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LEGO architecture building contest

by admin on March 24, 2012

in Community News

Are you a fan of the LEGO Architecture series? Do you have a bit (or a lot!) of LEGO-architect blood ink running in your veins? Then you will love this LEGO contest over at EuroBricks! Check it out below! :P

:arrow: THE CHALLENGE: With the recent release of LEGO Architecture sets, including many landmark buildings from around the world, EuroBricks is challenging LEGO fans to create a LEGO rendition of an iconic building or landmark in the style of the existing LEGO Architecture series.

The current LEGO Architecture line consists of two styles: the Architect Series features notable designs by famous architects – examples include Fallingwater, Robie House, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Landmark Series consists of world-famous buildings, often rendered in micro-scale, such as the Empire State Building, Brandenburg Gate, and Burj Khalifa.

The contest is about creating a LEGO rendition of a real, iconic building in either of these styles. Ideally it would be a building from your locality, but judges will accept any real building, structure or monument, so long as it remains true to the overall LEGO Architecture style.

:arrow: THE RULES: Entries should be new (never posted anywhere previously) and similar in style and size to the official LEGO Architecture sets. All entries are to include only real LEGO. No clone-brands, 3rd party parts, or digital entries allowed. Decals will be allowed if you’ve made them yourself, but no cutting, sculpting or modifying parts. The exception to this is flex-tube, which can be cut to the desired length. More rules can be found here: LEGO Architecture Contest Rules.

:arrow: THE PRIZES: 1st Prize: #21010 Robie House. 2nd prize: You get a maximum budget of 150 Euro (~198 US$) to buy sets on shop.lego.com.
3rd prize: You get a maximum budget of 50 Euro (~66US$) to buy sets on shop.lego.com. 4th Prize: #21012 Sydney Opera House. 5th Prize: #21011 Brandeburg Gate.

:arrow: THE DEADLINE: Entries must be posted by midnight GMT, April 8, 2012, so you have a bit more then a couple of weeks to enter.

:arrow: THE DETAILS: Check out the LEGO contest details, eligibility, and how to submit your entry here: LEGO Architecture Building Contest.

LEGO contests are a great way to challenge yourself and stretch your LEGO-building skills. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with other LEGO fans with similar interests. And of course the chance to win awesome prizes is also part of the fun! :D

If you are planning to enter I would recommend checking out our tips and tricks for winning a LEGO contest: Tips for Winning a LEGO Contest. Also, don’t forget that the Microbuild LEGO Contest is still at full swing, so you have a chance to enter there as well! You might also want to look over all the sets in the LEGO Architecture series to get some inspiration.

Let us know if you are planning to participate in either of these LEGO contests, so we can root for you! ;)

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

gid617 March 24, 2012 at 8:49 PM

That’s awesome!!
I think I’ll try to enter (wlthough I doubt I’ll win. . . ) ;)

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Quad March 25, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Thanks for the heads up! I think I’ll enter this and also the series 6 minifig contest too.

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E March 25, 2012 at 7:32 AM

hey quad,
whats te series 6 minifig contest?

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Quad March 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM
gid617 March 26, 2012 at 6:47 AM

what does it mean by a vigette?? (Not sure I spelled that right)

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admin March 26, 2012 at 9:38 AM

A vignette is a small LEGO creation. A little snap-shot from life. So, for example if you would want to display the sleepy-boy minifigure, you would maybe build his bed and the area around his bed. You wouldn’t have to build a whole house. Hope this helps. ;)

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gid617 March 26, 2012 at 3:06 PM

ok, that’s kind of what I thought.

And how did you know exactly who I built one for?! ;)

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admin March 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

It’s my jedi skills. 8)

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E March 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM

admin, I am a huge ninjago fan, and really want the new set when they come out. say if i won the 150 euro (125 pounds for me), would i be able to say : hang on, i want this set. Can i wait for it to come out and then buy it, as it comes out in jun/sep? Bascially, can i wait to use it, like a voucher?

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admin March 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM

That’s a really good question. You can ask the contest organizers over at EuroBricks if the voucher has an expiration date. :)

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gid617 March 26, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Me too. I’d actually prefer second place to first!!! ;)

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E March 28, 2012 at 2:46 AM

Yeah same here! Its harder to get 2nd than 1st sometimes!!

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gid617 March 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

I know. you would have to do a really good job but not so good that you win. And what if the winner was trying to do the same thing???

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admin March 30, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I would suggest that you do the very best job you can, and just leave it at that. At least that’s how I enter contests. If I win something that I don’t want to keep I can always sell it, and use the money to buy something else. ;)

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E March 28, 2012 at 2:49 AM

Admin, how can i talk to you personally? i need to ask you a question, but it includes what my entry is- someone may steal it- do you have an e-mail that i should use instead or something??

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admin March 28, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Sure, you can email me here. :)

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