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Awards Definitions

Awards Eligibility

In order for a creation to be eligible for an award, it must be labeled with a MOC card. If a creation has been at Brickworld previously, it will only be eligible for an award if it has undergone significant modification. Determination of whether modifications are significant is the sole responsibility of the judges. Brickworld listed collaborative displays are exempted from this eligibility restriction to encourage continued building in that theme. Brickworld Master can be awarded to an individual only once.

Awards

Best of Brickworld Chicago Film

This award is for the film submitted to the Brickworld Film Festival will be awarded to the film submitted by a convention attendee that receives the most votes from the audience at the festival screening.

Best of Brickworld International Film

This award is for the film submitted to the Brickworld Film Festival will be awarded to the film that receives the most votes from the audience at the festival screening.

Best Mechanical

This award refers to a creation with mechanical function that displays complex mechanics in motion or in moving an object. It may or may not be computerized. But, computer control of simple motion is not the same as a complex mechanical motion. Looks of the creation are a very minor consideration for judging and should be a minor consideration when placing your vote. This category is not about the best looking creation with movement. It is about being the most mechanically imaginative. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Individual Layout

This award refers to an integrated layout of creations constructed by a single individual. This award is mainly about the look of the layout. Including meaningful motion or lighting can contribute to being a better layout. The use of LEGO production sets is discouraged. A nominated layout should be fully integrated. Scale of the layout is not meaningful. Innovation, imagination, and originality are key factors. Details in the build should be significant for the chosen scale of the build.

Best Train

This award goes to the train engine or car showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Youth Creation

This award goes to the creation constructed mainly by a youth fan 12 years old or younger showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Land Vehicle

This award goes to the non-train land vehicle showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Sea Vessel

This award goes to the sea vessel showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Spacecraft

This award goes to the spacecraft showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Air Ship

This award goes to the air ship showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Creature

This award goes to the creature (can be a bust or a complete creature) showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Large Building

This award goes to the large building showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. A building is considered large if it exceeds 8 cubic feet in volume. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Small Building

This award goes to the small building showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. A building is considered small if it is less than 8 cubic feet in volume. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Vignette

This award goes to the vignette (a creation capturing a moment in time from real life, television, or a movie) showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Mecha

This award goes to the mechatronic (exoskeleton operated by a smaller being) showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Artwork

This award goes to the sculpture or mosaic showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Mega Creation

Defunct award category

Best Humor

This award goes to the creation depicting humor showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as detail, creative use of color, unique use of pieces, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Replica

This award goes to the creation that best replicates a real world or video game based object at a 1:1 scale. Proper colors, proper details, and overall appeal are key factors. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Group Layout

This award refers to an integrated layout of creations constructed by more than one individual. This award is mainly about the look of the layout. Including meaningful motion or lighting can contribute to being a better layout. The use of LEGO production sets is discouraged. A nominated layout should be fully integrated. Scale of the layout is not meaningful. Innovation, imagination, and originality are key factors. Details in the build should be significant for the chosen scale of the build.

World of Lights Award

This award is a sponsored award. The sponsor (Lifelites) works with Brickworld Coordinators, Event level and Awards, to choose the winner each year. The objective is to select the creation or layout that has incorporated lighting in a fundamental way into their display. Engineered incorporation of the lighting, as well as specific lighting aspects are considered in what makes the best incorporation of lighting for this award. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Theme Incorporation

The theme incorporation winner is selected by Brickworld Coordinators, Event level and Awards. The objective is to select the creation that best represents the theme of the show. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Judges’ Award

This judges’ award winner is selected by the judges after nominations are complete. The judges’ award winner is a creation that the judges are excited about for any reason. But, that creation did not receive enough support to be nominated in any specific category. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Brickworld Master

This award winner represents the finest of all builders at Brickworld. It represents a body of work that could span years of building and is not limited to what people display “this year”. It is not about the size of a single display. It is about the combined artistic and engineering innovation, imagination, and originality contained in this individual’s creations. Versatility in building ability can be considered a factor.