Lego and BrickLink Celebrate 60 Years Of Fun With LimitedEdition Fan Creations

first_img The New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet LongLego Makes Building Sets Accessible to the Blind Stay on target January 28th marked the 60th anniversary of Lego’s iconic bricks, and there have been plenty of celebrations going on this year. The latest involves a team-up with the enthusiasts at BrickLink.They’re giving fans (AFOLs, that is… sorry, kids!) a chance to see their creations turned into actual Lego sets. It’s going to work sort of like the Lego Ideas process does, but there are some important differences.For starters, Lego won’t be making any tweaks to the winning designs the way they do with Ideas sets before they head to manufacturing. Up to 20 finalists will be selected, and those designs will then be posted to a crowdfunding site.That will happen next year on February 19 and you’ll be able to pre-order the sets at that time. You’ll want to move fast, because unlike Ideas sets the production runs will be quite limited. A maximum of 2,500 of each set will be made.Apart from the satisfaction of seeing their designs become actual retail-boxed Lego products, the lucky winners will receive 10% of sales.Anyone can enter starting on Sepetember 18th. Submissions must be in by November 18th, and all MOCs have to be created using BrickLink’s Studio app.For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s an excellent alternative to Lego’s own Digital Designer. BrickLink just released Studio v2.0 and it’s packed with exciting new features.One that will be particularly important to the anniversary contest: the built-in instruction designer. You can lay out professional-looking pages that guide builders through the process step-by-step. The new rendering engine will ensure your digital builds look their best.Just make sure you download the contest-specific palette before you start building. Your MOCs have to stick to the approved bricks, and you’re also limited when it comes to minifigs. You can only include one for every 250 bricks in the set.Good luck, Lego geeks! Can’t wait to see your creations hit the crowdfunding page in February! For more on Lego check out this huge Cloud City set and celebrate 40 years of minifigs.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *