A couple of days ago, LEGO launched a new beta feature on LEGO Ideas; building contests. And, to start off, they also announced their first contest, asking LEGO fans to design their own version of the LEGO Ideas logo. The prizes are amazing, so you might want to participate. Below are the details of the contest, info about the prizes, and more. 🙂
➡ LEGO IDEAS LOGO CONTEST – OVERVIEW: The predecessor of LEGO Ideas, named LEGO CUUSOO, started in Japan in 2008. Since then, nineteen amazing LEGO sets – originally designed by LEGO fans and voted for by the public – were released under the LEGO CUUSOO/LEGO Ideas platform. After many successful years and a collection of awesome LEGO sets, LEGO crowdsourcing will be celebrating ten years in 2018! That’s actually a pretty big deal, and an exciting milestone for such an innovative platform. As far as the Build Your LEGO Ideas Logo Contest, the challenge is to build a logo for the LEGO Ideas platform, any way you like. The winning entries will be used next year on LEGO’s social media pages, while celebrating the 10th anniversary of LEGO Ideas.
➡ LEGO IDEAS LOGO CONTEST – HOW TO ENTER: Build your version of the LEGO Ideas logo using LEGO bricks or a digital building tool like LEGO Digital Designer. Take up to five photos of your creation and submit them to the contest, making sure to show off all angles of your creation. Add a title and short description. Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on the contest entry page.
➡ LEGO IDEAS LOGO CONTEST – RULES: This contest invites you to build the LEGO Ideas logo, however, please do not build the red LEGO logo or include the LEGO logo in your entry. Entries with military themes will not be eligible for the contest. Projects may only contain genuine (not cut, glued, drawn on, or modified) LEGO bricks. You must be the original creator of all creative work you submit (the model, images, photographs, description text, etc.) and you must have the exclusive right to submit your model to this contest. You may not submit a model made by, or on behalf of, someone else. Your entry may not consist of or include copies of any existing third party work or creation, and may not infringe on any third party intellectual property right. This includes third-party LEGO licenses (past or present) such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, WALL-E, Doctor Who, Minecraft, NASA properties, etc. You may use common LEGO elements from licensed products, but you may not use any parts specific to those sets. This includes printed parts, minifigures, minifigure parts, or minifigure accessories. You may use any element from homegrown LEGO products or playthemes, such as LEGO Creator, LEGO City, LEGO Ideas, etc. Entries must be new creations and not previously posted online or submitted to any other contest. You must be at least 13 years of age at the time of entry. You can read the rest of the entry guidelines and rules here.
➡ LEGO IDEAS LOGO CONTEST – DEADLINE: You must submit your entry by December 15th, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST. If you are not sure what time zone you are in, you can use an online time-zone converter to make sure you don’t miss the deadline.
➡ LEGO IDEAS LOGO CONTEST – JUDGES: A panel of judges from the LEGO Ideas team and LEGO product designers will select a first, second and third place winner. They will judge entries upon: overall coolness and originality – 25%, most inspired detail – 25%, relevance to contest theme – 25%, best use of LEGO elements – 25%.
➡ LEGO IDEAS LOGO CONTEST – PRIZES: There will be one grand prize winner, who will receive: the current LEGO Ideas assortment including the #21306 LEGO Ideas Yellow Submarine, the #21307 LEGO Ideas Caterham Super Seven, the #21308 LEGO Ideas Adventure Time, the #21309 LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V, and the #21310 LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store, all signed by their respective LEGO designers, and the #21312 LEGO Ideas Women of NASA signed by the LEGO designer and fan designer. In addition, two runners up winners will each receive: the #21309 LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V signed by the LEGO designers, and the #21312 LEGO Ideas Women of NASA signed by both the LEGO designer and the fan designer.
➡ LEGO IDEAS LOGO CONTEST – WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after December 18th, 2017 and announced on LEGO Ideas when the winners returned the signed Winner’s Certification Documents. A winner who does not return their Winner’s Certification Document within one week (5 days) of receiving it will be disqualified, and a new winner will be selected.
A great contest, isn’t it? Whether you are an active user on LEGO Ideas with your own projects, or you just visit the site to vote for your favorite projects, this is your chance to show off what LEGO Ideas means to you. Please note that since the contest feature of LEGO Ideas is still in beta, some details may evolve over time. You can check out the LEGO Ideas Contest Beta Frequently Asked Questions page, and to see the currently available fan-designed LEGO sets visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ideas Design Your Own Logo contest? Are you planning to enter? Do you have some ideas already? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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