Calling all budding aviation engineers and builders! Take flight and build an aviation or space inspired LEGO® brick model for our #AwesomeBricks challenge.

#AwesomeBricks

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Make an aviation model to win

This is a chance for LEGO® brick model makers of all ages to share their aviation themed models and aviation inspired constructions online. All you need to do is make an aviation themed LEGO® brick model, take a picture of it and share it with us on social media.

Your model could be a plane, helicopter, spaceship, airship or even a bird – as long as it can fly! Let your imagination soar!

#AwesomeBricks LEGO® brick aviation model challenge is running ahead of our new Awesome Bricks weekend event taking place from  26-27 August 2017 at the National Museum Flight, East Fortune Airfield.

Before you make your model, get inspiration by visiting our aviation collection at National Museum of Flight. Open every day this summer! Find out more about our collection of aircraft in our recently renovated Second World War hangars here.

  • Your LEGO® model could be a plane, helicopter, spaceship, airship or even a bird – as long as it can fly!

    Your LEGO® model could be a plane, helicopter, spaceship, airship or even a bird – as long as it can fly!
  • Kamov Kz-26 helicopter LEGO® aircraft model by Peter Dornbach © Dornbi on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dornbach/17356967714

    Kamov Kz-26 helicopter LEGO® aircraft model by Peter Dornbach © Dornbi on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dornbach/17356967714
  • Our #AwesomeBricks LEGO® aviation model challenge is open to all ages.

    Our #AwesomeBricks LEGO® aviation model challenge is open to all ages.
  • Rubik R-26 Góbé LEGO® aircraft model by Peter Dornbach © Dornbi on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dornbach/20473943290/in/photolist-xcdj3f-wwP5nC

    Rubik R-26 Góbé LEGO® aircraft model by Peter Dornbach © Dornbi on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dornbach/20473943290/in/photolist-xcdj3f-wwP5nC
  • Build an out of this world aircraft for space or earth flight in LEGO®

    Build an out of this world aircraft for space or earth flight in LEGO®
  • Selection of LEGO® aircraft models made by Peter Dornbach © Dornbi on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dornbach/11653632276

     Selection of LEGO® aircraft models made by Peter Dornbach © Dornbi on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dornbach/11653632276
  • Hot air balloon made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore

    Hot air balloon made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore

Age

The competition is open to anyone but those under 13 should get a parent or guardian to share their #AwesomeBricks model on their behalf on Twitter or Instagram. Those aged 13+ may share using their own Twitter and Instagram accounts.

How to enter

  • Make a LEGO® brick aviation themed
  • Write your name, Under 13 or 13+ and the #AwesomeBricks hashtag on a piece of paper and place this by your model and take a photograph of it.
  • Share this photograph with us on Twitter or Instagram (those under 13 should get a parent or guardian to share the image of their #AwesomeBricks model on their behalf).

Winners and prizes

Winners will be announced week commencing 21 August 2017 before the the #AwesomeBricks weekend and all entries will be shared on social media thereafter.

Under 13

One prize winner will receive a LEGO® brick model bundle.

Over 13

One prize winner will receive a LEGO® brick model bundle.

Terms and conditions

  • #AwesomeBrick LEGO® brick model aviation Models must be built by the person entering and be built with LEGO® bricks.  The models must have an aviation theme and must be submitted by Monday 7 August 2017.
  • Applicants can enter a maximum of 3 photos of their models.
  • The challenge is open to anyone excluding employees of National Museums Scotland, and anyone involved in running the challenge or anyone closely related to them. National Museums Scotland employees may share images but they will not be entered into the competition.
  • The #AwesomeBrick aviation model is free to enter.
  • You agree that if you enter a photograph of your #AwesomeBrick LEGO® brick  model, you will take part in and cooperate fully with reasonable publicity and to the use of your name and photograph in such publicity. 
  • Models must be original and made by the person entering the competition. Those images suspected of copying or plagiarism will be disqualified. 

Judging, prizes and announcment of winners

  • Winners of a category and highly commended will be contacted by direct message on either Twitter or Instagram by Friday 18 August 2017
  • Winners of categories and highly commended will be announced and shared on www.nms.ac.uk and National Museums Scotland’s social media channels Twitter, Instagram and Facebook from 21 August 2017
  • The judging panel will be made up of National Museums Scotland staff and LEGO® brick builder Warren Elsmore
  • The decision of the organisers on all matters relating to the competition is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the competitions judging and organisation
  • National Museums Scotland reserves the right to substitute prizes.  No alternative, cash or otherwise, will be given for any prizes.

Copyright usage rights

  • You must be the sole author and owner of the copyright for all images entered. You will retain copyright of your entries at all times and be credited alongside your picture
  • By entering your images of your LEGO® model into the competition, you grant free permission to National Museums Scotland for a non-exclusive licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the images for inclusion on the National Museums Scotland website and social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Flickr.  Model makers will be credited alongside the images of their work
  • Usage for winning photographs will be limited to 2 years after the winners are announced
  • The information you provide will be collected and stored by National Museums Scotland, and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Action 1998.  We will only use your information for the purposes of administration of the Challenge (including publishing your name and region if you are the winner) and any other purposes to which you have consented. We will not pass your details on to any third party.

 

Header image: Supermarine Spitfire MkVb LEGO® aircraft model by Peter Dornbach © Dornbi on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dornbach/8721453494 

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