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BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.

We’re interested to know what you’re thinking- and what you’re building.

by Alice Finch | 2014-05-30 EST

BL Survey #1


We have been working on a survey to gather some information from our users and now it is ready to go. Please take a few minutes and complete the survey through the link below. We are interested in hearing what you have to say.


http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLusersurvey1

Thanks very much!
CS Team



Seed Part Building Challenge #1
Ready, Set, Build!


At Philly Brick Fest, we announced our very first seed part challenge and we are excited to share it with everyone now so you can start building. We are looking forward to seeing the creativity of our building community!


What are the guidelines for participating in the seed part challenges?

Seed Parts


  • Creatively feature one or more of the seed parts in a unique, appropriate model of 250 parts or less
  • Submissions can be made on moc.bricklink.com following the challenge schedule and will need to include at least one clear photograph of the model.
  • It is recommended to not use extremely rare or expensive parts, as the winner of the challenge will be invited to submit their model to the MOC shop.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded with LEGO gift cards of $500, $300, and $200.


All varieties of building challenge will follow this general timeline:

Week 1Challenge is announced
Weeks 1-4Design, order parts if needed, and build
Week 5Submit design to BL website
Submissions can be made on moc.bricklink.com the first week of July and will need to include at least one clear photograph of the model. (More details on the submission process once the site is up.)
Week 6Evaluation, a combination of voting and curation, and winners are announced

Can you enter a MOC in the contest even if it does not qualify for submission to the MOC Shop due to licensing or some other issue like the use of rare parts?


  • Yes, you are welcome to submit your MOC to the contest, even if the design may not qualify to become a model in the MOC Shop. All models will be judged on overall design and creative use of seed parts, not on their ability to become a MOC Shop design.

  • How do we determine if a piece is too expensive or rare for a MOC Shop design?


  • We suggest the parts be available in a quantity of 10 or more from 50+ different sellers. When it comes to individual part price, it will vary from MOC to MOC. A few higher priced parts in a MOC that mostly uses inexpensive parts may be acceptable. You should consider the size and appeal of your design, and what might be a reasonable amount for someone to pay to purchase it as a set. We recommend that the cost of all the parts be less than the likely selling price for the set. Keep in mind that you only need to consider these factors if you are interested in the possibility of it becoming a MOC Shop Model.

  • How many entries are allowed per person?


  • Up to two entries per person.
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    This News Has 10 Replies
    View Thread Re: BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.   -   mabccc(203)
    Can I suggest that you state exactly what the seed part is, both item and colour - preferably with a link to it in the catalogue. The ones in the picture do not look like genuine lego colours t...
    (110 days ago, 2014-05-30, to NEWS)
    View Thread Re: BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.   -   akunthita(785)
    Filled out the survey. It was good. Although I would have added more boxes/space for additional comments/concerns that the survey did not cover. So the survey is not perfect, but still, the more ...
    (110 days ago, 2014-05-30, to NEWS)
    View Thread Re: BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.   -   crazylegoman(751)
    [...] That appears to be the survey that you had announced earlier. The site tells me that I already took it. David
    (110 days ago, 2014-05-30, to General)
    View Thread Re: BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.   -   enig(690)
    > How do we determine if a piece is too expensive or rare for a MOC Shop design? > > We suggest the parts be available in a quantity of 10 or more from 50+ different sellers.[/B] Say ...
    (110 days ago, 2014-05-30, to NEWS)
    View Thread Re: BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.   -   rgurskey(184)
    [...] Question six is about rating buyers, but in question one I indicated I am strictly a buyer, so rating other buyers is not relevant. However, question six is a mandatory question. I think y...
    (110 days ago, 2014-05-30, to NEWS)
    View Thread Re: BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.   -   capjls(602)
    [...] I took the survey, but I don't have much confidence that anything will change or be implemented. I left a comment on the survey that I feel compelled to share here as well: The we...
    (110 days ago, 2014-05-30, to NEWS)
    View Thread Re: BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.   -   Helljin(817)
    [...] Good survey but I feel like they aren't asking all of the right questions. There needs to be options when listing and describing Sets and Minifigures that are searchable and able to be...
    (110 days ago, 2014-05-30, to NEWS)
    View Thread Re: BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.   -   SnugWuls(5)
    I'd very much welcome an option to specify the color as "any color." For instance, a lot of the structural pieces that go into the interior of a model usually don't have to be in any part...
    (106 days ago, 2014-06-03, to NEWS)
    View Thread Re: BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.   -   bataton(0)
    [...] How do we enter the seed part challenge?
    (75 days ago, 2014-07-04, to NEWS)
    View Thread Re: BrickLink Survey and Building Challenge.   -   Ruslan(172)
    This is self -selection and is therefore a complete waste of time for everyone involved?
    (41 days ago, 2014-08-07, to NEWS)
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