The Fender Stratocaster is a staple of music, used by some of the most famous musicians! But do you have a favorite song or artist who uses the iconic guitar? If so, we want to see you showing off your appreciation of those things using LEGO bricks.
It could be a recreation of a legendary performance, an album cover or something of your own creation, celebrating the iconic guitar.
Of course, you may reference IPs in this contest, but please make sure that they are appropriate IPs to reference.
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.
You may also reference The Beatles as an IP, as we have already approved product ideas based on this IP.
There will be one Grand Prize Winner who will receive:
Fender PLAYER STRATOCASTER® (Model #: 0144502513)
21329 LEGO Ideas Fender® Stratocaster™
21323 LEGO Ideas Grand Piano
LEGO Ideas tote bag
ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entry no later than November 4th, 2021 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 - Create and submit your entry before November 4th, 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 just like the music charts, there will be a ‘Top 40’, which will be 40 of the best entries that will go head-to-head in a fan vote. The judging will take place from November 4th, 2021 to November 18th, 2021.
Fan Vote - We leave it up to the community to decide the ‘Top 10’ as well as the ‘Number 1’ of the ‘Top 40’. The Fan Vote will take place from Friday November 19th 2021 to Friday November 26th 2021! Note - Fan Vote has been extended to end on Tuesday November 30th 2021 due to a technical issue.
Winners Announcement - We share the Grand Prize winner and Nine Runner Up winners here on LEGO Ideas no later than December 7th, 2021!
How to Enter:
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 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.
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 work you submit (LEGO models, 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 and/or 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 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 may contain copies or references to any existing third-party work or creation or infringements of any third-party intellectual property right, however they should be an ‘allowed IP’ as shown in our IP checker here.
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 such as Studio or Mecabricks.
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. Photos containing such will be removed.
Please do not overlay any text or logos onto your submitted images.
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 Ideas Design team and Fender will choose 40 entries for our ‘Top 40’ Fan Vote, 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 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 November 30th, 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.