For our readers who keep tabs on aspiring sets trying to make it on LEGO Ideas, here’s a contest-related update. From November last year to January last month, a LEGO Star Wars-themed contest dominated the Holiday season and beyond. “A Galaxy of Celebrations” challenged participating Ideas members to make “Star Wars” brick-films of characters celebrating Earth holidays. The entries went through two review stages and fan votes up until now. The first fan-vote chose winning brick-films from four holiday categories. The second fan-vote would choose a grand winner from those four category victors. And well, that vote’s about to close.
As of this writing, the second fan-vote for LEGO Ideas contest “A Galaxy of Celebrations” is mere hours from ending. The final date of February 7 has arrived. Now, the votes will determine which brick-film producer will claim the ultimate prize of a UCS AT-AT (75313). All fan-vote 1 winners are already assured a UCS Republic Gunship (75309) and earlier AT-AT set (75288) each. Following the conclusion of this fan-vote, LEGO Ideas will announce the “Galaxy of Celebrations” winners next week, February 24.
While all this is going on, the latest LEGO Ideas contest is already halfway through its idea intake phase. “Afro-futuristic Building with Ekow Nimako” invites interested participants to build their vision of Afro-futurism. This contest is the brainchild of Canada-based LEGO Artist Ekow Nimako. Prizes include both official LEGO sets and an Afro-futurist sci-fi Nimako custom build. Idea intake began February 1 and will end next month on March 8.