Whether constructing the simple or extraordinary, the LEGO brick has been the cornerstone of childhood imagination for decades. However, each kit comes with an unassuming inhibitor: the instruction pamphlet. These conniving little booklets, like malicious puppet masters, force the bricks of creativity into pre-existing molds of boredom. In an effort to re-establish the spirit of innovation, Nashville Public Library is holding its second annual LEGO building competition this weekend. The competition forbids the use of artistic restraints such as directions, allowing participants to freely reign as the sovereign gods of their own DIY universes. The winners in each age group (ranging from preschool to adult) are given a $50 gift certificate to The LEGO Store, conveniently opening in two weeks at Opry Mills. In short, a win at the competition grants a financial win at The LEGO Store, aiding in next year’s win. Never has a vicious cycle been so fun!