WITH the buzz of the Olympics still in the air, a Northwich-based business encouraged children take part in a Lego competition.

Hartford Wealth, a financial advisor located in Chester Road, invited children to take part in a Lego tower building contest to bring the fun of the Olympics to Hartford.

"We wanted to embrace the theme of the Olympic motto – faster, higher, stronger – and to do something that could involve anyone," explained Michelle Phelps, director of Hartford Wealth.

"To enter the competition, people were invited to visit the Hartford Wealth office and have a go at building the tallest Lego tower in two minutes."

The first prize – a Lego trophy – was awarded to six-year-old Archie Pickering for his tower which measured 112cm.

Second and third places were awarded to Edward Bishop, aged 12, and Felicity Lawrence, aged nine.