Do you consider yourself an amazing storyteller? Whether you’re into action stories, romance, fairy tales, science fiction, comics or a whole other genre, we now challenge you to build a bricktastic story that will make us all fall off our chairs! To give your story the ultimate twist of creativity, we ask you to build it as a pop-up.
So, get ready, fetch your bricks, and surprise us with some awesome pop-up stories!
The Grand Prize winner will receive:
A custom, special edition Pop-Up Book trophy created by LEGO Designer Wes Talbott and featuring artwork by LEGO Graphic Designer Crystal Fontan
A 8x16 tile signed by the LEGO Ideas team
The complete 2018 LEGO Ideas assortment:
21315 Pop-Up Book signed by the LEGO Designer
21311 Voltron signed by the LEGO Designer
21313 Ship in a Bottle signed by the LEGO Designer
21314 Tron Legacy signed by the LEGO Designer
21104 NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover
LEGO Ideas tote bag
LEGO FanTube interview opportunity
ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entry no later than January 3rd, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. EST. If you’re not sure what time zone you’re in, here’s a time zone converter.
Submission Phase - Build and submit your entry before January 3rd, 2019 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 January 11th, 2019.
Winners Announcement – We will share the Grand Prize winner and two Runner-Ups here on LEGO Ideas no later than January 24th, 2019!
How to Enter
You can enter this contest by building your bricktastic pop-up story within the dimensions of the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book so that your build can fold down and pop up:
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.
Take up to five photos of your creation and submit them to the contest. Make sure to show off your model from all angles and any particular features or functions of your creation.
Add a title and a short description.
Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on this page.
Entries must fit the dimensions of the LEGO Pop-Up Book. You don’t have to use the actual LEGO Pop-Up Book in your build, as long as your base and build fit the dimensions of the set. See the reference images under the “How to Enter” section.
Entries can only consist of any LEGO elements (except LEGO DUPLO bricks). These LEGO elements must be genuine (not cut, glued, drawn on or otherwise modified).
You're welcome to submit entries containing minifigures as well as licensed properties of your choice as long as they fall within our brand values as described further below.
No custom artwork (stickers/prints). Entries may only contain official LEGO-made stickers or printed elements.
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 made by, or on behalf of, someone else.
Entries must be new creations and not previously posted online or submitted to any other contest.
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 submit digital entries using LEGO Digital Designer, which is available for download via this link free of charge. Any entries made in LEGO Digital Designer should not show the baseplate from build mode. You may also create digital entries using third-party LEGO CAD software.
You may use photo editing software and add visual effects to photos of your entry. If you use visual effects of any kind, please do ensure that your model is still clearly visible.
Entries containing photos that are too dark or blurry will be removed from the contest. To ensure easy judging of your entry, we recommend taking several pictures on a neutral background free from background clutter, with your model well framed and shown from different angles.
Please do not include people or limbs in photos you submit. Photos containing such 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.
A panel of judges consisting of members of the LEGO Ideas team and the two Fan Designers of the LEGO Pop-Up Book, Grant Davis and Jason Allemann, will choose a Grand Prize winner and two Runner-Ups based on:
Overall coolness and originality: 25%
Most inspired details: 25%
Relevance to contest theme: 25%
Best use of LEGO elements: 25%
The Fine Print
You must be at least 13 years old 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 the Grand Prize winner and as a Runner-Up winner with several different entries.
Winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO Ideas account after January 11th, 2019. 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.
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.