Are You a LEGO Maker?

Are you an inventor? Do you need tools to create your prototype and show the world what you can do? LEGO has created the LEGO Maker Prototyping Challenge to allow you to do just that.

We are HUGE LEGO fans in this house and my kids have been using them to create, learn and build since they were toddlers and got their hands on their first DUPLO blocks. Whether you pick up an education set, any one of the many themed sets or just a tub of bricks, your children's imaginations are set to run wild and endless learning can happen along the way.


Cameron Kruse, Fulbright alumni and LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ builder, shares his story of making. As a batboy for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2007, he recognized inconsistencies in the ways mud was applied to new baseballs before they were used in a game. Using his ingenuity and a LEGO MINDSTORMS kit, he developed a prototype for a machine that could solve the problem by applying the exact same amount of mud to each ball. Cameron, who now works in genetics research encourages makers of all ages to look to similar tools around them to create the ideas they imagine.


About the "Are You a LEGO Maker" Challenge

LEGO makers 13 years and older, from around the United States are invited to apply for one of up to 50 LEGO Making kits to help them prototype their innovative ideas.

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For showcasing a compelling reason needed to power the prototyping process, winners will receive a LEGO Prototyping Kit, including a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit, one thousand LEGO bricks and elements, access to a LEGO MINDSTORMS Expert Builder and the book, Spirit of Invention: The Story of the Thinkers, Creators, and Dreamers Who Formed Our Nation. The challenge runs through July 13.

No purchase necessary.  Many will enter; only 50 will win.  For US residents 13 years and over only.  Enterbetween June 12 and July 13 2015.  Sponsor: LEGO Systems, Inc.  Void where prohibited.  See www.LEGO.com/Maker for full Official Rules.



About LEGO Systems, Inc.

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LEGO Systems, Inc. is the North American division of The LEGO Group, a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials.

Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough", the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.  

For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit http://www.LEGO.com/aboutus.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, MINDSTORMS and brick and knob configuration are trademarks of The LEGO Group.  ©2015 The LEGO Group.