LEGO Ideas has kicked off the actual building contest for the Chronicle Books puzzle that will be released at a future date. There are four categories that you can build for including Space & Astronomy, Nature Scenes, Retro, and Architecture. Submissions can be either actual Toy photography, a high quality photograph, or digital art.

Chronicle Books has given a hint on what they are looking for and they have said the best entries will:

• Feature a clear unifying theme or storyline.
• Make use of patterns, gradation, and/or repetition.
• Not have too much empty space or large borders.
• Include a variety of different colors.
• Have enough variation to be challenging as a puzzle for fans 9+
• Have good image quality (350 dpi or greater at puzzle size)

The judging phase will consist of a fan vote and a product idea review, each with their own announcements.

If there is a Puzzle Design Review winner, they will receive credit on the puzzle, 1% of net sales of the product (an “author” royalty) and 10 copies of the finished puzzle.

There will a winner for each category and each will get the following:

• Goodies from LEGO Publishing and Chronicle Books
• All of the below LEGO Ideas sets:
• 21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay
• 21324 LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street
• 21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith
• 21326 LEGO Ideas Winnie The Pooh

The deadline to enter is July 20th, 2021 at 6:00 am EST.