Looks like LEGO is determined to continue challenging the LEGO fan community, because they just launched another excellent contest (see about other currently running contests at the end of this post). The most recently announced event is titled the LEGO Ultimate Trains Contest and it offers both a fun challenge and generous prizes. Details are below. 🙂
➡ LEGO ULTIMATE TRAINS CONTEST – OVERVIEW: Calling all train enthusiasts, here’s your opportunity to show off your skills in the LEGO Ultimate Train Contest! What train can you build for the #10259 LEGO Creator Winter Village Station? Build the most awesome of awesome trains for a chance to win the ultimate train prize package. All aboard! (Please note that while the #10259 LEGO Creator Winter Village Station is holiday themed, your train doesn’t have to be. It just needs to physically fit the station and tracks. In other words, your train needs to be six studs wide across and be LEGO minifigure-scale.)
➡ LEGO ULTIMATE TRAINS CONTEST – HOW TO ENTER: Build your LEGO train. Take up to five photos of your creation and submit them to the contest. Make sure to show off all angles of your creation. Use the description field to describe your train – then hit “submit”. When you receive a “Success!” pop-up notification after clicking “submit”, your entry has successfully been submitted. The ReBrick moderation team will review it within 1-3 working days to make sure it fits all the contest rules.
➡ LEGO ULTIMATE TRAINS CONTEST – RULES: Your train must be six studs wide across, no larger or smaller, but can have any number of cars, there’s no length requirement. Although the set is a winter/holiday themed train station, your train does not need to be winter or holiday themed. Trains should be minifigure-scale. You do not need to show your train with the station. Entries with military themes will not be eligible for the contest. Entries containing defamatory or degrading elements will not be eligible for the contest. 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. Your entry should not contain any third party IPs. This means entries containing licensed characters, minifigure parts or accessories, or printed pieces specific to Marvel and DC super heroes, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter etc. will not be eligible for the contest. Only original characters or LEGO created IPs, such as LEGO Friends, LEGO NEXO Knights, and LEGO Elves, are allowed. Entries can be previously built, but cannot be submitted previously in any contest of any kind competing for a prize. Use of LEGO Digital Designer to create your entry is allowed, along with photo editing software or adding effects to your entry. Entries must not contain LEGO elements which have been modified from their original form, including painted or cut elements. Entrants 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 ULTIMATE TRAINS CONTEST – DEADLINE: You must submit your entry by October 30th, 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 ULTIMATE TRAINS CONTEST – JUDGES: A panel of judges from the Online LEGO Shop team will select one grand prize winner and two runner ups. 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 ULTIMATE TRAINS CONTEST – PRIZES: There will be one grand prize winner, who will receive: the #10254 LEGO Creator Holiday Train, #10259 LEGO Creator Winter Village Station, LEGO Power Function elements to motorize a train (#88002 LEGO Train Motor, #8884 LEGO IR Receiver, #8879 LEGO Remote Control, #8878 LEGO Rechargeable Battery Box, #45517 LEGO Transformer compatible with the winner’s country’s electric outlets), five sets of #7499 LEGO Flexible & Straight Train Tracks, and three sets of #7895 LEGO Switching Tracks. Two runner up winners will receive: #10259 LEGO Winter Village Station. In addition, one bonus winner chosen at random will receive: #10259 LEGO Winter Village Station.
➡ LEGO TRAINS CONTEST – WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after November 3rd, 2017 and announced on ReBrick 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.
LEGO is running a number of contests right now for teen and adult fans (see links at the end of this post), so you have plenty of challenges to choose from. Or, if you are ambitious, you can even enter all of them! The prizes for all of the contests are amazing, so it’s worth giving it a try!
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ultimate Trains 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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- LEGO City Jungle – Win a Trip to Costa Rica! (deadline: November 30th)
- Tips for Winning a LEGO Contest!