Boy, seven, gets dream toy job

Seven year-old Elliott Turner, of Marton
Seven year-old Elliott Turner, of Marton
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A LEGO-MAD boy has won a dream job after being chosen to give his expertise to the famous toy company.

Seven-year-old Elliott Turner has been selected from over 100 candidates to undertake the role of mini apprentice at the Legoland Discovery Centre, in Manchester, after wowing bosses with his impressive CV.

Elliott, from Mythop Road, Marton Mere, described his first day in the job, which began on Friday, as “cool.”

He said: “You got to do the factory tour and all the other things they have.”

Elliott found out about the competition after mum Jane, 33, and dad Gary, 36, saw the role being advertised in a national newspaper.

The Stanley Primary School pupil was one of 10 children chosen to spend his summer testing toys after sending his CV to the company.

His application to Lego stated: “Hello my name is Elliott, I live in Blackpool, Lancashire.

“I always wanted to be one of your workers, my favourite hobby is making lego things and swimming.

“I have lots of diffrent coloured bricks like silver and red and stuff.

“I have lots of sets, like police, fire, public transport and trains. My daddy gets me all the sets from the paper.

“Me, mummy, daddy and my brother go to discovery centre whenever mummy wants to go shopping (lots).

“Thank you Elliott Turner age nearly 7.”

Jane said her son was “really happy” about getting the job. She said: “He couldn’t wait to go. He was told he had to go in business wear so he was excited to get a shirt and tie.”

As part of his duties Elliott helped build a 3D map of the centre and shadowed the master model builder, who is responsible for inventing and creating new toys.

Jane describes her house as being “full” of lego bricks, but Elliott added: “I always tidy up.”