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LEGO Ideas Exploring the Cosmos Contest

Can you imagine how awesome the spacecraft and bases on planets will look in 100+ years as humans start to explore the cosmos? Using LEGO bricks, the LEGO Ideas team is looking for the greatest intrepid explorers on LEGO Ideas to build space exploration vehicles and planetary bases!

Space scooters, hoverboards, and balloons could work to get people where they need to go. But what about when they get there? The LEGO Ideas team would also love to see crazy futuristic homes for minifigures to stay in, filled with futuristic tech.

Your submissions should use between 150-250 elements, to be accepted in this challenge. No IP references are allowed, and be sure to start your submission title with either ‘Base:’ or ‘Vehicle:’ depending on your submission.

The challenge will consist of 3 phases: Submission Phase – build and submit your entry before the 21st of February, 2024 at 6:00 a.m. EST. Judging Phase – LEGO Ideas judges review the entries and choose a maximum of 30 entries, which will then go forward to a fan vote, on the 28th of February, 2024. Voting Phase – LEGO Ideas members will then have the opportunity to vote once, for their favorite entry from the 28th of February to the 6th of March, 2024. Winners Announcement – the LEGO Ideas team will share the two grand prize winners and four runner-up winners here on LEGO Ideas no later than the 13th of March, 2024!

Two winners of the fan vote for this challenge will have the exclusive opportunity to see their submission transformed into an official LEGO Ideas Insiders Reward set! One base and one vehicle will be selected. The fan vote for this challenge will feature a maximum of 30 submissions, made up of 50% vehicles and 50% bases.

The grand prize winner of the contest will get the exclusive opportunity to have their model transformed into a new LEGO Ideas Insiders Reward set and 10 copies of the final set. On top of that, they will also receive the following: #10283 LEGO Technic NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, #21340 LEGO Ideas Tales of the Space Age, #42158 LEGO Technic NASA Mars Rover Perseverance, #31152 LEGO Creator Astronaut, and #42180 LEGO Technic Mars Crew Exploration Rover. Four runner-up winners will each receive the following: #42180 LEGO Technic Mars Crew Exploration Rover, and #21340 LEGO Ideas Tales of the Space Age.

Submit your entry no later than the 21st of February, 2024 at 6:00 a.m. EST. Submissions may be in either physical bricks or by using a digital building tool such as BrickLink’s Stud.io. You’re welcome to use image editing tools, such as Photoshop, to create your images. Take up to five photos of your creation and submit them to the challenge. Make sure to show off all angles and any features or functions of your creation. Add a title and a short description. Upload your entry to the challenge using the blue Submit Your Entry button on the contest entry page.

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

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  • NateL January 24, 2024, 9:07 AM

    Nice one! Right up my alley! 🤗

  • Eriks lego January 24, 2024, 1:08 PM

    Fantastic! I would love to win me those prizes! I wonder when those freebies will be available? Maybe next year?

  • The Other Mark January 24, 2024, 10:07 PM

    Surprisingly, my kids are interested in this. I guess they are old enough now that the idea of competition excites them. We will see..

  • LEGOJeff January 25, 2024, 9:06 AM

    I think this year and next year are going to be full of space sets. It’s a great time to be alive!

  • Håkan January 29, 2024, 8:57 AM

    As an old spacer, I find that there is too much yellow space in the middle of the triangle, just three outer yellow triangles encapsulating an inner black void would have sufficed…

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