Spacelab Build-a-Spaceship Contest

Extended deadline; 28 March, 2019 | Winners announced: 30 March, 2019





How to Enter

  1. Design & Build Your Spaceship using building bricks (Lego or other brands) or recycled materials such as cardboard, plastic and wood.

  2. Your spaceship can be a rocket, shuttle, lunar module, alien craft, probe, satellite, space station, lunar village or anything else you can imagine – it’s up to YOU!

  3. Give your model a NAME.
  4. Take some PHOTOS of your model making sure to capture all its glory.

  5. Fill in the online form below and submit the photos by 28 March, 2019.

  6. ENJOY the contest 🙂

Size Guidelines:

Your spaceship can be as big or small as you wish. However, if you wish to submit your model for the live exhibition in Gozo, Malta please make sure it fits in a 40cm by 40cm space.

What information do you need?

To complete your entry you will need your name, surname, date of birth, email address and country of origin. And of course your entry photos and model name. You can also add a short description if you like. If you are 16 or under you will need your parent or guardian’s consent.

What happens next?

Our Jury will review all the entries and select the winner and runner-up for each category. Winners will be announced on 30th March, 2019.

contest prizes

Thanks to the kind sponsorship of Esplora, the Science & Interactive Centre, the category winners will receive a Family Ticket to Esplora, including a visit to the Planetarium. Hurrah!

Live Exhibition

If you wish to submit your model for the live exhibition on 30th March, make sure to hold on to it – do not be tempted to dismantle it to create something else, just yet. More details on where to bring your model will be announced in due course.

Whilst we will endeavour to keep all models intact Spacelab cannot be held responsible for any damages or loss through theft.


There are 3 Categories:

5-10 years

11-16 years

“Grown-Ups” 17-117

Some entry rules and to keep things fair

Children aged 16 and under require the ok of their parent or guardian to participate and to submit their details online.

Young entrants may need some grown-up help. However if the grown-ups get carried away, please submit the entry in the Grown-Ups category.

The decision of the jury is final although we hope that all contestants will enjoy the whole process. Remember you can bring your models to the Spacelab Spaceship Exhibition.

Photography Guidelines

You can submit up to 5 photographs of your model, make sure to capture its the best angles.

Place your model against a plain background.

Do not include any people in the frame.

Include your name or the name of your model in the file names.

Remember to upload your photos or send them to us via 


Please refer to our privacy statement on the use of your data.

Entrants agree to publication of their photos on print and digital media including the Spacelab Facebook Page and Website. Entries will be referred to by Model Name, Entrant Name, Age and Country.

Model entered for the exhibition will include entrants’ full name. Should you have any issues with this please get in touch with us at and we will amend the tags accordingly.

Any Queries?

Just ask. Get in touch with any questions. We are at or on Messenger @gozospacelab


Happy Building!

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