For LEGO VIP Members: Don’t Miss Out on These Cool LEGO VIP Sweepstakes

In case you haven’t noticed, the LEGO VIP Rewards Center is currently running not one, but two cool LEGO VIP sweepstakes for all LEGO VIP members. For 50 VIP points each, you can get a raffle entry to join in the sweepstakes where you can get the chance of winning an amazing LEGO Lady Liberty Statue and/or a pair of Adidas Superstars sneakers bundled with a LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) set.

Here are the details of the contest.

Lady Liberty Model VIP Giveaway

Cost: 50 VIP points per raffle entry

LEGO VIP Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win the best NYC LEGO® souvenir ever; a spectacular Lady Liberty LEGO model designed and built by LEGO Master Builders to celebrate the grand opening of the LEGO® Flagship Store 5th Avenue! This sweepstake is only open to LEGO VIP members to win this amazing model (Measures: 15 1/8″ x 15 1/8″ x 25 5/8″). No purchase is necessary. To enter this Competition you must be 18 years of age or older and be a resident of the United States of America. Entries will be accepted from 6/25/2021 through 7/31/2021 within the VIP rewards center at https://www.lego.com/en-us/vip/rewards-center/rewards. Void where prohibited.

 

Sweepstakes: Win a LEGO Superstar Set

Cost: 50 VIP points per raffle entry

LEGO VIP Sweepstakes

Enter now for your chance to win one of 2 special-edition LEGO® Superstar Collection sets, each featuring one pair of wearable sneakers and a version to build.

Maximum of 50 entries per VIP Member – please see full terms and conditions for details and eligibility requirements. Sweepstakes closes on 22nd July 2021. Eligible countries: Canada (excluding Quebec), Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States. Please note, you are not eligible to enter from the following locations: Canada: Quebec is ineligible.

 

I have to say that these are pretty impressive sweepstakes raffle prizes. It will be nice to see that 2-feet tall, brick-built LEGO Lady Liberty Statue become the centerpiece of any LEGO collector’s room. LEGO even based this statue on the actual Lady Liberty minifigure included in 2012’s LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 6 (8827). Even the LEGO Adidas Superstar promo is quite a great catch where you get not just the brick-built replica, but also a pair of the original classic sneakers.

In any case, be sure to check out these VIP sweepstakes if you haven’t yet, and who knows, you may turn out to be the luckiest LEGO VIP member around.

LEGO Ideas Update: Additional 9 Product Ideas Qualify for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage

Here’s a LEGO Ideas update in case you want to know. During the last couple of months, we saw our initial and subsequent batch of qualifiers for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage. And as of today, we have 9 additional product ideas that are added to the said roster, giving us a current count of 21 product ideas backed up with 10,000 LEGO fan votes.

In case you missed it, here’s a closer look at these 9 product ideas that qualified for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage. Take a look and let me know through the comments below which is your personal favorite.

TRADITIONAL GERMAN COTTAGE by sNICKers77

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AIRCRAFT ENGINE WORKSHOP. MINI FIG. SCALE & WORKING by Stephanix

 

SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERY MACHINE by Let Them Fly

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GAMESTOP CLASSIC SHOP by MCHLN

 

SPACEBALLS by Bricktory Lap

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FLOATING ISLAND (USING TENSEGRITY) by Seb_E

 

AIRPORT FIRETRUCK ROSENBAUER PANTHER 8X8 by redera00

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OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORERS by Geroditus

MEDIEVAL HARBOR by Namirob

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Since the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage is yet to be concluded in September, we can still expect a lot of product ideas to reach the necessary 10,000 votes in the next couple of months. The LEGO Ideas platform has seen a surprising increase in fan/member engagement as evidenced by the exponential growth of product ideas that qualify for the Review Stage. The First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, for example, managed to gather a record-breaking 57 product ideas last month. Personally, I’m happy to see such levels of activity from the LEGO fan community. I just hope that the LEGO Ideas Review Team will somehow take time to revisit its selection process to include a wider range of qualified entries, considering the volume of product ideas that made it through the voting stage. I’m not familiar with the inner workings of the LEGO Ideas Review Stage, and the challenges that the team needed to hurdle during their review. But I’m speaking from the perspective of a LEGO fan that is very eager to see his supported project become an official LEGO Ideas set. I guess we just have to wait and see shortly.

