This holiday season, as part of the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative, Disney, Lucasfilm, and the LEGO Group are teaming up with the global robotics community FIRST to bring fans an exciting challenge.
Through FIRST LEGO League, students around the world are introduced to the basics of robotics and engineering, using LEGO bricks to build unique solutions that teach coding, creativity, and teamwork. Now, Star Wars: Force for Change and FIRST are challenging you to reimagine LEGO bricks into Star Wars holiday-inspired builds.
In celebration of the release of the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special on Disney+, we want to see how you, fans ages 13 and up, can use your LEGO bricks to create Star Wars holiday-inspired builds.
Share a photo of your LEGO Star Wars holiday designs on Instagram or Twitter with #LEGOStarWarsHolidayContest and one grand prize winner will be selected to receive the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (#75192) set and a FIRST LEGO League team or classroom registration.
Four runners-up will be selected to receive LEGO Star Wars The Child (#75318), LEGO Star Wars Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter (#75273), LEGO Star Wars Sith TIE Fighter (#75272), LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (#75288), and LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (#75292).
A panel of judges for the contest will include Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran, LEGO Star Wars Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, and FIRST LEGO League alumni Sanjay and Arvind Seshan.
Virtual LEGO Star Wars holiday designs can also be submitted for entry using LEGO Digital Designer or LEGO BrickLink Studio.
The contest launches December 9, 2020 at 7 am PT, and contestants must share their holiday-inspired LEGO Star Wars builds on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #LEGOStarWarsHolidayContest by December 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm PT. Full rules can be found here.
With funding support provided by Disney and Lucasfilm, FIRST expands access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning for more than 679,000 students in over 100 countries around the world. Through this ongoing collaboration, Disney and Lucasfilm are helping to deliver hands-on learning opportunities and mentorship to youth, empowering them to not only think big, but to develop the skills needed to become the next generation of diverse creators, thinkers and leaders.
FIRST is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12) that can be facilitated in school or in structured afterschool programs. An international not-for-profit organization founded by accomplished inventor Dean Kamen in 1989, FIRST has a proven impact on STEM learning, interest, and skill-building well beyond high school.
Boosted by a global support system of mentors, coaches, volunteers, alumni, and sponsors that include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, teams operate under a signature set of FIRST Core Values to conduct research, fundraise, design, and build robots, then compete and celebrate at local, regional, and international events. High school students are eligible for more than $80 million in college scholarships.
Star Wars: Force for Change aims to create transformation and change in the lives of kids by helping to bridge the STEM skills gap, utilizing the fun and intrigue of Star Wars storytelling to inspire innovation, help build confidence and ignite curiosity.
In doing so, Star Wars: Force for Change hopes to embolden and motivate the next generation of heroes and innovators, while also empowering the Star Wars fan community to use their fandom for good.