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LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Story Book Contest!

Another day, another awesome LEGO Ideas contest! The LEGO Ideas team is on the look out for all the talented storytellers who also know how to create magic with LEGO bricks! Whether you’re into action stories, romance, fairy tales, science fiction, comics or a whole other genre, they challenge you to build a bricktastic story that will make them all fall off our chairs! To give your story the ultimate twist of creativity, they ask you to build it as a pop-up in the style of the recently released #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book. Below are the details of the contest. 🙂

LEGO PO-UP BOOK CONTEST – OVERVIEW: As mentioned above, for this contest, the LEGO Ideas team challenges LEGO fans to build a scene or story in the style of the #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book. In the video below, the original creators of the set, Jason Allemann and Grant Davis tell you a bit more about the contest, and also show some of their own examples.

LEGO POP-UP BOOK CONTEST – HOW TO ENTER: You can enter this contest by building your bricktastic pop-up story within the dimensions of the #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book, so that your build can fold down and pop up. 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. 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. Add a title and a short description. Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on this page.

LEGO POP-UP BOOK CONTEST – RULES: Entries must fit the dimensions of the #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book. You don’t have to use the actual LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book in your build, as long as your base and build fit the dimensions of the set (see the reference images below). Entries can only consist of LEGO elements (except for LEGO DUPLO bricks). These LEGO elements must be genuine (not cut, glued, drawn on or otherwise modified). You’re welcome to submit entries containing minifigures as well as licensed properties of your choice as long as they fall within LEGO’s brand values as described further below. No custom artwork (stickers/prints). Entries may only contain official LEGO-made stickers or printed elements. 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 POP-UP BOOK CONTEST – DEADLINE: You must submit your entry by January 3rd, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. EST. You can use an online time-zone converter to make sure you don’t miss the deadline.

LEGO POP-UP BOOK CONTEST – JUDGES: A panel of judges consisting of members of the LEGO Ideas team and the two fan designers of the #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book, Grant Davis and Jason Allemann, 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%.

LEGO POP-UP BOOK CONTEST – PRIZES: One grand prize winner will receive the following: a custom special-edition Pop-Up Book trophy created by LEGO designer Wes Talbott and featuring artwork by LEGO graphic designer Crystal Fontan, an 8×16 tile signed by the LEGO Ideas team, the #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book, the #21311 LEGO Ideas Voltron, the #21313 LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle, the #21314 LEGO Ideas Tron Legacy, the #21104 LEGO Ideas NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover, the #21301 LEGO Ideas Birds, a LEGO Ideas tote bag, and a LEGO FanTube interview opportunity. Two runner up winners winner will each receive the following: a custom special-edition Pop-Up Book trophy created by LEGO designer Wes Talbott and featuring artwork by LEGO graphic designer Crystal Fontan, the #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book, the #21313 LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle, the #21110 LEGO Ideas Research Institute, the #21109 LEGO Ideas Exo Suit, and a LEGO Ideas tote bag.

LEGO CONTEST – WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Potential winners will be contacted via the entrant’s email address after January 11th, 2019. 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.

As soon as the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book was announced, LEGO fans immediately started talking about alternate stories and scenes they would like to create for the book. This contest is a perfect opportunity for LEGO fans to build those alternate models they thought about, and also have a chance to win an assortment of amazing prizes!

What do you think? How do you like this contest? Are you planning to enter? Do you have the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book already? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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{ 11 comments… add one }
  • brickmaster December 5, 2018, 12:49 PM

    I love this set! Can’t wait to build alternate inserts for it!

  • DavidH December 5, 2018, 12:59 PM

    I agree. It’s one of the best sets of the year. I’m looking forward to the contest entries, and maybe even copying them!

  • TomTom December 5, 2018, 1:07 PM

    Oh!!! Look at that dark blue one on the picture! Is that the trophy?? My gosh, that’s amazing!

    • brickmaster December 5, 2018, 1:25 PM

      Ah, I didn’t even notice that! Now I want to build it! Question: can you change the color of the book for the contest? Or are you limited to build something that works with dark green?

      • admin December 5, 2018, 6:09 PM

        You don’t have to build the actual book, only the insert, so I suppose you could build it with any color surface in mind. At least that’s my understanding. 🙂

        • admin December 5, 2018, 6:10 PM

          I just looked at the current submissions, and people are building all kinds of color versions of the book. So yeah, you don’t have to limit yourself to dark-green as the surface.

  • Hayato December 5, 2018, 8:23 PM

    The contest entries so far look good, but there are not as many as with previous contest. Probably because of the holidays. So there is a good chance of winning! Just saying..

  • Tanya Toogood December 6, 2018, 3:20 AM

    Hi there.
    Can people in the UK enter this competition or is it just for the USA.

    • admin December 6, 2018, 3:22 PM

      Tanya, yes, people from the UK can enter. All the details are on the contest entry page. 🙂

  • Zakes December 6, 2018, 8:32 AM

    Wow I will try at home maybe I will be there next event

  • alex lee September 6, 2019, 6:14 AM

    Thanks for sharing this!

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