Sack it to Me – How to get “Crowned” Edition

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LittleBigPlanet crown render

As promised from this week’s Sack it to Me post, we are introducing more ways for our LBP Community to obtain the rarest of rare DLC – the Community Prize Crown. Up until now, the only time we (SCEA) offered up the Crown was as a prize for a few of our LittleBigChallenges. With our fan base becoming more and more active, we wanted to give our LBP Community members more chances to be “crowned”. Here’s how:

First off, a few notes: in order for us to contact you, you must have a PSN account in the US, and have opted-in for marketing materials (under Notification Preferences in PSN Account Management.)

#1 – A “Gold Star” on the LittleBigWorkshop
Frequently, when we’re on, every so often, we come across a submission, whether it is an inspiration, workshop or forum post that makes us smile. As a small token of our appreciation, we like to put a smile on your face too by giving you a Community Prize Crown.

#2 – Raising our Eyebrows

Every once in awhile, LBP fans do something that immediately grabs the attention of a few people, spreads on the web, and eventually is talking about it. We love it when this happens, and as a sign of thanks, you may just get a Community Prize Crown in your mail box.

#3 – LittleBigChallenges
We’re in the process of coming up with more LittleBigChallenges, so get your creative thoughts together and stay tuned next week for LittleBigChallenge2.

Now everyone has more chances to be LBP royalty! If you have posted in the past or have some cool stuff up your sleeve, don’t be surprised if you get a crown on us.

Thank you all for your continued support and contributions! Every time you share your creativity, you make the LittleBigPlanet better for everyone.

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  • Will the creators of past massive hits be recieving crowns as well? For example, will the maker of the “Sackrolled” video get one even though the video was made before this post? Also, if a person helps the winner of the crown and is mentioned, will he or she recieve one too? Thanks!

  • grr… wordpress said my comment is too long, it was a great list of suggestions for LBP… oh well, i shall do it in a LBP level form :p

  • Just settle this question for me once and for all as I am really confused. I keep reading about the Mm Day One Shirt. So was it available here in the US or not? I see some comments of people having it while others like myself don’t. Couldn’t you just check our Trophy list to see the date of our 1st LBP Trophy? You know to verify who owned LBP from day one. That would be one way to allow us to get our paws on that elusive shirt.
    I swear I was so hyped about this since it was announced as a way to show appreaciation to us fans. But because of the small hiccup of a certain song, the hype was extinguished along with the original plans of the exclusive content.

  • -Mark

    This is awesome! However, I have one little BIG complaint; the LittleBigWorkshop.

    Why is it that you need to be 18+ to talk on forums of a game that is rated E? You are excluding a large part of the LBP community by not allowing the people with Sub-Accounts under 17 years of age to discuss in the LBW. How are we suppose to make a great post on the forums if we can’t even log in to them?

    Please, address this issue. I miss talking about LBP. We can’t discuss it on the PSN Forums, and I can’t discuss it on the LBW because my Sub-Account is registered under 18 years.

    Please fix this! :(

  • wow, its awesome that you are giving out more crowns. i think thats its a good thing that more people are able to get it now. :)

  • Did we mention, we’re starting a blacklist for the crown too?


    Haha, go ahead and start that “Crown Black List”. As much as I love playing LBP, I’m fairly certain I won’t have time to create anything for a contest. So, unless I can win a crown for just playing the game everyday, I doubt I’ll win one.


    I have read all the posts here, so I’m wondering if you are referring to the post on December 2nd.


    My post is too long… so it’s got to be split up.

  • —————–
    Day 1 T-shirt

    Finally, some of you are wondering what happened to the Day 1 T-Shirt mentioned in the past. This was available in other countries for (equivalent of) $4.99, but we decided to hold back its availability in North America as we evaluate if such a unique item (RARE + $4.99 + time-based) is appropriate for our PS Store. There may be other RARE items like this in the future, so check back on future DLC announcements.

    Is this what you were referring to when you say,


    Don’t worry, you won’t see the “Day One” shirt (we addressed on previous posts), but we’re hoping to have more similar items in the future.


    If that’s the case, um any hints on what the Rare content might be? Did we already see it with the limited time release items?

    I guess my post is still too long so I’ll split it again here… :)

  • While we are on the subject of DLC… How often should we expect to see Level Packs? I know I enjoyed the Metal Gear Level Pack. It was amazing!! Will there be more Level Packs in the near future? As for DLC Costumes, are there plans to have a few “Accessories” Packs? Things to add to our little Sack folk without actually being part of a specific costume.

