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LEGO contest for James Bond fans!

The LEGO Technic Construction Machines Contest is now under the judging phase with lots of really good entries (see announcement here, and entries here). A couple of days ago, LEGO started a new contest for teen and adult LEGO fans with a James Bond theme, inspired by the recently released #10262 LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5. The contest is interesting, and the prizes are super generous. Take a look below. 🙂

LEGO JAMES BOND CONTEST – OVERVIEW: “What would James Bond do?”. Ask yourself that as you tackle the 007 Building Challenge where the LEGO Ideas team invites you to Build Something Spectacular from the world of 007! What they are looking for is a creative build that really embodies the spirit of the James Bond universe. It could be your favorite iconic movie scene, landmark or vehicle, an emblem or motif, or a gadget-filled tribute to Q – the ultimate creative genius. Whatever it is, it should be unmistakeably Bond… in LEGO bricks!

LEGO JAMES BOND CONTEST – HOW TO ENTER: 1.) You can enter this contest by building within the James Bond universe. 2.) 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. 3.) Take up to five photos of your creation and submit them to the contest. Make sure to show off your model from all angles and any particular features or functions of your creation. 4.) Add a title and a short description. 5.) Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on this page.

LEGO JAMES BOND CONTEST – RULES: Content entries may contain LEGO system elements or LEGO Technic elements (no LEGO DUPLO elements). These LEGO elements must be genuine (not cut, glued, drawn on or otherwise modified). Entries should relate to the James Bond universe and not consist of or contain copies of any other existing third-party work or creation or infringements of any third party intellectual property right. This means all entries containing third party IPs, such as printed parts or minifigures accessories from Marvel and DC Comics Super Heroes, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, etc. will not be eligible for the contest – this also includes The LEGO Movie. Vehicles and buildings found in the James Bond universe are exempted from the rule preventing submissions based on third party IPs. Therefore, it’s acceptable to submit an entry based on, for instance, BMW, Lotus, etc. Please do not use any logos in your submissions. Please don’t use any minifigures in your entry. No custom artwork (stickers/prints). Entries may only contain official LEGO-made stickers or printed elements from non-licensed sets. 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. You may not submit a model made by, or on behalf of, someone else. Entries must be new creations and not previously posted online or submitted to any other contest. You must be at least 13 years old to participate and enter. Please note that there are other rules and restrictions, so make sure you read through the contest page carefully.

LEGO JAMES BOND CONTEST – DEADLINE: You must submit your entry by November 27th, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST. You can use an online time-zone converter to make sure you don’t miss the deadline.

LEGO JAMES BOND CONTEST – JUDGES: A panel of judges consisting of members from the LEGO Creator team will choose a grand prize winner and two runner ups based on: overall coolness and originality – 25%, most inspired details – 25%, relevance to contest theme, 25%, and best use of LEGO elements – 25%. In addition, a bonus winner will be drawn 100% randomly.

LEGO JAMES BOND CONTEST – PRIZES: One grand prize winner will receive the following: LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5 poster with an outline of the car signed by the LEGO designer, #10262 LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5, #10220 LEGO Creator VW Camper Van, #10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper, #10252 LEGO Creator VW Beetle, #10258 LEGO Creator London Bus, and #10263 LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station. Two runner up winners will each receive the following: #10262 LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5, #10258 LEGO Creator London Bus, and #10263 LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station. One bonus winner will receive the following: #10262 LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5.

LEGO CONTEST – WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Potential winners will be contacted via the entrant’s email address after December 12th, 2018. Winners will be announced on LEGO Ideas when all winners have 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.

If you are a James Bond fan, this is an awesome opportunity! You have a chance to build any of the cool gadgets, vehicles, and scenes from the movie out of LEGO bricks, and may even win some awesome prizes! While LEGO Ideas contests are usually pretty competitive with lots of excellent entries, keep in mind that this contest is between major holidays, which could mean some of the competitors getting distracted and giving you a better chance. Just sayin’… 😀

What do you think? How do you like this LEGO building challenge? Are you planning to enter? What are you planning to build? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • Martin October 23, 2018, 12:18 PM

    I’m looking forward to seeing what people build. Someone should submit a Speed Champions version of the Aston Martin because that’s what fan’s asked for the most.

  • TomTom October 23, 2018, 12:27 PM

    This set is getting so much negativity, but the gadgets are really cool. I don’t have time to enter this one, but good luck in the contest!

    • brickmaster October 23, 2018, 12:44 PM

      It’s because it looks more like a Trabant on the outside, instead of an Aston Martin. It’s just not a good car to make in Lego. Maybe Technic could have worked as it has flexible panels.

  • DavidH October 23, 2018, 12:53 PM

    The prizes are amazing. We never had opportunities like this when I was kid. At least I don’t remember such.

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