BUILDING CONTEST: Build your hometown landmark using LEGO

Build a LEGO model of your favorite building from your Hometown, and you could win a great prize in Brick Architect’s first LEGO building contest! Read on for the rules, and the prize you could win.

Your challenge here is to re-create an iconic building from your hometown using LEGO bricks. This could be a building where you grew up, or where you live now. Build in whatever scale you choose, so go big, micro, or somewhere inbetween. You can build the model using real LEGO bricks, or using your favorite LEGO digital building software.

Example submission of Town Hall, 1848, in Warren Rhode Island.  LEGO Model by Michael Kindness.

Example submission of Town Hall, 1848, in Warren Rhode Island. LEGO Model by Michael Kindness.

Grand Prize

The winner of our hometown building contest will receive a copy of set #21039 Shanghai from the LEGO Architecture Skyline series. This set, released at the start of this year, features eight iconic buildings and nearly 600 pieces.

The grand prize winner will receive one copy of #21039 Shanghai Skyline

The grand prize winner will receive one copy of #21039 Shanghai Skyline

In addition to a grand prize, we will highlight a few runners up on our website.

Contest Rules

Start building today! Submit your creation by posting photos of your creation to Instagram or Flickr with the hashtag #brickarchitectcontest, and by leaving a comment on this page with a link to your creation. Deadline for submissions is Friday August 31.

Official Rules

  1. LEGO model may be built using real bricks or digitally. (ex: LDD)
  2. Please build a model of a single building or complex of related buildings. (‘Skylines’ will not be accepted.)
  3. Photos must be uploaded to Instagram or Flickr, and the description must include the #BrickArchitectContest hashtag.
  4. Upload a photo of your MOC, and a photo of the orignal building. (Using the same camera angle helps us judge the submissions.)
  5. Previously built MOCs are eligible, as long as they fit the criteria of the contest.
  6. Winner must be over 18 year old, and the contest is only open to people living in the United States.
  7. Deadline is Friday August 31, 2018 at Midnight (PDT).

The Brick Architect team will judge the entries and select a grand prize winner. By submitting your model in this contest, you are agreeing to allow us to share photos of your model at website and our social media.

We can’t wait to see your creations! Start building today, and don’t forget to submit your creations by the end of August!

The grand prize will be awarded at the discretion of Brick Architect team. The LEGO Group provided the prize for this contest. Visit the About page for more info about our journalistic standards and affiliate programs.

16 Responses

  1. Zee says:

    Given the small number of entries are you still planning to pick a winner ?

    • Michael Kindness says:

      Yes… We may be several months late, but expect an announcement within the next week! (and apologies for the delay!)

  2. Adam Zamora says:

    Santa Fe Depot building San Diego CA. Built in 1915. LEGO model built with Bricklink Studio with 10,380 pieces. Dimensions 24″x84″x16″. #brickarchitectcontest #lego #legoland #sandiego #santafedepot

  3. Adam H. says:

    This is my MOC of the Clock Tower from Rockford, Illinois. Does the submission still count if the real building is no longer standing? (at the time I completed the model, the building was still there)

  4. Luis Peña says:

    I would be so happy if I could participate, but I’m from outside the United States.
    Anyway, I share with you my model of Palacio de la Moneda, photographed next to the original.
    Kind regards

  5. Deep Shen says:

    I would like to submit a MOC of a building in a city close to me. I visit it often and spend a lot of time there but don’t actually live there. Would this disqualify my entry ?

  6. Here’s my MOC of Richland County Courthouse on Display at the MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney Montana. Approx. Mini-figure scale and added figures to enhance the display. Approximately 8250 elements. Thank you for the contest. Looking forward to all the entries.

    • Stephen Doerk says:

      Excellent MOC! From Montana myself (Great Falls) and deciding on an idea from there for my entry. Have never designed a MOC myself so will probably not be fantastic for a first effort, but I’ll try to give you a run for your money!!

      • Tom Alphin says:

        You should definitely participate. I recommend picking a couple potential buildings, and doing quick rough sketches using LEGO bricks to see which building works better using LEGO.

        good luck!

      • Lorren Loveless says:

        Thanks. You should definitely build one. Nice to see a fellow Montanan interested in building. Good luck and love to see your work.

  7. Sergey says:

    Why should the contestants live only in the USA? This is a big minus to your site

    • Tom Alphin says:

      This is our very first contest, so we are keeping things simple by restricting the prize to USA addresses. International shipping and logistics can be complicated and costly.

      I hope to extend it to a global audience for future contests.


  8. Josh says:

    And here’s my MOC of the Jefferson Memorial, also in Washington, DC. As with the Kennedy Center album, the description on Flickr points out a few of the features of the build. Cheers!

  9. Josh says:

    Here’s my MOC of the Kennedy Center theater in Washington, DC. The album description on Flickr points out a few of the features I think are cool. Thanks for looking!

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