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Block Party: Here's our Josh Lancaster Lego winner

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Block Party: Here's our Josh Lancaster Lego winner

For Idealog's just-released design issue, we got some of our favourite humans from the fields of art, design, architecture and creative business to play with Lego. Artist Josh Lancaster (or, more accurately, the Josh Lancaster 'mini-figure') developed a series of Lego landscapes inspired by Auckland and Hawkes Bay. After receiving almost 100 elaborate bribes and sob stories for the Lancaster Lego masterpiece, we picked through the bunch and found our deserving winner. Read on below for some of our favourite entries.

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Forget cut-throat competition, the hot topic these days is collaboration. Whether it’s companies in shared working spaces exchanging ideas around the water cooler, entrepreneurs picking other people’s brains via crowdsourcing, Xero start-ups teaming up to get customers, or big bosses of primary producers strategising at Stanford University, working together is de rigueur.* (*But why just write about it? Idealog decided to try a bit of collaborating ourselves, so we asked for help to illustrate this feature. Most of the photos on these pages – and on the cover – were sourced from our readers, friends, followers, and the people we've written about recently. The rest were us. We're all in this together.)