60 Years of the LEGO Brick Competition

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LEGO filed a patent for a new toy building brick at 13:58 on the 28th of January 1958, exactly 60 years ago today. 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick has been released in celebration of this occasion and contains miniature renditions of four iconic sets.

This is undoubtedly a good start but there are many more products worthy of commemoration. We are therefore asking you to construct your own small model of a LEGO set released within the last 60 years, following the style of those found in 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick.

Find out what the prizes are and how to enter after the break...


Rules:

  • Models can be based upon any set released between 1958 and 2018.
  • Models should be smaller than minifigure scale, like those in 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick.
  • There are no specific size constrictions but your model should be about the same size as those in 40290.
  • You are not required to build a base for your model but may choose to do so if you wish.
  • Models should be built from real bricks: no virtual submissions will be accepted.


Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Likeness of the model to the set being depicted.
  • Building techniques and parts usage.
  • Adherence to the rules.


How to enter:

  • Upload a maximum of two images of your entry to the Brickset Flickr group set up for this competition, or post your entry on Instagram using the hashtag #Brickset60YearsCompetition.
  • Your models should be new and unseen prior to this competition. Significantly updated models are permitted.
  • You may submit multiple entries.
  • Please include the set number and name of the original set in your submission.
  • Virtual creations in LDD, stud.io or other CAD program are NOT permitted. All submissions should be built with real bricks.


Prizes:

  • The first prize will include a signed copy of a recent classic, 21310 Old Fishing Store.
  • Other prizes have yet to be decided. Suffice it to say they will be worth winning!


Other information:

  • Please do not include any references to sex, drugs, alcohol etc. in your entry.
  • Custom and non-LEGO components are not permitted.
  • Although we will not be judging your photographic skills, please try to light your models evenly and photograph them against a clean background.
  • Please upload your entries by 23:59 GMT on the 18th of March 2018.
  • The winners will be announced shortly after.
  • The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


We will answer any questions you might have in the comments.

Good luck!

 

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42 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Awesome I need to get building

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By in United States,

It's too bad Lego already created a microbuild of the Black Barracuda.

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By in United States,

Is there a piece limit?

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice idea for a competition! And plenty of time to come up with something.

/thinks

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By in Spain,

Great!! Let's start building!!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Quinton S - There is no piece limit but models should be kept fairly small, roughly matching those in 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm going to need to revise my classic sets and decide on something awesome! I really like the micro scale competitions because it keeps the Bricklink need down slightly ;)

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By in United States,

I might take a stab at this one - I don't see a reason not to! I know the prize list is still to be decided but maybe the 60 Years of the LEGO Brick set would be included??

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By in United States,

Is there a limit to the amount of pictures aloud? I didn't see one.

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By in United States,

Epic contest! I definitely want to enter. But again, I find it lame that you only accept entries via Flickr. What about those of us who don't have access to Flickr? I've missed many a contest on here because of that. Any chance you'll accept entries anywhere else? MOCpages? Brickly? Email?

EDIT: Just realized you also accept entries via Instagram. But again, not all of us have access to it.

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By in United States,

Aw, no virtual submissions. That probably rules me out since I'm at college away from most of my collection. Oh well! Still excited to see what others come up with!

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By in United States,

I just did Message Intercept Base and Master Falls.

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By in United States,

What time is it due in the US?

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By in Puerto Rico,

Nice, I already own Old Fishing store but let me first see if I end up winning.

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By in United Kingdom,

@BrickHelix you can have 2 images maximum of a single model but multiple entries I believe.

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By in United States,

@The Rancor that's what I'm thinking I just wanna check with Rex to make sure. Thanks

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By in United States,

I may try to build something from the last jedi, but probably not. I really am not good building my owns mocs especially micro scale ones

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By in United States,

Of course, no digital..

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By in United Kingdom,

We discussed allowing digital entries but it makes it so much harder to judge because it encourages multiple entries and it's difficult to compare them like-for-like with real builds.

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By in Germany,

I never entered any of the competitions here yet, but might take a stab at this one. Sounds very tempting, and there are so many classic sets to choose from.

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By in United States,

Heh, Lego already stole mine--928! Guess I'll have to come up with something else...

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By in United Kingdom,

Ha ha - my thoughts exactly ra226!

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By in United States,

any age limits to the entry?

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By in United Kingdom,

No.

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By in United States,

I'm totally entering! Luckily I have a Flickr account... :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Hopefully I've cornered the market on representing set 624210. Excluding the base, I got it down to just 6 pieces. :-P

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By in United States,

Thanks!

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By in United States,

Could we hashtag our projects on Facebook, as well? Furthermore, could we enter the same entry on Facebook AND Instagram? @Huw

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By in United States,

@Huw If I make an entry, can I just email you pictures?

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By in Norway,

do you allow "illegal" building techniques?

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By in United Kingdom,

@ELH2806 - Yes, but cutting or painting parts is not allowed.

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By in United States,

Awesome! I know exactly what set I am doing.

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By in Spain,

I love it, submitting at Instagram is a good idea for us with no flickr account

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By in Germany,

Question: Are there colour restrictions in place or can your build have any colour as long as it matches the structure of the original?

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By in Indonesia,

10256 taj mahal would be a good idea :)

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By in United States,

Are you allowed to use illegal building?

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By in United States,

I would love to enter, but I don't have a flickr or instigram. If you could allow me to enter on Mocpages though, I would be able to.

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By in United States,

Woo! I just uploaded my entries! Blacktron Renegade and Robot Command Center! Check 'em out!

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By in United States,

InvisibleTimmy, commandervideo, you used my ideas... :(

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