It’s back! The LEGO House is yet again looking for fantastic builds that are the best of the best for the world-famous house in Billund, Denmark.
This year, we are opening up for three different categories for you to choose from. So theres' a reason for everyone to participate!
A kind reminder that ALL entries MUST be able to be built physically. You may build digitally; it is essential that you are able to build it with real bricks if you’re lucky enough to be selected. If you are selected and are unable to physically build your entry with your own bricks, you will be disqualified from the challenge. Bricks will not be supplied by us.
We’re challenging you to build an entry that is either:
Vintage Transportation: We’re talking trams, blimps, biplanes, steam trains and more! Some modes of transportation from the 20th century and even earlier, were absolutely incredible. Let’s see what vintage transportation you can come up with!
All Seasons: Spring, summer, autumn and winter. All four seasons are so different and amazing in their own way. How can you celebrate your favorite season?
Celebrating Classics: Classic LEGO Themes are loved for a reason. Because they’re fantastic! Let’s see what models you can create to celebrate a classic LEGO Theme.
We will aim to have 25 winners across all three categories, who will each get a 21037 LEGO House set as well as the opportunity to have their model exhibited at the LEGO House for a year, including a personalized LEGO brick with name and country of the builder to accompany the model.
The Grand Prize winners (One for each category) of this challenge will receive the following prizes:
21037 LEGO House
40504 A Minifigure Tribute
40503 Dagny Holm - Master Builder
21340 Tales of the Space Age
21338 A-Frame Cabin
NB: all costs for shipping the model to be provided by The LEGO Group.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entry no later than August 8th, 2023 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 beforeAugust 8th, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST. We recommend submitting your entry 2-3 business 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 Fan Vote selections by August 22nd, 2023.
Fan Vote - Our judges’ selections will go to a fan vote on August 23rd, 2023 and will run until September 1st, 2023.
Winners Announcement - We share the Grand Prize Selections and two Runner Ups (for each category) here on LEGO Ideas no later than September 7th, 2023!
How to Enter
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/video editing tools, such as Photoshop, to create your videos. If you submit a digital entry, you must make sure that you are able to build your entry in physical bricks in case your build is selected to be exhibited in the LEGO House.
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 blue Submit Your Entry button on this page.
You should build within one of the three categories following below size requirements, making sure your build fits into the exhibition.
Vintage Transportation:make sure the baseplate is between 16x8 studs – 64x32 studs and the model is no more than 60 bricks high. No parts of your model can overhang 64x32 studs, although you can have different parts overhanging if you have a smaller baseplate.
All Seasons: make sure the baseplate is between 16x8 studs – 64x32 studs and the model is no more than 60 bricks high. No parts of your model can overhang 64x32 studs, although you can have different parts overhanging if you have a smaller baseplate.
Celebrating Classics: make sure the baseplate is between 16x8 studs – 64x32 studs and the model is no more than 60 bricks high. No parts of your model can overhang 64x32 studs, although you can have different parts overhanging if you have a smaller baseplate.
Please make sure to start the title of your entry with the category of your entry, e.g. “Vintage Transportation: xxx”, “All Seasons: xxx” or “Celebrating Classics: xxx”.
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.
You may not submit entries which are bring-backs or improvements of old/current LEGO sets.
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 not contain copies or references to any other existing third-party work or creation or infringements of any third-party intellectual property right.
You may use Minifigures in your entry. Please only use 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.
Entries containing defamatory or degrading elements will not be eligible for the challenge.
Any cheating or harassment of other participants will result in disqualification from the challenge.
Your challenge entries and comments on challenge entries must follow the complete LEGO Ideas House Rules.
A panel of judges consisting of members of the The LEGO House team, will choose entries for the Fan Vote based on:
Overall coolness and originality: 25%
Most inspired details: 25%
Relevance to challenge theme: 25%
Best use of LEGO elements: 25%
The LEGO House team are looking for 25 models in each category. There may be more or less depending on how many entries we receive, but around 75 models will go into the fan vote.
The Fine Print
You must be at least 13 years of age to participate and enter.
You may submit multiple entries to the challenge and there is a possibility that more than one of your entries are selected to be exhibited at the LEGO House, however you will only receive one 21037 LEGO House set regardless of how many of your entries are selected as winners.
Selected submissions will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after August 31st, 2023. 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.
Active participation by way of submissions of any kind to this challenge is not open to residents of Iran, North Korea, Myanmar/Burma, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Syria, Russia or any other country which is subjected to sanctions and where prohibited or restricted by law, for as long as such sanctions remain in place. Submissions in active challenge by residents of Russia will unfortunately not be eligible for prizes as long as sanctions remain in place.
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.