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It's time to share your ideas with the community. We look forward to your contribution!

We’ve got a contest, which we hope sounds great! You will remember your favorite songs lyrics off by heart. You will remember your first concert or maybe the first time you played an instrument. Almost everyone loves music in one way or another, how would you show off your love of music using LEGO bricks? We want to see anything and everything to do with music in this contest and to see some of the best composed work. 

The LEGO Ideas Judges will select all the entries that participate in the Fan Vote.  

Excitingly, in addition to the regular contest prizes, we are piloting a new type of contest prize and process. What this means is that all entries that reach the Fan Vote phase, will also be included into a special review by the LEGO Ideas Review Board and will stand a chance of becoming an official LEGO Ideas set IF* one submission can wow them enough.  

For full details on what they’re looking for, see the ‘Judging’ section of this contest page. 

* Like the regular LEGO Ideas Product Idea Review process, the additional Product Idea review phase does not guarantee that any entry will be turned into an official set.  

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The Grand Prize winner of the contest’s Fan Vote will win:  

  • A custom LEGO trophy 
  • A walk down LEGO Ideas memory lane with these incredible sets:  
    • 21104 NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover 
    • 21306 The Beatles Yellow Submarine 
    • 21301 Birds 
    • 21109 Exo Suit 
    • 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V 
    • 21313 Ship in a Bottle 
    • 21311 Voltron 
    • 21321 International Space Station 
  • The next LEGO Ideas set to launch...to be revealed later 
  • LEGO Ideas tote bag 

IF the Review Board decides to approve one of the contest entries as a Product LEGO Ideas product, the winning fan will be compensated as a Product Idea prize winner as outlined in the Product Idea guidelines and Terms of Service. Meaning they will receive the following:  

  • 1% of the total net sales of the product  
  • 10 complimentary copies of your LEGO Ideas set 
  • Credit and bio in set materials as the LEGO Ideas Fan Designer 

ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entry no later than the 20th of April 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EST.  If you’re not sure what time zone you’re in, here’s a time zone converter.    

How it Works  

The contest will consist of 6 phases:    

  1. Submission Phase - Build and submit your entry before the 20th of April 2020 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.  
  2. Judging Phase - Our judges review the entries and choose 10 entries for a fan vote.   
  3. Fan Vote - The fan vote will determine the winners of the Grand Prize and Runner Up prizes and will run from 27th of April to 11th of May 2020. 
  4. Review - The entries that have been selected to be a part of the fan vote will also be reviewed by our review board, for the potential of being turned into an official LEGO Ideas set. 
  5. Winners Announcement - We share the Grand Prize winner and three Runner Up winners here on LEGO Ideas no later than 25th of May 2020!  
  6. Contest Product Review Announcement - And finally, in the next review results announcement (date to be announced when we get closer), we will also announce the results of this special review, and whether or not one of the contest entries was determined to have sufficient product potential. 

How to Enter:  

  1. Submissions may be in either physical bricks or by using a digital building tool such as LEGO Digital Designer. You’re welcome to use image editing tools, such as Photoshop, to enhance your photos/presentation.  
  2. Take up to ten photos of your creation and submit them to the contest. Make sure to show off all angles and any features or functions of your creation.  
  3. 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. 
  4. Add a title and short description.   
  5. Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on this page.  

Contest Rules

This contest will follow the LEGO Ideas Product Ideas Guidelines with minor exceptions or additions to these.

Therefore, make sure you read our Product Ideas guidelines thoroughly to make sure your entry can be approved and is eligible for the contest and review. 

Additions or exceptions to the Product Idea guidelines:  

  • Submissions must be between 50 and 3000 LEGO elements in size approximately. At our discretion, we will reject any submissions that we believe to be under or over this brick limit. 
  • Entries must be new creations and not previously posted online or submitted to any other contest. Submissions to LEGO Ideas previously may be re-submitted as long as they still fit the current Product Ideas guidelines. 
  • Entries which are too heavily linked with the concept of the Playable LEGO Piano project by SleepyCow (in terms of size and functionality), which is currently in development, will not be considered for the Product Idea consideration part of this contest. 
  • You are allowed to use any official LEGO element (LEGO System, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO TECHNIC/Constraction, Mindstorm/Boost and any other official LEGO electronics) in your entry. The LEGO elements must be genuine (not cut, glued, or otherwise modified). Please be aware that using very old elements that may not exist anymore, and which are crucial to your model, may reduce the chance of your model’s potentials success in becoming an official LEGO Ideas set as the element moulds may not exist anymore. 
  • If you are submitting a contest entry based on a Third Party Intellectual Property (i.e. a music band or instrument manufacturer), then please use our Intellectual Property verification tool to determine whether or not we allow submissions on this intellectual property. To use this tool visit the Submit a Project page and then click the blue "Submit Idea" button. If an Intellectual Property is not in our database, then you’re welcome to ask a moderator in the comments of the contest announcement blog post or simply submit your contest entry for review. 

House Rules  

  • 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.    

Judging  

A panel of judges consisting of members of the LEGO Ideas team will select 10 entries that will participate in the fan vote and the Product Idea Review phase. 

Judging for the Fan Vote will be based on:  

  • Overall coolness and originality: 25%  
  • Most inspired details: 25%  
  • Relevance to contest theme: 25%  
  • Best use of LEGO elements: 25%  

Judging for the Product Idea Review will be based on: 

  • Products on Shelves 
  • New products currently in internal development 
  • Licensing possibilities 
  • Production capacity 
  • Build quality 
  • Feasibility 
  • Playability 
  • Expected demand 
  • Brand fit 
     

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 fan vote winners are selected. This means you cannot win as a runner-up and as the grand prize winner with two different entries.   
  • You can however win a prize in the fan vote and potentially also have your set be approved as an official LEGO Ideas set, therefore winning twice. 
  • Fan Vote winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after the 11th of May 2020. 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. 
  • IF an entry is selected to be turned into a LEGO Ideas set, the winning fan will be contacted in advance of the next Review Results announcement (date of Review Results announcement to be confirmed as we get closer) and they will need to fill out necessary non-disclosure agreement and copyright assignment agreement documentation. 
  • The 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.  

  

Prizes

Fan Vote Prizes 

The Grand Prize winner of the contest’s Fan Vote will win:  

  • A custom LEGO trophy 
  • A walk down LEGO Ideas memory lane with these incredible sets:  
    • 21104 NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover 
    • 21306 The Beatles Yellow Submarine 
    • 21301 Birds 
    • 21109 Exo Suit 
    • 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V 
    • 21313 Ship in a Bottle 
    • 21311 Voltron 
    • 21321 International Space Station 
  • The next LEGO Ideas set to launch...to be revealed later 
  • LEGO Ideas tote bag 

Three Runner Up winners will each receive: 

  • A custom LEGO build to commemorate your achievement 
  • 21321 International Space Station 
  • The next LEGO Ideas set to launch 
  • LEGO Ideas tote bag

Product Idea Review Prize 

IF the Review Board decides to approve one of the contest entries as a Product Ideas, the winning fan will be compensated as a Product Idea prize winner as outlined in the Product Idea guidelines and Terms of Service. Meaning they will receive the following:

  • 1% of the total net sales of the product  
  • 10 complimentary copies of your LEGO Ideas set 
  • Credit and bio in set materials as the LEGO Ideas Fan Designer 

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, see the Contests FAQ.