    It might be cool to have things like two on the waist or one on the back Katana for our Ninja Sackpersons. a pair of Nunchaku, Sai, Bo Staff, or Ninja Stars sash for the Ninjas out there would be great.

    Holsters for the Cowboys and girls with little six-shooters, and maybe a sheriff or marshall badge on a vest, a quiver of arrows, plus a bow, and maybe a Native American Head-dress, plus a war-paint skin would be great too.

    I guess another split is needed here too… man 1200 characters is really short.

  • I’d also like to know why there is no Tutu or Tiara for the little Sack-princesses our there. A Princess or Ballerina Sack Costume would be a nice addition there.

    Aviator gear, Classic Monsters, Diving Bell, that Fruit Hat and some Maracas, or beads for Mardi Gras..

    What about tie-in Costumes for blockbuster movies?

    You know what, on second thought, why not just have quarterly Costume Design Contests?

    That might just take care of all my costume needs, and give some lucky and creative people a change to win them some crowns.

    So, uh, anything else really making me wonder…. No, I think that’s it for now, and remember, it’s BPink… that’s the user name you should put on the top of that “Crown Black List” you are starting.



    ((Phew, I guess four posts is better than one?))

  • Heh heh,

    I meant chance…

    …give some lucky and creative people a chance to win them some crowns.

    I’ll be sure to spell better in the future.


  • Awesome. But is there anyway you can have age groups for the crowns, like maybe maybe a prince crown for 4 year olds. my son,marssackboy by his LBP name, plays everyday and makes his own levels. Yes he is only 4 and the best part about LBP is the emotions put out by the sack characters. He really did not get it when people would get angry,sad,etc by reading their faces. with LBP,the sack boys helped, now he knows by reading my face as well as others if there are sad , happy,angry,etc.. So in short all the levels he has made have been his. He, with my parential guidance, watches the You-Tube videos and can basically make what other builders make and as for the tutorials, he can do them all. It is inspiring to watch him talk about wobble bolts,pistons, etc.. So thanks for making LBP and when we say we would love the crown, it is an understatement. He has bought all the extras off of the PS store and he thought we could buy it. So I told him we have to earn it and he is now as we speak working on a new level..thanks Richard M, Marssackboys dad.

  • Cool! I’ve always wanted a crown…


  • This is a very good way to get the little big planet community active and will help inspire more people to make maps,etc on little big planet this was a very good idea.

  • Little big planet is one of my favorite playstation games not only for its Very good levels and character makeing options but for its ability to have others use there imagination and be creative in fun ways :)

  • Btw if anyone wants to play Little big planet my psn is clamminator :)

  • Did I make the LBP Crown Blacklist? :(

  • So, for example, the Contra levels have been a buzz lately. Would something like that count?

  • @66 – Probably not, because Sony is likely about to take it down because of “copyright infringement”.

  • Mark Valledor,

    Can you please tell me if Sony is likely to take down our Contra stages for our apparent “copywrite infringement” everyone keeps accusing us of?

    We put a heck of a lot of work and effort into them, and I just want to hear it straight from someone who might know for sure if we should be worried about that happening.

    I just can’t see why they would be pulled when there have been various Contra levels out on the servers for quite some time, as well as Mario, Deadspace, God of War, etc.

  • I have a question….I made the Sackroll video on the internet…um. I had the option to “opt-in for promotional goodies” thing deselected on my profile. I selected it now…but does that mean that it being deselected at the time of this post mean that I lost any chances of having the possibility to get the crown? I accidentally had it unchecked.

  • i didn’t read all the posts here so if someone else pointed this out first sorry for the repeat

    for those outside the U.S. and want a crown if you notice they said you have to have a u.s. psn “ACCOUNT” i’m in the u.s. and have a japanese account sooooo…….

  • too bad I don’t have this game, i bought Killzone 2 instead.

  • Hey Mark, I wanna crown u some lil babies!!;o) haha Just kidding..April Fools!!!I Love Love this game!! But I really want to encourage people to get headsets…….!!!!!! WE NEED HEADSETS!!!! I have had this game since Christmas, ran into one sack who had one..that’s it.. I made my friend, and bro, buy the game…and made them get headsets, but we are not satisfied!!! So, please crown me, the queen of hearts, and go get some sets, so we can accomplish stuff,quicker,better,YAY!!! cheese xoxox ps- is there a way to get my personal pics I tranferred to my PS3 on Playstation without the eye??

