Calling all toy enthusiasts! Got a great toy idea? Want to make something amazing with all those LEGO blocks?

Design a toy out of any material you like, or use existing toys to make a new toy! To enter the Toy Challenge 2, create an original photo, video or step-by-step Instructable of your toy creation or toy modification to win and iPad2 and other great prizes!

This time we are opening up a special category and awarding a prizes just for toys made from other toys! Any toy made from other toys (LEGO, K'nex, etc.) is eligible to win a sweet digital camera and a bin of 400 k'nex pieces!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, February 21, 2012.

The Toy Challenge 2 is closed.

Grand Prize

7 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

GRAND PRIZE (1 Winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a black iPad2 16GB, a Remote Control Parrot AR Drone, and an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Place (1)

FIRST PLACE (1 Winner)

One First Place winner will receive a Nintendo 3DS black, an iPod Touch 8GB black, and an Instructables prize pack.

Runner Up Prize (4)


Four Runner Up prize winners will receive a LEGO heads storage/sorting bin, a pack of sugru, and an Instructables Prize Pack.

Made From Toys Prize (1)


We have a special prize for one Made From Toys winner who uses toys to make their project (including: legos, k'nex, etc....).  They will receive a 400pc. tub of K'Nex, a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9V, and an Instructables Prize Pack.
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 Dec 20, 2011 and Feb 21, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Toy Challenge 2. 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.