Usually, the LEGO Ideas platform asks builders to submit a project for fellow fans to vote on. For this special contest though, the team wants fans to build something specific – a space themed model. The winning entry will be a gift with purchase set in 2019 at LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com. Here is the brief that has been provided:
We invite you to show us your LEGO moment in space! Use your imagination to create the ultimate space model – make it as sci-fi or realistic as you wish, just stay within a base of 16 x 16 studs. One lucky winner has the chance to have their entry transformed into a new Gift with Purchase set, and will win a collection of past exclusive Gift with Purchase sets!
The deadline is February 9, 6.00am EST. There are phases to follow, including a fan voting stage, after that deadline:
- Submission Phase – Build and submit your entry before February 9th, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST.
- Voting Phase – Rally your friends to vote for your entry before February 19th, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST. The top 25 entries will be advanced to the Judging phase.
- Judging Phase – Our judges review the entries and choose the winners.
- Winners Announcement – We share the grand prize winner and ten runner up winners here on LEGO Ideas!
As well as the pride of having a build turned into a real LEGO set in 2019, the overall winner will get a nice batch of LEGO prizes:
a $250 LEGO shopping spree on Shop.LEGO.com, a collection of past exclusive Gift with Purchase sets, including: 40252 VW Mini Beetle, 40251 Mini Piggy Bank, 40253 Christmas Build Up 2017, 40254 Nutcracker, 30611 May the 4th 2017, 30607 Super Heroes Excl. GWP 17, 40220 London Bus, 40221 Fountain, 40222 Christmas Build-up and 40223 Snowglobe.
To enter, visit the LEGO Ideas contest page.
Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education.
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