Brick by Brick Competition

LEGO maze competition winner


Design a LEGO® Maze

Background Information

20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe is currently developing an exhibition of work by international artists, designers and photographers who use LEGO® bricks as their medium or inspiration. The exhibition is called ‘Brick by Brick’. It opens at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre on Saturday 5 October 2019 and runs until Saturday 4 January 2020. It will then tour to other museums and galleries around the country for at least two years.

As part of the exhibition, we plan to create an interactive LEGO® area for children and young people. As part of this area, we would like two LEGO® mazes which members of the public can play with. A professional design company will create the protective case for the maze to go in, the tilt mechanism and the plinth for the case to sit on.

Students from Sir John Nelthorpe School in Brigg were given the opportunity to design the first maze, with their in-house competition being won by Charles Saxby. Now we’re throwing the competition open to design the second of the two mazes.


Competition Details

We are looking for LEGO® enthusiasts to design and build a prototype for the second maze following the design requirements listed below. These prototypes will then be judged and the chosen maze will be selected for use in the Brick by Brick exhibition. 20-21 will provide the base plate and bricks for the construction of the final maze.

The competition is open to anyone over the age of 8 years.

A label acknowledging the winner will be shown next to the maze.

Design Requirements

  • The maze must be made on a standard LEGO® baseboard which measures either 25cm square (32 studs x 32 studs – item no: 10700) or 38cm square (48 studs x 48 studs – item no: 10701).
  • All the building bricks used must be genuine LEGO® bricks and not another make of building block.
  • The maximum height for the maze is 25cm.
  • The start and the end point of the maze must be clearly visible and interchangeable, so when the maze has been completed, the finish point then becomes the start point for the next go.
  • The finished size of the maze must not be larger than the size of the baseboard and bricks must not protrude past the edge of the baseboard.
  • We would like the maze to be as colourful and engaging as possible.
  • Any moving parts must be robust and able to withstand constant use.
  • A ball must travel freely around the maze. Areas where the ball could become stuck or trapped must be avoided.
  • The bricks on the final maze must be glued in place using a specialist LEGO® glue, which we will provide.


  • Prototypes must be delivered to 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe by 4pm on Wednesday 4 September 2019. The final maze must be constructed and delivered to 20-21 by 4pm on Wednesday 11 September 2019.


If you have any further questions about the competition or brief, please email: or call: 01724 297076.

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