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LEGO Creator Build and Rebuild Contest

by admin on January 16, 2017

in Community News

The first contest of the year has been announced on LEGO’s ReBrick website! As you may remember from our previous announcements, ReBrick contests are for teen and adult LEGO fans with really interesting challenges and excellent prizes. Below are the details of the LEGO Creator Build and Rebuild Contest. 🙂

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LEGO CREATOR CONTEST – DESCRIPTION: What can you rebuild from your favorite LEGO Creator 3-in-1 set? One of the alternative models, or a new model of your own choice? Show the LEGO Creator design team the building process in a stop-motion video and you could win awesome prizes!

LEGO CREATOR CONTEST – HOW TO ENTER: Take a LEGO Creator 3-in-1 set of your choosing. Create a stop-motion video under 45 seconds showing the set being built into a model (either another one from the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 set or your own original model). Upload your video to the video hosting site of your choice, such as YouTube. Enter the contest by going to the “submit entry” page on ReBrick and submit maximum 5 screenshots from your video. Make sure to also add the link to your video before you submit. Use the description field to describe your entry and what LEGO Creator 3-in-1 set you’re rebuilding. When you receive a “Success!” pop-up notification after clicking “submit” on the entry submission page, your entry has successfully been submitted. The moderation team will review it within 1-3 working days to make sure it fits all the contest rules.

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LEGO CREATOR CONTEST – RULES: Your video must be a minimum of 15 seconds and a maximum of 45 seconds. No rendered entries are allowed, only entries showing physical models will be accepted into the contest. Note which LEGO Creator 3-in-1 set you’re using for your entry in your entry’s description. Do not show your hands in the video – instead let the model rebuild itself using stop-motion animation. Only use LEGO pieces from the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 set you’re using, do not use additional elements from other sets for your model. Use of non-LEGO elements, such as homemade stickers, rubber bands, or clay is prohibited in this contest. Entries must not contain LEGO elements which have been modified from their original form, including painted or cut elements. We encourage adding original sound effects/audio however, adding sound is not a requirement. Please only use music or sound effects you have created yourself or music available in a LEGO movie editor/music creator. All other music, even that under creative commons, is prohibited in this contest. Entries cannot contain containing copies of any existing third party work or creation, or infringements of any third party intellectual property right – be careful of posters or items in the background of your video. Your video should show only your model with minimum background clutter. Videos which are too blurry or dark will be removed from the contest. You can enter as many entries as you would like, but only one entry per person will be considered when winners are selected. Use of LEGO Digital Designer is not allowed for this contest. Entrants must be at least 13 years of age at the time of entry. You can read other terms and conditions here.

LEGO CREATOR CONTEST – DEADLINE: Submit your entry no later than March 24th, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST. If you’re not sure what time zone you’re in you can use a time zone converter.

LEGO CREATOR CONTEST – JUDGES: A panel of judges from the LEGO Creator team will select one grand-prize winner and two-runner up winners. They will judge entries upon: overall coolness and originality in video entry – 25%, most inspired details in video entry – 25%, attention to contest theme – 25%, best use of LEGO elements – 25%.

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LEGO CREATOR CONTEST – PRIZES: There will be one grand-prize winner, who will receive the full 1st half 2017: the #31054 LEGO Creator Red Racer, the #31055 LEGO Creator Blue Express, the #31056 LEGO Creator Green Cruiser, the #31057 LEGO Creator Air Blazer, the #31058 LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs, the #31059 LEGO Creator Sunset Street Bike, the #31060 LEGO Creator Airshow Aces, the #31062 LEGO Creator Robo Explorer, the #31063 LEGO Creator Beachside Vacation, the #31064 LEGO Creator Island Adventures, the #31065 LEGO Creator Park Street Townhouse, as well as a LEGO Creator T-shirt, and some exclusive LEGO Creator goodies. There will also be two runner-up winners, who will receive the same sets as mentioned above, but no additional items. The winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after April 11th, 2017, and announced on ReBrick when the winner has returned the signed Winner’s Certification Documents. A winner who does not return their Winner’s Certification Document within one week of receiving it will be disqualified, and a new winner will be selected.

This is a great contest for those who like LEGO Creator sets and brickfilming. It seems like the emphasis is on the stop-motion video and not so much on creative building, so make sure you read and understand all the rules. And you can also check out the currently available LEGO Creator sets for inspiration under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

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Also, I should mention that the entry deadline for the LEGO Brick in the Life contest for Beatles fans has been extended until February 10th, so right now there are two contests you can participate in. If you decide to enter either or both of them, we wish you the best and hope you win! 😉

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Håkan January 16, 2017 at 11:20 AM

The contest feels a bit odd to me…

Like an attempt to mix two concepts into a whole that’s less than the sum of its parts…

Although it might work better in practice than in theory ? …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwvT101Zyjk

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admin January 16, 2017 at 12:35 PM

Yeah, I agree that this contest is a bit convoluted. It is basically a stop-motion contest, and it doesn’t seem that you get extra points for building your own alternate model, so I’m not sure why they threw that in there.

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Lego Kim January 16, 2017 at 6:23 PM

So, off topic but, I don’t remember if I had told you that a seconhand Lego store opened up near me about a year ago and that a small, trying to be a LUG, in fact that’s what are most recent meeting was about, trying to go through the steps to become an official LUG, is here. Anyway, I go into the shop often and am a member of the club which meets at the shop, so at our last meeting Bryan, the owner, he knows how much I love 80s and 90s Town stuff, he told me he just got in a ton of Paradisa stuff and he said he would put it aside for me to take first pick. I’m super excited!

