Contest Beta FAQ
The Contest Beta looks similar to a LEGO Rebrick contest. What’s the difference?
We are testing running contests directly on LEGO Ideas. This is the next step after running the LEGO Ideas Test Lab earlier this year.
Will my entry be a LEGO Ideas project and be considered as a new LEGO set?
Your entry will not be considered as a LEGO Ideas project however, the winning entry will be adapted into an official LEGO Gift with Purchase set available in 2019. If you want, you may also submit your entry as a Project, provided it follows the Project Guidelines.
Who can participate?
The contest is international; therefore entrants from all countries and with any background are welcome to participate to win the prizes, except where prohibited by applicable laws. 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.
How old do you have to be to participate?
You have to be 13 years or older to participate in the contest. Entrants younger than 13 may not have their parent or friend submit an entry on their behalf. If you’re under 13 and would like to share your LEGO model, you can still do so on LEGO Life.
Can a group submit one entry together?
Yes. However, it is up to you determine how you distribute the prizes to your group, only the number of prizes outlined in the rules will be given, regardless of the size of the group.
Why can a parent not submit an entry on behalf of a child?
LEGO Ideas is specifically for teen and adult LEGO fans. This contest is designed for participants 13 years or older, and is not set up for younger entrants due to child safety laws.
Do I have to have an account to take part?
Yes, you must create a LEGO Ideas account to enter.
Can I submit multiple entries?
You can submit multiple entries to the contest, but only one entry per person will be considered when winners are selected. This means you cannot win multiple prizes with multiple entries.
Can I use “illegal” building techniques?
Yes, all building techniques are allowed and will not result in disqualification. Note: this refers to the LEGO Group’s internal design rules for connecting elements together for stability and to avoid unnecessary stress. LEGO Digital Designer only allows legal building techniques in Standard Mode.
How do I know if my entry was submitted correctly?
If you receive a “your entry has been submitted successfully” pop-up notification after clicking “submit” on the entry submission page, your entry has successfully been submitted. Our moderation team will review it within 1-3 working days to make sure it fits all the contest rules. If your entry is approved, you should receive an email to the email address associated with your LEGO Ideas account. Make sure you have read the contest rules and the Legal section before entering, to ensure that your entry will be accepted.
Oh no, I missed the deadline for the contest! Can I still submit it?
Sorry, the deadline is final. To complete our test on time, we need to keep the contest phases moving. Also, we want to keep things fair to everyone, so no deadline extensions. You can check out other cool LEGO contests on LEGO Rebrick.
I see an entry which doesn’t fit the rules/someone stole my work and has entered it into the contest! What do I do?
Please use the "Report" link on the entry to notify us of this and we will evaluate the entry and act on it as soon as we can.
I don’t own any LEGO parts, can I still enter?
You may submit digital entries using LEGO Digital Designer, which is available for download via this link free of charge. You may also create digital entries using third-party LEGO CAD software.
My entry was rejected! What do I do?
Your entry should now be visible in your drafts, with an official comment explaining why it wasn’t approved. Please make any necessary changes outlined in your official comment before you re-submit your entry.
Can I share my entry on LEGO Ideas/on social networks/Flickr/at a convention?
After you’ve entered your entry in the LEGO Ideas contest, you can share your entry anywhere you wish, as long as it’s not entered into another contest or being sold for profit.
What if I am signed in to my LEGO ID, accept the Terms of Service, and then get an Email Not Available screen saying my email address is already in use?
Since LEGO Ideas invites you to vote for your favorite product ideas and now contest entries, we only allow one profile per email address. This is different from LEGO ID, where you can set up multiple IDs on a single email. To use LEGO Ideas, please sign in using the LEGO ID that you have already verified on LEGO Ideas.
How does the countdown clock work when there’s less than one day left?
The countdown clock lists the number of whole days left. If there’s less than a full day left, it will list the number of whole hours, or whole minutes left. This number does not auto-update. To get the current time left, refresh the page.
Are we allowed to design custom stickers or prints on elements?
This contest doesn't allow custom stickers or printed elements. You're however welcome to use stickers or printed elements from official LEGO sets.
Is the Contest Beta going to replace LEGO Rebrick contests?
We’re always evaluating our offerings and experiences. This Contest Beta is a natural evolution of LEGO Ideas Test Lab, that we ran in early 2017. We’ll use what we learn here to evolve the experiences we offer in the future. Don't worry, LEGO Rebrick will continue to operate as usual.
Design the Next FIRST® LEGO® League World Festival Trophy Contest
What is FIRST LEGO League?
In FIRST® LEGO® League, children (ages 9-16) are immersed in real-world science and technology challenges that teach the engineering design process. Teams design their own solution to a current scientific question or problem and build and code autonomous LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots that perform a series of missions based on an annual theme. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning that they can make a positive contribution to society. Throughout the season, FIRST LEGO League teams focus on three components:
- The Robot Game - students build and code LEGO-based robots
- The Project - teams develop and present research projects based on an annual real-world challenge
- The Core Values - participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.
Learn more about FIRST LEGO League on http://www.firstlegoleague.org/
What is the FIRST LEGO League World Festival
World Festival is a celebration of the FIRST LEGO League season that showcases Champion's Award-winning teams from around the world. By competing against the best of the best, they have a chance of winning World Festival Trophies in a range of categories.
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