Wednesday, August 3, 2011

LEGO UK runs "LEGO Extreme Machine Challenge"

The LEGO Technic, in association with Nicklodeon (TV channel) and Smyths Toy Shop, is running a LEGO Extreme Machine Challenge, in UK, CI, IoM and ROI.

"The Extreme Machine Challenge is touring the nation and LEGO Technic fans of all ages can come and build their own creations for the chance to win amazing prizes. You can also take part by building or drawing your own Extreme Machine at home and uploading the image online!

Our panel of judges from The Gadget Show, How It Works magazine and LEGO® Technic will pick winners based on style, function and imagination. With LEGO® Technic the possibilities are endless, so run with your imagination and invent whatever you like!

Have a look at some facts and the gallery for some Extreme Machine inspiration."

  • Open to participants over the age of 5.
  • Opening date for receipt of entries is midnight on 21st July 2011.
  • Closing date for receipt of entries is midnight on 30th September 2011.
Persons can enter online, via a nationwide event or by post.

To enter, simply complete the associated entry form online or at one of the below mentioned nationwide events; upload your entry and submit.

To enter online; build your own Extreme Machine using LEGO® Technic or draw a picture. Then, take a photo of your model or scan your drawing. Then, after filling out the online entry form at, upload the image of your model when prompted.

To enter at a nationwide event in your area simply attend one of the below mentioned LEGO® nationwide events at Smyths, LEGOLAND® Windsor, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre and Center Parcs. Simply turn up, invent and build your own Extreme Machine using LEGO® Technic.

To enter via post; please send a clear photo of your model along with your details.

The activity will be visiting the following events taking place nationwide:
  • 23-25.Jul - LEGOLAND® Windsor
  • 30.Jul - Smyths Charlton
  • 4.Aug - Center Parcs Cumbria
  • 6.Aug - Smyths Stockton
  • 7.Aug - Smyths Durham
  • 11-12.Aug - LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre
  • 13.Aug - Smyths Oldham
  • 14.Aug - Smyths Speke
  • 20.Aug - Smyths Telford
  • 21.Aug - Smyths Castlevale
  • 27.Aug - Smyths Cardiff
  • 10-11.Aug - LEGOLAND® Windsor

Consumers can only enter into the ‘class’ applicable to their age but any age can enter the drawing competition.

Class 1 is open only to those within the age of 5 to 9 years old inclusive. Class 2 is open only to those within the age of 10 to 17 years old inclusive. Class 3 is open to those aged 18 years or over.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges from The Gadget Show, How It Works magazine and LEGO Technic. Winners will be picked based on their Extreme Machine’s style, function and imagination.
Extreme Machine entries will be judged between 1st October and 14th October 2011.


Dave said...

This looks like a good opportunity for people in UK (United Kingdom), CI (Channel Islands), IoM (Isle of Man), and ROI (Republic of Ireland)!

TechnicBRICKs said...

One or two years ago (don't remember exactly) they had a similar challenge.

Michael R said...

Does anyone recognize this construction? The same submitter also submitted the B-model of 8294.

Parax said...

@M.Redepenning This?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

© 2007-2014 TechnicBRICKs
TechnicBRICKs contents may be sporadically updated, if the authors finds further relevant info about a certain post, or content/spell mistakes. Hence please don't be surprised if you find few changes at later visits, relative to a previous read.

TechnicBRICKs often shows other peoples' creations and/or images. We always try to credit the author(s) and link to their main publishing website, and if possible with their name in real life.
Since this is not always possible, we request that if you find something here that is yours or from someone you know, you leave a comment on the respective post and claim the authorship.

TechnicBRICKs is optimized for Firefox 16.0 and 1600x1200 resolution displays or wider.

LEGO® is a trademark of The LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this blog.
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure and MINDSTORMS, are registered trademarks of The LEGO Group.
Original LEGO images are copyrighted by The LEGO Group and are used here in accordance with their fair play policy.
You can visit the official LEGO® website at