LEGO Ideas IP Question Provides More Clarity About Permissible IPs

The LEGO Ideas platform has been recently updated to include some features that will help builders determine if their proposed projects will not run into some potential intellectual property (IP) issues later on. For those projects that managed to receive the necessary 10K fan support only to be turned down later on by the LEGO Ideas Review Team due to an IP conflict, the experience can turn out to be really disappointing. Thankfully, LEGO Ideas has taken a step further by introducing a LEGO Ideas IP question that may help future submissions to be spared from the frustrating experience of pushing forward with a project that may I have a potential IP issue.

By including an Intellectual Property Question (or IP Question) at the very start of the project Submission Flow, builders will now have an idea if there proposed set will have the LEGO Ideas IP greenlight.

LEGO Ideas IP question

By adding this feature at the beginning of the submission phase, builders will be spared from the frustrating experience of gaining the necessary 10K support from fans only to be turned later on because of some issues with regards to IP rights. There are plenty of examples of such cases and one in particular is the LEGO Ideas project Jurassic Park Visitor Center that qualified for the LEGO Ideas First 2016 Review Stage but was eventually turned down by the review team because of certain conflicts with LEGO’s existing IPs. Here’s LEGO’s take on the matter.

More noteworthy however, is the first step of this new Submit Flow – the Intellectual Property (IP) Question. As you know, LEGO Ideas welcomes submissions based on intellectual properties (designs copyrighted by someone else, i.e. movies, bands, real-world buildings, vehicles, etc), however there are many IPs, which we’ve already been able to evaluate over the years, that we don’t allow as they either: 

  • Overlap with currently commercialized LEGO products (i.e. Star Wars, Ferrari, etc)
  • Have already been commercialized through LEGO Ideas (i.e. Beatles Yellow Submarine, Voltron, etc)
  • Don’t fit the LEGO Brand (i.e. Game of Thrones or Call of Duty, etc)
  • Contain a known license conflict that prevents us from commercializing the IP (i.e. Monopoly, Transformers, etc).

It’s always been a bit challenging for members to know which IPs we allow and don’t allow, so we’re bringing more visibility to this now by allowing you to lookup an IP and get an immediate response about whether we allow it or not, or if we haven’t evaluated it before. This way, we hope to remove some of the frustrations members have experienced of spending time building something for LEGO Ideas and going through the submission process – only for it to be denied by our moderation team due to the IP in question.

Please be aware that LEGO Ideas maintains an even stricter policy than the rest of the LEGO Group on which intellectual properties are allowed to be submitted to the platform. An IP that may be denied via LEGO Ideas for any reason, may well still be considered internally by the LEGO Groups’ design teams in their regular product development process.

It’s worth noting that it’s still a work in progress and we plan further updates to this, including providing more precise feedback on why an IP is not allowed.

LEGO makes it clear that introducing a LEGO Ideas IP question is far from perfect and is not intended to be like a silver bullet of sorts to solve any IP issues that future submissions may present later on. But it is a welcomed move nonetheless that will save builders and their fans from harrowing disappointments and frustrations.

So what do you think of these latest developments from LEGO Ideas? Do you think it will be a big help in untangling some of the complex issues regarding LEGO’s intellectual properties? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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LEGO Product Idea The Queen: I Want to Break Free is the First to Qualify for the Third 2019 Review Stage

While this year’s LEGO Ideas Second 2019 Review Stage has already begun, we now have our very first 10K entry that qualifies for the Third 2019 Review Stage. Garnering a total number of 10,000+ votes from the LEGO fan community, The Queen: I Want to Break Free project by Han Sbricksteen features the band’s iconic 80’s music video rendered in LEGO bricks.

The Queen: I Want to Break Free

This brick creation comes in at approximately 1,300 pieces and features minifig versions of the band members Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and of course the legend himself, Freddy Mercury. It was a long road for this project since it was introduced to the public more than 2 years ago, but I guess its worth the wait. The Queen: I Want to Break Free LEGO Ideas project is slated for review at the latter part of this year.

