Isa Russell of Randolph is a Life Scout in Lewiston Troop 2019. Her Phoenix Car was Best in Show. Submitted photo

More than 60 Cubs and Scouts, some from as far away as Buxton, West Paris and Bath, rolled into Belgrade’s Camp Bomazeen Nov. 12 for the second annual Lego Pinewood Derby.

Gabriel Booker of Augusta Pack 603 had the fastest Lego Car. Submitted photo

Isa Russell of Lewiston Troop 2019 won Best in Show with her Phoenix Lego Derby Car. She is a Life Scout from Randolph and enjoys the creativity of the Lego project, according to a news release from Chuck Mahaleris, district vice chairman for the Kennebec Valley District of Scouting.

Gabriel Booker, a Tiger Cub with Augusta Pack 603, was the fastest Lego car in the camp’s dining hall. He had plastic lights on the back of his car so other racers would be able to follow him to the finish line.

According to Camp Director Julie McKenney of Belgrade, “Scouts and their mom or dad built the cars today and then they raced them. Even parents could build a car. It is a great event because the kids love Legos and parents love spending the time with their son and daughter working on the project together.”

An assortment of Lego derby cars the Scouts built for the race wait to go down the track. Submitted photo

Participating racers are given a kit of blocks and other items to built their cars which have meet specific height, width and length requirements largely in order to fit on the track and not interfere with other racers. Trays of additional blocks and accessories are provided as well to help feed their imagination.

Ryder Johnston of Albion is a Tiger in Cub Scout Pack 445 and built a Star Wars-themed car with his dad Josh Johnston. Ryder’s favorite characters in Star Wars are the Storm Troopers. “I like their masks,” Ryder said. “It’s a lot of fun,” Josh said.

Adam and his son Finn Theriault, a Tiger Cub from Pack 349 in Buxton, built a Santa Claus car. “Santa knows how to go really fast,” Finn said. Adam enjoyed seeing the excitement Finn had in building the car he had imagined.

Adam, left, and Finn Theriault made the trek from Buxton to Belgrade to be part of the annual Lego Derby. Submitted photo



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