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LEGO Ideas Manchester United Contest

The LEGO Ideas team recently announced the first contest for 2020. To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the iconic stadium as well as the release of the #10272 LEGO Creator Old Trafford Manchester United set. As usual, the contest is fun, and the prizes are amazing. Take a look below for the details.

Old Trafford has been given the LEGO treatment in the #10272 LEGO Creator Old Trafford Manchester United set. Could you do the same with anything and everything Manchester United? In our first contest for 2020, we’re looking for goal recreations, brick-built badges, or even player statues! It doesn’t matter what it is, so long as it celebrates The Red Devils!

The contest will consist of 3 phases: 1.) Submission Phase – build and submit your entry before February 20th, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EST. 2.) Judging Phase – a panel of judges consisting of members of the LEGO Creator team and Manchester United Football Club review the entries and choose the winners by March 5th, 2020. 3.) Winners Announcement - the grand prize winner and two runner up winners will be announced on LEGO Ideas no later than March 19th, 2020.

If you would like to participate, here is how to enter the contest. 1.) Submissions may be either in 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. If possible, the shortest edge should be at least 1080 pixels. 4.) Add a title and short description. 5.) Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on this page.

And here are some of the most important contest rules. 1.) 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. 2.) Entries must be new creations and not previously posted online or submitted to any other contest. 3.)You are allowed to use any official LEGO element in your entry. The LEGO elements must be genuine (not cut, glued, or otherwise modified). 4.) 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 Bugatti. The only intellectual property that your creation may be linked to for this contest is Manchester United. 5.) You may use minifigures in your entry. Please only use generic minifigures that do not use any third party intellectual property. 6.) You must be at least 13 years of age to participate and enter.  You can read the rest of the rules on the contest entry page.

And now the prizes! One grand prize winner will receive a package of LEGO sets consisting of the following: exclusive Manchester United merchandise, the #10272 LEGO Creator Old Trafford Manchester United set, the #10270 LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop, and the #10255 LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square. Two runner up winners will each receive the following:  the #10270 LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop, #10258 LEGO Creator Expert London Bus, the #42093 LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and a $150 spending spree at the Online LEGO Shop.

Winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after March 5th, 2020. 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.

While this contest may not have as wide of an appeal as some of the previous ones, but it’s still an interesting building challenge. So, even if this is not your favorite stadium or team, you may consider building something to challenge your building skills. And if you can’t participate, it’s still worth checking out the entries just to see what all the other talented builders are submitting. Also, if you haven’t done so already, check out the #10272 LEGO Creator Old Trafford Manchester United set at the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like this LEGO contest? Are you thinking about entering yourself? And how do you like the LEGO Creator Old Trafford Manchester United set? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • sammy January 22, 2020, 5:21 PM

    I don’t know anything about this team or stadium so I have no interest in this. The set looks awesome though

  • legofam January 22, 2020, 5:29 PM

    Same here. No interest in the team so I don’t even know what to design. They should have made this a generic soccer contest instead of just picking one team.

    • Håkan January 22, 2020, 9:22 PM

      Well, it does make sense for marketing a Manchester-based set.

  • Peter January 23, 2020, 12:13 AM

    I wasn’t sure how popular this contest was going to be, but there are already 61 entries! Some of them are really cool. I like the Old Stafford on the Budget microbuild and the Table Football. Here is the link to see them: https://ideas.lego.com/challenges/3b2471e7-52d6-4d19-b0d1-03d974058c7b?query=&sort=top#search-app

    • Peter January 23, 2020, 12:13 AM

      Sorry about the ugly link. That’s what the website gave me.

    • admin January 24, 2020, 12:20 AM

      I like some of the entries too! Very creative! 😀

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