New Designers

New Designers LEGO Award for Playful Creativity

Toby Whelan

Award Title: New Designers LEGO Award for Playful Creativity

Winner name: Toby Whelan

University name: University of Sussex

Stand no.: VC30

Title of work: M.A.K.A (Magnetic Fidget Toy for Autism)

Judges Comments: ‘We really, really liked Toby’s project, MAKA. He showed a clear understanding of a research-driven design process and executed it brilliantly. Also, it’s just fun.’

Award Prize: £1,000 cash prize

Winner’s Comment: ‘Massive thank you to LEGO® for helping me kick-start MAKA.’



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