LEGO Ideas, the programme which allows fan creations to be turned into retail sets, has announced a massive batch of new submissions which have passed the 10 000 vote mark and will move onto the next step in the process.
For those new to this system LEGO Ideas starts with a submission from anyone in the world. This submission requires 10 000 votes to qualify for a review by LEGO. The Danish toy giant will then look into how feasible the set is in regards to retail sales looking at all manner of aspects such as size, proposed price, ease of build and more.
Another big sticking point here is the thirds party intellectual properties. As you can tell from our headline and the large list of projects below, many of these depend on licences that LEGO doesn’t own. The company will then need to work with the licence holders to see if an agreement can be reached to make and sell the set.
Over the next few months these 57 Ideas will go through several rounds of reviews that sometimes involve complete overhauls of the build. Sometimes several Ideas from a batch like this make the cut, and sometimes zero do. For the fan designers who made these builds, and the public wanting to buy them, all we can do is wait for the reviews to happen.
Looking over the Ideas and are favourite of the bunch has to be the bowling alley that resets the pins. We’re a sucker for any set with mechanical elements and moving parts so this one spoke to us.
There are some oddities here such as the fact that two different versions of the US version of The Office made the cut. Also there are two different Ideas based on bookends.