There is a new contest on LEGO Ideas, celebrating the upcoming #42125 LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” set that will be released on January 1st next year. We haven’t talked about this set yet, so just want to point out some of the highlights before discussing the contest. The LEGO version of the Ferrari 488 GTE features front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons, and functioning steering wheel. The vehicle measures 5 in. (13 cm) high, 19 in. (48 cm) long and 8.5 in. (21 cm) wide, comes with 1,677 pieces, and will retail for $169.99. You can check put pictures and other details at the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.
Now, as far as the contest, it’s a graphic design contest rather than the building contests we are normally used to. The LEGO Ideas team is asking fans to make an awesome poster for the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE. Something that will stand the test of time, the sort of thing children would stick on their bedroom walls or be displayed in an art gallery.
As the #42125 LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE is not yet available, you can download images of the set from the contest entry page and use those to make your edits and design your poster. The LEGO Ideas team wants the poster to have an 8×10 ratio, so they also provided a blank template you can use for your poster that is 800 px x 1000 px. You can download the template from the same page.
The deadline to enter the contest is quite close; December 14th, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EST. (If you’re not sure what time zone you’re in, you can use a time zone converter.) The LEGO ideas judges will review the entries and choose the winners by January 5th, 2021, and the winners will be announced on the LEGO Ideas website no later than January 12th, 2021.
The first place winner will receive the following: #42125 LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE, #76895 LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari F8 Tributo, #75890 LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari F40 Competizione, #42124 LEGO Technic Off-Road Buggy (another 2021 set), two prints of your poster (one signed and one plain), and a Ferrari goodie bag. Two runner up winners will receive the following sets (all 2021 sets): #42125 LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE, #42116 LEGO Technic Skid Steer Loader, #42117 LEGO Technic Stunt Plane, #42118 LEGO Technic Monster Truck, #42119 LEGO Technic Monster Jam Max-D, and a Ferrari goodie bag.
If you’re good with graphic design, this might be a contest worth checking out. The challenge is fun, and the prizes are great. There are quite a few entries to the contest already, so you can check them out and see if you can top them with your own design. Here is the link to the contest: DESIGN AN ICONIC FERRARI POSTER CONTEST
What do you think? Are you planning to enter this contest? And how do you like the new LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE and the other 2021 LEGO Technic sets? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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