The Brickset/BriXtar Alternatives Challenge!

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Today we are launching a competition in collaboration with BriXtar, a new app for LEGO fans.

All you have to do is build an alternative model of an official LEGO set and upload it to BriXtar.

Read on to find out about the prizes, how to submit your entry and the rules.

How to submit your entry:

Login to the BriXtar app and look for the trophy icon to join the challenge. Make sure to do so before the challenge ends on February 28 at 23:45, CET.


  • You can choose any official set your like
  • You are not allowed to add any bricks that are not included in the set.
  • You are not allowed to use multiples of the set.
  • Entries must be new creations and not previously posted online or submitted to any other contest.
  • However, it is ok to post your creation anywhere you want after you have posted it in the challenge.
  • You can post up to 5 entries.
  • You must be the original creator of all creations you submit.
  • Both physical and digital builds are acceptable.
  • When the challenge is over you have 1 week to cast your votes on the other entries.
  • Only users who have posted entries can vote. If you do not vote in the challenge your entry will be disqualified. It's therefore being judged by your peers.


With digital instructions submitted:

  • 1st prize: 75 EUR LEGO gift card
  • 2nd prize: 35 EUR LEGO gift card
  • 3rd prize: 25 EUR LEGO gift card

Without including digital instructions submitted:

  • 1st prize: 50 EUR LEGO gift card
  • 2nd prize: 30 EUR LEGO gift card
  • 3rd prize: 20 EUR LEGO gift card

Each participant can only win one reward.

Good luck!!

Link to download the BriXtar app on App Store and Google play is available on


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13 comments on this article

By in Sweden,

A friend of mine told me about Brixtar, maybe i will join this!

By in Bulgaria,

Is this contest Worldwide or limited to the EU? I ask because the prize is listed only as Euro value.

By in United Kingdom,

The gift card is redeemable in an web store based in Sweden, I believe, and entry is open to all.

By in United Kingdom,

So is the money euro ? Cose I’m in england and have British pounds ! Will it be able to transfer to pound?

By in United Kingdom,

You won't need to as the shop the gift card is valid in prices things in Euros.

By in United States,

Darn. I don't have a phone, so I can't enter. :(

By in Sweden,

Hello everybody. We are so glad that so many of you have shown your interest in the challenge. Already a number of users have signed up for the challenge in the app.

Answers to your questions:
Of course everybody is welcome to participate in the challenge, no matter where you live in the world.
Regarding the prizes. To avoid high shipping costs, the will arrange the prize from a local retailer where the winner lives. We will contact all winners when the challenge is over to arrange this.
We have put the prize in EUR. If we agree on a retailer with a different currency, we will convert the prize to the local currency to a conversion rate applicable on the day.

Feel free to email us: [email protected] if you have more questions about the challenge. We are looking forward to many exciting challenge entries.

Good luck!

By in United States,

Thanks for arranging this - I love alt builds. When someone provides good instructions for an alt model for a set that I already own, it's like I got a new set.

One question - with Mixels, in some places I've seen the three matching mixels in a set considered to be one set, but they do have three set numbers. So I'm guessing we can't do a model that uses 2 or 3 matching mixels?

By in Sweden,

Hi Cathy. No, unfortunately not. As much as we love the mixels (we're so sorry that it's not produced anymore) we consider every mixels as individual sets. :-) // Jonathan

By in Australia,

What a nice idea. This will inspire far more physical entries than most others since the vast majority of Lego fans have at least one complete set.

By in United Kingdom,

Am I right in assuming one needs to have a smart phone to participate or is there a way of doing it via the website?

By in Canada,

any internet able android device (fairly modern) can run the app. On windows i use "droid4x" to run the app. droid4x can't run the 3d building portion of the app though.

& great to hear about arrangements for us NOT in Europe.

By in United Kingdom,

I'll interpret that as a 'no' for desktop PCs

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