Themes

Architecture

Replicas of notable buildings or new creations of architectural inspiration.

Trophies:

Best in Architecture

Architecture Inside Out (Best Collaborative Build)

Collaborative Build:

What’s in your building? Architecture is not only exterior, but interior as well.  Show your best interior Architecture via full room dioramas. The more detail the better.

Art

Amazing creations of color and form; all from the brick.

Trophies:

Best Sculpture

Best Mosaic

Best Vignette

Most Collaborative Mosaic Quilter (Best Collaborative Build)

Collaborative Build:

This year’s Collaborative Mosaic Quilt build will be based on the theme “Not LEGO” and each square will feature builders’ favorite childhood toys that are not LEGO (but will be made of LEGO, obviously.)

Battle

Replicas of battle scenes, past, modern, and future.

Trophies:

Commander       (Best unit or battle)

Quartermaster  (Best vehicle, artillery, or equipment)

Sapper  (Best battlefield, fortifications, or damage)

Bionicle

Creatures and figures from Bionicle and Hero Factory elements.

Trophies:

Best Humanoid

Best Non-Humanoid

Most Creative Use of Parts

Castle/Pirates

Original medieval scenes from the age of adventure; wizards, knights, castles, villages, and pirates.

Trophies:

Castellan              (Best fortification)

Chronicler           (Best medieval storytelling or slice of life)

Commodore      (Best ship or armada)

Classic

The classic sets and creations from our childhood, built again for all to see.

Trophies:

Puttin’ on the Remix       (Best modern update of a classic build)

Theme Bender! (Best theme crossed classic build)

Collaborative Build:

Classic Museum: Lego kits evolve over time; bring as many of the same type of kit as possible to show how Lego has changed over time.  Police Stations, Fire Stations, and Gas Stations are always part of Lego’s catalog, bring the variations over time.

Cosplay

Costumes as our favorite Lego characters or build out of Lego itself.

Trophies:

Best Wearable MOC

Best Lego-Themed Cosplay

Mecha

Mechanical characters and mechanized suits of armor.

Trophies:

And The Winner Is….      (The Mech that is most likely to win the 1,000 Stud Race. A Minifig pilot must be visible, otherwise he or she can’t see the race course)

Best Non-Humanoid Mech           (A non-two legged mech, but instead uses multiple legs, wheels, or never touches the ground)

Best in Mech

Collaborative Build:

1000 Stud Race: Only the fastest Mech will win in this race.

Microscale

Cities, ships, castles; all of tiny proportions.

Trophies:

Best Micro in Theme      (Some micro assembly required)

Give Me A Hand                (Best use of minifig hands)

Micro-ing A Scene           (More than a MOC, best MOC in a scene)

Mixed

Lego creations so unique and amazing as to defy classification.

Trophies:

A Part From The Crowd (Most innovative use of element(s) in a MOC.)

Very Very Varied (Most likely to give President Business a heart attack (MOC which best embraces the “Mixed” theme))

A Sorted Affair  (MOC which tells the best story / brings the scene to life)

Photography

Capturing images of Lego in a new medium.

Trophies:

Best Photograph

Most Promising New Photographer

Pop Culture

Creations inspired by movies, video games, and other pop culture phenomena.

Trophies:

Innovative Individual (Best character design)

Laudable Landscape (Best scenery design)

Radical Racer (Best vehicle design)

Remarkably Recognizable (Most recognized by public)

Space

Spaceships, moon bases, alien vessels, distant colonies, and other original sci-fi creations.

Trophies:

Spacers Gonna Space (Most radical space creation)

Rainbowtron (Most colorful or happy space creation)

FriendSHIP (Most peaceful space interaction or collaborative build)

Resistance isn’t Futile (Best defended space creation)

Star Wars

All things Star Wars.

Trophies:

A New Hope

The Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

Steampunk

Sophisticated technological constructs built with gears and wood.

Trophies:

Most Fantabulous            (Best in Steampunk)

Steamiest Steamer          (Best Vehicle)

Key to the Burg (Best in Streets of Brass)

Collaborative Build:

Streets of Brass- a community of Steampunk buildings

Superheroes

Creations featuring men and women with powers beyond mere mortals.

Trophies:

Brick Crusader (Best in Superheroes)

Criminal Mastermind (2nd Best in Superheroes)

Good in a Crisis (Best in Crisis Collaboration)

Technic

Gears, axels, and linkages that allow these creations to move and flex.

Trophies:

Technical Achievement (Best Technic build)

Technicality (Crazy, fun or otherwise over-the top Technic build)

Grand Ball (Best GBC build)

Easy as GBC (Crazy, fun or otherwise over-the-top GBC build)

Town & Train

Modern age cities and railroad.

Trophies:

Best Big Building

Best Small Building

Best Vehicle

Best Train

Best Scenic