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Job playing with lego attracts thousands of applications

Lego's 'Bertie' at Birmingham New Street Station Photo: Lego Discovery Centre

More than 5,000 job-hunters have applied for a position requiring them to play with Lego - and it pays up to £27,000.

The hopefuls have submitted their CVs for the role of master model builder located at a custom-built studio next to the new Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham, bosses said.

The post is one of just 22 in the world and has attracted interest from around the globe.

  • Watch: Bertie sizes up potential candidates at Birmingham’s New Street Station (credit Lego Discovery Centre)

The job description says the successful applicant will "construct structure attractions, curate exhibitions and mentor children and families in the creation of their own model masterpieces."

The top 50 applicants will have to face each other in a series of live challenges later this month.

The new centre will be opening at the Birmingham arena this summer.

An artist view of the entrance facade Credit: Legoland

The master model builder role is such a privileged position to hold and the number of applications that we have received has come as no surprise. Given this role hankers creativity and excitement, giving someone the opportunity to win the job from a series of live challenges couldn't be more fitting.

– Amy Langham, Legoland Discovery Centre general manager