Please separate real LEGO builds from digital builds during Contests
When submitting entries for Contests, I believe there should be two categories: one for creations using real life LEGO bricks, and ones created digitally using LEGO simulation software. When building digitally, builders have access to infinitely more parts in a much wider variety of colours, putting physical builders at a significant disadvantage. And while digitally rendered entries are often extremely impressive, I do feel it provides a somewhat unfair advantage to digital builders over builders using real bricks. Hence why I feel there should be two categories (and thus two prize pools)- one for entries built using physical LEGO bricks, and ones built using computer software.
Totally agree. I understand if its for Lego Ideas submissions but in a contest it would be more challenging using your own bricks. Encourage creativity too. Sadly it seems like this will not happen sooner.
Michael Daugherty commented
TOTALLY AGREE. There is a creative opportunity to take the parts you have and make something from them.