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Mixing LEGO Bricks & Voice Activation Contest

There is another LEGO Ideas contest, which is a little different than normal. Imagine if you could talk to your LEGO models and get them to do fun stuff with you, or for you. In this contest, the LEGO Ideas team challenges you to come up with creative and innovative ideas on how the LEGO brick and voice technology could be combined in fun ways. They are not looking for models, but asking for ideas. The more creative, the better! Maybe you would like to have a LEGO remote control car that you control with your voice, or a LEGO house where you control the lights by talking to it? The LEGO Ideas team wants you to think out of the box, into the future, and describe and visualize your idea with text and drawing for a chance to win amazing prizes. Details below.

The contest will consist of three phases: During the submission phase, you can submit your entry before October 17th, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. EST. The LEGO Ideas team recommended submitting your entry 2-3 days before the deadline in the event in case some changes need to be made. During the judging phase, LEGO Ideas judges will review the entries and choose twenty ideas, which will then go forward to a fan vote, by October 24th, 2019.  During the fan vote phase, LEGO Ideas members will have the opportunity to vote once, for their favorite entry between October 24th and October 31st, 2019. Finally, during the winners announcement the LEGO Ideas team will share three winners no later than November 7th, 2019.

To enter the contest, go to the LEGO Ideas contest entry page, and enter a title and a description of your idea in the entry description. Your submission must include your idea in writing (entry description), explaining why you think this would be fun and what problem it might solve, accompanied by one or more drawings visualizing your idea. What you submit may be either digital drawings or photos of physical drawings. You are welcome to also include a brick-build model representing your idea, but this is not a requirement and will not influence the judging. If you choose to do so, you can do it using physical bricks or by using a digital building tool such as LEGO Digital Designer. Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on the contest page. Remember that you must be at least 13 years of age to participate and enter LEGO Ideas contests. There are some other rules as well, which you can read at the contest page.

The three winners will each receive the following prizes: #75253 LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander, #42099 LEGO Technic 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader, #76112 LEGO Super Heroes App-Controlled Batmobile, #60197 LEGO City Passenger Train, and #71044 LEGO Disney Train & Station.

As you can see, this contest is quite different from other LEGO Ideas contests, so you can really get your imagination going. There are already a few creative ideas on the contest page, so you may want to check those out as well. They may trigger your own creativity.

What do you think? How do you like this LEGO Ideas contest? And how would you combine LEGO bricks and voice activation technology? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below!

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  • SergeiS September 16, 2019, 11:17 AM

    I would like to see more lights than vice command. But I suppose voice command is cool too.. for turning on the lights. 😀

  • The Other Mark September 16, 2019, 11:28 AM

    Now, that would be awesome! Say; lights on, and my entire modular city would light up! It would also be cool to run trains by voice command.

  • brickhead September 16, 2019, 2:58 PM

    I also prefer light over sound, but I suppose sound commands could be useful for very large displays. Controlling trains, turning on sets like the carousel and the roller coaster, operating sirens, etc.

  • Sith015 September 16, 2019, 3:24 PM

    I just want the prizes! 😀 But I may think about the challenge too. I wonder how they think about including voice recognition. Is that an app? Or a sensor?

    • TomTom September 16, 2019, 3:50 PM

      I think it’s up to you to decide how you want voice recognition to be integrated. Check the contest page. People have come up with great ideas already.

      • sammy September 16, 2019, 4:07 PM

        I just checked the page. LOL! It’s totally worth checking them out. There are some crazy ideas already. 😀

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