1 May 2020

Contest reminder: Switch My Lantern Up

Welcome to May everyone! This is a great time to remind you all of our LEGO® building competition which closes at the end of this month. We've had 25 entries so far (all revealed after the judging) and there's still plenty of time. So grab those lanterns, just like this guy!

Use this form to enter the contest
We're asking you to make an amazing creation using a new piece; we want you to "switch up" the lantern element from the DC Comics CMFs by building something completely different with it. Don't use the lantern as a lantern – instead, impress us with your imagination and ingenuity!

The Seed Part

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You can build with real LEGO bricks or digital LEGO bricks, but the part which you must include is the new round lantern, as held by Green Lantern and Sinestro in 71026 LEGO Minifigures - DC Comics. You can use more than one in your build. Its Design ID is 65581 and it comes in Bright Green (Element ID 6286458) and Bright Yellow/ Yellow (6287990).

Here is how the various sites refer to it:
It is not available at Bricks & Pieces and so is not yet listed on Brickset.

If you are building digitally, you're welcome to choose any colour. Here is where and how to build digitally with it:
  • For LDraw, although it is not yet within a parts release, it can be used by downloading the file for 65581, and connectivity at LDcad exists.
  • For Studio you can add the LDraw part (see link above). The path on Windows is at ... /AppData/Local/Stud.io/CustomParts – if the directory doesn’t exit, create it. The downside is that there is no connectivity, so you need to position parts manually, which is rather tedious.
  • Mecabricks, the online LEGO CAD and rendering software.

Closing date is 11:59pm GMT on Sunday 31 May 2020 - check our countdown clock to see how long you have left. 

LEGO prizes to be won!

There will be five equal first prizes, sent to the builders who we judge to have made the best builds.

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The five winners will each receive one copy of LEGO® Creator Expert 10271 Fiat 500 which has 960 parts which is worth £74.99 / US$89.99 / 79.99€. (Read our parts review here).

How to enter this competition

  • You must be over 18 – sorry!
  • We cannot ship prizes to mainland China
  • We cannot ship prizes to PO Boxes anywhere in the world
  • You must build a model using LEGO parts containing at least one of the seed part (see below) in an imaginative way. Don't use it as a lantern!
  • You can build with real LEGO bricks or digital LEGO bricks
  • You may only send us a maximum of TWO images per entry. We recommend that one picture shows the best angle for the model, and the optional second picture shows the best angle for seeing how the seed part was used.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish
  • Read the full Terms and Conditions here
  • Closing date is 11:59pm British Summer Time on Sunday 31 May 2020 - check our countdown clock to see how long you have left.  
Use this form to enter the contest

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  1. Hi I am still working on my entry but I would like to clarify if my second image can be a composite image? I have used the seed piece across the build for several different purpose and I am not sure if I can highlight them all from one specific angle, but if that is against the rule then I will find another way out. Thanks! :)

    1. Just one angle for both shots please... you could perhaps mention in your description where the other usages are, so the judges can spot them more easily.

    2. Understood! I will figure it out, thanks! :)