ICYMI: Last Two Days Left To Join the LEGO Ideas You’re The Final Piece! Contest

Last month, LEGO Ideas and premium puzzle maker Chronicle Books have teamed up for a new and unique LEGO contest. Dubbed as the LEGO Ideas You’re The Final Piece! Contest, this contest challenges you to come up with your very own LEGO design or photograph that can be rendered into a 1,000-piece puzzle.

LEGO Ideas You're The Final Piece!

The contest has already begun its Idea Intake Stage last month and is about close this stage on July 20. As of date, the contest platform has already received almost 300 fan entries and will close its intake in two days. The LEGO Ideas You’re The Final Piece! contest mechanics are very much the same as that of the Music to Our Ears, and We Love Sports! building contests. After the Idea Intake, panelists will determine which among the entries will proceed to the Fan Vote Stage and the Product Idea Review Stage. Again, the LEGO Ideas Team reminds us that being selected as the winner from the Fan Vote Stage does not automatically guarantee that the winning entry will qualify to become an official puzzle. This will be determined by the Review Team under the Product Idea Review Stage.

Contest entries may be divided into four categories, as per the LEGO Ideas contest rules:

Space & Astronomy

Think out of this world, real or imagined! We’re looking for images destined for infinity and beyond!

Nature Scenes

Jaw-dropping mountains, lush jungles, plants and flowers, detailed landscapes, and incredible sunsets would all be great entries in this category. We’re looking for nature at its most beautiful.

Retro

We’re talking anything older than 20 years or so, but brought back to life in LEGO bricks! Dig out the classics— LEGO nostalgia to vintage clothes, patterns, hairstyles, tech, or anything else that screams ‘retro-cool.’

Architecture

Modern, classic, ancient, futuristic? You be the architect! Find inspiration from classic styles or dream up the next big thing.

 

Four winners from the fan vote stage (one per category) will be chosen and will get to receive the following super-cool prizes.

Remember, you still have two days before the end of the fan submission stage. For the complete contest rules, don’t forget to check the guidelines right here.

Check Out the Winners of the LEGO Ideas Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Hero Contest

In case you missed it, the LEGO Ideas platform has announced the winners of one of its latest building contests. Kicking off last May, the LEGO Ideas Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Hero Contest challenges all LEGO Spider-Man fans out there to come up with their best LEGO rendition of the web-slinging Marvel superhero. And after two months’ worth of fan submissions, LEGO Ideas has now considered the following entries as the best among the rest. Let’s take a look at our winners.

The building contest itself consists of two categories – Brick and Art – with each category having a Grand Prize Winner and a Runner-Up.  I just have to say at this point that the winning entries for the Brick Category are just mind-blowing. I can just see how these original creations can inspire future LEGO set offerings. Perhaps as a comic book cover subtheme of LEGO Art? I guess we just have to wait and see.

Brick Category

GRAND PRIZE WINNERTHE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN – BY BAIXONL

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RUNNER UP WINNERATTACK OF THE 50 FT. MECHA-MYSTERIO BY MOCCERMOMMY

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Art Category

GRAND PRIZE WINNERTHE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VS. THE TERRIFYING TRIO -BY TOMROGERSART

 

RUNNER UP WINNERTHE WAR OF DAILY BUGLE BUILDING BY CHAINSAW YU 電鋸鋸鋸鋸

 

As per contest rules, the Grand Prize Winner gets to bring home the following:

The Runner-Up also gets to take home the tallest LEGO Marvel set ever offered in the form of the LEGO Super Heroes Daily Bugle.

Congratulations to all the winners, and remember to keep on building!

A New Fan-Voted LEGO Minecraft Minifigure Skin Is Coming in 2022

LEGO CON may well be over, but there are a lot of things to look forward to thanks to LEGO’s very first virtual fan convention. If you recall from last month, one of the highlights of LEGO CON 2021 is a LEGO Minecraft poll where fans are asked to vote among three suggested LEGO Minecraft minifigure skins: a ninja, a warrior, and a ranger. And after several weeks of gathering support, LEGO has finally announced the winner via its social media channel.

With more than 56% of fan votes, the overall winner of this fan vote contest is the LEGO Minecraft Ninja Character minifigure skin. To be precise, this is not the first ninja character that was introduced to the LEGO Minecraft theme. Just last year, LEGO added in the Illlager Raid (21160) set a LEGO Minecraft version of Kai as a way of celebrating Ninjago’s 10th anniversary. However, having a new and original ninja skin added to the growing number of Minecraft-inspired minifigures is a very much welcomed offering.

There is no final word yet on how this new LEGO Minecraft Minifigure will make its debut next year. Whether added to the usual LEGO Minecraft set, or skin packs like those from 2016, I’m pretty sure that this is a welcomed treat to all fans of the theme. We’ll soon find out.

LEGO Ideas Foosball Table Will Be The Next Official LEGO Ideas Set

Last March, the LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! Contest has been concluded with 10 fan-chosen entries now vying to become the next LEGO Ideas set. And this time around, the LEGO Ideas Review Team has finally come up with a decision, revealing to us our next official LEGO Ideas set. A huge congratulations to fan builder Donát Fehérvári aka Constructions by Donat for his successful LEGO Ideas Foosball Table.

Here’s the LEGO Ideas Review Team’s official press release.

WE LOVE SPORTS CONTEST – REVIEW RESULTS

Following the live announcement on LEGO CON, we’re happy to share the results of the review of the We Love Sports contest.

Firstly, we just want to say thank you to all the participants of the contest who showed us all the different ways that LEGO fans interpret the theme of sports. It was really fascinating to see all that creativity.

Secondly, we’re excited to share that our review board did manage to find one design that convinced them to make a selection!

A massive congratulations to Donát Fehérvári aka Constructions by Donat, the 16-year-old Hungarian fan designer whose Foosball Table submission wowed both the fans through the fan vote but also our review board.

We look forward to bringing his concept to life as an official LEGO Ideas set for its timeless design, its joyful celebration of the game, and its ability to bring families and friends together for quality game-time!

We’re still working out the final product design, pricing, and availability for this set. We’ll share more on the LEGO Ideas blog when we get closer to launch.

The LEGO Ideas Foosball Table is the second fan-designed set to be accorded with this honor. Its predecessor, the LEGO Ideas Legendary Stratocaster, is still in the works and we hope to receive some updates about this upcoming set anytime soon.

The LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Results Announced

After going through 25 product ideas, the LEGO Ideas Review Team has finally made its selection with the announcement of the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage results. Among 25 product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters over at the LEGO Ideas website from September 2020 to January 2021, the review board is finally ready to share their decision.

The title and honor of becoming the next official LEGO Ideas set goes to the original creation of LEGO fan designer Sandro Quattrini (aka Roses Must Build), the LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse. You may watch the official announcement by LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager, Hasan Jensen, and LEGO Ideas Design Manager, Samuel Johnson right here.

Though this is not the first time that LEGO offered a brick-built lighthouse, the LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse will be the first to be featured on such a large scale with automated functionalities. Sandro’s original concept is to create the lighthouse up to 47 cm. tall, making it up to scale with nanofigures. It also includes Power Functions to make the base of the light brick rotate on top of the lighthouse. Watch the video demonstration below to have a better look.

As a LEGO Ideas fan, I am truly supportive of LEGO fan designers who took the time and effort of designing and promoting their original creations. Love it or hate it, the LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse is no doubt a work of art and a testament to the ingenuity and skills of LEGO fan designers. It’s impractical to expect that everyone will be happy with the decision of the LEGO Ideas Review Board, but at the end of the day, the LEGO Ideas platform is a celebration of the talent and skills of LEGO fan builders and the overwhelming support that they receive from the community. So again, a huge congratulations to Sandro for this original creation.

Looking forward, the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage is about to be wrapped up, with a record-breaking total of 57 entries being currently in review. The results of this review cycle are slated to be announced sometime this fall, and I’m pretty excited at what original creation or creations, will eventually be selected to become the next LEGO Ideas set(s).

A total of 57 product ideas are vying to become the next LEGO Ideas set, slated to be announced this fall of 2021. 

And while waiting for these results, and if you haven’t done so yet, I suggest that you take a closer look at the recently offered LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327). For more LEGO Ideas sets, you may also take a look at LEGO Shop@Home.  Again, congratulations to Sandro and to his LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse!

Heads Up! LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage Results Coming Soon

The LEGO Ideas blog has given us a pretty exciting update. Because we might as well count the hours before the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage results are finally rolled out. The reveal is scheduled for June 22, 2021, at 3PM CEST.

If you recall at the start of this year, the LEGO Ideas platform kicked off 2021 with 25 qualifiers that managed to enter the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage. And now after six months of careful consideration, the results of these careful deliberations are ready to be announced in public.

To make the announcement even more exciting, the LEGO Ideas Team is also giving away a LEGO Ideas FRIENDS Central Perk (21319) set signed by its fan designer  Aymeric Fievet. You simply need to comment and share on the LEGO Ideas blog site on what product idea do you think will have the honor of being the next official LEGO Ideas set. One random winner will then be selected from those who guessed correctly. The deadline for sending in your comments will also be on June 22, 3PM CEST right before the program starts.

In case you missed it, here are the 25 qualifiers that made it to the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage. Click on their respective links to know more.

1. Boeing 737 Passenger Plane

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2. Colosseum (Architecture Style)

3. Gravity Falls: The Mystery Shack

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4. Brick Town Police Station

5. Bag End

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6. Red Dwarf Starbug LEGO Idea

7. Avatar: The Last Airbender – YIP YIP!

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8. Classic Castle

9. Open MRI

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10. Motorized Lighthouse

11. Avatar: The Illuminated World of Pandora

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12. Spirited Away

13. Jumanji of 1995

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14 The Little Venice

15. Auto Union Type C Racecar

16. Automated Garbage Truck

17. TX Master Games

18. Milwaukee Art Museum

19. The Car Wash

20. Wallace & Gromit

21. Among Us: The Skeld

22. Roman Warship

23. The Addams Family Mystery Mansion

24. GMC – Blue Chip 100 [1957]

25. Viking Village

LEGO Product Idea Brick Walk Achieves 10,000 Votes

Here’s another qualifier for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage. From the creative mind of LEGO fan builder Lepralego, our next LEGO product idea to achieve 10K support is the Brick Walk.

Inspired by the New Walk in the Leicester, UK, this original creation clocks in at 2,400 pieces and include five minifigures. The building itself also follows a Georgian architectural style according to the description provided by its fan designer.

If in case the name sounds familiar to you, it’s because Lepralego is a 10K member who also has another LEGO product idea currently in review by the LEGO Ideas Review Team. His first qualifying creation, The House of Chocolate, managed to qualify together with other 56 entries in the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

The LEGO product idea Brick Walk is now the 13th custom set to make it to this year’s Second Review Stage. Click on the following link below if you wish to know more about this potential LEGO Ideas set.

The Brick Walk

Welcome to Brick Walk, an ancient promenade completed with a fully-furnished Georgian-style building. A large tree adds the touch of nature that is so characteristic of this pedestrian walk.

Inside the house, you can enjoy a cup of tea with friends or have an elegant dinner in a stylish living room with high ceilings and a traditional fireplace. On the upper floor, a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom completes the mansion.
The Brick Walk scene is inspired by New Walk in the UK city of Leicester, a beautiful Georgian pedestrian promenade that is more than 200 years old. It is also a tribute to all the historic promenades that are still part of many English cities. These are places where you can enjoy the pleasure of walking and sharing moments with family and friends, often surrounded by trees and beautiful period houses.
The building on Brick Walk is not a reference to any specific building, but rather includes details from and references to many buildings in the Georgian architectural style, common to many English cities.
The set would have approx. 2400 pieces and include 5 minifigures. Some printed/sticker pieces are suggested.

LEGO Ideas Update: Additional 10 Product Ideas Qualify for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage

It has been a month since we saw our first qualifiers that managed to gather the necessary 10K fan votes for the second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage. And in just a month, we now have an additional 10 product ideas that secured their place for the next review stage cycle. In this next LEGO Ideas update, we’ll take a look at these qualifiers voted by LEGO fan builders. Click on their respective links below if you wish to know more about these excellent LEGO creations.

MEDIEVAL TAVERN by LEt.sGO

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WOMEN OF COMPUTING by 20tauri

 

WORKING MINI GOLF COURSE – FULLY PLAYABLE! by LEGOParadise

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BOSTON DYNAMICS SPOT 1:4 SCALE MOTORIZED MODEL by WalkCrawlRun

 

A-FRAME CABIN by Norton74

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BTS “DYNAMITE” by JBBrickFanatic

 

THE TAVERN UNDER THE SNOW by Lego_Is_Art

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THE COSTUME STORE by Bricky_Brick

 

SPACEBALLS by Bricktory Lap

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LIFEGUARD’S SHACK by adwind

 

Since the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage is yet to be concluded in September, we can still expect a lot of product ideas to reach the necessary 10,000 votes during the next months. Recently, the LEGO Ideas platform has seen a surprising increase in fan/member engagement as evidenced by the exponential growth of product ideas that qualify for the Review Stage. The First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, for example, managed to gather a record-breaking 57 product ideas last month. I can just imagine how busy the LEGO Ideas review team considering the sheer volume of these original creations that needed to be evaluated. And we can somewhat expect that this trend will continue throughout the next review cycles.