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LEGO Creator Expert Builder Contest

LEGO is running a very interesting contest for teen and adult LEGO fans that combines both creative building and brick-filming. And, the prize is a generous amount of LEGO VIP Points, plus the next LEGO Creator Modular Building, which is rumored to be a retro style diner (I can’t share pictures here yet, but just do a search for #10260 LEGO Creator Diner). Below are the details of the contest. 🙂

LEGO EXPERT BUILDER CONTEST – OVERVIEW: Show what you can rebuild from the LEGO Creator Expert Modular, Fairgrounds and Holiday sets! Pick your favorite of these sets, then using only pieces from that set, build an original model themed after the set you choose. Show the process of rebuilding your model in a stop-motion video and you could be the grand prize winner!

LEGO EXPERT BUILDER CONTEST – HOW TO ENTER: Choose a LEGO Creator Expert Modular, Fairgrounds or Holiday set. Create a stop-motion video under 30 seconds showing the set being built into a model themed with the set (model can be any size). Upload your video to a video-hosting site of your choice and copy the URL to your video in the URL field on the entry page on ReBrick. Take up to five screenshots from your video and upload them on the entry page as well. Use the description field to tell which LEGO Creator Expert building you’re using and where your video’s music or sound came from – 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 EXPERT BUILDER CONTEST – RULES: Your video must be a minimum of 15 seconds and a maximum of 30 seconds. You can only create alternative models from LEGO Creator Expert Modular, Fairground, or Holiday sets. Only use LEGO pieces from the LEGO Creator Expert set you’re using, do not use additional elements from other sets for your model. Entries can only contain original audio made by the participant – no copyrighted or even free sound audio is allowed under any circumstances. Note which LEGO Creator Expert set your entry is for in your entry’s description. Do not show your hands in the video – instead let the model build itself using stop-motion animation. Please make sure your video is in .MOV, .AVI, .MPEG, MP4, or WMV. You are allowed to use support material like clay and rubber bands. Your video should show only your model with minimum background clutter. Videos which are too blurry or dark will be removed from the contest. 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 EXPERT BUILDER CONTEST – DEADLINE: You must submit your entry by January 12th, 2018 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 EXPERT BUILDER CONTEST – JUDGES: A panel of judges from the LEGO VIP team will one grand prize winner and two runner up winners. They will judge entries upon: overall coolness and originality in video entry – 25%, most inspired details – 25%, relevance to theme of the set – 25%, best use of LEGO elements – 25%.

LEGO EXPERT BUILDER CONTEST – PRIZES: There will be one grand prize winner, who will receive: 5,000 LEGO VIP Points for their LEGO VIP account, and the upcoming LEGO Creator Modular Building set (to be revealed at a later date). There will be two runner up winners, who will receive: 2,000 LEGO VIP Points for their LEGO VIP account.

LEGO EXPERT BUILDER – WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after January 19th, 2018 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.

This is such a great contest! It allows you to creatively rebuild of your favorite LEGO Creator sets you already have, and also do a little brick-filming. And the prizes are amazing! I expect that there are going to be a lot of creative entries, and I’m really looking forward to checking them out. If you would like to enter, but not sure which set to use for the contest, you can see them all under the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Expert Builder 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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  • Fernando November 27, 2017, 10:05 AM

    Hello friends! I believe that the Lego Sets (Lego creator Expert) are an excellent opportunity to develop the imagination of children. Great post

    • Håkan November 27, 2017, 5:11 PM

      The Creator Expert series isn’t really aimed at children, though. There’s a recommended minimum age of 16, and you’d need quite a lot of patience to complete a build.

      • admin November 27, 2017, 5:33 PM

        That’s very true. The Creator Expert sets are definitely not for kids. LEGO is pretty good with his age recommendations, although they could be a rare super patient child who enjoys big and detailed sets. Most kids might like playing with them after mom, dad or an older sibling builds it, but building it is usually beyond their interest and level of skill/patience.

      • Legobrickkid November 27, 2017, 7:04 PM

        I disagree with the Lego age recommendations. I think any tween or teen could build this easily. I think age recommendation for expert sets should be 11 or 12.

        • admin November 27, 2017, 7:14 PM

          The age recommendations are not just about being able to build a set. After all, the instructions are clear, and step-by-step. So technically speaking, anyone who has eyes to see the instructions, and basic hand-coordination to click pieces together, can do it.

          The other aspect of the age recommendation, which is just as important as physical and mental ability, is whether a kid from a particular age-group would be interested to build a set. Most 11-year-olds like to build something that’s somewhat more challenging and interesting than sets for younger kids, but they won’t enjoy models that take many hours, even days to put together. They just don’t have that kind of attention-span, and they still want to play. So, LEGO takes all of that into consideration. In my experience working with kids, the recommendations are quite accurate for the majority of kids. 🙂

  • DavidH November 27, 2017, 3:47 PM

    So the modular is basically confirmed to be the Diner? When will it be officially announced?

    • brickmaster November 27, 2017, 4:07 PM

      As far as I know, it hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it’s kind of obvious. I’m sure admin will let us know for sure.

      • admin November 27, 2017, 5:31 PM

        Yes, it wasn’t officially confirmed or denied, but we all know. The press-release should be coming soon, I was told.

    • admin November 27, 2017, 5:31 PM

      Yes, it is definitely the diner. I was told that we should be getting the press-release any day now. 🙂

  • Tito November 27, 2017, 6:06 PM

    Another great contest! I like it! And I like the prizes too! I just wonder if there is enough time during the holidays to enter this. But I suppose that fewer people entering will give the ones who do an edge. 😀

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