LEGO Ideas Contests – Afrofuturistic Artwork

LEGO® Ideas has launched a new Contest inspired by the incredible LEGO artwork created by Ekow Nimako. The artist uses black LEGO elements to create stunning structures inspired by black culture. The collective name for this cultural movement is Afrofuturism. This new contest wants you to build your vision of Afrofuturism. One lucky winner will receive a special LEGO model built by Ekow Nimako. Full details are below or over on the LEGO Ideas website and if you want more inspiration check out the video below.

Afrofuturistic Building With Ekow Nimako

What does Afrofuturism look like to you? In this contest, we’re asking you to build your vision of the future through the lens of Afrofuturism.

Afrofuturism is a cultural movement, aesthetic, and genre that envisions black people at the center of their own stories. Advanced technology and reimagined aspects of history are a major part of the philosophy.

Through Afrofuturism we can redefine how we see and think about Black culture, as we pave new and innovative ways to building a better world for us all. What does Afrofuturism look like to you? Is it art? Is it sustainable architecture? Is it the image of a cultural icon, redesigned with greebling galore?

Need more inspiration? Check out Ekow’s website or Instagram account to see great examples of Afrofuturistic Artwork. And remember, even if Ekow’s builds are all black, you’re welcome to use the full color palette when you enter this contest.

For the prize packages in this contest, we asked Ekow to recommend some of his favorite LEGO sets. It turns out that he’s a big fan of interstellar vessels, so that made it easy for us to select some of the prizes for this contest.

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • Adventures of the AIA (A custom build by Ekow)
  • 75252: Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer
  • 21321: LEGO Ideas International Space Station
  • 76186: LEGO Marvel Superheroes Black Panther Dragon Flyer
  • 10283: Creator Expert NASA Space Shuttle Discovery

LEGO Ideas Contests - Afrofuturistic Artwork

Two Runner-up Winners will receive:

  • 21321: LEGO Ideas International Space Station
  • 76186: LEGO Marvel Superheroes Black Panther Dragon Flyer
  • 10283: Creator Expert NASA Space Shuttle Discovery

Contest closes on March 8th 2022. Please Read Full Terms and Conditions on the LEGO Ideas Contests Website

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