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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

Decision Type: Other

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

Decision Type: Other

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award refers to an integrated layout of creations without a train track 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 Individual Train Layout

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award refers to an integrated layout of creations with an integrated, operational train track 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. Because train/town layouts tend to change significantly each year, this award can be earned by the same layout in multiple years. Layouts that have been at previous Brickworld events are eligible.

Best Original Train

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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 Replica Train

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award goes to the train engine or car that best replicates a real world train. Things such as detail, 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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award goes to the non-medieval period 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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award goes to the non-medieval period 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 Medieval Building

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award goes to the medieval period 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 medieval if it depicts a construction technique used during that period of history. This creation can be included as part of a layout and nominated separate from the layout.

Best Vignette

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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. The size of a qualifying vignette will be 32 studs x 32 studs or less. And the vignette shall be no taller than 18 inches as a general rule.

Best Mecha

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award goes to the non-mosaic art 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 Mosaic

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award goes to the 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 Humor

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award refers to an integrated layout of creations without a train track 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.

Best Group Train Layout

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

This award refers to an integrated layout of creations with an integrated, operational train track 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. Because train/town layouts tend to change significantly each year, this award can be earned by the same layout in multiple years. Layouts that have been at previous Brickworld events are eligible.

World of Lights Award

Decision Type: Judged

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

Decision Type: Judged

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

Decision Type: Judged

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

Decision Type: Nominations + Voting

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.

Best In Show

Decision Type: Judged

This is the creation/layout is considered the best display at the event. The judging will take into account both AFOL and public interest in the creation. The creation can be an individual or group creation or layout. It cannot be something that is a MOC within a larger creation or layout. But, it could be a stand alone building, ship, etc if it is not part of a larger layout. The judges responsible for this decision will speak to AFOLs and gauge their interest in a creation throughout the weekend. Public excitement is a factor in judging this award.

Best GBC Module

Decision Type: Judged

This award goes to the great ball contraption module showing the most innovation, imagination, and originality. Things such as reliability, enjoyment, and overall appeal are key factors. A creation may only win this award once and it can be awarded to a module that has been to Brickworld previously.

Display Inclusiveness

Decision Type: Judged

This award goes to the person/group that the judges deem does the most to make a display inclusive for the widest variety of human capabilities such as wheel chair viewing, young child viewing, accessibility for the sight impaired, etc. This award is as much about the person/people tending the display as it is about the actual display. This award can be earned in multiple years by the same creation(s) and can be awarded to a creation that has been to Brickworld previously.

Chicago Partners
Bricklink 200×46
Clone Army Customs 75×100
eclipsegrafx-logo-tagline 200×37
Cummins 100×100
blockstobricks 89×100
Snapology 200×64
2018DJcomLogo 100×100
CrazyBricks Logo HERO – 200×84
Lego 100×100
Minifig-Company-127×100
Holodeck Heads 200×29
Minifigsme-142×100
LittleLakeCounty-100×100
Beyond the Brick 200×71
BrickLoot-150×96