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For kids who love to build!

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LEGO project contests for age groups 4-13!

  • Non-judged Exhibition Category for ages 14 and up!
  • Guest speakers
  • Building Contests!
  • LEGO-themed Refreshments!

LEGO-rama Rules

Challenge Theme for 2017: “Build a Better World.” Create an invention or a scenario that would make the world a better place to live. Write a brief background story to exhibit with your entry. (Competitors who have not yet learned to write can dictate their story to someone who can.)

  • Original Projects: One entry per participant, please. Entries must be participant-built. (No adult assistance.) Judging will be in age categories of 4-7, 8-10 and 11-13. Entries should be original designs created by the participant rather than just assembled kits created by LEGO (or similar company). Entries must have a footprint (the space occupied on the table) no larger than 15x15 inches. Non-LEGO parts are permitted, but must be building parts that are LEGO-compatible. Judged projects cannot be motorized or computer enhanced. (See Exhibition Category below) Lights are allowed but participants must provide their own power source (batteries). Participants should have an exhibit card showing: The Entry Title, The Builder’s Name, and the Builder’s Age. Entries should be assembled before being brought to the library.
  • Judging: A panel of judges recruited by the LEGO Leader will select the top three winners in each age group. A “People’s Choice” entry will be chosen by the audience. Each participant and audience member will be given one ballot to place in the ballot box. Entries may be brought to the library beginning at 10:30 a.m.. Judging and voting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and cease at 12:15 p.m.
  • Exhibition Category: Participants 14 years old and up are invited to display their original designs, but will not be included in the judging or voting for prizes. Limited to a 15X15-inch footprint. Motorized and computer-enhanced displays must provide own power supply.

The goal of LEGO-Rama is to have fun and learn a little about building techniques.  For this reason we encourage parents and other adults to allow their children to design and build their contest entries using their own imaginations and skills so participants can compete on an equal footing.  Thank you!