Guinness LEGO Trivia Contest Round 3: LEGO Maersk Line Container Ship (10241)

This is becoming a habit of sorts for Guinness World Records indeed. Once with the Millennium Falcon was a surprise; twice with the LEGO Ideas Saturn V wasn’t anymore. And with this third LEGO set giveaway on the Guinness website, it’s become an official trend thoroughly milking a LEGO-Guinness partnership.

As you surmised, Guinness World Records once again has opened a trivia question on their record section involving LEGO sets. The prize is, surprisingly, a LEGO Creator Maersk Line Triple-E (10241) container ship set, released in 2014 and officially retired. You have to wonder if LEGO provided some for Guinness.

This set is unique among the LEGO products featured in the 2019 Book of World Records, in that its basis the Maersk Triple-E is a former record-holder, since outsized by OOCL Hong Kong as the Largest Container Ship by capacity. It’s still impressive, knowing that set 10241 is 600 times smaller than the actual size.

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If you’d like to snag one of these supposedly retired LEGO Creator sets from Guinness, then visit the Maersk Container Ship record info page on Guinness here to answer the trivia question to the right. Like the other contests, only website visitors from Canada, Ireland and the UK can participate. This time, the deadline is Friday, November 16, before midnight.

Here’s How to Win a LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) From Guinness World Records

One of our previous articles had a list of said LEGO sets that are related to Guinness’ many World Records. It also contained a small contest on the official Guinness website for any visitor who answered one trivia question correctly to win a LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). That giveaway was last month. Now, Guinness World Records is back with another c has a new trivia question up on one of its LEGO World Record info pages. The winner this time around will win a LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), the 17th official LEGO Ideas set. Question: what year was the Saturn V first launched?

Do you think you have what it takes to prepare this record-breaking rocket for flight? Well now’s your chance to find out.

Guinness World Records 2019 features eight LEGO kits which recreate wonders of the world in plastic brick form.

The Saturn V is one of them and you now have the chance to win this kit.

To be in with a chance visit the dedicated Saturn V page and answer the question on the form.

Entrants from the UK, Ireland and Canada are valid and all entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. BST on Friday 9 November.

Interested parties can tick off the right answer among the provided choices, then enter their personal information and email address below. The entry form to win the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) raffle is to the right of the Saturn V Guinness page. Entrants from Canada, the UK and Ireland have until November 9 to join.

New LEGO Ideas Contest Now Open: The Magical Builds of the Wizarding World

After the launch of its Build an Add-On Contest, the LEGO Ideas team was quick to give another contest that will surely appeal to any genuine LEGO Harry Potter fan. The LEGO Ideas Magical Builds of the Wizarding World challenges you to come up with your best brick rendition of any creatures found in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, and popular items and artifacts found inside the famous Hogwarts Castle.

The Submission Phase has already begun and will end on November 29, so you still have more than 20 days if you will act quickly. Like any other LEGO Ideas build contest, you are allowed to submit either a physical entry or a digital one done in LEGO Digital Designer. The deadline of submission of entries will be on November 29, while winners will be announced on December 20.

Magical Builds of the Wizarding World

Magical Builds of the Wizarding World

It’s time to do your magic!

Have you ever imagined being a part of the Wizarding World? We now invite you into the LEGO® world of Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™, but be aware that you need to use your magical, creative powers to enter. If you are a fan of Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™, you probably have considered how cool it would be to have your own wand, broomstick or suitcase filled with magical creatures. Now is your chance! Let out your magical building powers to bring your favorite item or creature from the Wizarding World to life in LEGO bricks.

And speaking of prizes, this LEGO Ideas building contest comes with all the good stuff and winnings that any LEGO Harry Potter can enjoy: there will be one Grand Prize Winner, two Runner-Ups, and one Bonus Winner. The lion’s share that the Grand Prize winner will receive includes all of the LEGO Harry Potter sets released this year, namely:

This gives the overall champion the bragging rights of winning all of these 2018 LEGO Harry Potter sets, with an overall estimated value of $775. Two Runner-Ups and a Bonus Winner will also receive their very own Hogwart’s Castle (71043) respectively.

Remember: you have roughly 24 days before the submission of entry to the LEGO Ideas Magical Builds of the Wizarding World closes, so be sure to read and study all the details of the contest rules right here. Happy building!

LEGO Ideas Launches Build an Add-On Contest

The LEGO Creator theme has proven to be one of the most popular and longest running themed playsets that the company has to offer, and with the introduction of the 3-in-1 multibuilds it has become more appealing to a younger generation of budding LEGO fans. To celebrate the popularity of the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets, LEGO Ideas has launched its latest brick-busting competition with the Build an Add-On Contest.

