Imagine if you could talk to your LEGO® models and get them to do fun stuff with you, or for you. In this contest, we challenge you to come up with creative and innovative ideas on how the LEGO brick and voice technology could be combined in fun ways. Maybe you’d like to have a LEGO remote control car that you control with your voice or a LEGO house where you control the lights by talking to it? We want you to think out of the box, into the future, and describe and visualize your idea with text and drawing.
3 creative winners will each get a powerful package of LEGO sets consisting of:
75253 LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander
42099 LEGO TECHNIC 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader
76112 LEGO Super Heroes App-Controlled Batmobile
60197 LEGO CITY Passenger Train
71044 LEGO Disney Train
ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entry no later than October 17th, 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 - Submit your entry before October 17th, 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 20 ideas, which will then go forward to a fan vote, by October 24th, 2019.
Fan vote Phase – LEGO Ideas members will then have the opportunity to vote once, for their favorite entry from October 24th, 2019 until October 31th, 2019.
Winners Announcement - We share the 3 winners here on LEGO Ideas no later than November 7th, 2019!
How to Enter
Add a title and a description of your idea in the entry description.
Your submission must include your idea in writing (entry description), explaining why you think this would be fun and what problem it might solve, accompanied by one or more drawings visualizing your idea. What you submit may be either digital drawings or photos of physical drawings.
You are welcome to also include a brick-build model representing your idea, but this is not a requirement and will not influence the judging. If you choose to do so, you can do it using 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.
Include up to five photos and submit them to the contest. Make sure to show off all angles and any features or functions of your idea. 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.
Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button on this page.
You must be the original creator of all creative content you submit (models, images, photographs, description text, etc.).
Entries should not contain copies or references to any other existing third-party work or creation or infringements of any third-party intellectual property right, such as Star Wars or Harry Potter.
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
To visualize your idea, you may submit digital entries, using LEGO Digital Designer, which is available for download via this link free of charge. Any entries made using the 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, such as Photoshop, to enhance your entry’s presentation.
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 pictures on a neutral background free from background clutter
Please do not include people or limbs in pictures 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.
Your contest entries and comments on contest entries must follow the complete LEGO Ideas House Rules.
A panel of judges consisting of members of the LEGO Build & Connect Design team, will choose 20 entries to go forward to a fan vote. The judges’ selection will be based on:
Overall coolness and originality: 25%
Most inspired details: 25%
Relevance to contest theme: 25%
Most unique combination of technology and LEGO play: 25%
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.
Winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after November 7th, 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.
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.