A WINCHESTER teenager is celebrating after finishing runner-up in a television Lego contest.

Izzy Barr, a student at St Swithun’s School, came second alongside her father in Channel 4’s Lego Masters.

The television programme offers Lego enthusiasts the chance to demonstrate their creativity and building skills in a bid to become the Lego Masters champion.

A fan of the show, the 14-year-old was picked after writing to producers. She was invited to audition with her dad and build-partner Stuart. A Lego enthusiast since the age of seven, Izzy said: “Building with Lego is my way of relaxing, and is also my main creative outlet. I like to tell stories with my builds, and I can let my imagination run wild.

“Even when my father and I are competing against the clock and the other teams on the show, I still find it all so much fun.”

Each episode of the show presents teams with a set challenge where they are given time to plan their build, followed by an surprise task. The losing pair are eliminated from the show.

Izzy and Stuart competed with the support of her classmates at St Swithun’s, who held viewing parties.

Headmistress Jane Gandee said: “It’s really great to see the boarding community come together to support Izzy during Lego Masters, and we are all very proud of her achievements.”