LEGO Ideas Moments in Space building contest

by admin on January 22, 2018

in Community News

We just talked about the winners of the first LEGO Ideas contest a few days ago, and now the LEGO Ideas team is ready to challenge fans with another great contest, titled LEGO Ideas Moments in Space. Details of the contest are below, but I also wanted to point out that the grand prize includes the unique possibility of getting the winning model adapted into a gift-with-purchase LEGO set in 2019. This is the direct result of the brainstorming session and survey that many of our readers participated in last year (see: LEGO Survey: What Free Sets Would You Like?). 🙂

LEGO IDEAS SPACE CONTEST – OVERVIEW: The LEGO Ideas team in collaboration with the LEGO Extended Line team is looking for the next exclusive LEGO gift-with-purchase set for LEGO stores, LEGOLAND Parks, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, as well as the Online LEGO Shop. They invite LEGO fans to show off their best small to mid-size space designs. The contest entry can be as sci-fi or as realistic as you wish, as long as it stays within a 16×16-stud size limit.

LEGO IDEAS SPACE CONTEST – HOW TO ENTER: Build your favorite LEGO moment in space 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. Make sure to show off all angles and any features or functions of your creation. Add a title and short description. Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on this page.

LEGO IDEAS SPACE CONTEST – RULES: Entries should be able to fit on a 16×16 stud LEGO baseplate. While some elements can overhang, the base of your model should not extend this measurement. There are no formal height restrictions or size minimums, however your model should fit in a smaller LEGO box, and be around 300 pieces. Please refer to previous gift-with-purchase sets, such as the #30607 LEGO Super Heroes Disco Batman, #30611 LEGO Star Wars R2-D2, #40220 LEGO Creator Mini London Bus, #40221 LEGO Creator Fountain, #40222 LEGO Christmas Build-up, #40223 LEGO Christmas Snowglobe, #40251 LEGO Creator Mini Piggy Bank, #40252 LEGO Creator VW Mini Beetle, #40253 LEGO Christmas Build-Up, and #40254 LEGO Christmas Nutcracker for an idea on what size model to build. Extremely large models will not be approved. Entries must only contain basic LEGO elements, such as elements from LEGO City, LEGO Collectable Minifigures, and LEGO Creator. Common parts from sets such as LEGO Star Wars, The LEGO Movie, or LEGO Ninjago may be used, but any parts specific to sets outside of LEGO Classic, LEGO Collectable Minifigures, LEGO Creator (such as printed parts or minifigure accessories) are not allowed in this contest. If you wish to use stickers, only LEGO-made stickers are allowed in your entry. There is no guarantee that the winning entry will be adapted into a gift-with-purchase set, only that the grand prize winner will have the opportunity to have their entry adapted. Only our LEGO designers can decide if this is a possibility after reviewing all entries. If you win and your entry can be adapted into a set, a LEGO designer will consult with you regarding your model. Your model may be altered to fit LEGO design standards and any minifigures in your entry might be changed or removed depending on current piece availability. Entries consisting of or containing copies of any existing third-party work or creation, or infringements of any third party intellectual property right will not be eligible for the contest (this includes references to intellectual property such as Star Wars or NASA). 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 LEGO Ideas contest. You may not submit a model made by, or on behalf of, someone else. 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 SPACE CONTEST – DEADLINE: You must submit your entry by February 9th, 2018 at 6:00 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 SPACE CONTEST – JUDGES: The contest will have two voting phases. The fan voting phase will last until the 19th February, 2018 and help select the top 25 entries (so, rally your friends to vote for your entry!). In the second phase, a panel of judges including members of the LEGO Extended Line team and LEGO designers will choose a grand prize winner and ten runner up winners based on: overall coolness and originality – 25%, most inspired detail – 25%, relevance to contest theme – 25%, best use of LEGO elements – 25%.

