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LEGO Friends customize your Go-Kart contest

There is a new contest on ReBrick for teen and adult fans of LEGO Friends with a fun challenge and amazing prizes. This challenge is a tie-in with the upcoming LEGO Friends racing sub-theme that will be released in the summer. Details below. 🙂

LEGO FRIENDS CONTEST – OVERVIEW: It’s race day in Heartlake City, and the girls need your help to build the most incredible Go-Kart racing scene ever! Capture the spirit of LEGO Friends and racing, with a Go-Kart vignette full of action and fun. For the purpose of this contest, a racing scene or vignette means a small model showing your Go-Kart, as well as some surrounding action, such as LEGO Friends characters preparing for the race, trees, street, part of a race track, traffic signs – you name it! Just make sure your racing scene fits on a baseplate of 8×12 studs. See the picture below for inspiration on what kind of Go-Kart to make!

LEGO FRIENDS CONTEST – HOW TO ENTER: Build your LEGO Friends Go-Kart racing vignette according to the rules mentioned below. 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 entry– then hit “submit”. When you receive a “Success!” pop-up notification after clicking “submit” on the entry submission page, 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 FRIENDS CONTEST – RULES: Your racing scene should be no more than 8×12 studs in size at the base. Some elements can overhang, but no part of the base may exceed this size. You can however build smaller models. Your entry should fit within the Heartlake City universe. Entries should contain a Go-Kart. Entries should relate to LEGO Friends but otherwise not relate to or include any third party IPs. This means all entries containing third party IPs that do not relate to LEGO Friends, including licensed characters from Marvel and DC superheroes, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc. will not be eligible for the contest. This also includes LEGO IPs such as LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Elves etc. Entries must not include LEGO minifigures, but you can use any LEGO Friends minidolls. Entries can be previously built, but cannot be submitted previously in any contest of any kind competing for a prize. Each entry must have been made by the user submitting it. This contest is open to LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) entries, however, make sure your images don’t show the baseplate from Build Mode. To do this, within View Mode use CTRL+K (CMD+K on Mac) to generate a transparent PNG image and save it to a white background. You can also use an LDD background, so long as the baseplate from Build Mode isn’t visible. 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 FRIENDS CONTEST – DEADLINE: You must submit your entry by May 2nd, 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 FRIENDS CONTEST – JUDGES: A panel of judges from the LEGO Friends team will select one grand prize winner and two runner up winners. They will judge entries upon: the originality of the build (e.g. interesting use of elements) – 25%, relevance to contest theme – 25%, humor and fun in the model – 25%, the coolness of the vehicle, delivering a wow-effect – 25%.

LEGO FRIENDS CONTEST – PRIZES: There will be one grand prize winner, who will receive the following: A collection of 12 upcoming LEGO Friends sets, shipped once they’ve available, valued at $430 USD, your choice of $600 USD worth of items from the Online LEGO Shop, and a trophy designed by a LEGO Friends designer (note: trophy may appear different than the one pictured). There will be two runners-ups, who will receive the following: Four upcoming LEGO Friends racing sets, shipped once they’ve available, valued at $150 USD, your choice of $200 USD worth of items from the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO FRIENDS CONTEST – WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after May 10th, 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.

It’s great to see a LEGO Friends contest with a fun theme! You can use some awesome colors, cute puppies, interesting designs, and whatever else you can imagine! LEGO Friends is truly a theme where you don’t have to limit yourself to certain design, color, and theme choices. If you would like some ideas and inspiration, you might want to take a look at the currently available LEGO Friends sets at the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? Are you planning to enter this LEGO Friends contest? Do you have some ideas already for an awesome LEGO Friends-themed Go-Kart? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉

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  • Will March 17, 2018, 12:52 PM

    Strangely I totally want to enter this!

    I’m just trying to figure out what to build to be unique.


    • waverider March 17, 2018, 3:41 PM

      Maybe something with puppies and flamethrowers? 😀

      • Will March 17, 2018, 9:35 PM

        Ah, the “Hot Dog” approach.

  • LegoMom March 17, 2018, 4:02 PM

    It’s strange that this is for teens and adults only. Friends is for younger girls. Too bad we can’t enter but will watch the submissions with interest.

