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Contest to Display Your Model at the LEGO House

You might remember that some time back, the LEGO Ideas team was running a contest where the winning models were displayed at the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark for a period of time. Once the older models are cleared out, there is room for new models to be displayed, so the LEGO Ideas team is running another contest. Below are the details.

The LEGO House team is looking for creative, fun builds that will blow the minds of everyone visiting the world-famous house in Billund, Denmark, and they are challenging you to build an entry that is either:

  • An alternative nature build: Show the best of nature with a something a little different, with LEGO bricks!
  • A fun LEGO minifigure or mini-doll scene: Show off a LEGO theme of your choice in a mini-scene! Classic Castle? City? Or even something like Ninjago! These can be everyday life, humorous, or wacky! But please no 3rd party IP references.
  • An Architecture build: Using incredible buildings, structures or your imagination, build an architecture style model. Around the size of current Architecture LEGO sets. The team is not looking for small/micro builds. See the contest entry page for full details.

A reminder from the LEGO Ideas team is that all entries must be able to be built physically. You may build digitally, but make sure you could build it with real bricks if you’re lucky enough to win. If you are selected as a winner and are unable to physically build your entry with your own bricks, you will be disqualified from the contest. Bricks will not be supplied by LEGO.

Around 25 winners from each of the three categories will each get a #21037 LEGO House set as well as the opportunity to have their model exhibited at the LEGO House for a year, including a personalized LEGO brick with name and country of the builder to accompany the model. All costs for shipping the model to be provided by the LEGO Group.

The Grand Prize winners (one for each category) of the contest will win the following prizes: a #21037 LEGO House set, a signed #40501 LEGO Wooden Duck, a signed #40502 The Brick Moulding Machine, a #21326 LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set, and a #21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set.

The contest will consist of four phases. Submission Phase – Build and submit your entry before April 28th, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EST. Judging Phase – The LEGO Ideas judges review the entries and choose the Fan Vote selections by May 5th, 2020. Fan Vote – The judges’ selections will go to a fan vote on May 5th, 2021 and will run until May 12th, 2021. Winners Announcement – The Grand Prize winners and two Runner Up winners will be shared (for each category) on LEGO Ideas no later than May 24th, 2021. To read all the other details and rules for the contest, visit the contest entry page.

This contest is a great opportunity for LEGO fans to showcase their talent and even make their creations world-famous by having it displayed at the LEGO House. It really is an exiting opportunity and a wonderful bragging right for the winners.

What do you think? Are you planning to participate in this contest? Did you enter last time? What are you planning to build? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Tanner March 27, 2021, 7:53 PM

    So you have to ship your mix to them? They are going to borrow my bricks for a year?

    • Håkan March 27, 2021, 11:02 PM

      I would assume so. I guess it’s good marketing for your image, though.

    • brickmaster March 28, 2021, 10:36 AM

      I don’t know what you mean by mix, but yes, you send your moc, they will display it with your name, then send it back. You have to make sure it’s packed well, but other than that, they pay for shipping both ways.

      • Håkan March 28, 2021, 11:18 AM

        So you have your build sent back and forth, or you pay for your tickets and leave it and pick it up in person?…

    • Undercover Afol March 28, 2021, 11:14 AM

      I don’t know if I want to be separated from my Lego for a full year, but I appreciate they are doing this.

  • Random AFOL March 28, 2021, 3:05 PM

    Those of you who are concerned that you have to send away your Lego for a year, remember that you also get a bunch of free sets as part of the prize. So you send away some and get some. 🙂

    • Robert R. March 28, 2021, 3:22 PM

      And also remember that some of the prize sets are very rare and worth a fortune. You could sell them and get even more Lego. Plus, you will get your original back in a year.

      • Sith015 March 28, 2021, 3:25 PM

        Can you sell your prizes?

        • Robert R. March 28, 2021, 3:35 PM

          I don’t see why not. The prizes belong to the winners.

          • Håkan March 28, 2021, 5:48 PM

            Sure. Lego would likely neither ever know nor really care.

            • Håkan March 28, 2021, 11:51 PM

              Then, if I would receive the honors, I would probably prefer some rare sets to mere cash, anyway…

    • The Red Brick April 18, 2021, 7:02 PM

      Will we eventually get our LEGO shipped back to us, or do they dispose of it afterwards? Are you sure that it’s only for a year?

      • Thita (admin) April 18, 2021, 8:55 PM

        Yes, this press-release is directly from LEGO, and they state one year. And yes, they do send your model back. 🙂

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