Earlier today, the LEGO Ideas blog site announced the launch of its latest community-based platform, the LEGO Ideas Test Lab. Initially open to selected LEGO Ideas and LEGO Rebrick members, the LEGO Ideas Test Lab is a challenge-based site where members are encouraged to develop a Fourth Build Challenge based on the more recent LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets. Here’s the full announcement:
What’s that now? LEGO Ideas Test Lab?
Today we’re launching LEGO Ideas Test Lab, a test version of an updated LEGO Ideas software platform. We’ve emailed invitations to 5,000 of the most active LEGO Ideas and LEGO Rebrick members. Please help us test the new platform between January 18th and April 14th. If you didn’t get an email invite, you’re still welcome! The test is limited to 7,500 people. Head over to LEGO Ideas Test Lab to sign up.
On LEGO Ideas Test Lab we’ll be running a new kind of challenge during this period, which differs from the standard LEGO Ideas and slightly from the LEGO Rebrick experience that you’re used to, but don’t worry – neither of these two classic experiences are going away. On LEGO Ideas Test Lab, you can participate in an exclusive Fourth Build Challenge, that’s about expanding upon given LEGO Creator 3in1 sets. You can also join in small activities along the way and socialize in the Community Café.
We can’t wait to get started and are very excited about what we’ll learn from testing this platform together with many of you. We’re looking forward to how LEGO Ideas Test Lab will shape the future of LEGO Ideas.
The LEGO Ideas Team assured that the LEGO Ideas and Rebrick platforms are here to stay. The LEGO Ideas Test Lab will be more like – based on the name itself – a testing ground for more possibilities on their existing sets. It’s more like a feedback mechanism where LEGO can hear or consider additional set suggestions from builders and community members based on their existing ones. If you wish to be part of this new contest, head to their sign-up page to register.
Once registered, you can have the opportunity to join their very first Fourth Build Challenge starting February 1st, where a winning design will be selected, and several LEGO prizes will be given away. The winner will also feature his design in the LEGO Life Magazine and app. As a warm-up, this latest LEGO Ideas activity also offers several building exercises where you can participate and develop your own creations based on the given criteria. The thought behind The LEGO Ideas Test Lab reminds me of the Iron Builder Challenge hosted by the Builders Lounge, though at a much toned-down level.
If you’re in for a challenge and want to sharpen your brick-building skills, then this is one LEGO community-based platform that you may want to sign-up too.