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Spend a Night in LEGO House!

Unleash your imagination, bring your wildest LEGO vision to life, and fall asleep surrounded by 25 million bricks.

BILLUND – November 2nd – Airbnb and LEGO® House unveil today their most BRICKtastic overnight experience to date. For one night, the newly opened LEGO House in Billund, Denmark will become one family’s private playground. Aspiring master builders, young and old, are asked to put their imagination to the test and describe one thing they would build together with their family if they had an infinite supply of LEGO bricks to enter for a chance to win a night in the LEGO House.

Winners of the contest will enjoy the LEGO House all to themselves for a whole night. They will sleep in a dream LEGO bedroom under a giant LEGO waterfall and create their winning entry with the skillful support of the host, Jamie Berard, one of the finest Master Builders in the world and a true expert of the brick.

“I am so intrigued to see what people will imagine”, says Jamie Berard, Design Manager Specialist at the LEGO Group. “We have unlimited bricks here, and in some ways it can be a bit challenging but it also liberates you to imagine something that is truly meaningful and expressive. The uniqueness of the opportunity to stay in the home of the LEGO brick should hopefully inspire everyone. That’s how I feel when I come here”.

The full experience will begin on November 24th, when the winners will arrive at the LEGO House to be greeted by Jamie who will welcome them to their home for the night. First, they will enjoy lunch where they will be tasked with building their order out of LEGO bricks before it’s sent to the kitchen to be made into real food and served by two friendly robot waiters.

After lunch, the house will close to the general public leaving it empty and ready for the winners to run through the rooms, explore and play under the expert guidance of Jamie. First, they will marvel at the foot of the Tree of Creativity, built by hand from over 6 million bricks. Moving onto the Masterpiece Gallery, showcasing LEGO creations from fans from around the world. From there, they will move on to the Experience Zones where they will be able to direct their own movie, engineer robotic cars, design cities and much more. Nostalgic adults can head down to the basement to trace the timeline of LEGO history and reminisce over the most iconic sets ever produced.

As the adventure comes to an end, they will be invited to the final stop on the journey – a bedroom floating underneath a 6-metre-tall LEGO waterfall, surrounded by a pool of bricks. The whole space will be transformed into a home fit for a superfan, with all items made totally out of LEGO bricks: the teddy bear, lamps, the alarm clock, the TV, story books, and even a pet cat! The home consists of two bedrooms, with beds nestled in pools filled with LEGO System and LEGO DUPLO® bricks, as well as a living room, where the winners can cozy up in LEGO armchairs while enjoying some LEGO TV. But before drifting off into their most colorful dreams ever, the winners will need to get to grips with the endless supply of bricks and bring their winning entry to life.

“Airbnb is all about helping people find magical and unforgettable travel experiences. What could be more magical than having the brand new LEGO House all to yourselves for the night? This really is a dream come true for any family with a passion for LEGO and I doubt there will be much sleeping as there is so much to enjoy in this incredible space,” says James McClure, Airbnb’s General Manager for UK and Nordics.

Link to competition: https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/lego-house

House Rules

  • Play is mandatory!
  • Adults are advised to wear LEGO-proof slippers at all times.
  • If there’s anything you miss in your bedroom, feel free to build it yourself.
  • The bed is so comfy, you might need a brick separator in the morning.
  • If 25 million bricks aren’t enough, a real LEGO moulding machine is installed in the lobby.
  • We know you’re looking for that one rare brick, but please refrain from diving into the LEGO pool.
  • No night at the LEGO house would be complete without BRICKfast in bed.
  • State of the art home security: just throw some bricks on the floor before leaving!

How to win a stay in LEGO House?

To enter for a chance to win, visit the listing page of LEGO House on Airbnb and answer the question: If you and your family had an infinite supply of LEGO bricks, what would you build? Describe your dream creation and complete your entry by Nov 16 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (November 17, 6:59am GMT) and you could win the prize of a night among an infinite supply of LEGO bricks—and create a version of your entry with a LEGO master builder!

Winners will be flown in from anywhere in the world. Submissions should be 50-550 characters in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Danish, or 100-300 characters in Chinese (Simplified or Traditional), Japanese, or Korean. For eligibility requirements and full contest terms and conditions, please see https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/lego-house.

 

 

Third 2016 LEGO Ideas review results!

So we now have long awaited third 2016 lego ideas review results!

Here is list of competing projects and results:

A big congratulations to JakeSadovich77 on becoming the next official LEGO Ideas fan designer!

As an avid LEGO builder, Jacob Sadovich was inspired to create his LEGO Ship in a Bottle, The Flaship Leviathan, following a real-life ship in a bottle that he had built just a few years ago.

There was also one more project selected to be made Lego Ideas set:

Voltron – Defender of the Universe

A big congratulations to len_d69 on becoming the next official LEGO Ideas fan designer!

Leandro’s passion for Voltron started at a very young age when his parents bought him a Voltron toy. From that moment on Leandro was hooked. Building with LEGO bricks allowed Leandro to celebrate his passion for Voltron – Defender of the Universe even more.

And next time one of the following sets will be made official LEGO Set.

What do YOU think it will be?

Alternative models of 911720 SW Ghost



LUGPol is just running a contest  where you need to make  alternative models of  911720 SW Ghost  foilpack.  I prepared a few ideas.

Minifg’s Gym

I wanted to create something not obvious, so my first choice was a gym. Is that obvious? Not for me, as i cannot recall when i was last at the gym…

From left to right: drink water tank/resting place, squeezing bench, barbells stand, stepper bench.

Unused elements: 0

Dragster

Almost any set with wheels can be turned into Dragster. This one does not have wheels per se, but as you see can be turned into a dragster anyway.

