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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!


2015 LEGO_Rama Winners

Ages 4-6

First: Violet Petersen, “LEGO Ships”

Second: Lydia Specer, “Hero Elf”

Third: Conan Tapia, “Super Seahawks”

Ages 7-10

First: Ava Mendoza, “Celpman’s Seastar”

Second: Claton Scott Hallett Wilde, “Dragon and Phoenix”

Third: Joshua Thomas Averett, “Captain Silver”

Ages 11-13

First: Isaac Babin, “The Robot Factory”

Second: Noah Helmick, “Shabang’s Lair”

Third: Kendyl Dickinson, “Halo and Dino Man vs. Doom”

People's Choice Award

First: Ryan Simonet, Age 9, “War of Heroes"

Winners of the 2015 LEGO-Rama.

2010 LEGO-Rama Winners

Ages 4-6

First: Joey Clark

Second: Ethan Schwegal

Third: David Nieman

Ages 7-10

First: Evan Seibert

Second: Ian Fleming

Third: Zach Schmitt.

Ages 11-13

First: Easton Gervais

Second: Richard Warner

Third: Phillip McDaniel 

People’s Choice

First: Easton Gervais

Second: Evan Siebert

Third: Matthew Robinson

2008 LEGO-Rama Winners

Best of Show

Josiah Hummel

13-14 Years Old

First Place: Elijah Ghodsee

Second Place: Andrew Hoskings

11-12 Years Old

First Place: Vanya Hummel

Second Place: Gibbons and Jackson Hightower (joint project)

Third Place: Sam Hourland

9-10 Years Old

First Place: Philip McDaniel

Second Place: Garett Oetkin

Third Place (tie): Andy Jakubek and Ben Macomber

7-8 Years Old

First Place: Landon Moulding

Second Place: Bridger Roger

Third Place (tie): Hunter Bell and Damon Schafer

5-6 Years Old

First Place: Josiah Hummel

Second Place: Cade McConnachie

Third Place: Riley Tenney

2007 LEGO-Rama Winners

Design Contest Winners

(All on the Non-mechanized Category)

13-14 Years Old

First Place: Ben Thruman

11-12 Years Old

First Place: Kevin Hill

Second Place: Dirk Seymour

Third Place: Romulus Cansino

9-10 Years Old

First Place: Vanya Hummel

Second Place: Caleb Stedman

Third Place: Joseph Hoisington

7-8 Years Old

First Place (tie): Connor Kelley and James Turpen

Second Place: Andy Stedman

5-6 Years Old

First Place: Josiah Hummel

Second Place: Bridger Rogers

Third Place: Melina Smith

(There were no Mechanized entries.)