    • Håkan March 17, 2018, 5:25 PM

      MOC:ing is for everyone.

      • JasonK March 17, 2018, 5:53 PM

        Looks like her kids are not old enough to enter. You have to be 13 minimum.

        • Håkan March 17, 2018, 6:25 PM

          It’s hard to have a contest where preteens and adults compete fairly.

          • admin March 17, 2018, 11:19 PM

            Yes, that’s very true. They also had to restrict LEGO Ideas entries by younger kids for the same reason.

    • admin March 17, 2018, 11:18 PM

      ReBrick is dedicated to running contests for teens and adults. So from that sense, it’s nothing unusual. However, you are right that LEGO Friends sets are usually popular with younger kids. It’s just an excuse for older LEGO fans to play with Friends. 😀

  • JasonK March 17, 2018, 5:53 PM

    Cool contest!!!! Might have to enter!!

  • Legostuff71 March 17, 2018, 7:37 PM

    Off topic: I went to Toys r us today to see what’s on sale . Not a lot and what was on sale it 20% off ( like the mountain police HQ and the Mining Expert site). They ran out of the police HQ but, I managed to get the mining site( last one). However, I saw something sad it almost made me shed a tear. Two girls , ( under ten years old ) were carrying a ” save Toys r us “signs in the store. That’s so sad.

    • Will March 17, 2018, 9:39 PM

      Yeah, kids these days really don’t have toy stores to go to any more. I remember when a trip to Toys’R’Us was a major treat. Of course it looked more like an awesome warehouse back then.

      I also had Kay Bee toys and for a while even FAO Swarttz. Now it’s just Target and Wal-Mart and a LEGO brand store if you’re lucky?

      • admin March 17, 2018, 11:24 PM

        I’m really curious to see how all of this will unfold. Neither Wal-Mart nor Target has the atmosphere of a real toy store. Nor do they carry nearly as much as TRU. Those toys will obviously still need an outlet. And kids still want to touch and feel toys. I went to TRU today, and bought two True Heroes exo-skeleton dudes, just because they looked awesome. I didn’t even know they existed until I went to the store. 😀

        • Håkan March 18, 2018, 8:59 AM

          Looks interesting. Where’s it from? Chap Mei?

          • admin March 19, 2018, 12:58 PM

            I’m not sure if they are related or not. This is the first time I have seen True Heroes. According to my quick research, they are Toys’R’Us’ own brand. I think they might be made by Mattel, but I’m not sure.

    • admin March 17, 2018, 11:21 PM

      I was there today as well. It was a sad site indeed. Liquidation sales will begin next week (on the 22nd). Sales will increase as time goes by. Everything will be shut down in 60 days. We will talk about this more next week. It haven’t really sunk in for me that there will be no more trips to TRU on the weekends. 🙁

  • Legostuff71 March 17, 2018, 11:05 PM

    I’ve been to the FAO starttz in New York . It was magical. I miss it . Toys r us was a place I Would go to if or when my home life was a little crazy. So, I guess you can say Toys r us was my happy place. Now Lego has filled that spot now. On a personal note, when life hands you a bad hand and you are treated differently because of it . You find an outlet to find a place in this unkind world. Toys and now Lego has been it for a very long time. It’s apart of me .

    • admin March 17, 2018, 11:25 PM

      Gosh, that made me feel very sad… 🙁

  • MorningCoffee March 18, 2018, 11:43 AM

    SO the summer sets are going to be about racing? Do we know any other details?

    • Håkan March 18, 2018, 12:12 PM

      Mostly racing and a few bedrooms, it seems.


      • admin March 19, 2018, 12:59 PM

        LOL! The bedrooms don’t belong to the same sub-theme. 😀

        • Håkan March 19, 2018, 2:01 PM

          Oh yeah, but I figured they would be released about summertime… =/

          • admin March 19, 2018, 2:18 PM

            Yes, they need to hang out and relax somewhere after all that racing. 😀

            • Håkan March 19, 2018, 3:41 PM

              And to clean up after having doused each other with non-alcoholic soda pop…

              • admin March 19, 2018, 10:19 PM

                Yes, definitely non-alcoholic soda pop. 🙄 😈

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