Has your obsession with Lego building blocks never waned? This job might be for you.
Ian Coffey, the “Master Model Builder” at Legoland Discovery Center Boston at Assembly Row in Somerville, is stepping down to pursue a new career opportunity, and a search for his replacement will soon be underway, according to officials from the museum.
“We wish Ian all the best in his new endeavor and know that he’ll succeed in whatever he does next,” said David Gilmore, Legoland Discovery Center’s general manager, in an e-mail sent out Wednesday.
Coffey was picked by Legoland to take charge of the center in January 2014, after winning a tense, two-day building competition that was held at the Boston Public Library.
After earning his new gig, Coffey packed his belongings and quit his job at the New York State Senate, and moved to the Boston area.
Gilmore said Coffey worked tirelessly to prepare the intricately designed models that are now featured at Legoland.
“He spent countless time — including a lot of nights and weekends — interacting with guests and building models. Ian loved teaching the workshops in the Master Builder Academy and answering questions and sharing tips about building with Lego bricks,” Gilmore said in the e-mail.
Legoland will be conducting a search for a new master model builder, and will announce details about the search soon.
The center asked visitors who may have met Coffey during his stint as a builder to share fond memories of their interactions on the company’s Facebook page.
“He will be dearly missed,” the company said.