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Semi-Final, Finals, and Prize Information


The Semi-Finals


Who: 50 total semi-finalists selected from the pool of applicants. A select number Semi-finalists will be from the Junior Division (ages 8 to 13)  from the Senior Division (ages 14 to 17).

What: The Battle of the Bricks Semi-Final Round. Semi-finalists complete another build (using 10,000 provided Lego bricks and 500 of their own bricks) according to a new theme. Semi-finalists will get a chance to work with and learn from high-profile designers and educators from across the country.

Where: At select locations in Southeast Michigan including the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, and the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit.

When: May 30, 2012 to June 3, 2012

Why: Semi-finalists compete for a spot in the Battle of the Bricks Finals, which takes place at the end of the week. They will receive quality instruction in architecture, engineering and design from experts in the fields from professionals from around the country. All Semi-Finalists will receive mentoring and scholarship opportunities.


The Finals


Who: Six Finalists (three from each Division), chosen from the pool of  Semi-Finalists. The remaining Semi-Finalists will get the chance to work in teams to create builds to be exhibited during the Final Round.

What: The Battle of the Bricks Finals. Finalists are given a third theme and asked to design a third build for it, using 20,000 provided bricks and up to 1000 of their own.

When: June 3, 2012

Where:  At the Center for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, MI.

Why: Finalists compete to receive cash prizes.


The Prizes

All finalists will receive prize money from a pool of $15,000. The prizes are broken down as follows:

All Semi-Finalists will receive mentoring, in-kind and/or other financial scholarship or assistance.


September 12, 2011 – December 9, 2011:  Applications Accepted

December 9, 2011 at 11:59 pm:  Application Deadline

December 17, 2011 – January 23, 2012:  Jury Reviews Preliminary Round Entries

January 23, 2012:   Semi-Finalists Announced

May 30, 2012 - June 3, 2012:  Semi-Final and Final Rounds