Contest for LEGO fans – build a piggy-bank!

by admin on March 15, 2013

in Community News

LEGO contests are always a fun and exciting challenge! Not to speak of earning some bragging rights! Oh, and there are prizes too! Today I would like to share with you one contest that is created not only with LEGO in mind, however LEGO fans are warmly invited to participate. 😛

LEGO Contest - Build a Better Piggy Bank

I have been contacted by Joshua from FutureAdvisor.com (the organizers of the contests) just to let our readers know about this fun event. He said: “We’re offering over $2000 in prizes for a new and novel take on the old fashioned piggy-bank. Naturally, we want the most creative entries possible, so we’re reaching out to the LEGO community since they have the most creative people.”

Interested? The idea is simple: build a better piggy-bank! Of course here we are talking about the potential of building your pig out of LEGO, but since this is not a LEGO-only contest you can of course use other materials. Below is a sample video of a contest entry and details from the contest page:

The iconic piggy-bank existed decades before the first computer, before the first 401k, and before money went digital. FutureAdvisor asks you: How can you make the piggy-bank better? Maybe your “ham of a bank” includes a dollar bill ingester like a vending machine. Maybe your particular pig has wheels and cruises around the city? We’re looking for creative, awesome, and exciting renditions of the classic bank. We don’t even care if it’s a pig, it just needs to pay homage to the classic saving swine. We’re looking for makers, hackers, doers, sculptors, engineers and generally awesome people to build a better piggy-bank. Whether it’s steam-punky or rubber ducky, show us what you got!

CONTEST PRIZES: First Prize: $1000, Second Price: $500, Third Prize: $250, Staff Pick: $250. Very generous if I might say so! 🙄

CONTEST RULES:

  • Your piggy-bank must store currency. It doesn’t matter if it’s Bitcoin, Pennies, or Francs. It must retain the primary function of a piggy-bank, which is to save money. You should show that in your video or pictures.
  • No animal cruelty. Making your pet pig eat a bunch of pennies isn’t just bad for the next person to get those pennies, it’s bad for your pig. Let’s be good to our animal friends.
  • Feel free to use any medium you’d like to make your bank. Don’t be afraid to push the limits. Cake, LEGO, wood, paper or whatever you like: It’s all fair game.
  • Before April 1st you’ll need to deliver pictures or a video of your piggy bank in action. We want to see it working in the most illustrative way possible.
  • The winner of the contest will be determined by who gets the most votes, so your presentation is extremely important. Readers are interested not just in the product, but how you made it. We’ll be featuring all of the pictures and videos on our blog.

HOW TO ENTER CONTEST: You can send your submissions to Pigs@FutureAdvisor.com. For full details and if you have questions visit the contest page: Build A Better Piggy-Bank Contest (UPDATE: this link is no longer active.)

As you can see there is not much time to submit your LEGO contest entry, so better start planning and building if you would like to enter! Also, please share this contest opportunity with others in the LEGO community as it seems LEGO fans are not aware of it and there is little time left. What do you think? Are you planning to enter? Share your thoughts below! 😉

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Noahnace10 March 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

$1,000! Nice!

gid617 March 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Well, that certainly sounds interesting, I could imagine making a piggy bank out of LEGO would be pretty tough, but it might be worth a try…
I wonder how a floating rubber ducky bank would work…

Strider March 15, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Hmm, I have a couple of ideas. Maybe I’ll enter. I just hope color doesn’t matter because I only have one pink piece in my entire colletion :p Maybe I’ll just build one for fun and not do the contest.

ntk743 March 15, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Will enter!!!

steven March 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Yes agreed, the color scheme of the bricks will be a real hodge podge, but if someone can get the right image/model, I’m sure that Lego might be creative and make some other colors. Fun idea.

admin March 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Strider, no-one said that it has to be a pink pig. When I was a kid my piggy-bank was yellow and my brother’s was green. Also, please read the rules; nobody even said it has to look like a pig. It just has to serve the purpose of a piggy-bank. So if you decide to build a castle with a dragon to guard your money, or a Millennium Falcon with secret bays to smuggle your cash around the galaxy that is perfectly fine. 😉

admin March 15, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Steven, according to the rules it doesn’t have to be a pig. It just have to serve the purpose of a piggy-bank. And even if you make a pig, nobody said it has to be pink. Be creative and have some fun! 😉

Tiffany March 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Wow, this is the best contest I have never seen! so cool but I can’t enter cause I don’t have time to build a good piggie bank, too bad for me 🙁 But hope some of the LEGO FANs that has enter and won great prizes! 😀

Chi Wolf March 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2’000 thats cool!!

Worriz vs Furty March 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Admin any news for LoC? The Lone Ranger? 2014 themes (I know it’s early but I read a post about LEGO Simpsons!!)?

Micho March 15, 2013 at 6:15 PM

I’ll tell you how you can fatten up your piggie bank… Open a Bricklink store!!! Man I wish I would have done this since last year!!!

admin March 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM

LOL! The problem with my Bricklink pig is that it stays fat for only a very short while. In fact I keep it perpetually hungry as I put the money right back into Bricklink. 😉

admin March 16, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Geneva just wrote a new post about the Lone Ranger sets with high quality images. Just check the Other LEGO Themes section. We know Ninjago is coming back in 2014 (or maybe late 2013), and yeah there are the Simpsons – I don’t know how I feel about that. 🙄

Purpleninjagirlofpower(Lloyd's admirer) March 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM

AWW so cute

Bug March 17, 2013 at 5:58 AM

Admin, can you please post the winners if they are made out of lego as they should have good building ideas. Thanks

admin March 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Sure! 😀

ninjanut March 17, 2013 at 2:03 PM

is there an age limit?

admin March 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Hm… not sure. It was not mentioned in the contest rules, but if you want to know for sure you can ask on the contest page. 😉

ntk743 March 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I entered! Wish me luck!

admin March 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM

You did?! Definitely wishing you luck! So proud of you already! 😀

gid617 March 29, 2013 at 8:20 AM

I’ve entered as well (just barely beat the deadline, I know!).

admin March 29, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Hope you guys win! 😀

gid617 March 29, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Thanks! 🙂

Sam Lampert July 26, 2016 at 1:48 AM

Thanks for sharing! Very generous prizes indeed! This is a great way of teaching the younger generation the importance of proper investment for their future.

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