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Lego-mad son inspires mum into business

A SOLIHULL mum says she has been inspired to set up a new businesses by her LEGO-mad son.

A SOLIHULL mum says she has been inspired to set up a new businesses by her LEGO-mad son.

Former primary school teacher Collette Brown launched Create-Build-Learn in January after she was unable to find any LEGO-themed parties for her nine year-old son Jamie.

“My son has always been LEGO mad but when I couldn’t find anything for him, I thought I’d give it a go myself,” said Collette, aged 41, from Shirley.

“We create everything, from robots to cars which children then race down our ramps, and we’re even creating animation workshops.”

Jamie, who is such a fan of the building blocks that he was recently picked as one of LEGOLAND’s apprentices, also helps by attending the events and getting children involved.

“Quite often, Jamie will go with us, in his apprentice uniform. He’s a big hit. No-one else is doing what we’re doing.

“You can see how much difference it makes to children’s imaginations and creation skills.”

Collette said that Create-Build-Learn’s LEGO parties had been such a hit with families, the business was now expanding into offering events for schools.

“We’re averaging about eight parties a month now, occasionally we’ll get three in one weekend. And we’re really just starting out in the school environment.”

Create-Build-Learn events are for children aged five and over.

For more information, or to book a party, visit www.create-build-learn.co.uk.

 

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