The Queen: I Want to Break Free

Welcome to the most famous living room in the history of music videos

Wake up and visit the funniest house with Freddy Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. This set is a tribute to the famous music video I Want to Break Free. The song with the same title was included in the classic album The Works (1984), by Queen. This project pays homage to one of the most influential rock bands in music history.

  • Includes 8 minifigures: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon, and the same musicians in disguise.
  • The house has two sections: the living room with the stairs and the kitchen.
  • All the rooms are completely furnished.
  • Accessories include a vacuum cleaner, two feather dusters, a scourer, four forks, four knives, four cups, two newspapers, a vase, a bottle, a can of soda, a carton of milk, a carton of juice, a pretzel, two cherries, a banana, and a sausage.
  • Great for display or role-playing scenes from the iconic music video.
  • This set includes over 1300 pieces.
  • The model measures over 5” (14 cm) high, 17’’ (44 cm) wide and 7’’ (19 cm) deep.

The Queen: I Want to Break Free

Be Innovative With LEGO’s Brick and Voice Technology In This LEGO Ideas Contest

Here’s something different from LEGO Ideas. Other than the usual product ideas submitted for review, the contest platform also hosts numerous building competitions focused on a particular set, theme or objective. One such contest that takes its cue from a newly released set is the Build An Epic Ride for the Future building contest that is based on the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269) set.  Following the launch of this contest, comes another LEGO Ideas contest that celebrates LEGO’s innovation in enhancing play experiences. Utilizing LEGO’s brick and voice technology, fans can now submit their most creative entries that show how these new innovations can be actually realized. But unlike previous competitions in the contest platform, this one does not require you to build anything.

Dubbed as Share Your Most Creative Ideas On Fun LEGO Voice Experiences, this contest challenges LEGO fans and technogeeks to come up with their most original ideas in utilizing LEGO’s brick and voice technology in fun and meaningful ways.

Imagine if you could talk to your LEGO® models and get them to do fun stuff with you, or for you. In this contest, we challenge you to come up with creative and innovative ideas on how the LEGO brick and voice technology could be combined in fun ways. Maybe you’d like to have a LEGO remote control car that you control with your voice or a LEGO house where you control the lights by talking to it? We want you to think out of the box, into the future, and describe and visualize your idea with text and drawing.

If you read the above contest description carefully, you will notice that this contest does not require you to submit an actual build (either using physical bricks or digital renders) and even encourages you to describe your idea in writing supplemented by simple and clear illustrations. As mentioned in the contest rules:

You are welcome to also include a brick-build model representing your idea, but this is not a requirement and will not influence the judging. If you choose to do so, you can do it using physical bricks or by using a digital building tool such as LEGO Digital Designer. You’re welcome to use image editing tools, such as Photoshop, to enhance your photos/presentation.

3 winners will be selected by a panel of judges, with each bringing home the following LEGO sets that feature LEGO’s Powered Up tech, including the recently introduced LEGO Disney Train (71044).

LEGO's Brick and Voice Technology

You can submit your entries on or before October 17, and be sure to read all the contest rules so you will be properly guided. How do you think we can best make use of LEGO’s brick and voice technology? Be sure to drop us a comment and share your coolest idea over at LEGO Ideas.

Build Your Very Own Futuristic LEGO Harley-Davidson Bike in This Next LEGO Ideas Contest

If you’re LEGO wishlist still includes the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269), then you might be glad to know that here’s your chance to bring it home plus a couple of other exciting LEGO sets to go along with it. The LEGO Ideas website has been updated once more to include another contest that caters to all LEGO motorheads out there. Come up with your own version of a futuristic LEGO Harley-Davidson bike and build one epic ride to the future. Throughout the month of September until October, gear up your LEGO building skills and come up with a custom LEGO big bike model that is future proof and equipped with the coolest features that you can think of.

