For years Lego Ideas has let the Lego community submit their own set ideas, with the hopes that the masses will see fit to show Lego they'd be worth turning into real sets. Now, though, Lego is running something a little bit different. There's a new competition running on Lego Ideas, and it wants people to submit add-ons for an existing Creator 3-in-1 set.
For those that don't know, Creator 3-in-2 is one of Lego's themes, and in each box you can use the pieces to build three distinct sets. The Pirate Roller Coaster, for example, can be torn apart and turned into two other track-based theme park rides. Just in case you get bored of the original, or fancy a go at building something news.
The goal of the competition is to develop an add-on for any of the 3-in-1 sets that have been released during 2018. According to Lego "your add-on can be small or big, as long as it gives the product the ultimate coolness!". You can just tell this sentence was written by an adult struggling to relate to children, but you get the idea.
The add-on can be built with real bricks or a digital building tool, but Lego really encourages people to make the thing with your own hands. Once built you'll need to submit up to five photos, showcasing the different angles of the build and whatever special functions it may have. Naturally it will need a title, short description, and a note mentioning which set it's designed for.
The grand prize will go to one person, who will get all the 3-in-1 sets released during 2018, a number of sets from 2017, a t short, a special frame designed by one of the 3-in-1 design team, and a winner's certificate. There are also prizes for two runner's up and one special 'bonus winner'. The rundown of all three prizes are listed on the competition page.
You have until 11am GMT on 6th December to submit your entry, with judging due to take place shortly thereafter. Winners will be notified by 18h December, and presumably the world will be able to see what they've come up with. Entries have to be submitted on the competition page, which also has all the terms and conditions for you to read.