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The Brick Badge Contest

 

It's the symbol of Lego conventions worldwide: the brick badge. It takes the badge ribbon seen at countless non-brick conventions and puts a buildable spin on it. Not only can you tell everyone what your name is, you can tell them who you are; where you're from, what groups you belong to, your favourite themes, what cons you've been to, your stance on Galidor...

But why stop at words? Your badge is made of Lego! You can customize the whole dang thing! Build on top, below, within, behind, and two inches in front of your badge bricks with the mini creations that express who you are! Think past the engraved brick and look to the rest of your collection to make a badge that's truly yours, and you could win fantastic prizes!

That's right, this convention is all about customizing your brick badge. Take those bricks you've collected over the years (or use 1x8s as stand-ins if you haven't been yet) and just go absolutely wild with building on your badge. I'd recommend sticking to a creation you could possibly wear on your own human body, though, but I'll leave it up to you what you can manage.

Speaking of your own human body: if you're going to be at Brickfair North Carolina the weekend of March 23, why not pop by with your fancy badge? You could get to show it off on BZP's social media accounts, and maybe even get some free Lego (supplies limited) for your trouble! We'll have more details closer to the convention, so stay tuned!

So go ahead and let us know: who are you?

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You have from now until Sunday, March 10th at 11:59 PM Eastern to submit your entry. To submit your entry, just use this handy form. Only one entry per person, please!

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Voting:

Preliminary Voting begins March 12th and ends March 15th at 11:59 P.M. EST.
Final Voting begins March 15th and ends March 17th at 11:59 P.M. EST.
The contest winner and final voting results will be posted in a separate thread on March 18th.

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Rules:

1. Modified Lego elements and non-Lego components are permitted. It's a short contest otherwise! Don't abuse this rule, though; it's still a Lego building contest, after all.

2. You can edit your entry picture to remove any identifying details from your badge you'd like. We're here for the decoration, so you shouldn't have to broadcast your info to participate. You can also use blank 1x8 bricks to stand in for engraved bricks.

3. One entry per person, please. If you've entered but wish to withdraw your entry, you will not be able to re-enter with a new badge. If you've been disqualified, you will not be able to re-enter.

4. Keep it clean, keep it civil. No flaming, no whining. Unsporting conduct will just get you disqualified.

5. Campaigning for votes (mass-PMing, etc), using multiple accounts to skew voting, and sundry other methods of cheating are only going to end in tears for you. Trust us: we'll know when you're doing it.

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Prizes:

The first-place winner will receive a 75532 Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike and 75121 Imperial Death Trooper. The second-place winner will receive a 75111 Darth Vader and 75531 Stormtrooper Commander. The third-place winner will receive a 75117 Kylo Ren and 75529 Elite Praetorian Guard. Thanks to LEGO for the prizes!

(Note: Unless specifically requested, all sets will be shipped without boxes.)

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Contest Host:
Tufi Piyufi


Get out there and build already!

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Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!

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Hmm, I just built up my badge in preparation for the March conventions. I don't think it's impressive enough to win anything, but I don't really want to make any major modifications to it since I'm pretty pleased with it currently - I suppose I'll just enter it as-is, maybe with some slight tweaking.

 

Just one question:

1. Modified Lego elements and non-Lego components are permitted. It's a short contest otherwise! Don't abuse this rule, though; it's still a Lego building contest, after all.

So we can put literally anything - Lego or otherwise - on our badge? Seems a bit unorthodox. Is there a (rough) ratio of Lego to non-Lego that would disqualify an entry (similar to the usual 85/15 constraction-to-System ratio for BBC contests)?

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Hmm, I just built up my badge in preparation for the March conventions. I don't think it's impressive enough to win anything, but I don't really want to make any major modifications to it since I'm pretty pleased with it currently - I suppose I'll just enter it as-is, maybe with some slight tweaking.

 

Just one question:

1. Modified Lego elements and non-Lego components are permitted. It's a short contest otherwise! Don't abuse this rule, though; it's still a Lego building contest, after all.

So we can put literally anything - Lego or otherwise - on our badge? Seems a bit unorthodox. Is there a (rough) ratio of Lego to non-Lego that would disqualify an entry (similar to the usual 85/15 constraction-to-System ratio for BBC contests)?

 

I changed the rule this time around on account of you're going to have things like magnets and such to make it a wearable badge. I'd say any non-essential use of non-Lego components is going to attract scrutiny.

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Hmm, I just built up my badge in preparation for the March conventions. I don't think it's impressive enough to win anything, but I don't really want to make any major modifications to it since I'm pretty pleased with it currently - I suppose I'll just enter it as-is, maybe with some slight tweaking.

 

Just one question:

1. Modified Lego elements and non-Lego components are permitted. It's a short contest otherwise! Don't abuse this rule, though; it's still a Lego building contest, after all.

So we can put literally anything - Lego or otherwise - on our badge? Seems a bit unorthodox. Is there a (rough) ratio of Lego to non-Lego that would disqualify an entry (similar to the usual 85/15 constraction-to-System ratio for BBC contests)?

 

I changed the rule this time around on account of you're going to have things like magnets and such to make it a wearable badge. I'd say any non-essential use of non-Lego components is going to attract scrutiny.

 

Gotcha, that makes sense.

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Alright, folks, we're extending the deadline to Sunday, March 24 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Get to it!


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Are we allowed to use custom printed tiles (specifically the ones BrickFair provides to exhibitors, since they're common on badges)?

Absolutely!


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Speaking of your own human body: if you're going to be at Brickfair North Carolina the weekend of March 23, why not pop by with your fancy badge? You could get to show it off on BZP's social media accounts, and maybe even get some free Lego (supplies limited) for your trouble! We'll have more details closer to the convention, so stay tuned!

If you'll be at BrickFair North Carolina between Thursday and Sunday, come find me and show off your badge for a free collectible minifigure (while supplies last)!

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And that's it for the entry period. See you soon for voting!


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