Build small to win big in Brothers Bricks’ LEGO Harry Potter building competition [News]

To celebrate the biggest LEGO Harry Potter set of all time — 71043 Hogwarts Castle — The Brothers Brick is hosting a “Microscale Magic!” building contest. We want to see your most creative microscale LEGO builds of anything from the Harry Potter universe. Build whatever you like – perhaps your favorite location, creature, character, or classroom. But beware wizardy builders – anything you put together has to be in teeny-tiny microscale!

There are magical prizes to be won, and the builder who is crowned MASTER WIZARD will win the massive new 71043 Hogwarts Castle LEGO set!

Microscale Magic

There are two building categories: BIG and SMALL – BIG being landscapes, large buildings, and scenes with a footprint bigger than about 16×16 studs, and SMALL being everything else. Builders choose which category to enter their creation into.

The Prizes:
The builder of the best model in the BIG category will win 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall + 41615 HP BrickHeadz (prize worth $115 and donated by TBB)
The builder of the best model in the SMALL category will win 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow + 41615 HP BrickHeadz (prize worth $85 and donated by TBB)
Any builder who creates models in both categories will be eligible for the MASTER WIZARD award. The builder who builds the most imaginative, magical, and spellbinding models across both categories will be crowned MASTER WIZARD, and will win a copy of the massive new 71043 Hogwarts Castle“>70143 Hogwarts Castle set! (prize worth $400 and kindly donated by The LEGO Group)

The Rules:
No under-18s, sorry.
No rendered models.
No custom stickers.
No clone bricks.
Fancy photoshopped backdrops to images are cool, but the emphasis on judging will be on the quality of the model.
“Microscale” generally means smaller than minifigure scale. If in doubt, make it small.
Unfortunately due to shipping restrictions, we can’t accept entries from builders in Russia and mainland China.
TBB reserves the right to provide alternative prizes of similar value in the event shipping to the winners’ country of residence proves impractical.

Entries:
Put one photo (that’s ONE PHOTO) of your model in the competition’s Flickr Group pool, before midnight Sunday Sept 30th.
Please also post the photo in the appropriate category’s Entry thread in the Group discussion.
You can enter as many times as you like, but let’s concentrate on quality over quantity.

Judges:
The contributors to the Brothers Brick will be judging. They may build stuff in the theme of the competition for fun, but obviously they can’t win.

Questions:
You can ask questions in the Rules thread in the competiton’s Flickr Group, but it’s not really a big rules-and-regs kind of thing. Just build something from Harry Potter that’s microscale – and have fun!