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10th Annual LEGO Contest

Nashville Public Library invites LEGO maniacs of all ages to participate in a fun competition.

If you have LEGO-loving kids (or adults) in your family, they can participate in the Nashville Public Library's 10th Annual LEGO Contest. Registration is underway — you have until Sunday, Feb. 9 to register.

Prizes will be awarded in six age categories: Preschool – k, Grades 1 – 2, Grades 3 – 4, Grades 5 – 7, Grades 8 – 12 and Adults. Within each category will be four winners: First Place, Runner-Up, Third Place and Crowd Favorite.

Each winner will receive a prize ribbon and a gift certificate to the LEGO Store. Entries are also eligible to win a Construction Superlative sponsored by Messer Construction Company. This award will be given to the best-constructed LEGO creation in each age category as determined by a team of judges. The award-winning builders in this category will receive a special prize from Messer during the awards ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m.


  1. Use your own LEGO®, DUPLO®, Mega bloks® or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit, project found online, in a magazine, etc.
  3. Your creation must be on a base no bigger than 24 by 24 inches. The base can be wood, cardboard, a LEGO® flat base, etc. and can be decorated to fit with your project. Your completed project may be no taller than four feet tall.
  4. One entry per participant or team where applicable.
  5. Team projects will be placed in the category of the oldest participant in the team. Please note that while all members of a team will receive a prize ribbon (if applicable) a team will compete for a single prize.
  6. Deliver completed projects to Nashville Public Library at 615 Church Street on the date you registered to drop off.
  7. Completed entries MUST be retrieved by 4:30 PM after the awards ceremony on Saturday, February 15.
  8. Any entry not retrieved by 4:30 PM on Sunday, March 1 will be considered a donation to NPL's LEGO collection.


Judging takes place Friday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. by a team of LEGO enthusiasts. Crowd Favorite voting takes place Friday, Feb. 14 from 2 – 5 p.m. as well as Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The awards ceremony begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.

There is no fee to enter, but you must select an entry drop-off day and time: Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 12 – 5 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; or Friday, Feb. 14 from 9 – 11 a.m.

For more info, click HERE.

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