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Two Sets Pass The Latest LEGO Ideas Review

The LEGO Ideas team have just revealed that two new sets will be hitting shelves in the future after passing the latest review.

Here are the two successful projects…

Treehouse

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I really didn’t expect this project to pass the review stage based on the size of it. The image above is the original submission so obviously there will be some changes for the final design.

Flintstones

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One of the most iconic television series of all time is now getting the LEGO Ideas treatment. I can’t wait to see what the final version of this set looks like. Hopefully lots of printed elements for the detailing.

Note: Images are the original Ideas submissions, not the final set designs.

There were of course 10 projects in the review, so 8 didn’t make the cut. You can see all 10 below.

21311 Voltron Officially Announced

It feels like a lifetime ago that the LEGO Ideas Voltron project passed review. Now, finally, the final set is due to be released.

Introducing 21311 Voltron

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Coming in at 2,321 pieces this is the biggest buildable LEGO mech ever.

Of course Voltron isn’t just a big mech, Voltron is comprised of 5 lions, each of which is fully recreated here. That’s right – you build all 5 lions and then combine them just like you’d hope for with a Voltron set.

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As well the lions you also get Voltron’s sword and shield.

I admit that I am not overly familiar with the IP but I think this looks great. I’m tempted to catch up on the Netflix series now.

The set will be released to VIPs on Monday 23rd July. For everybody else it will go on sale August 1st. The Australian RRP is $289.99.

Check out the full gallery and press release below.

21314 TRON: Legacy Now Available

Right on schedule the latest LEGO Ideas set – 21314 TRON: Legacy – is now available to purchase.

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The set will set you back $49.99, so chances are you may want to get other items to hit the free shipping threshold.

Let me know if you plan on getting this one. You can grab your set here. icon

Official Details of LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy Set

The original TRON film had such a cult following that in 2010 the sequel TRON: Legacy was released. That sequel is the inspiration for the latest LEGO Ideas set to make it onto shelves…

21314 TRON: Legacy

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The standout of the set is obviously the two impressively designed lightcycles. The original LEGO Ideas submission only featured a single lightcycle so the inclusion of the second is a bit of a welcome surprise. The set features 3 minifigures: Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler. Each minifigure also comes with an identity disc that can be attached to their back.

For display and play purposes also get a small section of the grid, that can be split in two.

The set will be officially released on March 31st. No Australian RRP at this stage but as soon as I know I’ll share that information. Australian RRP confirmed to be $49.99.

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Press Release

21314 LEGO® Ideas TRON: Legacy

Ages 10+.  230 pieces.

US $34.99 – CA $44.99 – DE 34.99€ – FR 34.99€ – UK £29.99 – DK  300DKK

Reimagine Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie scenes with LEGO® bricks!

Build Disney’s TRON: Legacy with this LEGO® Ideas set, featuring 2 Light Cycles, 3 minifigures and a TRON grid/display base to recreate the movie chase scene and Identity Disc battle.

Build, play and display with this futuristic LEGO® Ideas 21314 TRON: Legacy set from Disney, featuring 2 Light Cycles, each with minifigure seats and translucent-colored light-style elements, plus a divisible TRON grid with attachment points for the vehicles. Use the grid as a display base for the Light Cycles or split it in 2 to recreate the chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie. Alternatively, stage an Identity Disc battle between the 3 included LEGO minifigures—Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler—on the grid. This construction toy includes a booklet with information about its fan creator and LEGO designers, plus the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.

  • Includes 3 LEGO® minifigures: Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler.
  • Features 2 buildable Light Cycles for Sam Flynn and Rinzler, and a TRON grid/display base.
  • Sam Flynn’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucent-blue light-style elements, including power stream effects.
  • Rinzler’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucent-orange light-style elements, including power stream effects.
  • TRON grid/display base features 2 detachable parts, attachment points for the 2 Light Cycles and translucent-blue elements.
  • Divide the grid to recreate the Light Cycle chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie, or use it to role-play the disc battle scene with the minifigures.
  • Includes Quorra’s sword.
  • Accessory elements include Sam Flynn and Quorra’s blue Identity Discs, and Rinzler’s 2 orange Identity Discs.  Attached to the back of each minifigure.
  • This construction toy includes a booklet with building instructions, information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designers, and the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.
  • Each Light Cycle measures over 1″ (5cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • TRON grid/display base measures over 8” (22cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning 31st March, 2018

Review: 21313 Ship In A Bottle

LEGO fan Jake Sadovich had what many would consider a crazy idea – building a ship in a bottle out of LEGO. Not just the ship, but the bottle too.