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admin January 16, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Kim, yes, I remember when you mentioned about the shop opening! It’s really nice to hear that your club meets there. A win for the little store, and a win for you guys as well. Hope you get some nice Paradisa stuff! Also, if your club has any question about becoming recognized by the LEGO Group, feel free to ask. I’m a LUG Ambassador, so should be able to help out if needed. 🙂

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Håkan January 16, 2017 at 8:14 PM

Paradisa’s pretty cool, particularly the Poolside Paradise… Although for 6547, at the end of the run, they mixed in weird Belville parts, and the scale looked off and surreal…

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admin January 17, 2017 at 1:14 PM

Yes, they have very different scales. Interesting pieces though. Occasionally I get some Belville stuff when I shop on BrickLink.

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Håkan January 17, 2017 at 1:34 PM

The Fabuland swing probably would have looked better in size than the Belville swing, but I guess the mold was destroyed…

http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=2045c01&name=Fabuland%20Swing%20Base%20with%20Red%20Seat%20(Complete%20Assembly)&category=%5BFabuland%5D#T=C

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Håkan January 17, 2017 at 1:42 PM

And some of the Belville and Scala baseplates have rather compatible colors, and might work well for Paradisa MOC:s…

(A bit expensive, though…)

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admin January 17, 2017 at 1:54 PM

That’s a very nice piece! Now I want one! 😀

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Lego Kim January 16, 2017 at 10:42 PM

Oh great I’ll let them know! Thank you!

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admin January 17, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Being an recognized LUG will give your group so much benefit. And it is not just in the form of event support with free bricks directly from LEGO. The LUG forum is incredibly helpful for LUGs to share ideas, learn about how other groups do different things, etc. Everything from what are the best venues for public events, how to handle finances, how much to charge, best place get T-shirts and banners made, what to do about taxes, what kind of events to do for kids and teens, best practices for accepting new members, what to do with trouble members, etc. It really is an invaluable resource.

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Lego Kim January 18, 2017 at 2:38 AM

So, we have a lot of questions, can I email them to the email address that sends out the new blogpost or is there another one I can use?

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admin January 18, 2017 at 10:43 AM

Yes, that email address is fine. It goes directly to me. 🙂

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brickmaster January 16, 2017 at 10:13 PM

I think this is a good contest. I don’t think I have time to enter, but looking forward to see what others come up with. Brickfilming is becoming more and more popular, and cameras and people’s skills are getting better. I wonder if you could combine more than one of the same set. Like have the robot set with the robo dog at the same time?

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admin January 17, 2017 at 1:15 PM

I think I saw someone ask this question in the questions section of the page, and the answer was no. If you do have questions about a contest whenever you want to participate, it is best to ask them directly.

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TheBrickLot January 16, 2017 at 11:36 PM

Which one of these do you think would be best just for parts? Also Admin I just posted my SUPER detailed review of The Assembly Square! https://youtu.be/Rk4Ll7I7TDs It’s uh…um…40…min. long… 🙄

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admin January 17, 2017 at 1:22 PM

You mean which of the Creator sets have the best pieces? It really depends on what you like to build, but I would say that they all are a good source of useful pieces. I may watch your review during breakfast or something. I did notice that your parrot is a lot more yellow then mine. Mine is mostly blue. 😀

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Håkan January 17, 2017 at 2:52 PM

The parrot’s a new mold, apparently. It’s not that clear to the naked eye, but there are some differences to the older mold on a closer scrutiny.

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admin January 17, 2017 at 2:55 PM

Yes, I did mention that in my review. I don’t like it nearly as much as the old parrots, however. The new mould is fine, but the blended colors are totally messy. I much prefer the older parrots and replaced my blue one with one of the old ones.

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BLProductions January 17, 2017 at 8:14 PM

It’s a nice idea, although as Håkan noted a bit odd. Why allow the alternate models, but suggest building an original creation? I guess since the focus is the video, not the subject of the video, it doesn’t really matter.
I would enter, but sadly my stop-motion skills aren’t the best, despite having some good ideas. I haven’t animated for almost a year, and my last attempt was pretty bad. 😕 Also, is it possible to upload the video directly to LEGO’s contest site, or do I have to post it somewhere else? I don’t exactly have a place to upload videos online….

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admin January 17, 2017 at 8:35 PM

You need to upload the video somewhere and then link to it. They suggest YouTube, but you can use other places as well. Flickr also allows video uploads, so does Facebook. So those are some good free options.

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BrickCurve January 18, 2017 at 4:32 AM

Hmm, not the clearest of contests! I entered their lighthouse expansion one a while back, but didn’t realise that the video had to be of just the new module. They certainly haven’t cleared up the rules for these competitions!

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admin January 18, 2017 at 10:49 AM

They do have a lot of rules, and some of them are definitely a bit confusing. It is a good idea to read all the rules in detail before entering the contest, and if something is not clear, ask in the contest discussion section. They are very good at responding and clarifying things. And I agree, that some of the contests have rules that are head-scratchers. You can always enter more than one entry, so perhaps in this contest it would be worth entering one that is just filming an official version of the set, and a custom one. 😉

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BrickCurve January 21, 2017 at 11:53 PM

The thing was, the entry was approved so I thought it suited the guidelines. It was pretty close to the deadline though so that might have had something to do with it.

If I can squeeze it in time wise, I will certainly enter the contest though!

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admin January 22, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Oh, yeah, if it was approved, it might have been something else. Wishing you the best if you enter this one! 🙂

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