The Big Bioni-Castle Contest
Here's a very unique contest! Rarely do the themes Castle and Bionicle cross paths, but this contest asks builders to mash them together into new unique models.
Open through November 15th, there are three prizes up for grabs:
The Grand Ultimate Bioni-Castle Builder:
Chosen by Anthony Wilson, will receive a sealed 8697 Toa Ignika, a sealed 8791 Sir Danju (Knights Kingdom), a NYCC Trans-clear hau, and a 2019 $20 USD set of their choice.

Bionicle Builders Choice
Chosen by Cezium, will receive a sealed 8911 Toa Mahri Jaller and a 2019 $20 USD set of their choice.

Castle Builders Choice
Chosen by Grant Davis, will receive a sealed 8778 Knights Kingdom Border Ambush and a 2019 $20 USD set of their choice.


You can submit entries on Flickr, Twitter, or Instagram and there are no limits on how you incorporate System or Bionicle elements into your builds.

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70676 Lloyd's Titan Mech Alt-Build Challenge
This challenge is based on showing how much creativity can be expressed, even when you only have a single set to work with!
Eight InnovaLUG members each used a single copy of set 70676 Lloyd's Titan Mech to create an original model.
We didn't share any pictures with each other until all the builds were completed, and the variety of scenes built shows just how limitless the LEGO system is, even when working with a very limited parts selection.

Keep reading to see all the builds, and cast your vote on which is best!


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Ideas Build a Vintage Car Contest
If building rides of the future wasn't your thing, how about a vintage car? You have a chance to see your design become an official Gift with Purchase set, so make your entry count!

"Fancy creating one of the next official LEGO Gift with Purchase sets? Once again, we’re asking for your help, as we’re looking for a vintage car that could cruise the streets of LEGO Modular Buildings, so start your creative engines!"
Six studs wide, eighteen studs long, and ten bricks high are the maximum dimensions, so every piece will count for this contest.
As is becoming the new standard for Ideas contests, after fifteen finalists are selected the winner will be decided by popular vote.
Don't miss the deadline: November 20th, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. EST. 

The grand prize winner will not only get an exclusive opportunity to have their model transformed into a new LEGO Gift with Purchase set, but will also walk away with these fun sets: LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage, LEGO Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner, LEGO 40274 Mr. & Mrs. Claus (2018 BrickHeadz set), LEGO 5005254 Harry Potter Excl Minifigure Set (2018 Gift with purchase), LEGO 5005255 Jurassic World Excl Minifigure Set (2018 Gift with purchase), LEGO 40335 Space Rocket Ride (2019 Gift with purchase), LEGO 40334 Avengers Tower (2019 Gift with purchase), LEGO 40338 Christmas Tree (2019 Gift with purchase), plus a LEGO Ideas Tote Bag.

Prizes are out there for five runner ups too: LEGO Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner, LEGO 40335 Space Rocket Ride (2019 Gift with Purchase), and a LEGO Ideas Tote Bag.

Interested in entering? Don't forget to read the fine print on LEGO Ideas!

Ideas Build an Epic Ride for the Future Contest
Ever wondered what motorcycles will look like in the future?
Now's your chance to show what they could become, as an entry for the latest Ideas contest.

"Show us what you think a future Harley-Davidson motorcycle could look like and remember to include all the cool features you can think of in LEGO bricks of course!"
Unlike most Ideas contests the winners will be decided by a public vote after having the top 20 entries selected by the judges.
The contest deadline is October 9th, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. EST.
One Grand Prize winner will receive: 10269 LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson; 10265 LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang; 10264 LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage; $500 shopping spree on shop.LEGO.com; $1,000 Harley-Davidson shopping spree at an authorized Harley-Davidson Dealership or on h-d.com/store where available; Harley-Davidson Originals Cardigan Sweater directly from the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

Two Runner Up winners will each receive: 10269 LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson; 10265 LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang; $250 shopping spree on shop.LEGO.com; $500 Harley-Davidson shopping spree at an authorized Harley-Davidson Dealership or on h-d.com/store where available; Harley-Davidson Originals Cardigan Sweater directly from the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

See all the details and submit your entry on LEGO Ideas.

Meet Gareth Gidman
Not long ago we had a blast interviewing LEGO fan John Klapheke, and today we’re back with another interview, this time with InnovaLUG member Gareth Gidman. You can see more of Gareth’s work on his Flickr photostream. That said, let’s jump right into Gareth’s fresh perspective on the LEGO hobby!


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