Category: Lego Creator

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LEGO Creator Competition

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In the latest Lego Magazine I noticed a small, hard-to-see ad for a LEGO Creator Competition which I immediately checked out because there are some great prizes involved. 

It turns out it is an ongoing competition run by LEGO and allows fans (young and old) to design a model on a specific topic, upload it to the LEGO website and then share it with others.

The model is then rated by other fans and the winners each month are judged by professional LEGO designers.

This month’s topic is Houses while last month’s topic was Creatures and then Vehicles before that. The competition goes all year so make sure to check out the entry page each month.

The bad news is that the competition is only open to USA, United Kingdom and Germany – which is rather sad considering the ad was place in a LEGO magazine distributed to Australian and NZ fans!

If you live in Australia or NZ please join me in contacting LEGO about this so we can enter!

  • Freecall (AUSTRALIA): 1800 683 100
  • Freecall (NZ): 0800 534 643

Here are more details about how to enter (for those in eligible countries):

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Be a LEGO® Creator Competition
Official Rules and Regulations

Before you can enter the Challenge you need to accept the Rules and Regulations below:

LEGO® BE A LEGO Creator Competition – OFFICIAL RULES

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MANY WILL ENTER; FEW WILL WIN A PRIZE.

Overview
The Be a LEGO Creator competition is a building competition where The LEGO Group throughout the year of 2013 will challenge the fans of LEGO Creator building toy sets to a building competition.

Each quarter, you as a LEGO Creator fan can participate in a building competition based on a specific theme.
From January to March you need to build your favorite Vehicle. From April to June you shall build your favorite Animal. From July to September you can build you dream house and from October to December the theme is to build your favorite holiday place.

A competition period begins the first day of the month and ends the last day of the month at midnight (CET – Central European Time)

How to enter
To enter, you have to create the coolest model ever that you build using LEGO bricks from your collection. Then take a picture of it and go online to the competition website: http://creator.lego.com/en-us/Creations/Challenge/default.aspx
Sign in with your LEGO ID – If you don’t have one yet, sign up for free at https://account.lego.com/en-us/SignIn.aspx. Then, upload the picture of your model.
(Acceptable uploads/design formats include:
• Photos/images/Video (jpg, jpeg, png, gif, avi, mov, wmv, mpg, mpeg, lxf)
• Computer generated designs
• Scan/image of designs & illustrations created on paper)

How to win
Each month ONE winner will be chosen:
– One winner will be chosen by a jury of LEGO designers from their favorite model entries of the quarter.

The winning models will be judged by the jury upon:
• Overall coolness
• Inspired design details
• Design that people will purchase
• A great color scheme
• Buildable using existing LEGO System and LEGO Technic elements
• Well thought out functions
• The relationship between your age and your design

We want you to make your design as amazing as possible. However, you need to consider the following when creating your design:
• Designs for military vehicles or vehicles featuring weapons will not be eligible for the competition
• Designs containing defamatory elements or degrading elements will not be eligible for the competition
• Copies of/or design infringements relating to any existing third party property or any other intellectual property right will not be eligible for the competition
• Use of any building toy parts not produced by the LEGO Group will result in your design being disqualified
• Entry photos should show your model design only, and should not show recognizable features of any person or any commercial product
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Remember if you are in Australia and NZ, give LEGO a call so we can enter!

  • Freecall (AUSTRALIA): 1800 683 100
  • Freecall (NZ): 0800 534 643

I’ll let you know if I get an update from LEGO.

Lego Creator – Set Guide, News And Reviews

Lego CreatorLego Creator is a theme aimed at getting more build for your buck.

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Lego Creator sets generally come with detailed instructions to build one or two more models with the same pieces used to create the main model.

Only one model can be built at any one time and needs to be taken apart to create another of the models. Sets tend to contain models on a similar theme e.g. houses, flying vehicles, robots, wild animals, etc.

Lego Creator Transport Truck 5765Each of the models is a well-designed and realized Lego model in it’s own right, adding to the playability of the set as a whole.

Kids can choose which model they like, build it first and then take it apart to construct the others – observing how the designs are different and how the same pieces can be arranged differently to create completely different styles.

The Lego Creator sets tend to rely on the use of basic Lego elements more than other themed/licensed sets and can also utilize more advanced building techniques.

Lego Creator sets can take the form of houses, vehicles or even animals and are a hit with parents because they provide hours of joy for kids who love to build Lego models using instructions. In 2011 some Lego Creator sets such as the Hillside House (seen below with the three model variations) started to include a Lego figure.

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Lego Creator Sets 2011

Where To Buy Lego Creator Sets

Lego Creator Video

This video shows the three separate houses you can make with the Lego Creator Set 5891 Apple Tree House released in 2010.

Lego Creator Images Gallery

If children show an interest in the Lego Creator theme then they may also be interested in the Lego Modular or Large Scale Models series’ which contain highly detailed buildings and are recommended for ages 14+.