As our partners at Unity say, “The world is a better place with more creators in it.” In this contest we’re looking for gaming enthusiasts to release their inner game creator!
Never built a game? No probs! The free LEGO Microgame from Unity is exactly what you need to get started. Are you an advanced game developer? Bring it on and show your skills as the LEGO Microgame offers unlimited creative possibilities, so treat it like any other game project, but with LEGO bricks in it. Are you a keen Studio builder? Import your builds to the game. We can assure you - you’ll never run out of bricks.
Once you've built your game, come back to LEGO Ideas and show off your game! Create a trailer, make posters, share screenshots. Make your game look as interesting as possible!
Besides two grand winners and two runner-up winners, two entries in this contest will be randomly selected as winners too. No reason not to get involved!
By the way, EVERY participant will receive a custom, limited edition LEGO Unity Minifigure!
How to participate?
New Users: On a laptop or personal computer, visit the dedicated LEGO Microgame page and click Get started at the top.
Current Users: Make sure you have Unity 2019.4 LTS → open the Unity Hub (v2.4.2 or later) → select the Learn tab → pick LEGO Microgame
You need to publish your LEGO Microgame creation on the Unity Play platform (https://play.unity.com) then share the game link when submitting your entry to this contest.
Make sure to add your LEGO Ideas username in your Unity description.
Build any game you like! The 2 most creative and 2 randomly chosen entries will be picked as winners.
Submit a trailer, make posters, share screenshots of your game in your submission.
Submission Phase - Build and submit your entry before March 15th, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EST. We recommend submitting your entry 2-3 days before the deadline in the event we have to return it to you for changes.
Judging Phase - Our judges review the entries and choose the winners by March 29th, 2021.
Winners Announcement - We share the two Grand Prize winners, two Runner Up winners and two Bonus winners, here on LEGO Ideas no later than April 8th, 2021!
How to Enter:
You need to publish your LEGO Microgame creation on the Unity Play platform (https://play.unity.com) then make sure to share the game link when submitting your entry to this contest.
Take up to five photos or videos of your creation and submit them to the contest. Make sure to show off all angles and any features or functions of your game. Please submit your photos in as high a resolution as possible so that we can see all the details clearly. If possible, the shortest edge should be at least 1080 pixels.
Add a title and description. Your description should be longer than a sentence, two sentences is perfect.
Add a link to your game in your submission.
Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on this page.
How to receive a Unity Minifigure?
Each participant that submits an entry will receive an email with a website and unique single-use code to redeem for one (1) Unity minifigure.
Each participant will visit the website mentioned in the email to redeem code and provide a shipping address
Minifigures will arrive in the first quarter of 2021*
* - due to a huge influx of entries, there is a small delay and the minifigures codes will be sent out soon.
You must be the original creator of all creative work you submit (the game, images, photographs, description text, etc.) and you must have the exclusive right to submit your game to this LEGO Ideas Contest. You may not submit a game or any other content made by, or on behalf of, someone else.
Entries must be new creations and not previously posted online or submitted to any other contest.
You are allowed to use any official LEGO element (LEGO System, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO TECHNIC/Constraction) in your entry. The LEGO elements must be genuine (not cut, glued, or otherwise modified).
Entries should not contain copies or references to any existing third-party work or creation or infringements of any third-party intellectual property right such as Ford.
Please only use generic Minifigures that do not use any third-party intellectual property.
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
You may import Studio models to your game, which is available for download via this link free of charge.
You may use photo editing software and add visual effects to photos of your entry.
Entries containing photos or videos that are too dark or blurry will be removed from the contest. To ensure easy judging of your entry, we recommend taking pictures on a neutral background free from background clutter, with your model well framed.
Please do not include people in pictures you submit. Photos containing people will be removed.
Entries containing defamatory or degrading elements will not be eligible for the contest.
Any cheating or harassment of other participants will result in disqualification from the contest.
Your contest entries and comments on contest entries must follow the complete LEGO Ideas House Rules.
A panel of judges consisting of two LEGO Games product leads and two Unity producers, will choose 4 winners based on:
Overall coolness and originality: 25%
Most creative game idea: 25%
Most unique art direction: 25% (games that clearly don’t resemble the tutorial levels)
Most interesting / complex / unexpected use of LEGO Behavior Bricks (or scripts): 25% ​​​​
There will also be two winners randomly selected. They will be randomly drawn from any and all entries. Entrants who judges have picked as winners will not be eligible and if one users’ entries get picked twice, they will only receive one prize and there will be another random draw for a different winner.
The Fine Print
You must be at least 13 years of age to participate and enter.
You may submit multiple entries to the contest, but only one entry per person will be considered when winners are selected. This means you cannot win as a semi-finalist and as the grand prize winner with two different entries.
Winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after March 29th, 2021. Winners will be announced on LEGO Ideas when all winners have returned the signed Winner’s Certification Documents. A winner who does not return their Winner’s Certification Document within one week (5 days) of receiving it will be disqualified, and a new winner will be selected.
This contest is not open to residents of Iran, North Korea, Myanmar/Burma, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Syria, any other U.S. sanctioned country and where prohibited or restricted by law.
By entering the contest, you agree to follow the rules on this Contest Brief page and you agree to the LEGO Ideas Terms of Service.
This contest is offered, organized and run solely by the LEGO Group. Participants should direct all queries and matters relating to the contest to LEGO Ideas.