Well that crazy idea eventually landed on the LEGO Ideas website and very quickly gained the 10,000 votes needed to become an official LEGO set.

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After extensive and polarising redesigns from the LEGO set designers the final set is now available to purchase.

Does the set capture the magic of a ship in a bottle? Have the design choices ruined the original idea? Read on to find out what I think of 21313 Ship In a Bottle.

Be sure to read to the end of the article for the extensive image gallery.

LEGO Ideas Ship In A Bottle Now Available

21313 Now Available

The latest LEGO Ideas set – 21313 Ship In a Bottle – is now officially available for purchase from the Australian online store.

The local price of the set is $119.99.

If you happen to spend over $200 you will also get the awesome 60th Anniversary set promotion.

Do you plan to pick up the set? I’ll be trying to get my hands on one to review.

You can purchase yours from https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Ship-in-a-Bottle-21313

Here Are The Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results

The LEGO Ideas blog has overnight released the results of their review of projects in the second 2017 review period.

There were six different projects in this review: Gilmore Girls – Luke’s Diner, The Wonders of Peru, NF-158 Research Aircraft, I Am Your Father, NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale) and NASA Saturn V Launch Umbilical Tower.

And… none of them passed the review.

LEGO Ideas Second 2017 Review Results

It’s always unfortunate when no projects pass the review but I am not exactly shocked by the result. The good news is that they have hinted that one of these 6 sets happens to be very close to something they are already planning. Secondly they say the next review will lead to at least one new product. So at least one of the 7 in the picture below.

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You can see the announcement video and my take on why each project was rejected below.

Official Details of 21313 Ship In A Bottle

The latest LEGO Ideas product has officially been announced and I suspect that a lot of people are going to want this as a display piece.

Introducing 21313 Ship in a Bottle

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Based on the original idea by JakeSadovich77 the Ship in a Bottle set features a brick built ship named the Leviathan inside a wonderfully designed brick-built bottle. The set also features an impressive display stand.

There are a lot of fantastic details on this set, the cork in the bottle looks great, as does the compass on the display stand. Creating large clear structures is not something that is normally associated with LEGO bricks and I think the final design did an impressive job of creating the bottle. I love the wax seal element on the bottle too.

The ship itself features three sets off sails, all featuring a printed element with a representation of the Leviathan beast.

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To add to the overall aesthetic over 280 translucent-blue 1×1 round plates are included to represent water.

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My only real complaint about the set is that the fan model featured rigging created with string while the final model doesn’t. I think it added to the overall look of the ship and I would have liked to see it incorporated in the final model. It may be a case of it was to difficult to add that in to a retail model.

The set will be released February 1st (no VIP release) with an Australian RRP of $119.99.

You can read the press release and see the full image gallery below.

Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results – One New Set Passes

The latest LEGO Ideas review results are in and one project has made it through the review stage and will become an official product.

Tron Legacy Light Cycle is that successful project.

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The review featured 11 finalists in total but unfortunately the other 10 didn’t make the grade. I am not a huge fan of the Tron franchise but the set itself looks quite nice. It will be interesting to see how well this particular set does.

No word on availability or pricing at this stage.

Special Mention – Surf Rescue

The Surf Rescue project was a passion project from Australian father and son team Damien and Aiden MacRae. Damien is suffering from stage 4 melanoma, and wanted to use the project to raise awareness of sun safety. While LEGO will not be making the surf rescue set they have stated a desire to work with the MacRae on some special projects to spread their message.

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You can see the results video and the rejected projects below.

LEGO Ideas Launches New Contests Feature

2018 marks 10 years since the LEGO Ideas platform originally launched in Japan (called Cuusoo at the time). In preparation of the milestone the Ideas team have unveiled a new beta feature of the site – building contests. The first contest is now live on the site…

Build your own LEGO Ideas logo

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The first competition requires you to build a LEGO Ideas logo out of bricks. Take the existing logo and make it your own, or change it completely. The best entries will be featured on the LEGO Ideas Facebook page to celebrate the anniversary, and there are also some awesome prizes on offer.

Grand Prize:

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The current LEGO Ideas assortment including: 21306 Yellow Submarine, 21307 Caterham Super Seven, 21308 Adventure Time, 21309 LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V, 21310 Old Fishing Store, all signed by their respective LEGO designers, and 21312 Women of NASA, signed by the LEGO designer and fan designer.

Two Runners Up each receive:

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21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V signed by the LEGO designers, and 21312 Women of NASA, signed by both the LEGO designer and the fan designer.

There are some rules that you need to follow for your submission, but you can find out everything you need here. Entries need to be submitted by December 15th.