LEGO IDEAS SPACE CONTEST – PRIZES: One grand prize winner will receive the following: the opportunity to have their model adapted into an exclusive LEGO gift-with-purchase set, a $250 LEGO shopping spree at the Online LEGO Shop, a collection of past exclusive gift-with-purchase sets (#30607 LEGO Super Heroes Disco Batman, #30611 LEGO Star Wars R2-D2, #40220 LEGO Creator Mini London Bus, #40221 LEGO Creator Fountain, #40222 LEGO Christmas Build-up, #40223 LEGO Christmas Snowglobe, #40251 LEGO Creator Mini Piggy Bank, #40252 LEGO Creator VW Mini Beetle, #40253 LEGO Christmas Build-Up, and #40254 LEGO Christmas Nutcracker). Ten runner up winners will receive the following: a $125 LEGO shopping spree at the Online LEGO Shop, #40253 LEGO Christmas Build-Up, #40223 LEGO Christmas Snowglobe, and #40251 LEGO Mini Piggy Bank.

LEGO IDEAS SPACE CONTEST – WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after February 20th, 2018 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.

Another great contest, isn’t it? Particularly for LEGO Space fans! The model doesn’t have to be big (which definitely helps), however for a chance to win, it should have the aesthetics of an official gift-with purchase LEGO set. That’s a pretty good challenge! 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 Moments in Space 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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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

yop1172 January 22, 2018 at 11:57 AM
admin January 22, 2018 at 12:01 PM

That is one awesome space suit! Thanks for sharing! I think it would make a great set, and has a very good chance of winning! Wishing you the best in the contest! 😀


admin January 22, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Gosh, I just checked! There are already over 200 entries! See them here:


admin January 22, 2018 at 12:09 PM

I think your Spaceman, Bob the Astronaut, and the Classic Spaceman BrickHeadz have the best chance so far. 🙂


brickmaster January 22, 2018 at 12:24 PM

That’s a good one! Good luck! I’m going to check out the other projects too.


Håkan January 22, 2018 at 1:07 PM

That’s pretty cute. Looks a bit like those Japanese AI robots, I think…


Håkan January 22, 2018 at 1:10 PM

On a related note, perhaps…

(I don’t know why, but there’s something oddly familiar about this character.)


Håkan January 22, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Hmmm, there seems to be some sort of Japanese pop culture cliche with similar Martians.

They might originally be derived from French artist Charles Dudouyt’s original illustrations to H. G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”.


admin January 22, 2018 at 9:25 PM

Yes, very much look like those Martial creatures. I like the colors too! 😀


TheBrickLot January 22, 2018 at 4:51 PM

These prizes don’t seem that intriguing…al it is is a few promotional set and then the Volkswagon bug. I wish I could be on here more, but school and my Minecraft channel have me very busy…if you told my 12 yr old self that one day I’d have almost 2k subs and merch I wouldn’t believe you.

Still gl to everyone who entered!! I might buy all of the VW sets and hang on to them for like 6 years all sell them all for $5k 👿


Håkan January 22, 2018 at 6:32 PM

The idea is that it’s a “Free With Purchase” contest, so you’re winning all of the “Free With Purchase” sets produced so far.

At least up until a point, I guess. There might have been some older Free With Purchase sets produced earlier…


Håkan January 22, 2018 at 7:09 PM

Sorry, just seems to be a thematic collection of Free With Purchase sets…


admin January 22, 2018 at 9:21 PM

Under the Prizes section is lists all of the free-with-purchase sets the winner will receive.


admin January 22, 2018 at 9:27 PM

Well, if you win, you might also get the bragging rights of your model becoming an official LEGO set, so that’s cool too. Really happy to hear that your channel is doing so well! Keep up the awesome work! 😀


yop1172 January 24, 2018 at 10:59 AM
admin January 24, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Wow! I really like that one too! 😀


ExcelsiorUK February 9, 2018 at 7:38 AM
admin February 9, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! Good luck in the contest! 😀


Mark February 9, 2018 at 3:20 PM
admin February 9, 2018 at 4:44 PM

Well, that’s just adorable! Thanks for sharing! 😀


Buggyirk February 15, 2018 at 2:07 PM
admin February 15, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Oh, you are the one who did those! I already voted on both! The bee is my favorite! 😀


Buggyirk February 15, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Thanks for your votes! I’m glad you liked them 😀


admin February 15, 2018 at 4:39 PM

Good luck in the voting period! Would love to have either of your designs as a future LEGO set! 🙂


Buggyirk February 15, 2018 at 5:34 PM

Thanks again! That would be so cool to win!


yop1172 February 15, 2018 at 9:17 PM
admin February 16, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Thanks for sharing! Awesome projects! Particularly the spaceman. Wishing you the best in the contest! 🙂


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