LEGO® Building Challenge

Model Car Mecca - March 22, 2008

(Click here to download this document, including contest entry form)

** This building challenge is now finished. These rules will be updated in future for new upcoming challenges. Thanks for building!

Use your own LEGO® bricks to build an original automotive themed model of your own creation. Plan to bring your model to the Model Car Mecca show, where it will be displayed for the day, and then judged. Winners will receive awesome LEGO sets, and have their model displayed on the Brickville DesignWorks home page!

How To Enter

Entrants (along with a parent or guardian) should bring their finished LEGO models, along with an filled out entry form (details below, or download and print page 4 of this document), to the Model Car Mecca show on March 22nd before the 12:00 noon registration cut-off. Your model will be put on display, and will be judged by a panel of LEGO Brickmasters at 3:00pm. At 3:30pm, once judging is complete, winners will be announced, and prizes handed out. Entrants can then take their models home.

Pre-registration for the contest is encouraged, but not required. To pre-register for the contest, simply send an email to: with all entry form details (details below, or download and print page 4 of this document), with the exception of “LEGO Creation” details, which can be omitted, and updated in person at the event.

A special “Pre-registration Prize” will be awarded at the event to one of the pre-registered entrants, chosen at random from all pre-registrations received only. The pre-registrant must be on hand at the event at 12:00 noon to be eligible to win the prize.

For answers to any other questions, please email:

Prizes and Winners

LEGO sets will be awarded to the top 3 finalists in each age category. Approximate retail value of these prizes is $50 for 1st , $30 for 2nd , and $20 for 3rd.

The winning entrants, with their models, will be have their models and pictures displayed on the Brickville DesignWorks web site, and possibly on the Model Car Mecca web site.

Building Challenge Rules

  • Use your own LEGO bricks and elements to build an original creation at home, then bring it to the event for display and judging
  • Use only genuine LEGO bricks, elements, and pieces
  • Contestants not permitted any outside help from parents or advisors

Contest Details

Complete contest details, as well as eventual photos of the event and winning entries, can found online at (the page you're reading!)

There is no fee to enter the LEGO Building Challenge, aside from any general admission fees (13 and up is $3.00, 12 and under free).

Your creation should be in keeping with an automotive theme. Brickville Brickmasters will judge all entries based on the following criteria:

  • 30% - Building Skill – Building skill demonstrated (based on entrant's age)
  • 20% - Presentation – Overall look of model, back story, name and description, and how it's presented (layout, extra components, diorama)
  • 20% - Interpretation of the Theme – How well does it fit the automotive theme?
  • 20% - Creativity and Originality – Within the theme, is it different and/or unique?
  • 10% - Creative use of LEGO elements – Were any unusual elements used in creative ways?

Entrants will be categorized into two groups, by age. “Junior Builders” include ages 6 – 8. “Senior Builders” include ages 9 – 13. Within each category, judging will take into account for the different ages of entrants, and will expect “more” from older entrants.

General Rules

This LEGO Building Challenge is sponsored by Brickville DesignWorks, Model Car Mecca, and LEGO Canada.

This contest is open to all Canadian resident children between the ages of 6 and 13. Contest entrants (along with a parent or guardian) must be available to display their models at the Model Car Mecca show, between 12:00noon and 3:30pm on March 22, 2008. By entering the contest, participants agree to release the Contest Sponsors of all liability that could result from participating in the contest, attending the Model Car Mecca show, or the awarding of, or use of, the contest prizes.

The Contest Sponsors reserve the right to withdraw, terminate or modify all or part of this contest by publishing a notice on a Sponsor website if for any reasons the contest is not capable of running as planned, including technical failure or corruption, computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other cause beyond the control of the Contest Sponsors, which in the opinion of the Sponsors affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest.

The Contest Sponsors are not responsible for any lost, late, damaged, destroyed or misdirected, unintelligible, illegible, incomplete, postage due, stolen, returned, separated, damaged, or undeliverable entries or for any faulty electronic data transmission, equipment failure or other communication problems occurring in connection with participation with this contest.

By submitting an entry into this contest, either by email or in person, entrants and their parents/guardians grant permission to the Contest Sponsors and their agents to use any photographs of the entrant, or the entrant's submitted model, for any promotional use, including but not limited to print, television, and electronic media. Entrants and parents/guardians also waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or printed or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known or unknown to the Contest Sponsors, and waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the photographs.

By submitting an entry into this contest, either by email or in person, entrants and their parents/guardians agree to release, defend, and hold harmless the Contest Sponsors and their agents, including any firm publishing and/or distributing the finished product in whole or in part, whether on paper or via electronic media, from and against any claims, damages or liability arising from or related to the use of the photographs.

The decisions of the contest judges are final. All prizes must be accepted as awarded, and are not convertible to cash.

By emailing or submitting an entry form and/or entry into this contest, entrants and their parents/guardians agree to these Official Rules and Regulations and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all matters pertaining to this contest.

Entry Options

  1. Pre-register by sending an email, with the details below, to: .
  2. Download this document, print out page 4, fill out all the entry details, including “LEGO Creation” details, and submit it in person, along with your creation, at the event

Email Pre-Registration Details:

  • Entrant First Name, Last Name
  • Entrant Age
  • Parent / Guardian Full Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone
  • Email Address


(Oliver, the winner of the 2008 Model Car Mecca Building Challenge)


Last Updated: 8 April 2009