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LEGO Master Builder turns toys into works of art, education

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 21:56:11-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LEGOLAND had to shut its doors back in March. But that doesn't mean kids are losing out on the LEGO fun.

LEGO "Master Builder" Jessica Ewud is passing along her creative knowledge through virtual LEGO art classes.

"To keep the kids occupied," says Ewud. "While they are stuck inside during this pandemic with nothing to do."

Ewud is a professional artist who was looking to transform her art in a creative way. Then one night, she had a dream she created an Abraham Lincoln made out of LEGO. She thought the idea was so brilliant, she went out and got the materials to make it.

"I'd always thought of Lego as a kids toy, but as an artist, I was looking at it differently. I was looking at it as an art medium," she said.

Her art creations got her noticed, and she was chosen to participate in the competition show, LEGO Masters, where she became a show finalist. She also has one of her LEGO artworks on display at LEGOLAND.

"I got selected out of thousands of people to be on Lego Masters, and my peacock is on display at LEGOLAND," says Ewud.

And now she is passing along her knowledge, by offering virtual LEGO art classes.

"I'm offering some awesome classes online via Outschool," said Ewud. "I try to make my classes as engaging and creative as possible. I feel when kids are stuck inside, the best thing they can do is be creative."