18th Annual LEGO Contest
The Michigan Room at the Sheraton Hotel, 3200 Boardwalk Dr, Ann Arbor
Enter your best LEGO project in AADL’s 18th annual LEGO Contest, held at Sheraton Hotel, 3200 Boardwalk Dr. Get the complete rules and guidelines for the 2023 Contest here or at any AADL location.
- 9 AM–1 PM: Drop off projects at the Sheraton Hotel
- 1 PM–4 PM: Doors closed for judging
- 4 PM: Doors open for public display of all projects
- 6–6:30 PM: Awards Ceremony with prizes in six categories: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 & Adult
All projects must go home with their creators that night!
There will be a LEGO Badge and game codes to collect from 4–6 PM, too!
If I have some questions about this event, how to ask?
Hi there, all your questions should hopefully be answered in the rules and guidelines available here: https://aadl.org/sites/default/files/2023-07/LEGO-2023.pdf
Would be possible for me to display a larger LEGO artwork (~50" x 50") to the 2023 AADL LEGO contest. I understand that the artwork would not be eligible for a prize, since it exceeds the size limits. I create mosaic artwork (2-dimensional) using hand-painted LEGO, and last year at the 2022 AADL LEGO contest I displayed an MLK-themed piece called "Revolutionary." Attendees really seemed to enjoy checking it out.
In case you'd like to see examples of my LEGO art, here's a link to my website: http://www.brickmaniac.com & Instagram @brickmosaics
Thanks so much for considering this request!
Hi there, we received your email about this and you'll be hearing back from the team shortly. Thanks for the offer and for your patience!
Do we build our Legos at home or where the event is being held?
This isn't a LEGO building event; build something at home and bring it to the event to be displayed and considered for an award! Thanks for asking!
This is our first time participating for Lego Contest. Please can you let me know how do I register my son for this event?
There's no advance registration. Just come to the hotel between 9 AM and 1 PM to drop off your project and you'll fill out the entry form then. The room opens for viewing at 4 PM, and the awards ceremony is at 6 PM. Most importantly, you have to take your project back home after the awards ceremony ends at 6:30! Looking forward to seeing you there!
Are the winners posted somewhere?
I would like to know this too, please.
We're sorry, we no longer post the winners of this event. Asking entrants for permission to post is not part of participating in the event (and we don't want it to be) and with so many young people participating in such a long-running event, it mostly leads to later requests to try to remove information from the web. Sorry, but this event exists at a moment in time, not for posterity! =)
Understandable. Thank you!