Do you ever just feel the need to add something to an existing LEGO set to make it even cooler? Now we invite you to use your creative skills by building an add-on to the A-model of any 2018 LEGO Creator 3in1 product. Your add-on can be small or big, as long as it gives the product the ultimate coolness! Here is the chance to activate your LEGO bin and think outside of the box.

From a list of all 3-in-1 sets already released thus far, contestants need only create an add-on build to one existing 3-in-1 set of choice, and submit it as an entry. Let’s take Creator 3-in-1 Tree House Treasures (31078) as an example. An imaginative LEGO builder joining the contest on LEGO Ideas might create a MOC expansion to the tree-house structure; bonus points too if said add-on can be rebuilt to fit with the other alternate builds of the 3-in-1 set.

For more information on the mechanics of this contest, you may visit the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Build an Add-On Contest page in LEGO Ideas. Interested contestants must submit their add-on designs by December 4, with the winner announcement slated not later than the 18th.

The Grand Prize winner in this Build an Add-On Contest will have the bragging rights to haul the full 2018 LEGO Creator 3-in-1 assortment, plus some selected sets from 2017 – a total of sixteen (16) LEGO sets to be won as listed below.

Build an Add-On Contest

On top of these very sweet LEGO swag, the grand prize winner will also get to bring home a commemorative LEGO Creator 3-in-1 shirt, and a winner’s certificate in a Creator 3-in-1 themed frame.

Are you ready to build your coolest, most excellent LEGO Creator add-on yet? If you are, then be sure to check out the LEGO Ideas Contest Page for more details. Happy building!

Guinness Book of World Records 2019 Lists Eight Cool LEGO Sets and Here’s How to Win One of Them

Back in August, Guinness World Records released their 2019 edition for the Book of World Records. One of the record sections they’ve hyped for the new volume is one pertaining to LEGO sets, eight of them which the Guinness Book of World Records 2019 recognizes as recreating several wonders of the world in plastic brick form.

For the curious, the LEGO sets featured in the 2019 Guinness Book of World Records are:

LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055)Largest commercially available LEGO Technic Set (3,929 pieces); based on real Bucket Wheel Excavator (record-holder for Largest land vehicle and Heaviest land vehicle).

 

LEGO Creator Maersk Line Triple-E (10241) – non-record-holding set, but based on former record-holder for Largest Container Ship Maersk Line Triple-E.

 

LEGO Disney Castle (71040) – non-record-holding set, but based on record-holder for Tallest Theme Park Castle Cinderella Castle in The Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World.

 

LEGO Eiffel Tower (10181) – non-record-holding set, but based on record-holder for Tallest Iron Structure real Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (the exclusive LEGO set is 1:300 scale).

 

LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors’ Series Millennium Falcon (75192)Largest commercially available LEGO Set overall (7,541 pieces); based on the iconic starship from the Star Wars franchise.

 

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) – non-record-holding set, but based on record-holder for Largest rocket and Most powerful rocket by lift capacity (ever) the Saturn V rocket, which also contains the Most powerful single-chamber liquid-fuelled rocket engine

 

LEGO Statue of Liberty (3450) – non-record-holding set, but based on record-holder for Heaviest statue (27,156 tons) the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, New York City.

 

LEGO Wright Flyer (10124)– non-record-holding set, but based on historical record-holder for First Power-Driven Flight by Wright Brothers on their Flyer at Kitty Hawk, 1903.

 

With that out of the way, Guinness Book of World Records 2019 is now offering their readers a chance to win an actual LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon set (75192), known for its incredible difficulty of acquisition during its heyday. Interested participants can visit the GWR page for the LEGO UCS Falcon contest, answer the trivia question, over there, and enter the required information.

Only site visitors from the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland can participate in this promo, and it lasts only until Friday, October 19 at 11:59:59 PM BST. Better hurry!

LEGO Product Idea Chemical Plant Gets 10K Thumbs Up – Qualifies for the Third 2018 Review Stage

After the success of the Dinosaur Fossils Skeletons as the first LEGO Ideas set to enter the Third 2018 Review Stage, it is soon followed by another STEM-inspired project in the form of the LEGO Product  Idea Chemical Plant by LEGO fan builder Ymarilego. Here’s a cool LEGO Ideas fact about Ymarilego: he is a veteran in the LEGO Ideas platform, with a total of 30 project submissions under his belt in almost 2 years. If you recall, Ymarilego was also fortunate enough to have his Quest Builder project join the ranks of the qualifying product ideas under the First 2017 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

Here’s a brief description of what to expect from the LEGO Product Idea Chemical Plant.

The plant is built on two basic grey 32×32 stud ground plates and is made with approximately of 1,900 pieces.

On the right base plate, there are several treatment sites and chimneys, storage vats and spheres and a laboratory to check the quality of the chemicals produced.

All this complex machinery has to be checked regularly and repaired when needed of so several minifigures are added as well to keep an eye on things. There is a scientist in the lab, an overseer and 4 crew members going about their work (two females, two males).

