Win $25,000 in the Nicktoons “Built by Me” LEGO movie contest [News]

Nickelodeon and LEGO are teaming up to host the “Built by Me” LEGO movie contest as part of the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival.

For your 2-minute (or less) movie animated with LEGO, you could win up to $25,000. w00t! Although Nicktoons is a kids’ network, I’ve taken a look at the rules, and the contest seems open to everybody.

You can download the Entry Form (632 KB PDF) and read the Rules & Regulations (1.1 MB PDF) on

Here’s the full press release:


Nicktoons Network is working on the next Nicktoons Network Animation Festival…and they want YOUR animated short!

Are you a budding LEGO Filmmaker? Show off your talent by creating an animation using your LEGO brick collection! We’ll pick our favorite to be shown live at the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival in Los Angeles in October, and play it on and Plus, the Grand Prize winner will receive $25,000 to create an all-new animation for Nicktoons Network!

GRAND PRIZE: The “Built By Me” Movie Award!
The Grand Prize winning animation will be showcased at the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival and online. The winner will also receive $25,000 (twenty-five thousand dollars) to create a brand-new original animated short for Nicktoons Network using LEGO bricks and minifigures!

One First Prize winner from each age category will receive a LEGO Premium Prize Pack!

Two Second Prize winners from each age category will each receive a LEGO Prize Pack!

Create an original animated short 2 minutes long or less and send it to us. Entries must be submitted between July 15 and September 15 2008. All shorts must feature LEGO bricks, and you must own the rights to any music, sound and dialogue featured in your video.

Contest is open to all ages. There are 2 categories: 17 and under, and 18 and older.

To enter the “Built By Me” Movie Contest you’ll need to download and complete the Entry Form and send it along with your animation.

Send your entry to:

“Built By Me” Movie Contest
1515 Broadway, 38th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Click here for contest details, rules & regulations, and movie-making tips to help you create your video!

Click here for more information about the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival!

The Nicktoons Network Animation Festival is back for its 5th year! Founded in 2004 to showcase the diversity of worldwide animation filmmaking, The Nicktoons Network Animation Festival is the largest multiplatform animation festival in North America. The festival features the best animated shorts from around the globe. Shorts selected for the festival have the chance to make it on-air, online and to be showcased at the live event in Los Angeles in October, 2008.

Nicktoons Network currently reaches 50 million homes via cable, digital cable and satellite, and can be seen on Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH Network and Time Warner Cable.

9 comments on “Win $25,000 in the Nicktoons “Built by Me” LEGO movie contest [News]

  1. Littlebrick

    You send the animation on a DVD or VHS, I think. Which is a problem for me, because I don’t have a DVD burner.

    There is a discussion about this over at, and apparently you can’t compress the video. With the high quality videos that the people are already making over there, that would amount up to several gigabytes.

  2. Brickule

    Do they have an E-mail address?

    @Littlebrick “high quality videos that the people are already making over there”

    Uh oh, I am still working out the bugs in my H.D. camera, all I have available is Lego-Studios…. I hope I can get my new camera working.

  3. kaboom4

    They’re saying that we will receive 25,000 bucks to create a new show – not to actually spend it. w00t! Anyways.

  4. Xeta

    WTF? Grand prize is you get 25K to make a short show for them? And an award?…

    I’d rather get first place…

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