How many of you have heard of the LEGO Space Challenge? It was announced in the very first issue of Lego's Mania Magazine that I received. To be more specific, the July-August 1995 issue. The theme was Royal Knights. On the back page there was some info about the Space Challenge. The grand prize winner won a free trip for four to an actual shuttle launch at the Kennedy Space Center in florida, complete with VIP seating and behind the scenes tours. Plus, he also got a trip to NASA's Space Center Houston where he got to talk live to astronauts aboard the Shuttle.
The first prize winners, (Six all together) got a free trip for four to Space Center Houston to compete in the LEGO Space Challenge Finals, an Official Space Center Houston/NASA flight suit, accommodations for two nights in Houston, and a VIP tour of Space Center Houston. They also got Framed LEGO Space Challenge and official NASA mission patches and an astronaut pack containing a T-shirt, astronaut ice cream, and the LEGO SYSTEM Launch Command collection.
100 second prize winners got mounted LEGO Space Challenge and official NASA mission patches, as well as new LEGO SYSTEM Launch Command sets.
There were 200 third prize winners who won LEGO Space Challenge and official NASA mission patches. All together there were 307 winners.
Everyone who entered received a certificate of achievement signed by NASA astronauts and a LEGO special value coupon.
Anyway, I was one of the 200 third prize winners. Considering that a million kids probably entered, I don't think I did too bad. Below are the pictures of my model that I sent in (Cropped off and de-carpeted though, there was some carpet in the background that I got rid of) and of the patches I won.|