning June 12, opening day of the 2021 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes. Find details about the actual parade – which also runs June 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20 – on the same website. The public can vote for their Lego favorites until 5 p.m., June 20 by clicking on the home. The Lego Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award winner will be announced June 30 on Facebook @ICAreaHBAParadeofHomes and Instagram @icareahba. Consumers may also vote for their favorite real parade homes via the ParadeSmart app through June 25.

Lego Parade of Homes sponsor Great Western Bank judged the Lego homes alongside representatives from Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes presenting co-sponsors Hills Bank and Urban Acres Real Estate.

The first-place creative description reads: “This amazing house has four bedrooms, a three-car garage, and plenty more cool features. The house comes fully furnished and everything in this house is eco-friendly and many things are made from recycled plastic. Each bedroom has a desk with a computer and its own bathroom with a shower. Down below the house is a private beach perfect for relaxing in the sun or having fun. On the top of the house there is a beautiful greenhouse that produces a lot of food (the house comes with robots that handle all the greenhouse work) and offers spectacular views. The dining room has a large kitchen with robots that can cook almost anything and the eating room has large windows that show off the snow capped mountains in the distance.”

The Lego parade’s purpose is to provide kids a fun, creative activity that relates to careers in home building. Entries were submitted May 17 – 31.

“Great Western Bank supports the Lego competition because it helps bring kids interest in building to the forefront,” said Melissa Schooley, Eastern Iowa president of Commercial Banking at Great Western Bank and Iowa City Area HBA 1st vice president. “We hope that spark ignites as they grow up. Education in building at a young age will benefit the HBA and community in the future.”