The brilliantly bejeweled Easter eggs of 19th century Russian artist Peter Carl Fabergé are a hallmark of miniaturist engineering and craftsmanship. Forbes magazine's late, great publisher Malcolm Forbes was an avid Fabergé collector, building a set of eggs and objets d'art even a czar would envy. But the Forbes eggs have since moved on to a private collection in Russia, and the people at Forbes miss their eggs!

Now YOU can help craft a new collection. Go crack an egg then paint it, encrust it with shiny matter (rubies optional), insert an empress' LED carriage, or otherwise make it wonderful. The design is entirely up to you: just take your passion and inspiration from Fabergé's brilliant style as you make your own fantastic egg.

Grand prize winner receives a Sonos Multi-Room Music System worth $999. The four runners-up receive a copy of Toby Faber's new book Fabergé's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces that Outlived an Empire. The winning eggs will also be featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City.

Entries can be full instructables or slideshows, but they do need to be your own original work. Slideshows need to include multiple full picture and detail shots and will be judged more strictly than Instructables.

(Official Rules)

The The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

5 Prizes

Grand Prize<br />(1 winner)

TheSonos Multi-Room Music System lets you play any song, in any room and control it all wirelessly -- from the palm of your hand. Also, an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Runner-Up<br />(4 winners)

Instructables Robot t-shirt and a copy of Toby Faber's new book Faberge's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces that Outlived an Empire.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Sep 9, 2008 and Oct 12, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select The Forbes Faberg&eacute;-Style Egg Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.