LEGO Contest

LEGO® Contest

Every year, NPL welcomes LEGO Maniacs young and old to submit their best original creations for competition, or to just come by and vote for their favorites. This year's 10th anniversary contest is Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15, 2020. Registration will open in January 2020, so please check back.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2019 contest!

2019 Contest Photos

2019 LEGO Contest

2020 Contest Schedule

Wednesday, February 12, and Thursday, February 13: Entry drop-off by appointment

  • Registration is by appointment only, from 12-5 PM Wednesday and 9 AM-5 PM Thursday.
  • If you register to drop off your creation on Wednesday or Thursday, you get an extra entry for our raffle of a special LEGO prize!

Friday, February 14

  • 9 - 11 AM: Entry drop-off by appointment
  • 11 AM - 2 PM: Conference Center closed for judging
  • 2 - 5 PM: Conference Center open for entry viewing and Crowd Favorite voting

Saturday, February 15

  • 9 AM - 12 PM: Conference Center open for entry viewing and Crowd Favorite voting
  • 12 - 3 PM: Conference Center open for entry viewing
  • 2 PM: Mr. Bond's Science Guys performance
  • 3 PM: Awards Ceremony in Auditorium
  • All entries must be picked up by 4:30 PM on Sunday, March 1.
    Any entries not retrieved by this time will be considered donations to NPL's LEGO collection.

Judging and Prizes

Prizes are awarded in 6 categories: Pre­school-K, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-7, Grades 8-12 & Adults. Within each category there will be three winners: 1st Place, Runner-up, 3rd Place, and Crowd Favorite.

Each winner receives a prize ribbon and a LEGO Store gift certificate.

Entries are also eligible to win a Construction Superlative, sponsored by Messer Construction Co. This superlative will be awarded to the best-constructed LEGO structure in each age category, as determined by a team of judges. The award-winning builders in this category receive a special prize from Messer at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday. Note: contestant doesn't have to be present to win.


  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 at a time you will select during online registration.

If you need to change your drop off time, please email us or call the Main Library Children's Division at (615) 862-5785.

Photo Permissions

As part of registration, you will be asked to consent/agree that you or your child's work and/or likeness may be considered for display and/or promotion of Nashville Public Library programming and services. View photo permissions (PDF).

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