To ensure their safety there are a lot of railings to prevent them from falling down and warning stripes on the floor. Several kinds of extinguishing materials are at hand in different color tanks, in case of an accident.

On the left baseplate is a loading station for both rail and road vehicles. The connecting “ladders” can be moved up and down. The tankhose poles (no idea what they are called) can be rotated 360 degrees so either rail or road can be accommodated.

There is a small storage area for different kinds of drums and some pump equipment. The structures of both places do not overlap so one can decide if both are to be placed next to each other or apart or even rotated differently to create another layout.

The LEGO Ideas Third 2018 Review Stage now officially has 2 qualifying product ideas, with other projects in close lead such as the Food Stand Diners and Anatomini – you may want to check and support these cool original product ideas as well. LEGO Ideas has also announced the next LEGO Ideas sets based from its First 2018 Review Results: the Treehouse and Flintstones.

Build the Construction Machines of the Future With LEGO Ideas

Though the submission of entries for the LEGO Ideas Contest – Create Your Most Imaginative Voltron Scene is almost at its end by September 24 next week, the LEGO Ideas Team has launched another contest that challenges LEGO Technic fans to Build the Construction Machines of the Future. LEGO, together with Volvo Construction Equipment invites LEGO builders and futurists to come up with their visions of constructions machines using but of course, LEGO pieces. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect from this latest brick-building contest.

BUILD THE CONSTRUCTION MACHINES OF THE FUTURE!

Build the construction machines of the future! We’ve teamed up with LEGO® TECHNIC and Volvo Construction Equipment to invite you to build the construction machines of the future – either autonomous or not! What will these construction machines look like, what tasks will they perform? Show us your design of what’s to come!

One Grand Prize winner will win a trip to the Volvo Customer Center in Eskilstuna, Sweden, to an unforgettable VIP test-drive of construction machines, visit to the Volvo Munktell Museum, Volvo Merchandise and LEGO Technics sets. There will also be two Runner Up winners that will get Volvo merchandise, and a collection of LEGO Technic sets.

The top 10 physical entries, to be selected by the judges, will also be invited to be displayed at the Volvo Munktell Museum in Sweden and photographed to be part of a digital campaign.

Similar to previous LEGO Ideas contests, there will be a Submission Phase from today until October 18 (6AM, EST); a Judging Phase from October 19 to November 9; and the Announcement of Winners which will be on November 21.  Other than the usual guidelines of submitting an entry made entirely of physical LEGO elements or via LEGO Digital Designer, this particular contest also stipulates that entries must consist or made up of 50% LEGO Technic parts.

Speaking of winners, there will be one Grand Prize winner and two Runner-Ups at the end of the contest. Additionally, top ten physical contest entries will be invited and put on display at the Volvo Munktell Museum in Volvo’s headquarters in Sweden. The Grand Prize winner will also get a once-in-a-lifetime experience to test-drive Volvo’s coolest construction machines in Sweden. Check out what the winners can bring home for the LEGO Ideas Build the Construction Machines contest.

Grand Prize:

Runner Up:

  • Volvo merchandise
  • The following LEGO Technic sets: 42079 Heavy Duty Forklift, 42080 Forest Machine, 42081 Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX, 42082 Rough Terrain Crane.

Be sure to take time to read the complete set of contest rules right here. For the latest LEGO Technic sets, please visit shop.LEGO.com. Happy building!

Create an Amazing Family Moment With This Latest LEGO Ideas Contest

The new and revamped LEGO Ideas platform is back with another building contest to test you brick-building mettle. After the successful launch of its first contest (post-Rebrick), Form Your Most Imaginative Voltron Scene, LEGO Ideas has announced another MOC-building competition that draws inspiration from Disney Pixar’s super family. The LEGO Ideas Create an Amazing Family Moment encourages aspiring Master Builders to come up with their most super cool depiction of what day-to-day life is for the Parr Family.

Submission of entries has already begun, and will end on October 10. Winners will be announced on November 13 over at the LEGO Ideas website. Submitted entries must be able show a day in the life of the Incredibles family using either physical bricks or a digital build using LEGO Digital Designer (LDD). Three winners will be selected – a Grand Prize Winner which will bring home $500 USD worth of prizes, and 2 Runner-Ups with $200 USD worth of goodies each.

Read on for the rest of the details of the LEGO Ideas Create an Amazing Family Moment, and if you’re up to task, be sure to visit its respective Contest Page for more details about the contest rules before you submit your entry. The LEGO Juniors Incredibles 2 sets are now available at your local LEGO brand store and at shop.LEGO.com. Happy building!

 

Create an Amazing Family Moment

What’s it like to be part of a super family? It’s probably very rewarding and satisfying to use that super strength, elasticity, invisibility or super speed to help those in need around you! Whatever it might be, LEGO® Juniors want you to build and show us your idea of a day in the life of Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles!

