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LEGO Ideas Contest: Build a Vintage Car!

You might remember that at the beginning of last year, LEGO Ideas ran a contest called Moments in Space. The challenge was to build a small to mid-size space model that was going to be used as an exclusive LEGO gift-with-purchase set in the future. The contest was very successful with almost a thousand entries, and the winning model was turned into the #40335 LEGO Space Rocket Ride set, which was free with purchases of $99 or more during the first half of June this year (you can read more about the contest here). Now, LEGO is running a similar contest, where the winner has the chance of their entry being turned into a future gift-with-purchase set.

Here is an overview of the contest: Fancy creating one of the next official LEGO gift-with-purchase sets? Once again, the LEGO Ideas team is asking for your help. They’re looking for a vintage car that could cruise the streets of LEGO Modular Buildings. So start your creative engines! In order to fit the LEGO Modular Buildings streets, the small-scale car, should be a maximum of 6 studs wide, 18 studs long and no taller than 10 bricks. (See size-guide below).

The contest will consist of 4 phases: 1.) Submission Phase – Build and submit your entry before November 20th, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. EST, 2.) Judging Phase – Judges from the LEGO design team review the entries and choose 15 of them, which will then go forward to a fan vote, on November 27th, 2019.) 3. Fan Vote Phase – LEGO Ideas members will have the opportunity to vote once for their favorite entry from November 27th, 2019 until December 4th, 2019. 4.) Winners Announcement - The grand prize winner and five runner up winners will be announced on LEGO Ideas no later than December 11th, 2019.

If you would like to enter the contest, here are the guidelines: 1.) 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.  2.) 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.  3.) Submit your photos in as high a resolution as possible so that all the details can be seen clearly. 4.) Add a title and short description. 5.) Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on the contest page.

And here are the contest rules: Your entry model should fit within 18×6 studs and a maximum of 10 bricks tall (see visual above). 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 or any other content 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 are allowed to use any official LEGO element (LEGO System, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Technic/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 such as Ford or Ferrari. You’re welcome to use minifigures in your entry, as long as they don’t contain copies or references to any other existing third-party work or creation or infringements of any third-party intellectual property right. You may submit multiple entries to the contest, but only one entry per person will be considered when winners are selected. You must be at least 13 years of age to participate and enter. There are some other, general rules as well, which you can read at the contest entry page.

One grand prize winner will receive the following: The exclusive opportunity to have their model transformed into a new LEGO gift-with-purchase set, #10264 LEGO Creator Corner Garage, #10260 LEGO Creator Downtown Diner, #40264 LEGO BrickHeadz Mr. & Mrs. Claus, #5005254 LEGO Harry Potter Exclusive Minifigure Set, #5005255 LEGO Jurassic World Exclusive Minifigure Set, #40335 LEGO Space Rocket Ride, #40334 LEGO Avengers Tower, #40338 LEGO Christmas Tree, and a LEGO Ideas tote bag. Five runner up winners will receive the following: #10260 LEGO Creator Downtown Diner, #40335 LEGO Space Rocket Ride, and a LEGO Ideas tote bag. Below is a list of all the currently available LEGO Modular Buildings, so you know what kind of vibe they are looking for. More pictures at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

This is a really fun contest, so I’m expecting to see a lot of great entries. In fact, they are already pouring in and can be seen at the contest page. What do you think? Are you planning to enter the challenge? What kind of cars would you like to see with the LEGO Modular Buildings? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • sammy October 17, 2019, 10:11 AM

    I’m super excited about this contest. The modulars need more cars, and I hope something great will come out of this.

    • Tony October 17, 2019, 10:23 AM

      Check the current entries. There are some really good ones. Lego could start a similar line as speed champions but with older style cars.

  • brickmaster October 17, 2019, 3:58 PM

    I hope something good comes out of this. The current entries are okay, but I’m not yet blown away. 😀

    • JasonK October 17, 2019, 4:04 PM

      I haven’t been blown away yet either, but I’m hopeful. I like the delivery trucks the most. We need some of those with the modulars.

  • LEGOJeff October 17, 2019, 9:22 PM

    I love vintage cars! I will watch this contest closely. May even enter myself! Just have to get a good idea and some time.

  • Harry Klinkhamer October 18, 2019, 12:42 PM

    I’m super excited about this as I’ve been working on a vintage lego village concept and could use some vintage cars like what Oxford has been producing.

    • admin October 18, 2019, 1:22 PM

      Ahhh! I love those Oxford cars too! Yes, we need something similar in LEGO! Would love to see your vintage village! 🙂

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