LEGO® Contest & Workshop

Lego Contest is a weekly contest for children between 4-15 years of age. It is an initiative by MakersLoft to develop creativity and confidence in kids through hands-on building - while they are having fun.  In August, we are also conducting Lego Hacks Workshops, just prior to the contest, to share some cool building skills with children from across India.

There is no entry fee for either events.  It is open to children anywhere in India or outside. Next Lego Contest & Workshop is on Sunday August 9th, 2020 starting at 10.30am. Register online here: https://bit.ly/2RV76rh
Call us on 6290126203 or 8335075374

Schedule

  • Lego Hacks Workshop: Sunday 10.30am
  • Lego Contest: Sunday 11am. One session for all age groups. Judging will be done by age group.
  • Results declared online on Tuesday 11am:
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KolkataMakerspace/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makersloft_kol/

Award Categories

* Most Creative: original idea, out-of- box thinking
* Lego Ninja - Superior building techniques and proficiency with lego
* Brick Master - Skilled use of a variety of Lego parts to make an eye catching build
* Story Teller - There is a composition, the build tells a story, and is able to transport user into it
* Rising Star - Overall good, has strong potential

Rules

  • Contest shall take place over Zoom. 
  • Any child between age 4-15 can join
  • Only Lego can be used. Build time 30 minutes.
  • Winners will get their names and pictures showcased on MakersLoft Facebook,  Instagram page and website.
Register Online

All your questions answered below. Please read carefully.

How can I register?

You can register online at this link: https://bit.ly/2RV76rh

Will we need to keep the video on all the time?

No. Once the challenge is announced they can leave the meeting and start building. We will be available on Zoom if there are any questions. We trust that the build submitted will be the child's original work, made without any help from parents, instruction booklets or online resources. This is a unique opportunity for children to develop their creative abilities, think independently and learn how to give shape to their ideas - so please resist the urge to help them.

Can I help my child?

If your child is under the age of 6 years, you may explain the challenge to them. But we request you to not help them in any other way.  Do not suggest ideas to them - children are the most creative people, please let them dig within themselves to come up with ideas, even if it seems hard at first.  Also let them find Lego pieces by themselves - it will help them be independent and develop their confidence.

Can Duplo, Technic, Mindstorms be used?

Yes! There are about 2,350 different elements in the LEGO range – plus 52 different LEGO colours. You can also use parts from Lego Education sets like Mindstorms, WeDo, Duplo and or from themes sets like StarWars, Ninjago, Technic, Boost, City, Friends, Disney etc.

Do I need to dismantle Lego pieces?

YES!! All Lego pieces MUST be dismantled prior to use in the competition, except for mini-figures. Sorting the Lego pieces before hand would be helpful in planing the build and saving time on finding pieces.

Can I get a certificate of achievement?

Yes, we can provide a digital certificate. There is a small nominal fee for it. Please contact us on 8335075374 or 6290126203 to request a digital certificate for your child.

What is the judging criteria?

Note, this is a creativity contest. So there is no right or wrong answer. We want to see the child's interpretation of the theme and their original ideas, not influenced by parents or internet. The submitted models shall be evaluated on these dimensions:
Creativity: How original is it? Does it demonstrate out of box thinking?

Story-telling: Does it tell a story, is it a composition or standalone model

Complexity: How complicated is the build? Does the complexity add value.

Technique: Does the model display building techniques & skills with Lego

Who does the judging?

The winners of Lego contest will be selected in an unbiased manner by judges selected by MakersLoft. The decision of the judges will be final and no communication in this regard shall be entertained by MakersLoft or any of its associates and/or partners.

What do the kids have to make with Lego?

Every week a new challenge is announced over the Zoom meeting. Children have to use their creativity to build something that shows their interpretation of the challenge, in the given time. Using building instructions is NOT allowed. They can make a single object or a composition with multiple models that that tells a story. 

How can we show what the child has built?

You need to send us an email with the pictures of the model, your child's full name , age and less than 10 lines about the model at info@makersloft.in Sending video is optional.

Tips for taking pictures

Please ensure that there is proper lighting in the room and the background is clutter free when taking pictures of the model. Send a single email with 3-4 pictures of the Lego model with child's name, age and description to info@makersloft.in

Is there any size restriction? 

No there is no size restriction, you can make a model of any size.

Winners of Lego Contest on August 2, 2020
Participants from Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Gurugram, Bangalore, Panchkula, Madurai, Patna, Secunderabad, Noida

To view all entries from this week, click here https://bit.ly/2ELJNg3

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