Downtown Solvang was filled with excitement Saturday as 10 professional Lego builders worked to construct the best model during the city's inaugural building competition.

Onlookers swarmed competitor project tents to witness local history in the making. Each builder was tasked with fabricating a creative version of one of Solvang's five Danish bakeries with colorful plastic bricks.

On Sunday afternoon, the completed projects were judged and the top three builders —  Chris Wight, Bill Vollbrecht and Tiffeny Thompson — were awarded cash prizes.

Ten professional LEGO builders will take to their blocks Saturday for Solvang's inaugural LEGO Building Competition where each will tasked with constructing a creative take on one of Solvang's five "storybook" Danish bakeries — using nothing but colorful plastic bricks. 

Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times.

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