Futuristic LEGO Harley-Davidson Bike

Of course, the sweet LEGO prizes that the champ will bring home is something to look forward to. The Grand Prize winner will receive some of the most exquisite LEGO Creator Expert sets around: the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson (10269), LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265), and the LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage (10264). On top of this, the king of the brick road will also be entitled to a LEGO Shop@Home shopping spree worth $500, plus another $1,000 worth of Harley-Davidson shopping spree at an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer which the winner can alternately use at h-d.com/store. And as a badge of accomplishment, the winner will also receive an exclusive Harley-Davidson Originals Cardigan Sweater directly from the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

Futuristic LEGO Harley-Davidson Bike

Two Runner Ups will also be selected and they will get to bring home the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson (10269) and LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265). Each of them will also receive LEGO Shop@Home shopping credits worth $250, and $500 worth of Harley-Davidson merchandise and products. Like the Grand Prize winner, the Runner-Ups will also have their share of bragging rights as they get to wear their very own Harley-Davidson Originals Cardigan Sweaters.

The deadline for submission for the most futuristic LEGO Harley-Davidson bike is on October 9. Be sure to read the rest the contest guidelines, and check out some of the contest entries already submitted. Happy building!

The LEGO Ideas Second 2019 Review Stage Has Begun

After some relatively minor controversies, the LEGO Ideas Second 2019 Review Stage finally commences as announced over at the LEGO Ideas blog site. With more than 10K fans supporting each of these 10 product ideas, the window for the qualifying period between May to September 2019 has already closed. Those entries that will hit the 10K mark will be considered for the next review period which will begin on January 6, 2020.

Second 2019 Review Stage

The LEGO Ideas Review Team is still hard at work wrapping up the First 2019 LEGO Review Stage so its exciting to see how this will turn out. I’m personally cheering for 123 Sesame Street Apartment Building by  Ivan Guerrero so I hope this build gets selected. For the meantime, let’s take a look at these 10 entries, and comment down below on which LEGO product idea do you think will turn out to be the next official LEGO Ideas set. Just click on the following links to know more about these entries. Congratulations to all the candidates!

1. UCS Space Shuttle Atlantis by Snelson42

Second 2019 Review Stage

2. Thunderbirds Are Go by AndrewClark2

Second 2019 Review Stage

3. Pursuit of Flight by JKBrickworks

Second 2019 Review Stage

4. History Museum by Bricky_Brick

Second 2019 Review Stage

5. The Office by Lego The Office

Second 2019 Review Stage

6. Medieval Blacksmith by Namirob

7. Winnie the Pooh by benlouisa

8. Nasa Spacecraft by Micro_Model_Maker

9. The Haunted Mansion: 50th Anniversary by GoodOlPrice

10. The Seven Dwarfs’ House by Hanwasyellowfirst

For the latest LEGO Ideas sets out there, particularly the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319), be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

Check Out The Winners For the LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars Building Contest

Last month, LEGO celebrated the release of its latest LEGO City sets by challenging builders to come up with their most imaginative builds that will bring us closer to the dream of space travel. The LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars building contest is now on the Winner Announcement Phase, with four entries being chosen as the best among the numerous entries that were submitted throughout the month of July. Eventually, it all boiled down to 2 Runner-Ups, 1 Grand Prize Winner, and another wild card entry awarded with a Bonus Prize. Check out these impressive, out-of-the-box, space-worthy creations coming from the innovative minds of our LEGO fan community.

Bonus Prize – Starship Jordan Miller by Stevenhoward27

LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars

The Starship Jordan Miller is the culmination of the hard work and cooperation of 16 countries coming together with a single purpose: go from the Moon to Mars. This spacecraft was inspired by the friendship and cooperation of 2 brilliant spaceship designers, Jordan and Miller. The Starship is propelled by a single nuclear engine in the back and powered by 11 main solar arrays with additional support from the solar arrays of the docked spacecraft. There are 8 docking ports along the main body. 2 Russian Korolev Deep Space Crew Transports bring the crew from earth to a Lunar Retrograde Orbit to dock with the Jordan Miller.  There are also 3 Infinity Cargo Supply spacecraft (grey spacecraft with the gold circular arrays) from Japan and Spain docked to supply food, water, and other necessities for the long journey to Mars.  At the front are 2 MDAVs (Mars Descent Ascent Vehicles) to explore Mars. It also has 3 robotic arms. It has a crew of 20 people.
Runner-Up – “The Lunar to Mars Embedded” by jumperplate

LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars

“The Lunar to Mars Embedded Spacecraft” (LME) is built within the core of a dislodged moon rock. The rock, being rich in ice, is used as both a shield and a fuel source. The LME is designed to carry smaller spacecraft with it on its long haul to mars. These included: two scout ships, the Verdigris Landing shuttle, and the Jupiter rover. During the trek, they will be used for maintenance and ice mining. Once the LME reaches mars orbit, the Verdigris and Jupiter will be used to land on and explore the surface. The initial launch will be a slingshot maneuver around the moon after which the engines keep a steady thrust on route to Mars!

Runner-Up – Moon to Mars Initiative by ArmoredBricks

Once LEGO City had set up a permanent research station on the Moon, they knew it was time to aim for Mars. They created the Lego Moon to Mars Initiative, an International Organization dedicated to sending Minifigure kind from the Lunar surface to the Red Planet. Scientists from Lego City, Bricksburg, and from across the studded seas in Bricklandia, came and designed the most powerful Slingshot ever. This method saves enormous amounts of fuel normally required for escape velocity, and is only possible on the Moon, where gravity is less than Earth’s. Four Astronauts were chosen for the mission, and after years of training, they are finally ready. Buckle up. It’s gonna be a ride.

 

Grand Prize – Moon to Mars Transport System (MMTS) by siuliano

The world’s leading private Space Agencies have joined forces with NASA to create the Solar System’s ultimate interplanetary human transport spacecraft.
Hop aboard the MMTS, a futuristic transport system designed to hold passengers in comfort for the long-haul between the space docking stations of the Moon and Mars.
Designed for lengthy journeys, the MMTS includes:
  • Solar arrays
  • An observatory
  • Rotating centrifugal force-based gravity belt with a combination of mechanical gears and a magnetic propulsion system
  • Space garden dome dedicated to relaxing, health and wellbeing, a glass-covered pond, and hydroponically grown plants (also featured in living quarters)
  • Science and research labs
  • Café and dining areas
  • Comfortable living quarters with advanced adjustable privacy glass enabling passengers to gaze into space from the comfort of their beds whilst filtering out light and harmful solar radiation
  • Community games, music, and recreational areas
  • Medical Bay
  • Gym

The Grand Prize winner gets to bring home the latest collection of NASA-inspired LEGO sets which include the entire array of LEGO City Space sets, the LEGO Creator Expert Lunar Lander (10266), LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), LEGO Creator Shuttle Transporter (31091), the gift-with-purchase LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335) and an exclusive LEGO Creator Expert VIP Space Patch, all valued at $680+ USD. The Runner-Ups also get to bring home the abovementioned sets, except for the complete line-up of LEGO City Space sets save for the LEGO City Mars Research Shuttle (60226).

Which is your favorite among these LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars Building Contest winning entries? Let me know what you think.

Hear What LEGO Has To Say About These LEGO Ideas Archived Projects

Last week, we first reported a rather puzzling move by the LEGO Ideas Team on two LEGO Ideas archived projects that made it through the 10K fan support milestone. Unfortunately, these product ideas – the Gravity Falls Mystery Shack by Figura and Japanese Tea Garden by Coosey Goosey – were later removed from the Achieved Support page which will make them eligible for the Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

It didn’t help much also that LEGO was quite mum regarding the reasons behind this issue since a lot of LEGO fan support went out to these product ideas with the hope of seeing them as actual LEGO sets in the near future. Needless to say, it left most fans of the LEGO Ideas platforms scratching their heads a bit, searching for possible answers to this unusual situation.

However, it now looks like that LEGO is now giving fans an idea of what has happened that led them to make such an unusually tough decision. LEGO opted to break their silence over the matter so that fans may have a better understanding of what really transpired with these LEGO Ideas archived projects.

LEGO Ideas Archived Projects
One of the two LEGO Ideas archived projects that reached 10K fan support: the Japanese Tea Garden.
LEGO Ideas Archived Projects
Another LEGO Idea archived project: the Gravity Falls Mystery Shack.

