Didn't see them? Here are a few to give you a taste, but it's really worth seeing the lot!
Eduardo Moreira (Brazil):
Li Li (USA):
Jeffrey Kong (Singapore):
They will each receive 250 LEGO elements (50 of each of the five tiles we chose as seed parts for the contest). Congratulations guys!
The judges were Jonas Kramm, Elspeth De Montes and myself. To avoid any potential bias, I sent the entries to Jonas and Elspeth without the names of the creators (and they have not looked at the blog this last week). For my part, I chose my top 10 without looking at people's names before posting everything on the blog. I've also avoided reading any of the (many!) reader comments this week.
Naturally each person comes to judge with different attitudes and preferences, but I think I can speak for the others when I say that two major factors that influenced us were beautiful design, and beautiful concepts.
Everyone's a winner babyWe wish we had offered more prizes, but to truly reward everyone deserving of one would require dozens and dozens of prizes. There are many entries that we are absolutely gutted not to be able to award a prize to, as each was deserving of being a winner. Rather than name those we will list everyone who made our shortlist, in no particular order: Okay Yaramanoglu, Oli Gunson, Simon Hundsbichler, Didier Dambrin, Brian D'Agostine, Rafał Piasek, Luc Byard, Olov Wingård, Jonas Kovacs, Nathan Wells, Harald Christ, Mark Anderson, Gary Makin and Nick Picard.
Furthermore, many people went to the trouble of creating entire alphabets. Thank you Rob Culbertson, Clark Taylor, Edwinder Singh, Artemiy Karpinskiy, Steven Throm, Brian D'Agostine, Guillaume Walbron, Brendan Tull, Joshua Tellez and Nick Walus (who didn't realise he didn't need to create the whole alphabet until he submitted his entry! Respect.) We also want to thank those who submitted multiple entries. We won't list your names as everyone who has been reviewing the entries knows who you are already!
The amount of work that has gone in to this is just extraordinary and we hope you've all felt inspired or at least entertained by the submissions. If we haven't namechecked you in this post, please know we totally appreciate your efforts and indeed there were many entries we'd have loved to put on the shortlist, but by necessity I only allowed 10 suggestions per judge. And finally, our thanks to the rather wonderful Kim Ellekjær Thomsen and The LEGO Group for kindly supporting this competition.
READ MORE: See all the entries
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