GO MINIMAN GO Photo Contest


UPDATE: Read all about the winners of the GO MINIMAN GO Photo Contest here on The Brothers Brick

In honor of the LEGO minfigure’s 30th birthday, we’re challenging you to build a diorama or vignette that showcases your minifig on an adventure. This includes any event in pop-culture, history, a fantasy settings, etc. And then send us a link to the picture of your LEGO creation.

Important: Please read the complete rules before submitting your entries. If you have any questions, you can discuss the contest in the announcement post.

Who Can Enter

No purchase necessary. Open to residents worldwide who are 18 years of age as of August 1, 2008.

The Brothers Brick staff members are not eligible to enter.

Contest Categories

You can enter photos in any or all of the following four categories:

  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s

How to Enter

  1. Build a LEGO creation and take a picture of it.
  2. Optional: To join the GO MINIMAN GO movement, add the “GO MINIMAN GO” logo to your photo.

    Choose from a wide range of sizes and colors available in one convenient download from GOMINIMANGO.com (1.6 MB Zip file).

  3. Upload your photos to Flickr (you can set up a free account, if you need to).
  4. Tag each photo “GO MINIMAN GO”, as well as any additional tags you usually use (such as “LEGO”).

    Important: Photos that are not tagged “GO MINIMAN GO” will not be eligible to win.

  5. Before October 31, 2008 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time, add one photo per entry to the GO MINIMAN GO Photo Contest group pool.

    There is no limit to the number of photos you can post elsewhere.

  6. Use the Contact Us page or the form below to send us a link to your entry.

Multiple entries are permitted and encouraged. However, each entry must be different. Models must be constructed by one (1) person only and entries must be submitted in the name of the person who built them. Group entries are not permitted.


Entries will be judged by a panel consisting of a LEGO Master Builder, a LEGO Creative Director, and the Editor-in-Chief of The Brothers Brick.

All entries will be judged on the basis of:

  • Originality (40%)
  • Creative use of the minifig (40%)
  • Building techniques, engineering, and detail of design (20%)

All decisions by the judges will be considered final.


  • One (1) grand prize winner, selected across all categories, will receive a retail set valued at $150 (10185 Green Grocer), 852331 Vintage Minifigure Collection, and a profile on the GOMINIMANGO.com website.
  • Four (4) first prize winners, one per category.

    Each of the four (4) finalists will receive 10190 Market Street and 852331 Vintage Minifigure Collection.

  • Eight (8) second prize winners, two per category.

    Each of the eight (8) winners will receive the 5522 LEGO Golden Anniversary Set and the 852331 Vintage Minifigure Collection.

Entry Form

Important: When submitting your entry for the contest using this form, make sure to identify who you are in the Your Name field and that this is an entry for the GO MINIMAN GO Contest in the Your Message field.

UPDATE: Removing the form, since the contest is over.

Important Legal Stuff

Finalists must sign a Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form and Affidavit of Eligibility certifying that the entrant’s submission is his/her own original work, that the submission has not won a previous prize or award, and that he/she has followed these Official Rules. Affidavit and Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form must be returned within five (5) days of attempted notification. Noncompliance within this time or return of the prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.