Here’s what the LEGO Group has to say over at the LEGO Ambassador Network:

Although questions haven’t directly come in via LAN, I can understand there are some questions about the recent archival of the two LEGO Ideas 10K Club submissions Japanese Tea Gardens and Gravity Falls Mystery Shack.

It’s incredibly rare that we make the decision to remove submissions that have achieved the 10,000 supporter milestone and to not allow them through to the review stage. Unfortunately, after a thorough evaluation we made the tough decision (because we can clearly see that both models are incredibly well built) that in these two cases we had to do this as the submissions did not comply with our Terms of Service. We couldn’t, in respect to the LEGO Ideas community, move the submissions into the review stage as well as award prizes, whether the main prize or the consolation prize, to the members in question.

Although we know that you’re all very interested in knowing the specific underlying reasons for why we decided to archive them, this is not information that I can share with you out of respect for the privacy of the members in question. Should the members in question choose to share the reason for the archival of their submissions, then they are welcome to do so.

From what we can learn from LEGO’s statement, it looks like the Gravity Falls Mystery Shack and Japanese Tea Garden entries violated the LEGO Ideas’ Terms of Service. Obviously, it’s a broad statement, to say the least since we have no way of knowing exactly what this particular breach in TOS is LEGO is exactly referring to.

It could be anything in particular within that lengthy agreement, but according to the exchange of discussion within the LAN group, it was mentioned that one of the builders of these entries was a previous LEGO Store employee. That could point out a possible reason why these product ideas were eventually shelved. I guess these are speculations, to say the least, until such time that the owners of these product ideas will speak and share their own side of the story. LEGO made it clear that they are free to do so, and it’s now up to Coosey Goosey and Figura if they wish to shed more light on this matter.

So what do you think about this new revelation? What other possible reasons do you think that the LEGO Ideas Team could have in shelving these LEGO product ideas? Let me know in the comments below.

Check Out These Winning Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs From LEGO Ideas

Remember last June when the LEGO Ideas platform launched a contest to create the most unique, custom LEGO brick-built hybrid dinosaurs? Well, it turns out that these builds have finely gone out of their shells and we now have three winning entries that show what happens when LEGO is unintentionally (?) mixed with dino DNA. There are three winners from this recent LEGO Ideas contest, with one bringing home the bacon for the wackiest dino creation around. Let’s check these winners from the LEGO Ideas Unleash Your Own Genetically Modified Hybrid Dinosaur.

First off, we have two Runner-Ups: one that this seems to be the stuff of brick nightmares if you happen to stumble upon a real one, while the other is so cute and adorable, you might need to stop yourself from eating it.

Runner Ups

Tyrannosaurus Scorpio Tigris by Langemann Lego

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

“Some kind of Monster,” Dr. Henry Wu said as he saw his new creation. He decided to mix up the DNA of the Tyrannosaurus Rex with some predators of our world, to get one of the most dangerous and scary creatures ever seen: The Tyrannosaurus Scorpio Tigris.

Some DNA of a Scorpion for armor, poison and useable claws.

Some DNA of a tiger for bigger fangs, better ears, and eyes.

856 parts.

Hopefully, his creation will not break out…

 

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

This wonder of science came after a company birthday party gone wrong. Some Dino DNA mixed with the cake and the Tricaketops was born! Half Triceratops, half Cake. It’s known for its durable frosting skin, candle horns, cupcake feet, and delicious taste!

Grand Prize

Tyrannocow (T-cow) by yop1172

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

It seems that someone did not follow the rules of the laboratory, and some milk remains fell on the samples! This dinosaur is a mixture between a T-rex and an ordinary cow, it is not dangerous, but it can’t be milked by anyone, and protects cows and farm animals that naturally seek its habitat.
Ironically I used a mini cleaver piece (98369) to make the ears, and the minifig hairpiece 25379 to make the hooves.
Does anyone want some milk? 
These brick-built hybrid dinosaurs winners got to bring home an impressive array of 2019 LEGO Jurassic World sets (for the Grand Prize winner), plus the gargantuan Jurassic Park T.rex Rampage (75936) set. All of these sets are currently available at LEGO Shop@Home in case you want to take a look.
I personally want to build that Tyrannocow and Tricaketops myself. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.
Congratulations to all the winners!

