12 year old wins Smyths trolley dash and bags over £1,000 worth of LEGO

Matthew O’Connell was given 30 seconds to tackle the entire LEGO aisle of the Salisbury store.
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A twelve year-old boy from Warminster won the opportunity to indulge in a trolley dash around a Smyths Toy Superstore and bagged himself over £1,000 worth of LEGO.

Matthew O’Connell was given 30 seconds to tackle the entire LEGO aisle of the store, emptying as many shelves as he could in the time with his favourite Super Heroes and Star Wars sets.

He won the dream trolley dash by completing a special LEGO DC Super Heroes game on the Cartoon Network website.

“I’ve never won anything before," said O'Connell.

“I told all my friends at school and even went to the toy shop the week before to take notes of where all the different sets were. Luckily they didn’t move around too much because I really had my eye on the Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer and DC Super Heroes The Riddler Chase sets.”

Matthew’s mum Yvonne added: “This prize means a huge amount to Matthew.”

“He’s been a big LEGO fan since the age of six when he first joined The LEGO Club. We never expected him to win but doing the dash was so much fun. I don’t think we’ll have any problem keeping him occupied over the school holidays now."

Chris Webster, manager of Smyths Toys Superstore in Salisbury, said: “Matthew’s trolley dash has created an enormous amount of excitement in our store. We had so much fun hosting Matthew and we hope he enjoys all his new LEGO sets."

Ten runners-up received a LEGO DC Super Heroes The Joker Steam Roller set.


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