The LEGO Ideas 80s ‘If We Could Turn Back Time’ building contest has sparked an explosion of creativity, drawing nearly 300 captivating entries during its Idea Intake phase.

Now that the Submission Phase is officially over, let’s delve into a retro-fueled world of LEGO nostalgia and see which among these hopefuls can become the next official LEGO Ideas set.

What’s the LEGO Ideas 80s Building Challenge All About?

The Challenge

The essence of the LEGO Ideas 80s building contest lies in its challenge to fan builders: craft designs for LEGO sets inspired by iconic IPs from the 1980s. It’s a journey back in time, a homage to the cultural touchstones that shaped an era.

The Stakes

Out of the myriad submissions, only five will step up to the next level through a fan vote scheduled for April 16, 2024. The stakes are high, with the chance to immortalize one’s creation as an official LEGO Ideas set.

Guidelines and Restrictions

While creativity knows no bounds, there are certain guardrails. The LEGO Ideas team explicitly stated that projects based on IPs already in LEGO sets, such as Indiana Jones, Tron, Back to the Future, and Seinfeld, won’t cut. It’s all about exploring fresh territories and unearthing hidden gems from the 80s.

For those intrigued by the challenge, a treasure trove of details and guidelines awaits on the LEGO Ideas challenge page. Dive in, explore, and perhaps, unleash your creative masterpiece.

Take a Look at the LEGO Community’s Top 10 Entries for the LEGO Ideas 80s Building Challenge

Amidst 297 results, a few entries have risen to the surface as community favorites. Here’s a glimpse into the top 10 LEGO Ideas 80s contest entries that managed to pique the interest of LEGO fans.

1. The Goonies (1985)

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2. Thundercats Ho!


3. Into the World of Labyrinth: A Tribute to Jim Henson

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4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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5. Under the Mountain (1981)

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6. Lone Starr’s Eagle 5 from “Spaceballs”


7. Willow – Battle of Tir Asleen

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8. The Smurfs’ Village

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9. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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10. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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Prizes Awaits

Beyond the glory of being hailed as an official LEGO set, the winner will bask in the glow of royalties and recognition. Additionally, a bounty of LEGO Ideas sets awaits the triumphant builder:

Tron: LEGACY (21314)

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Seinfeld (21328)

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Back to the Future Time Machine (10300)

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Now, it’s your turn to weigh in. Which among these 297 LEGO Ideas 80s contest entries do you believe will emerge victorious? Share your thoughts and predictions in the comments below.

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