The Seven Dwarfs’ House Reaches 10K Fan Support At LEGO Ideas

We have another LEGO product idea that achieved the coveted 10K fan support. The Seven Dwarfs’ House by fan builder Hanwasyellowfirst managed to climb its way to the Second 2019 Review Stage thanks to the 10,000 LEGO fans who voted for it to become a potential, official LEGO set.

The Seven Dwarfs' House

This product idea is based on Disney’s classic 1937 full-length animated movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The build also features some of the characteristics of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride as seen in Walt Disney World, Florida.

The Seven Dwarfs' House The Seven Dwarfs' House

If ever chosen to be the next LEGO Ideas set (hopefully, with no more surprises coming from the LEGO Ideas Team similar to what happened to two archived qualifying product ideas), then we can expect a nice number of minifigures that will go with this set as well. Read on for this MOC’s full description below. The Seven Dwarfs’ House joins nine more entries that qualified for this year’s Second Review Stage. Congratulations!

The Seven Dwarfs’ House 

Hey everyone, here is my new submission to LEGO Ideas! I wanted to pay homage to Walt Disney’s first full length animated feature, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. 

The build is inspired by a mixture of the house featured in the 1937 Disney Classic, and the physical recreation at Walt Disney World, situated in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride. 

Set features: 

Minifigures:

  • The Dwarfs: Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey 
  • Snow White 
  • Evil Witch 

Play features:

All roof sections are removable for easy access of play, as well as two opening wall sections. In addition, the first floor comes off to reveal the mining room, sorry, dining room! 

  • Do the dishes in the kitchen sink, make sure you whistle while you work! 
  • Ensure those jewels are up to standard at the jewel inspection desk!
  • You are building by a wishing well!
  • 7 Beds 
  • 7 Pick Axes 
  • Grandfather Clock 
  • Dining Table 
  • Broken Mine Cart 
  • And much more!

I would love to have filled the build with Rabbits, Birds, Squirrels, etc,  but unfortunately, they were not in the software. 

I hope you like the build, cheers!

Take a Look at These 21 Winning Minifigure Vignettes From the LEGO House

I’m a huge fan of LEGO minifigure vignettes and it goes to show that the people behind the LEGO House in Billund also has a soft spot for this form of LEGO art. In celebration of the 2nd year anniversary of the LEGO House this 2019, LEGO Ideas launched a contest that encourages builders to create fun builds that will wow visitors in the famous House of the Brick. This building contest ran for a month from May 6 to June 6, with the winners announced a couple of months ago. The contest had quite a following with more than 40 winning entries that were chosen. Out of this group of winners, there are 21 winning minifigure vignettes that were specifically chosen to have the bragging rights of being displayed for a year inside the LEGO House until 2020.

These 21 winning minifigure vignettes depict our little actors either in the business of doing their daily chores or living out the adventure of their lifetime. What makes these winning entries stand out is the particular brand of LEGO humor that they convey which is quickly recognizable to any LEGO fan.

Not only do the creators of these minifig depictions got the bragging rights of displaying their work inside the House of the Brick, but they also received the exclusive LEGO House Dinosaurs (40366) set that can never be found anywhere else. As a badge of their outstanding accomplishment, each of the winners was also awarded a uniquely printed personalized LEGO brick, with the name and country of the builder to accompany the model.

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

I’ve compiled these 21 winning minifigure vignettes for our viewing enjoyment and easy reference. You may also click on the following links below for more info on these entries.

Which among these winning minifigure entries is your favorite? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

Coffee Cup Cafe by printed_slope

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

A man was getting his cup of coffee one day from the Coffee Cup Cafe. Along comes a Gingerbread Man carrying a red cup, like this is nothing odd. Presumably, he also wants a coffee. That or he wants to ask for spare change or donations for something. The man and the barista have never seen anything like this before and just stare open-mouthed at him in surprise.

