Submission Phase - Create and submit your entry before July 11th 2023 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. If your entry is submitted before the intake closing date but is sent back to you for changes, you will have until July 12th 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST. to resubmit. Resubmissions after this will not be accepted.
Judging Phase - No real judging will happen, but we need some time to prepare the Fan Vote.
Fan Vote-The Fan Vote will determine the Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up Winners, and will run from July 13th 2023 – July 20th 2023.
Fan Vote Results - We will share the Fan Vote results here on LEGO Ideas by July 27th 2023!
How to submit your design:
Submissions may be in either physical bricks or by using a digital building tool such as Bricklink's Studio. You’re welcome to use image editing tools, such as Photoshop, to create your images.
Take up to five photos of your creation and submit them to the challenge. Make sure to show off all angles and any features or functions of your creation. 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 short description. Around two sentences is perfect.
Upload your entry to the challenge using the Submit Your Entry button on this page.
Acceptable Entry Content
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 Challenge. You may not submit a model 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 challenge.
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 only reference Sonic and 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 Ford.
You may use Minifigures in your entry. Please use either Sonic Minifigures or generic LEGO Minifigures that do not use any third party intellectual property
Challenge 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 Bricklink's Studio, which is free of charge to download. You are also welcome to 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 not be approved.
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 or limbs in pictures you submit. Also, please don't include any text or logos in your photos. Photos containing such will be removed.
Submissions containing defamatory or degrading elements will not be eligible and will be rejected.
Any cheating or harassment of other participants will result in disqualification and/or rejection of a submission, and/or removal from the LEGO® IDEAS™ platform.
Your submission and comments on submissions must follow the complete LEGO® IDEAS™ House Rules.
There will not be any formal judging for this challenge. Instead, the winners will be selected by LEGO Ideas Fans as part of a Fan Vote.
The Fine Print
You must be at least 13 years of age to participate and submit a design.
You may submit multiple entries to the challenge and there is a possibility that more than one of your entries are selected as winners. Please note that you will only recive the highest finishing Prize Package. So if you have one submission as a Grand Prize Winner and one as a Runner Up, your Runner Up submission will not be selected as a Runner Up and you will not receive more than one prize package.
Creators of the selected submissions will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account by July 20th 2023. All selected submissions will be announced on LEGO® IDEAS™ when all chosen creators have returned the signed Certification Documents. Any creator who does not return their Certification Document within five (5) business days of receiving it will be disqualified.
Active participation by way of submissions of any kind is not open to residents of Iran, North Korea, Myanmar/Burma, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Syria, Belarus, Russia or any other country which is subjected to sanctions, for as long as such sanctions remain in place, or where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law. Submissions by residents of Russia will be rejected.
If you are a resident of Ukraine or Belarus and are selected as a challenge winner, your prizes will be shipped at a later date once shipping resumes normal operation.
By entering the challenge, you agree to follow the rules on this Challenge Brief page and you agree to the LEGO Ideas Terms of Service.
This challenge is offered, organized and run solely by the LEGO Group. Participants should direct all queries and matters relating to the challenge to LEGO Ideas.