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Competition: win an architectural stadium model-building kit by Arckit

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, Dezeen is partnering with Arckit to give away five model-building kits for sports stadiums and arenas.

This competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winners, who are Valentina Bencic from Rotterdam, Netherlands, Kieran Catton from Stoke Poges, UK, Joanne Barlow from Glasgow, UK, Isobel Gibbons from Ormskirk, UK and Aditya Hukama from Singapore. 

Referred to as "posh Lego" for architects, Arckit's products offer an alternative to traditional models that are often made from materials glued together.

Its recently launched Sports range are described as the world's first multi-stadium model building kits. The range features two kits, with one focused on sports typically played in stadiums, like football, baseball and rugby, with the other featuring indoor sports like basketball, tennis and swimming.

Five winners will be able to pick their preferred kit.

Architectural model-building kit of sports stadiums by Arckit

In both kits, users can create open-air, semi-enclosed or enclosed stadiums for up to 12 different sports.

The larger kit contains 250 pieces and can be used to make American football, baseball, rugby, athletics, football and Gaelic football venues.

This kit comes with components that have an angled outer wall, which helps add realistic sleek finishes to the model stadiums.

Architectural model-building kit of sports stadiums by Arckit

The second 235-piece kit is designed to make models of venues that tend to be hosted in arenas. Owners of this kit can replicate their favourite basketball, tennis, ice-hockey, boxing, swimming and gymnastics venues.

Similar to the angled wall in the stadiums kit, a curved outer wall piece is included to reflect rounded arena features.

Architectural model-building kit of sports stadiums by Arckit

The kits are fully compatible with each other and other building sets by Arckit as well.

Accessories, like field cards, stickers and team badges, are also part of the kits to enhance the stadiums and arenas. An information booklet in each kit shows the designs of five sports venues to help with building.

Architectural model-building kit of sports stadiums by Arckit

The finished structures have the possibility to integrate with your mobile phone. Through a slot at the base of the model, a phone-screen fits into the playing field at the centre.

Users can animate their stadiums by watching their favourite sport on their phone, playing sports games or downloading 2D-animations of sporting events provided through Arckit's website.

Arckit's modular building kit

The sports-focused collection was designed to reflect the influence of sporting events in our lives.

"Sports and sporting events are such an important part of all our lives whether we are playing or supporting our favourite teams," said Damien Murtagh, founder of Arckit. "So, we've decided to create the world's first multi-stadium model building kits."

Architectural model-building kit of sports stadiums by Arckit

Pieces in Arckit's building kits fit connect using a click and connect system and can be completely disassembled and reused.

Products are available online and stocked at stores including Crate and Barrel, Museum of Modern Art, Harrods and Galeries Lafayette.

For more information on its new sports collection, visit Arckit's website.

Competition closes 2 January 2020. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and his or her names will be published at the top of this page.