It’s time to share your ideas with the community. We look forward to your contribution!

ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entry no later than October 10th 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST.

How it Works

The contest will consist of 3 phases:

  1. Submission Phase – Build and submit your entry before October 10th, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST. We recommend submitting your entry 2-3 days before the deadline in the event we have to return it to you for changes.
  2. Judging Phase – Our judges review the entries and choose the winners by November 2nd 2018.
  3. Winners Announcement – We share the Grand Prize winner and two Runner Up winners here on LEGO Ideas on November 13th 2018!

How to Enter

  1. Build your amazing family moment using LEGO elements or a digital building tool like LEGO Digital Designer. You’re welcome to use image editing tools, such as Photoshop, to enhance your photos/presentation.
  2. Take up to five photos of your creation and submit them to the contest. Make sure to show off all angles and any features or functions of your creation.
  3. Add a title and short description.
  4. Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button found on the contest page.

Prizes

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • Movie posters signed by the filmmakers
  • LEGO Juniors Incredibles 2 sets (10759, 10760, 10761)
  • A $500 USD shopping spree on lego.com
  • Personal artwork created by Disney artists in a LEGO frame
  • A unique LEGO mosaic

Two runner up winners will receive:

  • Movie posters signed by the filmmakers
  • LEGO Juniors Incredibles 2 sets (10759, 10760, 10761)
  • A $200 USD shopping spree on lego.com

Details of the Bricklink AFOL Designer Program Officially Revealed

After Bricklink released a teaser on their upcoming partnership with LEGO, many within the LEGO community were curious on what the hubbub is all about. Dubbed as the Bricklink AFOL Designer Program, this Bricklink-LEGO partnership aims to “celebrate creativity by realizing AFOL designs with truly original themes”. A lot has been said about what this program may all be about, and as promised, Bricklink announces the details on what to expect from this collaboration, and how exactly the AFOL Designer Program will work.

As it turns out, AFOLs are now given the opportunity of having their original set designs turned to an exclusive, limited edition, LEGO 60th anniversary set to be released in April, 2019. The Bricklink AFOL Designer Program has three phases: from Accepting Entries (September 18 to November 18); Crowdfunding (beginning February, 2019); and eventual Release (April, 2019).

During the first phase of accepting entries, LEGO will only be accepting digital designs made using Studio 2.0. Designs should also be non-IP based, meaning that it is something that has not been released by LEGO before. The submitted design should also consist of not less than 200 LEGO elements and not more than 2,000 elements. For more information, be sure to check the Bricklink AFOL Designer Program Selection Criteria Guidelines.

There will be a total of 20 finalists that will be selected which will be officially announced in February next year. During which, these 20 selected, final entries will be open for pre-order crowdfunding. If a particular entry is able to meet its financial goal, then it’s on its way to become a limited edition LEGO 60 Years Anniversary set which will be exclusively available via Bricklink starting April next year.

Remember: all entries must be submitted in digital format using Studio 2.0 which you can download right here. Be sure to check the fine print and other important details mentioned in the rules page. May the best build win!

 

LEGO Ideas Announces 10 Project Qualifiers for its Second 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage

The Second 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage has finally drawn to a close, and with it are 10 qualifying projects that will pass through the intense scrutiny of the LEGO Ideas Design Team to become the next official LEGO Ideas Set. The deadline for reaching the 10K fan votes ended at 12AM of September 3 (CET) with the last finalist, the custom Mexico City Architecture set, being the last qualifier to join. These are the projects that were able to gather the support of 10,000 fans from May 2018 to September 2018. So let’s look back once again and see what sets the LEGO Ideas Review Team will deliberate about. From us here in the Brick Show Team, congratulations to all the finalists!

  1. SpaceX Falcon Heavy by khehmeyer

 

  1. International Space Station by XCLD

 

  1. SpaceX – The Ultimate Collection by Matthew NolanWhatsuptoday

 

  1. Steamboat Willie by szabomate90

 

  1. M&M’s Chocolate Candy Dispenser by EDxAS

 

  1. Rolls-Royce UltraFan® – The Ultimate Jet Engine by DanCodd

 

  1. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Lego Speed Champions by AbFab1974

 

  1. Fiat 500 Fby saabfan & zannotti

 

  1. The Central Perk Coffee of Friends by Mric76

10. Mexico City & LEGO = ♥ by LegoFan_506

While this new batch of LEGO Ideas review stage qualifiers are now awaiting their turn to be reviewed by the LEGO Ideas Design Team, the result of their First 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage is about to be announced anytime soon. We are proud to have Tyler’s LEGO Ideas Stitch project to be considered as one of the finalists in this group, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed to see if we will see an actual brick-built Stitch anytime soon.