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LEGO Harry Potter Magical Holiday Contest

There is a new contest on LEGO Ideas for LEGO Harry Potter fans. The LEGO Ideas team is looking for recreations of iconic Harry Potter winter scenes, across any of the films. The contest is fun, the prizes are amazing, so if you are a Harry Potter fan, this is your chance to have a bit of early holiday fun! Details below.

Winter at Hogwarts is an incredible time of year, so jump into the magical Harry Potter universe and recreate your favorite Harry Potter winter scenes. You may want to recreate The Great Hall looking festive, or maybe the cobbled streets of Hogsmeade with wreaths on the doors and snow covering the thatched roofs. Whatever your favorite winter scene is, the LEGO Ideas team is looking forward to seeing your creations.

The contest consist of 3 phases: 1.) Submission Phase – build and submit your entry before October 30th, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. EST. 2.) Judging Phase – a panel of judges consisting of members of the LEGO Harry Potter team and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will review the entries and choose the winners by November 20th, 2019. 3.) Winners Announcement - the grand prize winner and two runner up winners will be announced on LEGO Ideas no later than November 27th, 2019.

Submissions to the contest 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 all angles and any features or functions of your creation. Add a title and short description. Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on the contest page.

Hare are some of the contest rules you need to be aware of. You are allowed to use any official LEGO element (LEGO System, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Technic, LEGO Constraction) in your entry. The LEGO elements must be genuine (not cut, glued, or otherwise modified).  Entries should not contain copies or references to any other existing third-party work or creation or infringements of any third-party intellectual property right. The only intellectual property that your creation may be linked to for this contest is Harry Potter. You may use minifigures in your entry, but only from LEGO Harry Potter or generic minifigs. You must be at least 13 years of age to participate and enter. There are some other generic rules as well, so make sure you read through them at the contest page.

And now the best part; the prizes! One Grand Prize winner will receive the following: #76957 LEGO Harry Potter The Knight Bus, #75948 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Clock Tower, #75947 LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue, #75946 LEGO Harry Potter Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge, #75945 LEGO Harry Potter Expecto Patronum, #75965 LEGO Harry Potter The Rise of Voldemort, #75958 LEGO Harry Potter Beauxbatons’ Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts, #75964 LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar, and a $300 shopping spree at the Online LEGO Shop. Two runner up winners will each receive the following: #75948 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Clock Tower, #75965 LEGO Harry Potter The Rise of Voldemort, #75958 LEGO Harry Potter Beauxbatons’ Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts, and a $200 shopping spree at the Online LEGO Shop.

The contest already has quite a few entries, so if you are looking for inspiration and ideas (or want to snoop on your competition), take a look at the LEGO Ideas contest entry page. And to check out the currently available LEGO Harry Potter sets, visit the LEGO Harry Potter section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like this LEGO Harry Potter contest? Are you planning to participate? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • waverider October 11, 2019, 10:42 AM

    This shouldn’t be too hard, especially if you have some of the sets already. Just add holiday lights, snow, and other holiday stuff and you’re good to go!

    • TomTom October 11, 2019, 10:53 AM

      Don’t just take it easy. The competition is going to be tough on this one. Just look at the submissions!

  • TomTom October 11, 2019, 1:26 PM

    Both this contest and the vintage car contest are cool challenges. You don’t have to build anything too big, so it shouldn’t take as much time to enter. (At least that’s what I tell myself. lol)

    • sammy October 11, 2019, 1:30 PM

      Don’t underestimate the time to achieve perfection. It’s needed for these contests because there is so much competition. It’s actually harder to build something small scale than large scale.

      • Håkan October 11, 2019, 1:54 PM

        Agreed. I’m often more impressed by small, creative MOC:s, than large, more stunning ones.

      • admin October 14, 2019, 9:44 PM

        True that! 😀

  • Håkan October 11, 2019, 1:28 PM

    Would it be allowed to reference the Fantastic Beasts franchise, or is that off-limits?

    • admin October 14, 2019, 9:43 PM

      Not sure. I didn’t see it mentioned in the rules either way.

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