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LEGO Ideas Moments in Space Winning Model Controversy

LEGO Ideas Moments in Space

The LEGO Ideas Moments in Space winner was announced a few weeks ago but when you first look at it, you wouldn’t think there would be some controversy behind it. As you can see above, the winning entry was a coin-operated space shuttle by mjsmiley that you can probably find in front of a supermarket or a convenience store.

This is where the controversy comes in or it may just be a big coincidence and people are looking too much into it. Samuel over on the Brickset Forums had been providing members of the forum with instructions for the 2016 LEGO Brand Manager Retail Conference build which is also a coin-operated shuttle, shown below. As you can see, they do have some similarities and the creator has stated that they’ve never seen the Retail Conference build before.

I decided to take a little time after the announcement to see what people were saying about it. I honestly don’t know if the build was intentionally ripped it off or not but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt however, others are still skeptical on the forums and on social media. I think it’s a cute little build that I’m looking forward to getting as a gift-with-purchase sometime next year. Plus I doubt that LEGO themselves didn’t forget about a set they’ve released for the retail side of the company. For now, I think it’s a legit entry to the contest with some creative differences in a similar building style.

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LEGO Ideas Moments in Space Winner Announced

LEGO Ideas Moments in Space

The LEGO Ideas Moments in Space contest was a really popular one and LEGO has announced the winner and the model that will be turned into a Gift with Purchase set in the near future. And the winner is…Cosmic Rocket Ride! (Coin Operated) by mjsmiley. I had a feeling that this model would be chosen as it had lots of appeal and the LEGO judges felt the same way. You can check out the judging breakdown and the rest of the runner up builds as well an honorable mention winner in the link above. Congratulations to the winner and I’m excited to see how LEGO converts it into a future GWP set.

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Post Your Entries for the LEGO Ideas Moments in Space Contest

LEGO Ideas Moments in Space

Yesterday, I reported that the crowd voting stage for the LEGO Ideas Moments in Space contest was underway. This stage is to find the top 25 entries out of a whopping 1,065 entries who participated. I’ve been asked by readers a few times already to feature their entries. While I can’t feature every single one, I’ll allow participants to leave a comment below to show off their own builds.

You may have noticed on each entry page that it doesn’t show the voes even though you have voted on a particular entry. According Hasan in the LEGO Ambassador Network, “The votes are intentionally hidden for this phase and will be revealed at the end of the contest.” This allows a level playing field since nobody knows how many votes an entry has gained. This also makes the whole thing a popularity contest to find the top 25 entries. I suggest using the filters to find which entries have the most discussions to gauge what is popular at the moment for the contest.

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LEGO Ideas Moments in Space Building Contest

LEGO Ideas Moments in Space

Remember back in September of last year when LEGO asked the community on ideas for future Gift-with-Purchase items? It looks like LEGO Ideas is doing the same thing with a building contest called LEGO Moments in Space. In this contest, they want you to create some small to mid-sided space designs with the size smaller than 16×16 studs.

The grand prize winner will have your model adapted into an exclusive Gift-with-Purchase set for LEGO Brand Stores, LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND Discover Centers, and for [email protected], a $250 LEGO shopping spree, and a collection of last year’s GWP sets including 40252 VW Mini Beetle, 40251 Mini Piggy Bank, 40253 Christmas Build Up 2017, 40254 Nutcracker, 30611 May the 4th 2017, 30607 Super Heroes Excl. GWP 17, 40220 London Bus, 40221 Fountain, 40222 Christmas Build-up and 40223 Snowglobe.

There are also ten runner up winners who will get a $125 LEGO shopping spree as well some GWP items including 40251 Mini Piggy Bank, 40223 Snowglobe and 40253 Christmas Build Up 2017.

Head on over of the LEGO Ideas challenge page to submit your entry. The deadline to enter is February 9, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST.

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