Eurobricks Xmas Raffle 2018
As the holidays draw near, Eurobricks hosts its annual Xmas raffle.
This year all you have to do to enter is create a small build based around how you think Santa should look.
Take a picture of your model and post it in the entry thread before November 29th to get yourself a chance at winning some brand new minifigures!
The draw is completely random, and each year there are loads of winners!
Full details can be found on Eurobricks.

LEGO Ideas Build an Add-on Contest
There is quite a unique contest open on LEGO Ideas now:
Do you ever just feel the need to add something to an existing LEGO set to make it even cooler? Now we invite you to use your creative skills by building an add-on to the A-model of any 2018 LEGO Creator 3in1 product. Your add-on can be small or big, as long as it gives the product the ultimate coolness! Here is the chance to activate your LEGO bin and think outside of the box.

As you might expect, the prizes include plenty of LEGO Creator sets.
One Grand Prize winner will receive:
Full 2018 LEGO Creator 3in1 assortment
- 31071 Drone Explorer, 31076 Daredevil Stunt Plane, 31072 Extreme Engines, 31073 Mythical Creatures, 31081 Modular Skate House, 31074 Rocket Rally Car, 31075 Outback Adventures, 31080 Modular Winter Vacation, 31079 Sunshine Surfer Van, 31083 Cruising Adventures, 31085 Mobile Stunt Truck, 31084 Roller Coaster Adventure, 31077 Modular Sweet Surprises
Selected 2017 LEGO Creator 3in1 sets
- 31067 Modular Poolside Holiday, 31068 Modular Modern Home, 31069 Modular Family Villa
LEGO Creator 3in1 T-shirt
LEGO Creator 3in1 frame by LEGO designer
Winner’s certificate

Two Runner-Up winners will each receive:
Full LEGO Creator 3in1 2HY 2018 assortment and two LEGO Creator 3in1 1HY 2018 sets
- 31079 Sunshine Surfer Van, 31073 Mythical Creatures, 31083 Cruising Adventures, 31085 Mobile Stunt Truck, 31084 Roller Coaster Adventure, 31077 Modular Sweet Surprises, 31066 Space Shuttle Explorer
LEGO Creator 3in1 t-shirt
Winner’s certificate

One Bonus winner will receive:
Full LEGO Creator 3in1 2HY 2018 assortment
- 31083 Cruising Adventures, 31085 Mobile Stunt Truck, 31084 Roller Coaster Adventure, 31077 Modular Sweet Surprises

The deadline for submissions is December 4th, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST.
Find the full details and see what entries have been submitted so far on LEGO Ideas.

Flying Carpet Tutorial
Today we’ll be taking a look at what goes into making a flying carpet* like those used in my
Fabled Fortress of Al-Danah build. Let’s get to it!

*Note: These carpets are not capable of actually flying, and under no circumstances should one use them to attempt flight. All appearances of flying are illusions. Failure to heed these warnings could result in serious injury or brick separation.


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Ideas James Bond Contest
LEGO Ideas has a new contest, this time centered around the world of James Bond!

"“What would James Bond do?”. Ask yourself that as you tackle our 007 Building Challenge where we invite you to Build Something Spectacular from the world of 007! What we’re looking for is a creative build that really embodies the spirit of the James Bond universe. It could be your favourite iconic movie scene, landmark or vehicle, an emblem or motif, or a gadget-filled tribute to Q the ultimate creative genius. Whatever it is, it should be unmistakeably Bond in LEGO bricks!
So, come on, what are you waiting for?"


There is one grand prize winner:
- 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5
- Poster with an outline of the car signed by the LEGO Designer
- 10220 Camper Van
- 10242 MINI Cooper
- 10252 VW Beetle
- 10258 London Bus
- 10263 Winter Village Fire Station
And two runner up awards:
- 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5
- 10258 London Bus
- 10263 Winter Village Fire Station
If that's not enough to get your interest, there's a bonus winner too:
- 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5
The deadline is November 27th, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST. Read the full details on LEGO Ideas.

Colossal Castle Contest XVI
It's that time of year again! The time when all Castle builders are irresistibly drawn to the longest running contest in the LEGO community: the Colossal Castle Contest.

As the name indicates, the Colossal Castle Contest is a large scale castle themed competition. This is the 16th year the CCC has been going at classic-castle.com, and it's always hugely popular. If you like building Castle, or just want to see loads of amazing builds, pay close attention to this contest.
It runs from November 1st through December 31st, and usually has 10-12 categories each year.

John and I are particularly fond of the CCC as it played a large role in getting us involved with the online LEGO community. As such, we've created a Flickr gallery (and will be starting a second) with 500 photos - all of past CCC entries we found inspiring.

Keep reading to see a small collection of entries from past years.


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