The day’s finally here, 2 x 4 Day aka 2 April in Australian/UK/everywhere else in the world date format. 2×4 Day is a fan-created global day of LEGO play.
To commemorate the date this year, I put a call out for a 2×4 build challenge where I tasked you guys with building something out of only 2 x 4 bricks.
I was pretty floored by the entries received and I have to say that this was one of the toughest challenges that I’ve ever had to judge. It was pretty close and there were plenty of fantastic entries from LEGO fans from all different age groups, but I’m pretty confident with my choice.
I really enjoyed seeing and reading about all the different creations, and I have to say that I was very impressed by the sheer levels of creativity on display.
Special thanks once again to LEGO for providing the prizes for this build challenge.
So without further ado, here are the winners of the 2 x 4 Build Challenge!
Congratulations to Jeffrey Kong for this utterly delightful rendition of Tetris Bricks! He described his design as “Here is my tribute to a true classic. Can you recognise all the seven Tetris pieces here? :)”
Jeffrey takes the 1st prize of 1x 31065 Park Street Townhouse, 1x 31063 Beachside Vacation & 1x 10704 Creative Box.
I’d also like to congratulate the two runner-up winners:
Antonia Averes’ charming build called “Tsunami”! It’s a really simple but effective design and I love how the shape of the wave was captured – no mean feat considering the limitation of only using 2 x 4 bricks!
Elliot Bryant’s “Space shuttle with external tank and rocket boosters built entirely out of 2×4 bricks.” There’s just something really cool about this space shuttle’s blocky design. What really sold me on this was the flames at the bottom and the orange rocket booster at the back!
The runner-ups will receive a prize pack containing 1x 31058 Mighty Dinosaurs & 1x 10703 Creative Builder Box!
Congratulations to the 3 winners! It was a really tight field of competition, and it was really difficult picking these designs, but these stood out by being the most charming, and demonstrated really clever and effective use of only 2 x 4 bricks!
I’ll be in touch over email in the coming days to sort out the delivery of prizes!
I also want to feature all the entries that came in, as there were some really fun and excellent designs here as well!
Thanks to everyone for joining in! I hope to do more build challenges like this in the future. As always, giveaways and competitions like these are made possibly entirely by your support, which I’m forever grateful for.
Hope you guys got to build with LEGO on 2×4 Day!
Check out some of the other awesome entries below 🙂
VaderFan2187’s LDD design, “dedicated to a really awesome LEGO blogging website!”
(Thank you so much for this! I need to recreate this with bricks!)
Braden M’s “shield with the face of a dragon on it. It was made entirely out of 2 x 4 bricks of only three different colours: red, orange and black.”
Brad R “Giant remote controlled teenager. Because which boy wouldn’t want something that they think they can control, but they’re never quite sure…”
Astri R “A rocket ship with a cheeky alien flying through space.”
(Love the use of the Kryptomite used here!)
Freya R “A big, scary Tyrannosaurus rex.”
Arnav O “2×4 Bit Swordsman”
Amelia C “people celebrating the importance of 2 x 4 bricks. The person at the front is taking a picture of his children”
Vin W “2×4 bricks create unlimited creativity and possibilities. For me, the element is the greatest present to us by Lego.”
Tom M “Ironman is missing bricks from behind his back so please don’t look back there. He has eyes in the back of his head (literally) so he’ll know if you do!”
Simone H “Jays Brick Blog is the place to be !
Information , reviews and tips all for free !
We would like to raise a glass and a cheers will be said !
But this one won’t earn me a hangover and shall save my head !
Here is a rainbow milkshake and a slice of brownie !
Oh and the apple and the banana so the likes of Pete Evans don’t have a frownie !”
(I’ve never had someone write a poem for me. Thank you!)
Sarah T “This is a double sided Minifigure bust. The side with the blue shirt is inspired by classic Minifigures with caps and the other side is a jogger with a headband.”
(I thought this reversible minifig head was really clever! I’m going to have to build one of these myself)
Matt H “It’s a cut-out of Ole Christiansen’s house, because it’s the most important part of LEGO’s history because his house is where LEGO started. I also added a red 2 x 4 because it’s the first LEGO piece.
The community stands strong
With bricks we rebuild”(Brilliant! The resilience of the Brits is unmatched!)
Chloe “This is a house in the shape of a lollipop with a hallway (stick white) with a bed, a table and a chair.”
Nicolas D “a pompom shooting machine. It is remotely controlled and shoots pompoms out of the orange-yellow end. They shoot out when you push the blue block.”
Thanks everyone for the great entries!