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LEGO Ideas Contest – Make Your Own LEGO Art!

Art is incredibly subjective, but what is art to you? The LEGO Ideas team is running a new contest, challenging LEGO fans to build their own art piece with LEGO bricks. This sounds like a fun contest where you can use your creativity to the utmost. And the prizes are amazing! Below is the announcement from the LEGO Ideas team about the contest, as well as other details.

“Show us what art means to you, using LEGO bricks. It can be anything you like, so long as it’s the best work of art you can make! You must also be able to build your model physically, because the winning entries will be displayed in the new LEGO Campus in Billund, Denmark! Failure to build your model physically if you’re chosen as a winner, means you will be disqualified. For this contest, we don’t have specific element requirements. But the judges are looking to display this artwork. So things that are absolutely tiny, or absolutely massive may not be selected as winners.”

The contest will consist of 3 phases: 1.) Submission Phase – Build and submit your entry before November 3rd, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EST. 2.) Judging Phase – LEGO Ideas judges review the entries and choose the winners by November 12th, 2020. 3.) Winners Announcement – The grand prize winner and two runner up winners be announced on LEGO Ideas no later than November 19th, 2020.

If you would like to enter this contest, here are the steps: 1.) Submissions may be in either physical bricks or by using a digital building tool such as LEGO Digital Designer. You’re welcome to use image editing tools, such as Photoshop, to enhance your photos/presentation. If you submit a digital entry, you must make sure that you are able to build your entry in physical bricks in case your build is selected to be exhibited in the LEGO Campus. 2.) 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. 3.) Add a title and short description. 4.) Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on the contest entry page.

The standard LEGO Ideas contest rules apply, including that 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. Entries must be new creations and not previously posted online or submitted to any other contest. You are allowed to use any official LEGO element (LEGO System, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Technic/Constraction) in your entry. The LEGO elements must be genuine (not cut, glued, or otherwise modified). Entries should not contain copies or references to any other existing third-party work or creation or infringements of any third-party intellectual property right, such as Ford, Star Wars, etc. You may use generic minifigures in your entry that do not refer to any third-party intellectual property. You must be at least 13 years of age to participate and enter. You can read the rest of the rules on the contest entry page.

If you’re one of five winners of this contest, you’ll win the following: A complete LEGO Art series of your choice, of either: 4 x #31197 LEGO Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, 4 x #31198 LEGO Art The Beatles, 3 x #31199 LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man, or 3 x #31200 LEGO Art Star Wars The Sith. In addition, your artwork will be displayed in the new LEGO Campus, Billund, Denmark! If you would like to learn more about the above mentioned sets, visit the LEGO Art section of the Online LEGO Shop.

This is a great opportunity for all LEGO fans to use their imagination and stretch their creativity. What does art mean to you? How would you express it LEGO bricks? What would you build? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • yoladiel October 9, 2020, 10:09 AM

    Ha! Cool! I might enter this one. Lego art is right up my alley.

  • jedimaster October 9, 2020, 2:30 PM

    Did any of you guys build the mosaic sets yet? I’m curious how they are.

    • Thita (admin) October 9, 2020, 5:11 PM

      I have a couple of them but haven’t built them yet. Stay tuned. 🙂

  • Ian October 9, 2020, 2:57 PM

    Cool contest, and cool prices, but I don’t know what I would build. What do they mean by art? Just anything?

    • Thita (admin) October 9, 2020, 5:10 PM

      Ian, yes, you can really build just anything. But keep in mind it should be practical enough that it can be built and displayed at the LEGO House.

  • Pepper October 9, 2020, 5:11 PM

    It says that you can build any size, but then on the picture it clearly should 16×16 inches. Which is right?

    • Thita (admin) October 9, 2020, 5:13 PM

      I know that image is confusing. It was just a bad choice form the Ideas team. So yes, follow the text, not the image. 🙂

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi October 9, 2020, 8:53 PM

    Are we going to have to send our Lego to Billund if we win? Or are they going to rebuild our moc there? I’m not clear on that.

    • Håkan October 11, 2020, 8:57 AM

      I assume it would be sent somehow, although it would probably be returned after having been displayed. Most builders don’t make and keep thorough manuals for their freebuilds.

      • Håkan October 11, 2020, 8:59 AM

        Although when rereading the description, it seems the builder is expected to come to Billund and rebuild his model, if I understand it correctly. Not sure all older pieces are easily and quickly available at the campus, though…

        • Håkan October 12, 2020, 9:11 PM

          On second thought, that might have been a discussion about digital models, though…

    • Thita (admin) October 11, 2020, 6:43 PM

      How it is done regularly with the LEGO House displays is that AFOLs send them in, and then after a while, LEGO sends them back. I assume it is going to be done in the same way.

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