  • here is a little vid i made to try to get the lbp crown :F

    hope mm likes it D:

  • And one more question for you Mark…but I can’t ask it on here, because i have a question about an awesome idea I want to use in my world….But I need some advice, can you personal message me? or lead me in the right direction for help ;o)

  • Do you give crowns out to people who worked from November to February on a level? If so, you guys should give VMethos a crown for his work on the level “The Seal of Silvraen – Shadows of an Ancient Era”… One of the best levels I have ever seen.

    Also, Nattura’s Tomb of Anubis level deserves ten crowns for the sheer awesomeness of it all!

    Of course, I’ve always wanted a crown too, so feel free to check out “The Crystal Cave in Autumn” by xkappax :P … we worked a month on it.

    I like that you guys are going to be giving out crowns more freely, though. Makes us feel like all of our work is for something. ^_^

  • The only people who will get noticed are the creators not the player. How about putting in some challenges acknowledging the players who get the most hi scores or frequently ace levels.

  • Do we get a crown? We have been featured on Kotaku twice, the Media Molecule site at least once, and mentioned in their twitter. And had over 200,000 youtube views!

    We are getting married at our Little Big Wedding!

  • ok so I really need the crown, the idiot crown. I cut March out of my mind..I thought today was april fools day…duh go smoke another 1 heh heh

  • ehh da crowns not dat great

  • me gustaria mas leer comentarios en espanol

  • i gota get lbp again kinda miss this game got rid of it cause i couldnt make any levels hope the crown is easy to get looks cool

  • aw man, i got contacted by the those marketing people working for sony for my LBP levels, why don’t i have a crown?!

  • Norton_AntiVirus

    The crown looks good, but I really think the reward should be something more noteworthy and flamboyant though. Perhaps a full King suit with a scepter, cape, and all that good stuff. Or other exclusive character costumes, like a Ratchet outfit, or something like a cool wizard outfit. If I ran into somebody in the game and their character was wearing a crown, I’d think it was just a regular unlockable and wouldn’t really be envious of it.

  • My 6 year old son loves LPB and plays it day and night. He saw the photo of the sackboy with the crown and wanted me to buy one for him. When i told him that he had to earn it, he ran into his room and started to clean it. When i asked him why he was doing that, he said “because i want to earn the crown!” After I explained it wasn’t that kind of earning, he got sad. :(

    Keep up the great work with LPB… it’s by far the best game (for both old and young) that i’ve played and this is coming from a someone that’s purchased every Playstation at launch!

  • I’d give the six year old the crown. :P

  • That crown is superb.

  • Does this work retroactively? I’ve posted good suggestions and feedback to you and Sam before, but pretty much have run out of ideas lol Either way, this is a very clever marketing strategy. Get people to post positive comments, become more active in the LBP community = more word of mouth = more sales for the game. And it doesn’t cost you a dime. Nice going, hope it works out and LBP sells well.

  • Hey guys, I gotta say, these crowns are a pretty good idea. I always dream of what having one would be like, but anyway, I have a question:

    Now of course people will be getting crowns throughout the year, but will there be some sort of special thing again like the PS3’s birthday level creator type of thing happening again? I sadly wasn’t able to buy a copy when this had happened so that is why I am asking.

    Another question:
    Are the crowns actually going to be given out randomly by great accomplishments such as a level that becomes very popular, or would they be just handed out randomly like some kind of drawing sometime this year?

    Last question: Lets say someone gets a crown, how would the crown be ‘sent’ to them? Like some Redeem code or just magically sending it into the inventory of the user who has earned it?

    Thanks for reading.

  • This is really cool.

    But all of us up here in the snow is gonna have to wait XD

    I pre-ordered LBP so I got the “exclusive” God of War costumes.

    I guess they’re not exclusive anymore. >.<
    Me no likey.

  • If only if only i get my hands on the crown i wait under the tree sad and lonely if only only i can get the crown but i sigh and say if only if only

  • It is always a good thing when cool things are given out to normal people, not just those that excel in certain areas. I always thought that crown was awesome, but I could never create a level. You have given me hope :).

  • Can u only get a crown if ur in the US. Cuz if that’s so then that’s really stupid

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