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LEGO Ideas coastal GWP contest closed for entries

The latest LEGO Ideas contest to determine a future gift-with-purchase has closed for entries, and will now proceed to the judging phase.

A total of 827 builds are in the running to become an official GWP, following in the footsteps of fan-designed promos like 40335 Space Rocket Ride, 40448 Vintage Car, Sailing Ship Adventure and The Adventures of U.S.S. Cardboard.

A panel of LEGO designers must now (somehow) whittle that number down to a shortlist of just 15 entries for the fan vote, which will get underway on May 18. You’ll then have a week to choose your favourite, with the grand prize winner and five runners-up announced no later than May 31.

LEGO Ideas Coastal Seaside Contest Prizes

As well as the honour of seeing their model turned into a future GWP, first place will also take home 40448 Vintage Car, 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay, 21326 Winnie the Pooh, and 92176 NASA Apollo Saturn V. Each runner-up will bag 92176 NASA Apollo Saturn V, 21326 Winnie the Pooh and 40448 Vintage Car.

You can browse all the entries over at the contest page, and see for yourself the unenviable task that currently rests on the shoulders of the judging panel.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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