LEGO Ideas launches Afrofuturism contest with custom prize
A new contest has launched on LEGO Ideas based on Afrofuturism in partnership with artist Ekow Nimako, offering a custom build as a prize.
As the LEGO Ideas Star Wars brickfilm competition nears its end, with the deadline for entries closed for some time, the team have partnered with artist Ekow Nimako for another contest asking you to look towards the future through the lens of Afrofuturism.
Anyone who fancies winning each set in the below gallery, plus a custom model made by the artist might want to familiarise yourself with Afrofuturism, the cultural movement and genre that depicts black people at the centre of their own stories, with advanced technology and a reimagined version of history.
The competition is looking for builds of your vision of the future using the genre. One example of Afrofuturism, for those who need a bit of guidance before getting started, is Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which used many themes from the aesthetic.
Black Panther is also included in the prizes for the contest as the grand winner of the challenge will take home 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer, 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, 21321 International Space Station and 76186 Black Panther Dragon Flyer. Ekow Nimako will also be giving away a custom build named Adventures of the AIA. His model is included in the featured image above.
A runner-up prize will also be offered containing 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, 21321 International Space Station and 76186 Black Panther Dragon Flyer.
You can head over to the contest page to find out more about the entry requirements but otherwise make sure you have your model ready to submit by March 8 at 6am EST.
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The joy of LEGO is – was – that at its core, it is all inclusive. Bright Yellow characters with long or short hair that you can change out.
It was universally loved because you ccan be any character. There’s no limitation.
LEGO needs identity politics as much as people need to step on LEGO on the floor