5th Annual LEGO Building Contest

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Dates, Locations

Oshtemo Branch Library

  • Entry Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2016, 5 pm
  • Display and Voting: Saturday, August 6
  • Winners Announced: Monday, August 8

Central Library

  • Entry Deadline: Friday, August 12, 2016, 5 pm
  • Display and Voting: Saturday, August 13
  • Winners Announced: Monday, August 15

Show off your LEGO building skills!

Enter your original LEGO creations in the Kalamazoo Public Library LEGO Building Contest! Enter one of two separate contests; Central Library or Oshtemo Branch Library. Open to all according to age bracket*.

LEGO creations will be displayed for public voting on the designated dates during normal open hours. Winners will be announced on the KPL website and social media.

2016 Central Library Winners!! New!

Here are the winners of the 2016 LEGO Contest at Central Library (by age category):

0 – 5 years

  • 1st place: Elizabeth C.
  • 2nd place: Levi N.
  • 3rd place: Brayden W.

6 – 8 years

  • 1st place: Ashlyn T.
  • 2nd place (tie): Luke S. & Bryce R.

9 – 11 years

  • 1st place: Payden P.
  • 2nd place: Nick J.
  • 3rd place: Lydia D.

12 – 14 years

  • 1st place: Max R.
  • 2nd place: Evan T.
  • 3rd place: Natalie B.

15 – 18 years

  • 1st place: Joel W.
  • 2nd place: Colin V.
  • 3rd place: Joel B.

19+ years

  • 1st place: Nick and Kathy J.
  • 2nd place: John, Payden and Gavin R.
  • 3rd place: Jessica B.

 

Congratulations to ALL of this year’s contestants and winners!

2016 Oshtemo Branch Winners!! New!

Here are the winners of the 2016 LEGO Contest at Oshtemo Branch Library (by age category):

0 – 5 years

  • 1st place: Levi N.
  • 2nd place: Yechan H.
  • 3rd place: Manuk W.

6 – 8 years

  • 1st place: Alex P.
  • 2nd place: Kasun W.
  • 3rd place (tie): Lucas S. & Max K.

9 – 11 years

  • 1st place: Lucas P.
  • 2nd place: Elise D.
  • 3rd place: Asher B.

12 – 14 years

  • 1st place: Ben E.

15 – 18 years

  • 1st place: Joel W.
  • 2nd place: Joel B.

19+ years

  • 1st place: William B.
  • 2nd place: Shane R.

 

Congratulations to ALL of this year’s contestants and winners!

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Age Brackets*

  • 0-5 years
  • 6-8 years
  • 9-11 years
  • 12-14 years
  • 15-18 years
  • 19+
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Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $20 gift certificate and LEGO book
  • 2nd Place: $15 gift certificate
  • 3rd Place: $10 gift certificate 
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Official Rules:

  1. All creations must use your own LEGO, DUPLO or MEGABLOCKS bricks.
  2. No other materials (glue, paper, etc.) are permitted in the creation of your entry.
  3. Entries must fit within a 12 x 12 x 12 inch space.
  4. If your creation has multiple pieces, you must provide cardboard or other solid surface to display your creation on.
  5. All entries must be completely original creations. No designs from LEGO, websites, books, etc. will be accepted.
  6. Team entries are permitted. Teams entries will be judged in the category of the oldest participant.
  7. Completed projects must be delivered to the library location (OSH or CEN) during open hours the day before the public display.
  8. An entry form must be submitted with each original LEGO creation. Forms may be obtained when you drop off your creation at the library.
  9. Public viewing and voting will be conducted at the library location where you entered your creation.
  10. Winners will be announced via KPL’s website the Monday following the public display and contest.
  11. Lego creations MUST be picked up the Monday following the public display, during open hours.

Please note: Every effort will be made to return all bricks to their original owner. Projects will be on display to the public.

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Previous Contest Winners

2015: Oshtemo Branch Library | Central Library

2014: All Locations

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