Unused elements: 2

 

 

Starfleet

If you can make a dragster out of the set, you can turn it into a spaceship, if you cannot make a dragster, then you can make it into a spaceship, or a fleet of.

Unused elements: 0 (well, one is unattached and is used only to level one of the ships)

 

Nexus and his dog

“Nexus and his dog” used to be a theme of one of the old contest. Thos time Nexus is quite robotic and the dog resembles more a turkey then the dog.  Well, at least all parts are used 🙂

Unused  elements: 0

look from behind:

 

Race

Snail vs Turtle race has to be fierce! Either way we have something for animal lovers.

Unused elements: 14 (shame on me!)

That was  only a warm-up.  We only can put one build into the contest, so here is my entry. Wish me luck!

Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope!

I’m happy i kept the SW theme here.

Unused elements: 12 (quite a few, but the result was worth it, and it was no requirement, but i always challenge myself to try to use all elements)

Wish me luck!  And write what else would you like me to build out of this set?

Summer Joust 2016 final results

Result for summer Joust 2016 contest run on Flicker were published. There were over 130 entries and some of them we even blogged here. My fellow LUGers got some honorable mention, and Toltomeja even won Conquering Hero award. Congratulations to all participants, all those MOCs were great.

And the results are:

Natural Beauty Category

WookieWarrior:  Temple of Oxomoco

Faction Action Category

Aido K:  The Treasure Troll’s Lair

The Historian Category

Aido K:   England 1216-The First Baron’s War

Castle Interior(s) Category

Brickvader: Secret Door

Vignette Category

Marcel V.: Nocturnian Floating Castle

Guild Creation  Category

Mastik Guild

Kiyonobu Military Center

Khanibre Castle


The Village of Manigb


The Black Dragon


For runner ups, and some extra awards go to the original results post. I wonder which ones were your favorites?

Ingenious Dwarves and their Magnificent Creations

Another entry for Summer Joust Contest 2016. This time BHs, Johan and Goldsun of Zbudujmy.to created their contest entries, losely based on a Tolkien poem.

Far over the Misty Mountains cold (Johan)
To dungeons deep and caverns old (BHs)
We must away ere break of day,
To claim our long-forgotten gold.(Goldsun)

“The Misty Mountains”, autor: J.R.R.Tolkien

Using Tolkien here is a little bit strech as there were no airborn dragon hunters, nor the mechs, and Dwemerium is part of Elder Scrolls saga, but if you take this away, those works are quite nice. Take a look at the pictures:

Dragon Hunt by Johan

Dwemerium by BHs.

Steam Princess and the Seven Dwarves by Goldsun

If you click on the photos you should be taken to the appropriate flickr albums. And i keep my fingers crossed for this Team too.

 

Faun Valley – Summer Joust 2016 Contest entry from Zbudujmy.to

Just a few days ago submission deadline for Summer Joust 2016 Contest has passed.  One of the entries from Zbudujmy.to was Faun Valley project built by Dzidek, Filozof and Toltomeja

The Fauns are a small community leading its peaceful life close to the nature. They are known for their love for apples. As a community they love the red apples the most. But the green ones are also desired as they are used for making the greatest cider in all the lands known.

 

The green apples are transported to places like this where they are manufactured by Fauns into cider. Fauns love their work, milling and pressing the apples, although it is not easy. The drink is then distributed among the folk of Faun Valley.

 

Every year the Fauns gather at the Shrine to thank Nature for the treasures it has given them. Among them, the sweet red apples that the Valley is famous for.

I keep my fingers crossed for the guys, and i wish them luck, as competition is strong.

2016 Lego Military Build Competition 

Flickr group Lego Military Models is organizing another round of it’s contest. Previous editions resulted in really great MOCs, some of them considered the best brick military models. If you are military builder, try your skills in one of the 5 categories:

IFVs (infantry fighting vehicle)

20th Century Battlefields

World of Tanks

Naval Aviation

Springfield’s Citizen Militia

If you decide to build anything for this contest, let me know, we will share your MOC here and keep our fingers crossed for you.

If you are building or not, follow contest flickr group Lego Military Annual Build Competition Or just subscribe to Crazy Builders, we will be keeping our eyes out to see what crazy builds were submitted for this contest.

MAKE SOMETHING! – Rebrick Contest

Are you using LEGO bricks to solve everyday problems in a new awesome way? Are you building cool innovations that could change the world for the better? We want YOU to be a LEGO MAKER and share your ideas!

Another contest on ReBrick has been announced. This time it is about making some things that would help in everyday life. Using Mindstorms is a plus.

Grand Prize, Trip to LEGO World Copenhagen 2017! includes:

  • Travel, accommodation and entry to LEGO WORLD
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS 31313 set
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS “ROBOT MAK3R” T-shirt

There are also two runner up prizes including:

  • LEGO MINDSTORMS 31313
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS “ROBOT MAK3R” T-shirt

I wonder what excellent ideas will be submitted, do you?

Go to the contest page to learn more.

Source: MAKE SOMETHING! – Rebrick LEGO.com

Build the Porsche of your dreams

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Ultimate Porsche 911 GT3 RS set was recently released and new content follow it up on rebrick. This time it is to build model of Porsche, any Porsche.
Do you think that beauty and function are inseparable? Can you combine LEGO Technic and Porsche design in one amazing LEGO model, and would you like an exclusive opportunity to visit the spectacular Porsche Museum in Stuttgart Germany? Then get on your mark and start building the Porsche of your dreams!
Says content description. The prizes are really nice, i wonder how popular this content will be. Will someone build Porsche Tank?
What model would YOU build?