Coming from its successful “Build Your Own LEGO Ideas Logo” contest, the LEGO Ideas Team is back and this time, in search of the first ever, community-inspired, LEGO exclusive Gift With Purchase (GWP) set. It seems that LEGO has finally considered the idea of a fan-designed LEGO GWP ever since the idea was discussed extensively across LEGO fan forums. The announcement has been made over at the LEGO Ideas website, and will eventually follow a classic space theme.
Titled as LEGO Moments in Space, the contest is open to all LEGO fans, ages 13 and above, and will run from January 15 until February 9, 2018 at 6AM EST. Entries should be able to fit on a 16 X 16 stud LEGO baseplate, using around 300 standard LEGO pieces and elements coming from themes such as LEGO City, CMF, and Creator. As the contest title suggests, entries must capture that space exploration or adventure vibe. Entries using LEGO Digital Designer are also accepted.
Of course, what’s a LEGO contest without those sweet, sweet prizes? The Grand Prize winner will have the bragging rights to have his original creation featured as the next LEGO GWP sometime in 2019, a $250 LEGO shopping spree over at shop.LEGO.com, and a collection of past exclusive LEGO GWP sets, including:
- VW Mini Beetle (40252)
- Mini Piggy Bank (40251)
- Christmas Build Up 2017 (40253)
- Nutcracker (40254)
- May the 4th 2017 (30611)
- The LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607)
- London Bus (40220)
- Fountain (40221)
- Christmas Build-up 2016 (40222)
- Snowglobe (40223)
Ten (10) Runner Ups will also be selected and each of them will receive a $125 worth of LEGO shopping spree also on shop.LEGO.com plus the Mini Piggy Bank (40251), Snowglobe (40223) and Christmas Build Up 2017 (40253).
Be sure to check with the LEGO Ideas Moments in Space Contest website for the complete list of rules and guidelines to be observed. I am personally excited to see how this contest will turn out. I’m a fan of some of these smaller, vignette type sets so I am particularly curious how a Space-themed GWP set will turn out. Just be sure to submit your entries on or before the said deadline. Happy building!