Skip to main content

LEGO® Contest

Every year, NPL welcomes LEGO Maniacs young and old to submit their best original creations for competition, or to just join in the fun by voting for their favorites.

Awards Ceremony

Tune in Saturday, February 20 when we reveal the winners!

  • 2 PM: Mr. Bond's Science Guys perform
  • 3 PM: Awards Ceremony.

See you then!

watch on YouTube

watch on Facebook

Crowd Favorite Award voting is over, but you can still view entries on NPL Flickr. 

This Year's Different

For the first (and hopefully only) time, our contest is all virtual. We will miss seeing you in person! To help compensate, please enjoy these behind-the-scenes photos by Reggie, NPL's talented resident shutterbug.

2021 Contest Schedule

February 3 - 10: Entry drop-off (by appointment only; you will choose your drop-off time when you register for the contest)

  • Monday-Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • No drop-off Sunday

February 11: Judging in progress; no drop-offs

February 11 - 12: Crowd Favorite voting

February 20: Virtual Awards Ceremony

  • 2 PM: Mr. Bond's Science Guys perform
  • 3 PM: Award announcements

2020 Contest Photos

Grades 1 & 2 a

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.


  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. At this time, we can only accept creations at our garage entrance on level 4 of the Library Garage.
  7. If you need to change your drop-off time, please email us or call the Main Library Children's Department at (615) 862-5785.
  8. Please retrieve entries beginning February 15 by calling the Main Library Children’s Department at (615) 862-5785 to set up a time for pickup.
  9. Any entry not retrieved by 4:30 PM on Monday, March 1 will be considered as a donation to NPL's LEGO collection.

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 form (pdf).

LEGO Books for All Ages

Thank You to Our Sponsors