LEGO Contest Round-Up for April 2024

A new month is upon us which means more competitive building! Are you ready? Here’s the latest bunch of LEGO contests and challenges from all around the AFOL community for April 2024 to help you find some inspiration and motivation to build! There’s nothing quite like a theme or a prompt to take you out of your comfort zone and give you something new to try. Besides, contests are the perfect place to interact with other contestants and judges and get to know your fellow builders. And if you’re like me, a deadline helps make sure you actually finish!

We’ve listed them in order of deadline so you can plan your building time to the best advantage. Make sure to check the LEGO activity calendar for local challenges and events near you. Here at BrickNerd, some of our fondest memories, greatest building achievements, coolest trophies, and best friendships came from LEGO contests, so we really hope you try some of these out. We look forward to seeing what you build!

The Adorabuild

The AdoraBuild has arrived, the ultimate LEGO celebration of all things cute and cuddly! We are challenging you to build your most charming, heartwarming, and adorable creations. We’re looking for builds that make us smile and go “Aww!” at first sight.

You can build in three categories: 1. Cuddly Characters, 2. Small Scale, and 3. Sweet Scenes. Enter them all and you can win the title of Master AdoraBuilder!

Deadline: April 30th

Prizes: There are tons of amazing prizes up for grabs including 43249 Stitch, 43226 Disney Duos, 10329 Tiny Plants, 76217 I am Groot, 41757 Botanical Garden, 71453 Izzie and Bunchu the Bunny, 40712 Micro Rocket Lanchpad, 5008785 Blue Astornaut Plush, a BrickNerd swag box, and Golden Nerdly Trophy!

Where to enter: Flickr or Instagram (or via email)

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Medieval March Contest

Build a market stall and create a medieval minifig for the Medieval Town Square. The set already has a cheese vendor, but what about a fur trader? Or a mead brewer? Or a wizarding wares supplier? Build and photograph your own medieval market stall out of LEGO bricks and take a photo of it outdoors.

And what’s a town without townies? For minifig fans, take a medieval minifig portrait in an appropriate environment.

Deadline: April 7th

Prize: 10332 Medieval Town Square, 21343 Viking Village, and two copies of the 31120 Medieval Castle

Where to enter: Instagram, Reddit, or Discord

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A Storm Brewing BOBS Challenge

Strange events have been taking place in the New Haven sea—ships gone missing, unusual weather patterns, kraaken sightings, and billowing volcanoes—and now it’s the bravest of the brave who are venturing out to find out what’s up! Dive into the world of the Brick Seas as they prepare to launch into Era III!

Deadline: April 7th

Prize: First place winners in both categories will get their choice from four custom Brethren of the Brick Seas faction minifigures commissioned from Rocky Mountain Minifigs. Second place winners in each category will get to choose from the remaining prize figures not selected by the first place winners.

Where to enter: Eurobricks

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If We Could Turn Back Time

This challenge is all about the 80s! There are so many iconic TV shows and films from that era. With a huge amount of nostalgia, build submissions that celebrate these shows and films using good old LEGO bricks.

There must be a retro show or film you love from that era that inspires you. A cult classic, something from your childhood, or an old-school action-packed adventure!

Deadline: April 9th (very early in the morning, don’t miss it!)

Prize: Your build made into an official set, 10 copies of that set, 21314 Tron: Legacy, 21328 Seinfeld, and 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine 

Where to enter: LEGO Ideas

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BrickLink Studio’s Castle Reimagined Activity

Decades after the LEGO Castle kingdom was founded, several factions are flourishing. But Majisto the Wizard senses a new faction rising. Who will compete with these icons of LEGO history? The choice is yours! Design the ultimate castle of your choice for an existing LEGO Castle faction like the Fright Knights or build one for your own original civilization.

Non-traditional castle designs are welcome, whether that means a rare color or some crazy architecture. Maximum of 300 parts. The part limit doesn’t mean your castle has to be microscale – feel free to build a Minifigure-scale section of a castle, like 6075 Wolfpack Tower. There’s a lot you can do with 300 bricks!

Deadline: April 22nd

Prize: Just the fun of playing with the bricks!

Where to enter: BrickLink

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Building a Legend

Celebrate Ayrton Senna and the McLaren MP4/4 with the new LEGO Ideas challenge! Your builds should include the MP4/4 and Ayrton Senna, though only generic minfigures are allowed.

Deadline: April 23rd

Prize: One grand prize winner will receive 10330 McLaren MP4/4, 10326 Natural History Museum, 10320 Eldorado Fort, 76919 2023 McLaren Formula 1 Car, 42169 NEOM McLaren Formula E Racing Car, and a prize package of McLaren goodies! Two runner-ups will also receive 10330 Mclaren MP4/4, 42141 McLaren Formula 1, Racing Car, and 76919 2023 Mclaren Formula 1 Car.

Where to enter: LEGO Ideas

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Ideas Gift with Purchase Challenge

If you received a free LEGO set with one of your future purchases what would it look like?

Right now, we’re calling on YOU to design a unique and captivating Gift with Purchase set that will wow fans around the world. Whether it’s a miniature creature, a whimsical vehicle, a charming character, or anything else you can imagine, the sky is (almost) the limit! We want to see your ingenuity shine as you craft a set that not only delights with its build but also captures the essence of LEGO magic and your dreams.

Submissions should use between 150 – 250 elements.

Deadline: April 24th

Prize: Have your submission turned into an actual LEGO GWP set, receive 10 copies of the final set, and 21348 Dungeons & Dragons, 21347 Red Telephone Box, 21346 Family Tree, 21345 Polaroid Camera, and 40712 Micro Rocket Launchpad. Runner-up winners will recieve 21348 Dungeons & Dragons and 40712 Micro Rocket Launchpad.

Where to enter: LEGO Ideas

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BrickCentral Music in Me Challenge

It is April, and this month’s BrickCentral theme is the music that is in you. Karaoke? Under shower singing? A collection of 1,001 guitars? Late night banjo concert? Create photographs that center on music that inspires you.

Deadline: April 28th

Prizes: Just the fun of building with LEGO!

Where to enter: BrickCentral Discord

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Build Your Challenge

Tips and Bricks is co-hosting a building challenge with Justin Brady-Joyner (@BradyJoynerBricks) to celebrate the launch of @TipsAndBuilds, the new Instagram channel dedicated to your LEGO creations!

Build a story representing a challenge that you have faced or overcome for a chance to win one of six exciting LEGO sets!

Deadline: April 29th

Prize: There are six great LEGO sets to be won, pictured here!

Where to enter: Instagram

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BrickLink Designer Program

Participate in Series 5 of the BrickLink Designer Program to have the chance to get your build produced and sold as a BrickLink exclusive set.

Deadline: Submission intake starts in May

Prize: Have your build turned into a BrickLink Designer set!

Where to enter: BrickLink

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RogueOlympics 2024

How madly creative can you get with 101 bricks? RogueOlypmics is back to test your building skills, endurance, and imagination… coming soon!

Deadline: Began on March 15th with 8 rounds that last 7 days each. Come watch the fun!

Prizes: First prize 80044 Monkie Kid’s Team Hideout. Second prize 21342 The Insect Collection. Third prize 31154 Forest Animals: Red Fox with prizes for the remaining best-scoring candidates.

Where to enter: RogueBricks

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Happy building! See you here next month for our next LEGO community contest list. And if you would like us to add a contest, please email

What are your experiences with LEGO contests? Are there any you know of that we missed? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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