Here are some tips to help you take the best possible photographs of your LEGO creations for uploading to the LEGO MBA Gallery:
Steps to upload:
LEGO MBA members can only upload photos to the LEGO MBA Galleries through the To-Do list that appears on the member desk page for each kit.
If you are logged in, click the digital tablet on the LEGO MBA member desk to access to the galleries!
If you’re not logged in, or not a LEGO MBA member, you can still view the galleries by clicking the photographs on the MBA homepage desk.
If you are not logged in or not a LEGO MBA member, you will only be able to access the public gallery and read ratings and comments. Public MBA Gallery can be accessed from "MBA Connect" tablet on public desk. Log in to access the member galleries for each kit and to rate and comment on models!
LEGO MBA Members can delete their gallery photos by:
The LEGO MBA Galleries support most image file formats including .jpg and .png.
Please upload only images under 8 MB to the LEGO MBA Galleries.
LEGO MBA Members can earn badges by rating images, so start rating! To rate photos:
Only members can rate and comment on photos.
For information and questions about comments, contact Customer Service by phone at 1-800-835-4386 M-F 8am-10pm and Sat-Sun 10am-6pm EST. Or simply email us at http://service.lego.com/en-US/contactus/contact-us-email/
As the LEGO Group has used many years to establish a friendly face to the outside world, we need to make sure that no custom uploads will damage this image. For your order to be accepted it must therefore be checked by, and pass moderation. Moderation control may take up to 48 hours, but we will contact you as soon as it is done. For now we can only ask you to please be patient.
Below you will find a list of things that will be checked, and hopefully accepted by our Moderation team.
Language: English Only
As our content moderators cannot possibly know all languages, we are sorry to say text and descriptions in other languages than English will not make it past Moderation.No URL´s (web addresses)The Moderation team will not allow the inclusion of any URL´s, or similar, linking to external locations that the LEGO group cannot control.
Discriminating contentThe core philosophy of the LEGO Group builds upon creative fun and friendliness, anything that can be seen as hurtful to others, whether related to groups or on a more personal level, will not go through moderation. Explicit words & ImageryThe LEGO Group wishes to maintain a child-friendly image and environment, therefore curse words as well as the words many mothers hope their children will not use, and or any creations related to these, will not make it through moderation.
Violence As the LEGO Group wishes to maintain their child-friendly Image, any uploaded material that contains cruelty or explicit violence will be rejected by moderation.
Trademark violation (the use of Names, Logos, Protected Content)We live in a world populated by companies and businesses. Wherever you find people you also find products, words and services that are created and delivered by all sorts of such organizations. Whatever they may offer, in most cases they have also made the necessary Trademark steps, in order of protecting their name, as well as other specific product details… preventing all their material from being used or misused by others.
When we spread our name and services, we protect them with a line that reads: “LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group ©2009 The LEGO Group”. This means no one else is allowed to use the LEGO® word-mark, and or the LEGO logo for any type of commercial purposes. We do not want our name, or any content we own or deliver, to be used for public or commercial purposes by outside parties. To remain consistent to such a rule, we ourselves do not use any names or material belonging to other businesses in our products (product is in this case: your custom model).
One good tip to make it past moderation is to use your own imagination instead of trying to copy existing names, designs or product-shapes. Having said this, we want you to welcome your surroundings and let yourself be inspired by the things around you; after all, all the products you know, are in some way inspired by the things our world either had, or was missing, prior to their creation.
Following is a list of material types that will not pass moderation because of Trademark protection:
Existing Company/Personal NamesSome trademark protected names include the name of your favorite restaurant, musician, band, type of car, ice-cream or chocolate provider.Take a look at the different products you find at home, your clothes, pens, stationary, food products, electronic devices etc. If you look closely you will see that most of these display a brand name either as plain text or through the use of a logo (explained below). These names are all trademark protected and will not make it past moderation.You can use the LEGO name and other names belonging to the LEGO group. You may also use geographical names and other names that are not property of private companies.Product NamesTo give you a few examples this could be the name of your favorite CD, song, movie, game, chocolate bar, car model.You are allowed to use the LEGO name, and other names belonging to the LEGO group. (I.e. LEGO City, BIONICLE®, DUPLO® etc.)LogosA logo is a visual symbol that lets you know what company provides a certain service or product. Examples of logos can be found if you study just about any purchased product you may find in your home, or any other place (i.e. on clothes, electronics, and all types of packaging). You can see our LEGO Logo in the upper left corner of our home page. Logos belonging to other companies are owned by them, and will not be accepted as part of your model design. The only logos you can use within your model are those trademarked and owned by the LEGO group.DesignsExample: The LEGO Group has protected the look of our Minifigure. As we do not accept that others use this for public or commercial use, we cannot allow ourselves (in this case you as you are creating an official LEGO Product) to use designs belonging to other companies.I.e. we will not allow: a design based on your favorite cartoon character (unless this is a LEGO character), or a visual adaptation of your favorite CD/DVD cover.We will allow your adaptations of public buildings, flags and other designs that are not owned by private companies.The shape of goods or their packaging:A box is a box and a car is a car, you can upload as many cars as you want, but if moderation can clearly see what type of car you had in mind, then your model will be rejected.You may make all sorts of products, chairs, lamps, speakers, whatever you may think of. To give an example, please go ahead and make a car, just make sure it’s not too similar to any existing car (i.e. dad´s, your teacher´s, or your own favorite car). So use your imagination, and by all means be inspired by your surroundings, but please DO NOT COPY names or details of products made, and owned by others.If your model meets the requirements listed above, it will be accepted.So use your imagination, and by all means be inspired by your surroundings, but please DO NOT COPY names or details of products made, and owned by others.The LEGO Group is not responsible for lost, distorted or misdirected uploads. If it does not go through, we must ask you to please try again.
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