ReBrick is turning out to be a really exciting place for LEGO contests. As you may remember from our previous discussions (see links at the end of this post), LEGO’s ReBrick website was recently re-launched to focus on LEGO contests for teen and adult LEGO fans. There has been several interesting contests with great prizes, and the LEGO Friends and LEGO Ninjago contests we talked about before are still running. Plus LEGO just added to more contests to challenge LEGO fans. 🙂
➡ LEGO TECHNIC ULTIMATE CONTEST: Build the Porsche of your Dreams! Do you think that beauty and function are inseparable? Can you combine LEGO Technic and Porsche design in one amazing LEGO model? And would you like an exclusive opportunity to visit the spectacular Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany? Then get on your mark and start building the Porsche of your dreams!
Now you can go in the legendary footsteps of Ferry Porsche and build the Porsche of your dreams using LEGO bricks. LEGO is giving you complete creative freedom to build within the Porsche brand design and LEGO Technic look and feel. Whether you prefer to build a sports car, a race car, a historical Porsche tractor, or another Porsche model, they invite you to build the Porsche of your dreams with no limitation to a specific era or model type. While this contest gives you creative freedom, there are a few rules as well, like your entry must be no larger than 20 cm height x 60 cm length x 30 cm width. Note that the contest is open to LEGO Digital Designer entries in case you don’t have enough LEGO Technic elements. The entry deadline for this contest is no later than August 1st, 2016 at 10:00PM CEST. You can check out the specific contest rules and guidelines here.
The contest entries will go through two stages of judging. In stage one a panel of three expert LEGO Technic guest judges will select 20 semi-finalists. They will judge all entries upon: overall coolness and originality, most inspired details and functions on the model, understanding of the Porsche brand design and competition theme, and overall LEGO Technic look and feel of the model. The guest judges are: Jim Van Gulik – LEGO Technic moderator on Eurobricks, Fernando de Carlos – creator of Sheepo’s Garage, and Fernando Correia – creator of TechnicBRICK. In stage two a panel of judges from LEGO Technic and Porsche will select one grand prize winner and nine runner-ups from the 20 semi-finalists. The judges are: Dieter Landenberger – Manager of the Historical Archives of Porsche AG, Niels Henrik Horsted – Senior Manager LEGO Technic, and Andrew Woodman – Senior Design Manager LEGO Technic.
There will be one grand prize winner, who will receive several amazing prizes: 1. Trip from their home country to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart Germany. 2. An exclusive guided tour of the Porsche Museum and the Porsche production facilities in Stuttgart. 3. One 911 limited die-cast model of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS scaled 1:18. 4. One #42056 LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS signed by LEGO designer Uwe Wabra. 5. One certificate of winning. There will also be nine runner-ups, who will receive the following: 1. One 911 limited die-cast model of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS scaled 1:18. 2. One #42056 LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS signed by LEGO designer Uwe Wabra. 3. One certificate of winning. In the video below you can learn more about the contest.
➡ LEGO MAKE SOMETHING CONTEST: Share your DIY skills in this contest and make something! Is your head spinning with ideas of how to use LEGO bricks to solve an everyday problem in a new, unexpected and awesome way? Or, can you see yourself using LEGO bricks to prototype your idea for a new invention or robotic creation that could change the world for the better?! LEGO wants you to be a LEGO maker, and share your idea with a photo or maybe a video in this contest presented by LEGO MINDSTORMS – you don’t even need a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 to enter! The entry deadline for this contest is no later than August 10th, 2016 at 10:00PM CEST. You can check out the specific contest rules and guidelines here.
Please note that while this contest is open to all types of solutions made with LEGO elements, it is clear from the list of judges (see below), that they are looking for entries that can solve some pretty sophisticated problems. So while you may use LEGO bricks to prop up your tablet, or employ minifigs to hold cables, that will likely not be enough to impress the judges. Your project does not have to include LEGO MINDSTORMS, but it is a bonus in judging. You can take up to five photos of your creation and submit them to the contest. Make sure to show off all angles of your model. Optionally, you can upload a short video showing your innovation to a hosting site of your choice.
A panel of judges from the LEGO MINDSTORMS team will select one grand prize winner and 2 runner-ups. They will judge entries upon: overall project coolness and originality, project “maker spirit” DNA, innovative building technique and function, and innovative use of LEGO elements. The judges are: Kenneth Ravnshøj Madsen – Computer Engineer at LEGO MINDSTORMS, Jørn Kristian Thomsen – Designer at LEGO MINDSTORMS, Marc André Bazergui – LEGO MINDSTORMS Community Ambassador, Carlos Arturo Torres – Inventor and designer of the IKO Prosthetics System, and Filippa Malmegard – Community Manager at LEGO MINDSTORMS.
There will be one grand prize winner, who will receive several amazing prizes: 1. Trip to LEGO World Copenhagen 2017, which includes travel and accommodations. 2. A #31313 LEGO MINDSTORMS set. 3. A LEGO MINDSTORMS “ROBOT MAK3R” T-shirt. Exact dates for travel will be confirmed with the winner once it’s closer to the event. There will be two runner-up winners, who will receive the following: 1. A #31313 LEGO MINDSTORMS set. 2. A LEGO MINDSTORMS “ROBOT MAK3R” T-shirt.
Please note that all contests at ReBrick are for teen and adult LEGO fans, so you have to be at least 13 years old to be eligible to enter. For contests for younger kids you can check out the LEGO Club magazine and website.
So what do you think? How do you like these LEGO contests? Are you planning to enter either of them? Do you have any ideas already on what you are planning to build? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉
And you might also like to check out the following related posts: