LEGO Ideas Collaborates with Lofi Girl for an Exciting Building Challenge

After a cool YouTube video and several social media posts, LEGO Ideas has joined forces with the popular hip-hop ambient streaming sensation, Lofi Girl, to bring you the engaging LEGO Ideas Lofi Girl Building Challenge that will test your creativity and relaxation skills. Let’s delve into the details of this unique collaboration and how you can win some incredible LEGO sets.

The LEGO Ideas Lofi Girl Challenge: Design Your Relaxation Haven

The latest LEGO Ideas challenge invites builders and creators to immerse themselves in the theme of “Where would you like to go and relax?” This theme perfectly aligns with Lofi Girl’s soothing streams, complemented by the serene tones of Lo-Fi music, and the calming experience of constructing LEGO sets.

The LEGO Ideas Lofi Girl challenge prompts participants to envision their ideal relaxation spot, featuring the iconic Lofi Girl character, whether it’s a real location or a product of their imagination.

Submission Deadline and Review Process

You have until October 17 to submit your entry for this exciting contest. Entries can be submitted via the designated page on the LEGO Ideas website. After the submission deadline, a panel of experts from LEGO Ideas and members of the Lofi Girl Team will meticulously review all the entries. The winner will be officially announced on November 7, and the judging criteria include:

  1. Overall Coolness and Originality (25%)
  2. Most Inspired Details (25%)
  3. Relevance to the Challenge Theme (25%)
  4. Best Use of LEGO Elements (25%)

While there will be only one Grand Prize Winner, the rewards are truly exceptional. The lucky winner of the LEGO Ideas Lofi Girl building challenge will receive a spectacular prize package, including:

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How to Participate in the LEGO Lofi Girl Building Contest

To enter the challenge and view the complete rules and terms, head over to the LEGO Ideas Challenge Page. Make sure to read through all the conditions carefully before submitting your entry. And to inspire you for your next LEGO Ideas Lofi Girl creation, here are seven of the most popular contest entries as of to date.

Escape to Mykonos

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Lofi Santorini

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Fly Above the City

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Lofi Girl Cube

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Music in the Air

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Studying Under the Cherry Blossoms

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Lofi Loft

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This latest LEGO Ideas Lofi Girl partnership promises an exciting and creative journey for LEGO enthusiasts and music lovers alike. So, put on your thinking caps, unleash your inner builder, and create a relaxing masterpiece that could make you the next Grand Prize Winner in this fantastic collab!

LEGO Ideas Second 2023 Review Presents 49 Qualifiers

The highly anticipated LEGO Ideas Second 2023 Review period has successfully concluded, unveiling a remarkable lineup of 49 projects that have garnered an impressive 10,000 supporters within the past four months. These incredible finalists from the LEGO Ideas Second 2023 Review have now been officially showcased over at the LEGO Ideas blog.

What to Expect from the LEGO Ideas Second 2023 Review

While the LEGO fandom eagerly awaits the release of the LEGO Ideas Second 2023 review results, it’s worth noting that we can anticipate the publication of its results sometime around January or February of the upcoming year.

These 49 product ideas managed to win the hearts and votes of more than 10,ooo LEGO Ideas fan supporters sometime between May and September 4, 2023. Hats off to these outstanding LEGO Ideas Second 2023 review finalists!

And before we get there, let’s not forget that the outcomes of the LEGO Ideas First 2023 review, with its whopping 71 entries, are just around the corner, expected to be unveiled in late September or early October.

A Glimpse at Upcoming Fan Favorites

Amidst this wave of excitement, the LEGO Ideas Viking Village 21343 has taken center stage as the latest addition to the LEGO Ideas family. However, there’s still a treasure trove of upcoming fan-supported projects that you should definitely keep an eye on:

Orient Express and Polaroid Camera

In a previous review cycle, the captivating Orient Express and the iconic Polaroid Camera secured their spot among the LEGO Ideas elite. Their approval in September 2022 marked a significant milestone, and fans worldwide rejoiced at the prospect of these creations becoming official sets.

British Telephone Box and The Nightmare Before Christmas

Another remarkable achievement came in February of this year when the iconic British Telephone Box and the whimsical The Nightmare Before Christmas projects earned their place in LEGO Ideas history.

Jaws and Cat – Approved in May this year

May brought with it the thrilling approval of the pop icon film Jaws, and Cat projects. These models easily won the hearts of fans with their film-accurate, and unique and life-like designs.

Discover the Future of LEGO Ideas with the LEGO Ideas Second 2023 Review Finalists

As we eagerly await the official results of the LEGO Ideas Second 2023 review, let’s take a closer look at the latest contenders, each vying for the prestigious title of becoming the next official LEGO Ideas set. Click on the links below to explore these exciting LEGO Ideas Second 2023 review finalists in more detail:

1. “BIG BOY” LOCOMOTIVE by Lassehfl

big boy locomotive

2. RETRO ARCADE by If You Build It

retro arcade


spartan helmet


alfa romeo


red bull racing

6. THE MUPPET SHOW by Bulldoozer

the muppet show


scooby doo mystery machine


western river steamboat

9. ASTERIX & OBELIX by Ganpat the Celt

asterix and obelix


shrek swanp

11. VENICE by LEGOverwatch


12. STILT HOUSE by Norton74

stilt house

13. RED BULL RB18 by _MrB_

red bull rb18

14. 9c84e8f6 20a8 4eed b638 6ffd02e3a718TROJAN HORSE by Daytona

trojan horse


red dwarf sleeping quarters




stud lane book nook


minifigure gumball machine

19. GREENHOUSE by JaredR2





phineas and ferb

22. TAYLOR SWIFT “LOVER HOUSE” by AndrewsBrickz

taylor swift by andrewbricks

23. THE MOTOGRAPH by kongjirra


24. TAYLOR SWIFT’S LOVER HOUSE by donnydings & Icemannn999

taylor swifts loverhouse by donnydings


perry the platypus


flying scotsman

27. JUMANJI GAME BOARD by Airbricks95

jumanji gameboard


kerbal space program


hungry caterpillar


working lego bicycle


the mupper theatre


landscape photographer


schitts creek

34. VINTAGE TOASTER by dimexart

vintage toaster


taylor swifts loverhouse by water leaper

36. NEW YORK CORNER by Bricky_Brick

new york corner


mister rogers

38. MARY POPPINS, CHERRY TREE LANE, 60TH ANNIVERSARY by Free-the-kraken & Disneybrick55

mary poppins39. THE KRUSTY KRAB! by Lanko

krusty krab


taylor swifts loverhouse by rc1317


snowy morning

42. MARINE LIFE 2 by Brick Dangerous

marine life 2

43. TAYLOR SWIFT: THE ERAS TOUR by donnydings

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44. CHAMELEON by Jimmi-DK



train bookends


luxo lamp


nasa space launch


great ball contraption

49. CHESSMASTER by CalebMiranda


The LEGO Ideas Review Team is working round the clock to finalize their First 2023 Review results, with 71 projects lined up to become the next potential LEGO set. In the meantime, the LEGO Ideas community will definitely cheer for this next wave of LEGO Ideas second 2023 review finalists. What is your personal favorite? Let me know in the comments below.


LEGO Ideas Pick a Brick Selected Designs Now Available in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand

The wonderful people behind the LEGO Ideas Pick a Brick Test Lab challenge has released new designs that are now available for purchase in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The LEGO community has once again shown its endless creativity with nine unique designs, two of which will be made available later in the year. The Christmas Sock by BrickStability and Sugar Skull by yop1172 will be released at a later date, but you can check out the other designs right now.

LEGO Ideas Pick a Brick Availability

All the builds are now live on LEGO Pick a Brick in all European countries, Australia, and New Zealand. If you’re in the United States or Canada, don’t worry; the designs will be available in these regions in July. Until then, you can still take a look at the builds and download the instructions.

Bestseller Selection and Customization with LEGO Ideas Pick a Brick

LEGO has made sure that all the bricks are in their Bestseller selection for faster shipping. You can also add your own twist to customize the builds even further by adding other elements from the Pick a Brick assortment to your basket. The possibilities are endless with Pick a Brick Builds.

LEGO Ideas Pick a Brick Builds are new to, and the team is still gathering feedback and working to improve the experience. If you receive a feedback survey, please respond to it, or leave comments below if you make a purchase. LEGO would appreciate your help and support to improve this experience for fans and shoppers.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the new designs available:

Billboard Fun

199 pieces | $26.70

LEGO Ideas Pick a Brick

Cyber Explorers

200 pieces | $15.35

LEGO Ideas Pick a Brick

4-Season Greenhouse

200 pieces | $30.44

LEGO Ideas Pick a Brick

Market Magic

178 pieces | $27.29

LEGO Ideas Pick a Brick

Modular Racers

198 pieces | $26.91

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Garden Dreams

196 pieces | $25.79

PAB 202303 Primary Image Maria


185 pieces | $14.46

PAB 202303 Primary Image Joshua

LEGO Ideas Exploring the World of Middle Earth Building Challenge Now Up

The LEGO Ideas website has just announced the LEGO Ideas Exploring the World of Middle Earth building challenge. This new contest lets you render the world of Middle Earth brick by brick as you creatively imagine it.  Starting today until April 11, 2023, you can recreate your favorite Tolkien LOTR location or scene and have a chance to win a LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell along the way.

Unlike other building challenges that limit you to a certain number of pieces or build dimensions, the LEGO Ideas Explore the World of Middle Earth Challenge doesn’t seem to have any of these restrictions. Furthermore, you are not just limited to the TLOR films themselves, but you can also draw inspiration from the books of the great J.R.R. Tolkien himself. You also have the leeway to use a digital model or one that is made of physical LEGO bricks.

There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner and one (1) Runner-Up winner for each category (Location and Scene). Prizes at stake for this building challenge are a LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell (10316) set (valued at $500) signed by LEGO Designers Chris Perron and Wes Talbott, and a mystery prize package of TLOR goodies.

For more information about the nitty-gritty details of this building contest, be sure to review the LEGO Ideas building rules for this particular challenge.  Just be sure to register and have your original LEGO LOTR creation ready on or before the deadline on April 11, 2023 at 6PM EST. Winners for the LEGO Ideas Exploring the World of Middle Earth building contest will be announced on the platform on May 2, 2023.

Happy building everyone!

LEGO Brick Train Awards 2022 Announced for September

While the COVID pandemic caused the world to mostly shut down in 2020, it didn’t exactly end everything. Numerous public events tried to make a go at hosting online alternatives, like the major Comic Cons and media awards. And then some events actually debuted because of the pandemic, like this themed LEGO building competition. Year 2020 saw the beginning of the Brick Train Awards, an online global competition with LEGO train builds. The competition has been going on straight through to last year. And now, they’ve announced their third edition set to start next month.

Brickset gives us word that the 2022 Brick Train Awards are soon to kick off, by next month in fact. Like its two predecessors, the competition involves LEGO builders showcasing their best brick-built locomotives and settings. Entries will be open to all interested participants classified into three regions (Americas, Asia/Australasia and Europe). Specialty retailer is sponsoring the event, which will pick winners from 15 categories at regional level. From there, the Brick Train Awards panel will choose the global winners. They’ve also earmarked three categories for TFOLs (teenaged fans of LEGO), so everybody gets a shot at LEGO-train greatness. Here are the official categories:

  • Best steam locomotive
  • Best diesel locomotive
  • Best electric locomotive
  • Best other locomotive
  • Best consist / full train
  • Best passenger wagon
  • Best freight wagon
  • Best special wagon
  • Best digital locomotive
  • Best digital wagon
  • Best TFOL (Teenage Fan of LEGO) locomotive
  • Best TFOL wagon
  • Best TFOL display
  • Public vote
  • Best display

Applicants to the Brick Train Awards will have the rest of this month to perfect their ideas. That’s because the official entry period will be throughout all of September 2022. The awards in 2021 fielded more than 750 locomotive builds. Let’s see if this year’s contest can go better than that.

LEGO Ideas “Go STEM!” GWP Contest Not Yet Announcing Winners

For the most part, contests on LEGO Ideas run quite smoothly. A contest page is set up, followed by a waiting period for entries. The usual procedure afterwards would consist of the expert review, a fan vote, and finally announcing the winners. Sometimes there might be multiple reviews and votes, if the contests have prelim/semi phases. For the most part, the contest is over when the LEGO Ideas team reveals the winners. Of course, sometimes something comes up. Like now, an Ideas contest that would conclude Thursday…didn’t announce its champions.

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Indeed, the LEGO Ideas “Ready, Set, Go STEAM!” Contest should’ve concluded June 9. That was when the winner announcement would be done. But a visit to the contest page reveals an announcement at top. A LEGO Ideas team spokesperson notes that the STEAM contest will delay its reveal of the winners. Apparently one runner-up contestant hasn’t been responding to official communication from the Ideas platform. For consideration, the Ideas team decided to put things off until all winners are aware and responded. They did say the reveal will be ASAP, but nobody knows how long the wait could be. For the moment, we’ll keep watching the Ideas STEM Contest page.

We covered “Ready, Get Set, Go STEAM!” here in The Brick Show last month. You can check out the 15 finalists vying for grand champion and five runners-up over there. The cool LEGO sets they’d get would be topped by the grand champion’s submission becoming an official GWP in future.

LEGO Ideas Contest “Ready, Set, Go STEM!” Crowd Vote Begins for GWP Shot

It’s a given that custom creations on LEGO Ideas have a long way to go towards official set-dom. Gaining supporters is one thing while impressing pro LEGO Ideas reviewers is quite another. On average, less than a handful of product ideas will emerge approved per Review Stage. Fortunately, Ideas provides alternative venues for its members to see their builds become LEGO products. Sometimes they open Contests for submissions to get fast-tracked towards approval. Just last month for instance, LEGO Ideas launched a Contest for STEM-themed submissions. Following a review period in the middle of this month, the vote’s finally ready.

Brick Fanatics tells us that LEGO Ideas Contest “Ready, Set, Go STEM!” opened its Crowd Vote on Thursday, May 26. No less than 15 entries are in the running to become an official LEGO gift-with-purchase set. And of course, the Grand Winner and runners-up will receive some cool and recent LEGO sets from various themes. Check out STEM-themed submissions, some with animated images too:

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Steam Engine by Mr_Kleinstein

ideas stemcontest davincitribute

Tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci by LegoMalkie

ideas stemcontest tensegrity

Tensegrity Racers by OverRaptor

ideas stemcontest invadersmars

Invaders from Mars by Diving Faces

ideas stemcontest miniorrery

Mini Orrery of the Inner Solar System by ROSch

ideas stemcontest upupaway

Up, Up and Away by ILLUMIN@TED

ideas stemcontest yesterdaytech

Yesterday’s Technology by Rossidisera

ideas stemcontest renewthefuture

Renew the Future by Bric.olé

ideas stemcontest galileotribute

Tribute to Galileo Galilei by Firecracker

ideas stemcontest butterflymetamorph

Metamorphosis of a Butterfly by Claire_Building

ideas stemcontest legospacelogo

Rotating Classic Space Logo by DelQuinn

ideas stemcontest satspinner

Satellite Spinner by aido_k

ideas stemcontest robotarm

Factory Robot Arm by Rizsa1

ideas stemcontest endlesspossibility

Endless Possibilities by aido_k

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The Steam Train by Lego_Is_Art

The Prizes

Five runners-up will get two Technic Sets (Rescue Hovercraft 42120 and BMW M 1000 RR 42130) and two post-promo GWPs (Vintage Car 40448 and Sailboat Adventure 40487). The Grand Winner will receive all these plus the Technic All-Terrain Vehicle (42139) and Ideas Globe (21332). Crowd voting for this contest ends June 2, with the winners being announced June 9.

LEGO x Target Opens Fan Vote for New Ideas Set from Three Review Non-Passers

Ideally, the LEGO Ideas platform is a LEGO builder/set designer’s dream come true. When it comes to practice however, the whole thing has a once-in-a-blue-moon feel. Getting a product idea to 10-K support, then passing the review, sees plenty of submissions whittled down to a handful. And those handfuls of made-official LEGO Ideas sets can take months to years before being launched. In the meantime, many other product ideas languish unless their creators re-submit them (with edits). This news courtesy of The Brick Fan can offer hope to some selected failed Ideas submissions. LEGO’s offering this surprise comeback chance thanks to a major retailer’s partnership.

There’s a new entry to the LEGO Ideas Activity page. LEGO’s teaming up with Target to give one of three Ideas submissions which failed in review another chance. And to make sure, registered LEGO Ideas members will vote for their favored submission. The winner of the vote will become an official Ideas set. It’ll be exclusively available in North America at Target stores and online in US. LEGO Shops and Branded Stores will carry this item everywhere else globally.

For your consideration, check out the three chosen product ideas:

Working Mini Golf Course – Fully Playable by LEGOParadise

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Viking Village by BrickHammer

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Marine Life by Brick Dangerous

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All chosen builders are 10K Club Members, and therefore somewhat regulars at LEGO Ideas Review Stages. Voting on the Activity Page (accessible only by registered Ideas members) lasts until May 31. The winning product idea gets announced in August. As for when the set actually hits Target and LEGO Stores, it’s all a matter of waiting for it.

Indy, Lilo & Stitch Kick Off Submissions to LEGO Ideas Second 2022 Review Stage

Late last month, we mentioned the lengthy period of LEGO Ideas First 2022 Review Stage during a 10-K feature. We never expected that Seb_E’s Jules Verne’s Nautilus would actually close out Ideas First 2022. And as of last week, LEGO Ideas Second 2022 Review Stage now features two product ideas with 10,000 supporters each. With only a couple of submissions to this latest batch, it’s too early to note trends. Still, we can see these product ideas from ItsABricksLife626 and Tvrulesmylife being structured and based on licensed IPs. Let’s take a closer look at them both:

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Lilo & Stitch: Beach House

LEGO Ideas Second 2022 Review Stage

LEGO Ideas 10K Club Member ItsABricksLife626 gives us an early-2000s Disney throwback with this submission. As the name states, it depicts the Hawaiian beachside home of Lilo Pelekai and her pet alien Stitch. This location is central to the 2002 Disney film and its sequels and animated series spinoff. ItsABricksLife626 recreates the familiar red-roofed, white-walled domicile, with easy interior access thanks to detachable roofs. Lilo and Stitch minifigs are accompanied by their big Ohana unit. There’s Lilo’s sis Nani, her boyfriend David, alien housemates Jumba and Pleakley plus social worker Cobra. The house also features several cars, flying or otherwise.

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Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark 40th Anniversary

LEGO Ideas Second 2022 Review Stage

The first “Indiana Jones” movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” premiered way back in 1981. It’ll be 41 years now this 2022, but 10K Clubber Tvrulesmylife finally got his product idea supported for review. The build comprises three sections, depicting the Peruvian jungle ruin from the film’s beginning. LEGO Indy must claim an idol from a pressure-sensitive base, climb a vine, and outrun that giant boulder again. For those who remember the short-lived LEGO Indiana Jones line and were disappointed about “coconuts,” this submission could redeem things. But first, it needs to impress the Ideas reviewers.

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Celebrate May the 4th and Get a Chance to Win Two LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunships on Whatnot!

In case you haven’t noticed by now, Stephen, Jason, and the rest of the TBS gang have joined the Whatnot platform. For those unfamiliar, Whatnot is a community-driven marketplace that provides members with a safe place to buy and sell collectibles online. Its relatively new when it started in 2019 and just recently, The Brick Show Shop has joined in the live auction fray as well to make your May the 4th celebrations more fun.

The response we got from you is just so encouraging! We’re glad to hear that our Spinifig Wheel and custom LEGO Star Wars minifigs were a hit. And to make this LEGO May the 4th celebrations and tonight’s auction more exciting, Stephen will be hosting another live auction where you’ll get the chance to win not one, but two iconic LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunships!

The mechanics are simple. If you’re new to the Whatnot platform, we’re sending invites for first-time users with an awesome $10 credit giveaway that you can use to spend in any of our auctions. Just click on this link to avail of this freebie.

Then jump into the auction to have the chance to bag any of our custom LEGO Star Wars minifigures that we will be showcasing. And if you happen to be an auction winner, your name will be automatically added to the raffle where you’ll get the chance to get this LSW classic: the LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Gunship (7676) from 2008.

May the 4th

For those of you who are into collecting LEGO Star Wars sets, you may know very well that this comes with uber collectible minifigs not found in other sets, or had a limited run. You’ll get the unique minifig versions of Asajj Ventress, Commander Cody, Plo Koon, and a Clone Wars Clone Trooper.

But the fun doesn’t end there. Just by viewing or joining us during the live auction, you also get the chance of winning (drum roll please) the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309) from last year. What a great way to spice up our May the 4th celebration!

May the 4th

Valued at $350, you can have the chance of bringing home this 3,292-piece set and being a proud owner of an Ultimate Collector Series set.

And of course, our Spinifig Wheel has something in store as well. Because other than the usual minifigs we feature during our live auctions, we will also throw in one of Build Better Brick’s bestsellers, the Custom LEGO Millenium Blaster valued at $150. Even Han Solo couldn’t resist this offer.

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And to top it all off, you’ll get an exclusive first look at our very first Whatnot custom LEGO arcade game. Stephen will give us the details later, and here are some of its images to whet our brick appetites.

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Remember that you can only watch and have access to these prizes and reveals only at our live auction which will start tonight at 9 PM EST. So be sure to join before then. See you and May the 4th be with you and may you bring home these awesome LEGO sets!