LEGO Design Challenge

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Fancy seeing your LEGO creations in print? LEGO is holding a competition in the USA only where you can win LEGO vouchers and see your model on the cover of the Holiday LEGOshop.com catalogue.

Build your model using a maximum of 100 parts and submit a photo or image of your creation along with a brief description of it. You can build it using physical bricks or you can develop your creation virtually, using LEGO Design by ME.

Read all the rules and find out what the prizes are and enter on the LEGO website (page is only viewable if your country is set to USA at LEGO.com)

Good luck to all that enter!

23 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

That's not fair :-( How come we can't enter in the UK???

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By in United States,

Agreed. I think other countries should be able to enter. It's always more interesting to see the diversity of designs.

@legowomen1980p:
Rule #3, in part: "Creations must be built/designed using only LEGO® bricks and elements; creations using anything other than LEGO® bricks and elements will be disqualified. "

Now, if only we can get clarification as to whether a minifig is classified as a brick or element. My guess would be no, since they're usually referred to specifically as minifigs, suggesting a distinction from regular Lego bricks and elements.

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By in Germany,

I agree, too. That is really unfair!

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By in United States,

Awesome. I can't wait to see how many kids hop onto Flickr, steal the first thing they find, and submit it as their own...

(I know there's a phase of the contest where you have to claim the image as your own, but I'm sure that's not going to stop a fair number of people from plagiarizing.)

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By in United States,

Awesome!!! Too bad people in other countries can't enter. Maybe they will make a different contest for everyone else.

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By in United States,

Sounds like a lot of fun! Lets just hope that not a lot of 13-15 year-olds enter for my sake ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

this sounds like one of those contests which has loads of children sending in silly creations like a house which includes every colour known to man -_-

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By in United States,

@legocity1: what's wrong with that?

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By in Canada,

Lego has the best disclaimer... almost scary sounding.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yeah they have all of that in case some kid get the prize and then eats it and chokes because as we know its not the parents fault for being terrible parents; its lego's fault for not making toys either small enough to swollow whole or big enough so the child can't fit it in their mouths. Though if your stupid enough to swollow what is clearly not food you get what you deserve.

ncbarret: its fine if your 5 but as you get older a sense of colour is genrally a good thing

Morgan19: yeah i will be shocked if the idea is orignial

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By in United States,

@redbullgivesuwind: My point is, we will never see them, so who cares if they build something most people wouldn't like. Maybe I'll have my 2 year old build something. :)

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By in United States,

@Jayko543: Same with me! :)

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By in United States,

Looks cool. BTW, why are the HERO Factory sets on the "additions to the database" feed? I see no difference...

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By in United States,

I want to build something amazing... so we CAN'T use minifigures in the set? They have part numbers just like any other piece, so... are they not able to be used? I guess I could make a bunch of different things and submit multiple entries.

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By in United States,

The examples they show for "inspiration" are exclusive sets released when a new Lego store is open, sets only available at that particular store. So, this being for US residents, this contest may be to find an exclusive set for a new store in the US they're opening.

Also, you probably shouldn't use minifig parts, since the examples don't use any. They're more like models of airplanes and tiny houses and stuff, you know, generally cheap sets parents and grandmas buy because they don't realize their kids don't like those things, and would prefer a Pirate ship instead, hah.

I used a minifig in the model I submitted, now I'm gonna submit it without the minifig just in-case.

And I read somewhere on their site that you should save the model and building instructions, but there's no way to submit the building instructions. You only submit a screenshot or photo of the finished model.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ ncbarret: then that would be acceptable if it was a thousand colours. It just when you see adults who built a house and its more colours the eye can see thats annoying.

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By in United States,

@redbullgivesuwind lol. i agree totally

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By in United States,

Unsuprisingly, I'm not interested in this. Sure, it would be great to win, but the chances of winning are very slim when you consider how many people will enter.

For those in countries who don't get to participate, LEGO should have made a contest for each country that their website supports.

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By in United States,

@Jayko and CJG: Make it three. I'm entering.
Anyone know if a minifig counts as three parts because I'm guessing it is an element? (Head, torso, legs)

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By in United States,

So Joining! Hopefully I'll Win $200!

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By in United States,

@ Everyone, you do not win $200, it's only valued at $200. You get a $100 gift card, and $50 design by me creation. The rest goes toward the certificate and "a Sponsor-specified LEGO set."

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By in United States,

@Orange Lemons: That's what I Meant.

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By in United States,

This is so stupid, Only 100 bricks?! I can't build anything with 100 bricks. Don't they know nothing good can be made from 100 bricks?

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