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LEGO Ideas Harry Potter Building Contest



The new school year is coming up quickly, and it's time to head back to Hogwarts™! But what is your favorite return through the school gates? Harry’s first year? Flying back in Ron’s Dad’s car? With some bricks and a little magic, LEGO Ideas wants to see you build that scene!


If you’re the Grand Prize winner of this contest, you’ll win the following:

  • 75978 - Diagon Alley™

  • 75980 - Attack On The Burrow

  • 75979 - Hedwig

  • 75969 - Hogwarts™ Astronomy Tower

  • 75968 - 4 Privet Drive

  • 75967 - Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter

  • 75966 - Hogwarts™ Room of Requirement

  • A digital download code for all Harry Potter™ Films

  • LEGO® Harry Potter™ Magical Treasury: A Visual Guide to the Wizarding World (with exclusive Tom Riddle minifigure) Book


ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entry no later than October 8th, 2020 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 8th, 2020 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 October 20th, 2020.

  3. Winners Announcement - We share the Grand Prize winner and two Runner Up winners here on LEGO Ideas no later than October 27th, 2020!

How to Enter:

  1. Build your submission using LEGO bricks or a digital building tool like LEGO Digital Designer.

  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 on the Contest Page.

Contest Rules:

Acceptable Entry Content

  • You must be the original creator of all creative work you submit (the model, images, photographs, description text, etc.) and you must have the exclusive right to submit your model to this LEGO Ideas Contest. You may not submit a model or any other content made by, or on behalf of, someone else.  

  • Entries must be new creations and not previously posted online or submitted to any other contest.  

  • You are allowed to use any official LEGO element (LEGO System, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO TECHNIC/Constraction) in your entry. The LEGO elements must be genuine (not cut, glued, or otherwise modified).  

  • Entries should not contain copies or references to any other existing third-party work or creation or infringements of any third-party intellectual property right such as Ford. The only intellectual property that your creation may be linked to for this contest is Harry Potter™.

  • You may use Minifigures in your entry. Please only use generic Minifigures that do not use any third-party intellectual property, or LEGO Harry Potter™.

  • Contest entries related to the topics below do not fit our brand values and will not be approved for publication on LEGO Ideas:  

  • Politics and political symbols, campaigns, or movements  

  • Religious references including symbols, buildings, or people  

  • Sex, nudity, drugs, or smoking  

  • Alcohol in any present-day situation  

  • Swearing or profanity  

  • Death, killing, blood, terrorism, horror, or torture  

  • First-person shooter video games  

  • Warfare or war vehicles in any modern or present-day situation, or national war memorials  

  • Large or human-scale weapons or weapon replicas of any kind, including swords, knives, guns, sci-fi or fantasy blasters, etc.  

  • Racism, bullying, or cruelty to real life animals  

Entry Quality Standards

  • You may submit digital entries using LEGO Digital Designer, which is available for download via this link free of charge. Any entries made in LEGO Digital Designer should not show the baseplate from build mode. You may also create digital entries using third-party LEGO CAD software.

  • You may use photo editing software and add visual effects to photos of your entry.

  • Entries containing photos that are too dark or blurry will be removed from the contest. To ensure easy judging of your entry, we recommend taking pictures on a neutral background free from background clutter, with your model well framed.

  • Please do not include people in pictures you submit. Photos containing people will be removed.

House Rules

  • Entries containing defamatory or degrading elements will not be eligible for the contest.

  • Any cheating or harassment of other participants will result in disqualification from the contest.

  • Your contest entries and comments on contest entries must follow the complete LEGO Ideas House Rules.

Judging

A panel of judges consisting of members of the LEGO Harry Potter™ team, will choose a Grand Prize winner and two Runner Up winners based on:

  • Overall coolness and originality: 25%

  • Most inspired details: 25%

  • Relevance to contest theme: 25% ​​​​

  • Best use of LEGO elements: 25%

The Fine Print

  • You must be at least 13 years of age to participate and enter.  

  • You may submit multiple entries to the contest, but only one entry per person will be considered when winners are selected. This means you cannot win as a semi-finalist and as the grand prize winner with two different entries.   

  • Winners will be contacted on the email address associated with their LEGO ID account after October 8th, 2020. Winners will be announced on LEGO Ideas when all winners have returned the signed Winner’s Certification Documents. A winner who does not return their Winner’s Certification Document within one week (5 days) of receiving it will be disqualified, and a new winner will be selected.   

  • This contest is not open to residents of Iran, North Korea, Myanmar/Burma, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Syria, any other U.S. sanctioned country and where prohibited or restricted by law.    

  • By entering the contest, you agree to follow the rules on this Contest Brief page and you agree to the LEGO Ideas Terms of Service.    

  • This contest is offered, organized and run solely by the LEGO Group. Participants should direct all queries and matters relating to the contest to LEGO Ideas.

Prizes:

First Place will receive:

  • 75978 - Diagon Alley™

  • 75980 - Attack On The Burrow

  • 75979 - Hedwig

  • 75969 - Hogwarts™ Astronomy Tower

  • 75968 - 4 Privet Drive

  • 75967 - Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter

  • 75966 - Hogwarts™ Room of Requirement

  • A digital download code for all Harry Potter™ Films

  • LEGO® Harry Potter™ Magical Treasury: A Visual Guide to the Wizarding World (with exclusive Tom Riddle minifigure) Book

Two Runner Up winners will receive:

  • 75980 – Attack On The Burrow

  • 75979 – Hedwig

  • 75969 - Hogwarts™ Astronomy Tower

  • LEGO® Harry Potter™ Magical Treasury: A Visual Guide to the Wizarding World (with exclusive Tom Riddle minifigure) Book


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