LEGO® Contest

Lego Contest is an online Zoom based weekly contest for children between 4-15 years of age. It is an initiative by MakersLoft to lift the spirits of children during coronavirus lockdown. There is no entry fee. 

JUDGING CRITERIA:

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 and skills with Lego

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Schedule

  • LIVE Contest: Every Saturday 5pm. One session for all age groups. Judging will be done by age group: 4-6, 7-9, 10-15 years.
  • Results declared online: Sunday 5pm on 
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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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. Parents MUST not help the child in any way, not even to sort of find parts. This is a unique chance for children to learn how to think on their feet independently, how to ideate and give shape to their ideas.

Can I help my child understand the challenge?

Yes absolutely, parents can explain the challenge to their child for ages 4-10 years. But you should not assist them in building.

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.

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 less than 30 minutes. Using building instructions is NOT allowed.They can make a single object or a composition with multiple models that that tells a story. 

Is there any size restriction? 

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

How can we show what the child has built?

You need to send us an email with the picture of the model, your child's full name , age and less than 10 lines about the model at info@makersloft.in by 6pm on Saturday.

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 before 6pm on Saturday.

Can I send a video?

Video is not required. Just send us good images of the model with proper description of what the child has made. Also send us a few lines explaining the idea behind the model.

Winners of Lego Contest May 30, 2020
Participants from Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Patna, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Pondicherry

To view all entries from this week, visit: https://bit.ly/2ZRRHNf

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