Consider yourself a good Lego builder? Want to show off your Lego movies to the world and win prizes at the same time? Look no further, because the Lego Build-a-Brickbuster Animated Film Contest gives you a chance to show off your Lego building skills and film know how. More information is listed below.

From the press release:

    Attention, budding animators with a love of everything from playing with LEGO® bricks to getting digital kicks in LEGO Universe! The Ones and Zeros Pixelshow, a non-profit group committed to promoting the digital arts, is hosting a worldwide contest, ”Build-a-Brickbuster,” to find and highlight the best LEGO video animators and LEGO Universe machinima creators from around the world. Original LEGO creations – with virtual bricks in the LEGO Universe online game or with footage of actual LEGO bricks and minifigures – can be used to create a winning masterpiece.

    Creators can submit original videos until the deadline of August 5, 2011, for a chance to win exclusive prizes sponsored by the LEGO Group, like collectible LEGO sets, premium LEGO Universe memberships and more. Winning submissions will also be screened at the Build-a-Brickbuster Pixelfest in Broomfield, Colorado on August 13-14, 2011, and will be included on the Bill Plympton Presents Tinsel Toys DVD later this year.

    Anyone can enter the contest, regardless of event attendance, but Denver locals will definitely want to put Pixelfest on their calendar. The two-day event will feature some of the world’s best brick flicks – not only from finalists and winners of the Build-a-Brickbuster contest, but also from talented local animators, machinima club members, students and professors at the Art Institute Denver and ASIFA Colorado, and more. Key members of the award-winning LEGO Universe development team will also be in attendance for questions and discussions.

    “Many animators get their start by using LEGO bricks to get their feet wet in the world of stop-motion animation and machinima creations. This promotion is our way of giving the creative communities out there an opportunity to showcase their greatest talents,” commented Dylan Krider, Pixelfest Producer. ”When players aren’t busy battling to save imagination in LEGO Universe, they can bring their wildest creations to life with virtual building and behavior tools that make it simple for anyone to make their own machinima creations.”

    Looking for a little inspiration? Check out these LEGO Universe machinima videos!

    Start making your LEGO machinima masterpiece now and submit before the early August deadline! There are three easy ways to enter – upload videos to, email links to, or mail submissions to the contest organizers. During the event, attendees can also showcase and vote in the Joanna Town fundraiser, with prizes for the best original LEGO buildings, and proceeds go towards the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado.

    More information, complete contest rules and tickets to the Pixelfest event are available now on the Build-a-Brickbuster website at