Tensegrity has taken the LEGO world by storm over the past week and we would love to see what kind of fantastical "floating" creations you can make using the structural principle of tensegrity! To show us that your build actually works, you must build your creation using real LEGO bricks and include a short video showing your creation.
What is tensegrity?
At it's simplest, tensegrity is a physics princple whereby objects push and pull against each other creating opposing forces which causes an object to be held in place. For a deeper understanding of the princple of tensegrity you can Google the principle of "Tensegrity", check out the Wikipedia listing or you can learn a little more in a LEGO context through this Reddit post.
This Activity will be active until April 28th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CEST (4a.m. EST).
Acceptable Entry Content
Although you're welcome to base your build on an intellectual property (IP) (such as Star Wars, Ferrari, etc) and use LEGO elements that only exist in IP sets (i.e. a printed cockpit only found in a LEGO Star Wars set), using IP related references or elements items in your build would limit The LEGO Group in potentially sharing your work on LEGO Social Media. Therefore, if you wish to potentially have your design featured then make sure to keep it fully original and using generic LEGO elements only.
Contest entries related to the topics below do not fit our brand values and will not be approved for publication on LEGO Ideas:
Politics and political symbols, campaigns, or movements
Religious references including symbols, buildings, or people
Sex, nudity, drugs, or smoking
Alcohol in any present-day situation
Swearing or profanity
Death, killing, blood, terrorism, horror, or torture
First-person shooter video games
Warfare or war vehicles in any modern or present-day situation, or national war memorials
Large or human-scale weapons or weapon replicas of any kind, including swords, knives, guns, sci-fi or fantasy blasters, etc.
Racism, bullying, or cruelty to real life animals
Entry Quality Standards
We still want your Activity entries to have a certain image quality as it makes browsing them much nicer for all members. Therefore please take note of the following image quality guidelines:
Builds must be created in real LEGO bricks and must include a short video showing that your tensegrity build will "float".
You may use photo editing software, such as Photoshop, to enhance your entry’s presentation.
Make sure your photos are well-lit, not blurry, in a reasonably high resolution, preferably have no background clutter.
You must be the original creator of all creative work you submit (the model, images, photographs, description text, etc.) and you must have the exclusive right to submit your model to this LEGO Ideas Contest. You may not submit a model or any other content made by, or on behalf of, someone else.