Photos: Brick by brick in Lego competition
Jarad Barkdoll delicately crafts his one-of-a-kind creation Thursday in San Francisco at a regional competition of the Legoland Master Model Builder contest.
Octopus and treasure
Barkdoll places his octopus next to his treasure chest.
Posting with octopus
Barkdoll poses with his model of an octopus breaking into a treasure chest full of gold. His model won him a spot in the finals of the Legoland Master Model Builder competition.
Robin Dodd puts the finishing touches on his design.
Parrot and creator
Although he did not make the finals, Dodd came close with his model of a parrot complete with flapping wings.
Rob Howland searches to find the Lego pieces he needs to complete his treasure chest.
Keep it up
Barkdoll (left) and Howland work to complete their entries before their one-hour time limit is up.
Halfway through the competition, competitors Matthew Riffel (left) and Dodd stay focused on their entries.