An Unexpected Visitor by AleksBricks

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

I got my inspiration from Western times and movies. I knew from the start I wanted to make a fun scene with a dinosaur because I love dinosaur movies. 

Royal Guard by printed_slope

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

The Royal Guard is just doing his duty. Some annoying tourists come along and decide to see if they can distract him. One of the tourists is taking a photo while the other two try to get a reaction by brandishing an ice cream and a hot dog in his face. The Royal Guard is getting ticked off and is doing all he can to not lose his temper. A bobby policeman has just entered the scene – will he tell the tourists off?

Surfing Wave by printed_slope

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

Take to the waves with this creation of a surfing wave. A shark minifig deftly maneuvers the surfboard through the wave. Unlike the surfer who has just wiped out and the wave has sent him “over the falls!”

Great White Surprise by nasa105

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

What a bright sunny day it is on the seaside fishing pier! The old fisherman is out enjoying his weekend fishing trip, waiting for a bite on his line and making sure those pesky seagulls don’t get into his lunchbox. However, the clever great white shark has his own weekend surprise… A weekend snack to be precise!

Presentation Without Pants by jackmojo1

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

I have this recurring dream (nightmare, maybe) that I’m giving an important presentation at work and for some reason, I’ve forgotten to wear pants. Everyone is laughing and I’m just standing there mortified. Well, this seemed pretty hilarious to me so here we are!

No Space For Little Room by Ryanzilbn

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

When my friend coming over, either I have no space to build my hauls or my lego collections are too big. Perhaps a third world problem?

Surprised Postman by ForlornEmpire

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

A mailbox scares the postman!

The Space Miners’ Cavern by MinifigInSpace

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

From giant crystals to strange alien creatures, The Space Miners’ Cavern is full of surprises! A heavy-duty trapdoor protects the valuable energy crystals below and doubles up as a way to keep the local inhabitants from making unexpected visits to the surface (at least theoretically). 

My Turn Please by benlouisa

There can’t be many things in the world that are more fun than controlling a Chicken Mech dressed as a chicken!

Swimming Race by printed_slope

As the swimming race is about to start, the contestants take their places on the starter blocks. One swimmer looks over at his fellow swimmers and is surprised to see a person in a shark costume and another person in a penguin costume. Sharks and penguins may be good swimming animals, but does wearing a costume means a better or faster swimmer? We will just have to see who wins the race!

Crazy Visit to the Natural History Museum by LuisPG

A quiet visit to the Museum of Natural History can turn into a crazy adventure when the children discover that the ribs of the whale could be swords.

Space Surprise! by Brickpiler

A spaceman has returned from his latest adventure with a batch of flowers, how thoughtful! Unfortunately for him, the foreign floral he brought back is the favorite snack of the space monster that has followed him back to base.

Bank Robbery by LukashevaInna

While the police eat donuts and drink coffee, the robbers dug a tunnel into the Bank vault.

Your Lucky Day by LegoFjotten

Just that special day where your luck changes for the better… or worse. Or even both, at the same time.

 

Fight for Treasures by ChaMi

Although there are so many treasures, they are still fighting. And the winner will get them all!

Japanese Garden Vignette by AuntMaskedSquid

This detailed model depicts a Japanese lady looking into the water during a walk in her garden. It contains a koi pond, pagoda bridge, bamboo, and many different kinds of trees in its 37 studs long x 27 studs wide x 22 studs high area and is the perfect display model. This model is designed to test the limits of what Lego can do and how Lego can look with its elegant arches, gentle slopes, and picturesque stepping stones.

Bad Dreams by LegoFjotten

Ever had a dream with that nagging feeling that you forgot something before you rushed off to school or work? This poor biker is dreaming he forgot to put on pants before he went to the garage to meet his buddy.
If people eat the leg of a bird…

Kitchen by LukashevaInna

A small scene in the kitchen 🙂

Bathroom by LukashevaInna

When children are left unattended in the bathroom.