Make a Museum Treasure Competition

This competition closed on 28 August 2022.

Do you love the Museum? Are you keen to get creative? Did you watch 'LEGO® Masters NZ' and think, "I could do that"? Then enter our Make a Museum Treasure competition, judged by 'LEGO® Masters NZ' Brickmaster Robin Sather!

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Model by 'LEGO® Masters NZ' contestant Amy Richards

First, think of an object you might find in a museum. If you need inspiration, wander around the Museum's displays or browse our Collections Online platform.

Next, build a three-dimensional model of it using LEGO®, K’Nex, Nanoblocks, cardboard, clay or whatever else you have to hand.

Finally, take a photo of your creation, give it a name and a description (like a museum label) and email it to Please include your name, age, address and phone number in the body of the email.

The entries will be judged by 'LEGO® Masters NZ' Brickmaster Robin Sather and there will be winners in three categories:

  • 10 years and under
  • 11 to 15 years
  • Adults (16 years and over)

The deadline for entries is 5.00 pm on 28 August 2022.

Good luck and happy building!

Terms and Conditions of Entry

All entries must submitted in the form of a photo of a three-dimensional object. Physical objects sent or given to Canterbury Museum will not be accepted.

1. Entries can be submitted until 5.00 pm on Sunday 28 August 2022. No entries will be accepted after this deadline.
2. All entries must be submitted via email to The entrant’s name, age, telephone number and email must be included in the email.
3. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: 10 years and under, 11 to 15 years and adults (16 years and over).
4. Entrants must reside in New Zealand at the time of entry, as prizes will only be sent to a New Zealand address.
5. Photos must be submitted as JPEG files. Minimum file size 1MB; maximum of 10MB. Large files may need to be emailed separately.
6. If the Museum is unable to open or upload the entries submitted because of technical errors caused by file quality or if the file is damaged, the Museum reserves the right not to include the entries in the competition. No correspondence will be entered into with the entrant.
7. Images that are digitally altered will not be accepted as entries to the competition.
8. Entrants agree to be contacted by the Museum regarding this competition.
9. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Only the prize winners will be contacted by the Museum.
10. The entrant consents to these Terms and Conditions by emailing the images to the competition address.
11. By sending the image, the entrant asserts that they are the copyright holder and grants permission to Canterbury Museum to reproduce, either through print or electronically, their entry for display or use in marketing, promotion or any other non-commercial activity. The winning entry will be published on the Museum's website and Facebook.
12. The Museum acknowledges the moral rights provisions of the Copyright Act 1994, including the right to be identified as the author of the work and the right to object to derogatory treatment of the work. To preserve the artistic integrity of the entry, no work will be intentionally edited, altered, demeaned or misrepresented in any way.
13. The entrant fully indemnifies the organisers against any claims arising from the display or use of unaltered work as described herein and from the infringement of intellectual property rights of any third party.
14. Staff and immediate families of Canterbury Museum are not eligible to enter the competition. Immediate refers to siblings, parents, children or spouses/partners.
15. Prizes are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash.

This competition closed on 28 August 2022.

24 June – 28 August 2022
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