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21305 Maze Officially Announced

It seems like a lifetime since we learned that the LEGO Marble Maze project had passed review and would be becoming the next LEGO Ideas set (it was May 2015).

Early this morning LEGO officially released the details of the final set - 21305 Maze. The finished product has stayed true to the original submission and we can’t see anything that would upset people that supported the original idea.

21305 Maze Box Front

For those of you not familiar with the project 21305 Maze recreates old-school table top tilting maze puzzles. The goal is to tilt the maze and get a ball from point A to point B. The LEGO Maze achieves its motion using a cleverly designed Technic skeleton.

Of course this is a LEGO product, so you have the ability to rebuild the Maze to change up the play experience. The set also features the parts for a fantastic looking medieval inspired maze top.

You can check out some additional images below.

The set will be released on April 1st and has a US RRP of $69.99. No word on Australian details at this stage.

Official Details Of 21304 Doctor Who

After sneak peeks and a leaked picture earlier today, LEGO have officially unveiled the LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set.

21304 Doctor Who 01

According to the LEGO Ideas blog post this set will be released on December 1st, in time for the Doctor Who Christmas Special, for a recommended retail price of USD $59.99 / EUR €59,99. Based on that pricing the Australian price is likely to be around $89.99 considering it has three minifigures, the DALEKs and a Weeping Angel. That price would match The Big Bang Theory which also has a USD RRP of $59.99.

Here is the official set description:

Construct a stunningly detailed LEGO® version of the iconic TARDIS® and role-play the Doctor’s time-travel adventures! Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by LEGO Ideas members, this set is based on the BBC’s popular and long-running television series about a Time Lord – the Doctor – exploring the universe in a blue police box. Due to trans-dimensional engineering, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside and this cool multifunctional set includes the console room that houses all the flight controls. Regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks™ and a Weeping Angel with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara. Then close the doors of the TARDIS and launch into another dimension! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks™.

This set looks absolutely fantastic and is likely to be a huge hit. Once we have Australian pricing we’ll be sure to share it.

Additional images below.

Official Details Of 21302 The Big Bang Theory

After getting a sneak peak of the minifigures yesterday, the LEGO Ideas blog has released the official details of 21302 The Big Bang Theory.

The set features all 7 of the main cast in minifigure form, and a fantastic recreation of Leonard & Sheldon’s living room. This set looks packed with detail and a great display piece for the Big Bang Theory fan.

21302 Set Large

The set contains 479 pieces and will be available starting August 1 for a recommended retail price of $59.99 US. No word on Australian RRP at this stage.

Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results

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LEGO has just released the results of the latest LEGO Ideas review, and we have a new product that may just make it’s way to our wanted lists.

This review featured a heap of potential sets but unfortunately not everything can make the cut. There were some wonderful models that just didn’t seem to be a fit for Ideas – we have noticed that Ideas sets seem to be reasonably small.

From what we have seen something the size of a modular isn’t going to pass review.

Here is the official results video

LEGO Ideas Review Results For Second Half of 2014

The latest LEGO Ideas review results have just been released, and we now know what the next two LEGO Ideas products will be.


LEGO Ideas Wall-E

The project from Angus MacLane, a Pixar animator and director, will see the cute yellow robot rendered with LEGO Bricks. We are not surprised to see this product make it through the review. LEGO already has existing agreements in place with Disney, and the model appears to fit into the preferred sizing for Ideas sets.

We don’t have final images of the model yet, but it’s unlikely to be significantly different from the fan submitted version.

Doctor Who

LEGO Ideas Doctor Who

During the last review LEGO said they were still considering the possibility of a Doctor Who project, and they have used the latest review announcement to confirm that LEGO Doctor Who will be happening. If there was a Venn diagram of people who love the Doctor and people who love LEGO, we suspect the overlap would be quite large.

Some people may not like the idea of more licensed sets, but we can see this set flying off shelves.

We don’t know the details of the final model yet. It’s likely that the BBC will want the product to feature the current, Peter Capaldi, version of the Doctor rather than Matt Smith or David Tennant. If we are really lucky we might get several versions, but that will obviously push the pricing up.


You can check out the review results announcement video below.

Via https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/1-blog/post/26

Official Pictures Of 21301 Birds

We already knew that the next LEGO Ideas set to be released was the Birds set, and now thanks to the LEGO Ideas Blog we have some official images of the final set (Click on any of the images to view a larger version).

From the images it looks like LEGO has managed to stay quite faithful to the original project. The finished product will make a great display piece; we suspect there will be plenty of LEGO fans with this set on a bookshelf in their home.

The set is currently listed on the US online store, but not the Australian one. This means we don’t have an official Australian RRP available as yet. Based on the current exchange rate and various mark-ups we are guessing an Australian RRP of $69.99. As we know Australian prices can be unpredictable, so this could end up being as high as $79.99.

21301 Birds is schedule for release in January.

LEGO Ideas Birds 21301

The post also included pictures of the box for this set, which is also beautifully designed. We love how each LEGO Ideas set has a unique box.

LEGO Ideas Review – Two New Sets On The Way

LEGO has just released the results of their latest Ideas Review, and the results may be a surprise.

LEGO Ideas #009 LEGO Bird Project

We are so glad to see this project pass review. The designs from DeTomaso are amazing and we can’t wait to see the final versions. This set should be a great display piece at a reasonable price.

LEGO Ideas #010 The Big Bang Theory

This one is a bit of a shock to us. We really didn’t expect that LEGO would produce a licensed set based on a U.S. sitcom with occasional adult themes. While the characters on the show do love LEGO we weren’t sure this would qualify as a brand fit.

As usual we have to wait to see the final design.

Doctor Who

While these sets didn’t pass review they are still under consideration. It is possible they are still working on a deal with the BBC. After explicitly stating that Doctor Who projects are allowed we suspected that these would pass.

Announcement Video

Official Statement On Exo Suit and Research Institute Availability

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As most of our readers will know 21109 Exo Suit and 21110 Research Institute are both currently sold out on the Australian online store.

There has been a lot of rumours around about what that means for these sets. Some sites were initially reporting that these both had a single production run, and when gone would be gone for good. Other sites then reported that LEGO would be producing more sets.

The LEGO Ideas team has taken to their blog to comment on the situation. Here is the statement that they have made;

On August 1st, LEGO Ideas launched two sets: #21109 Exo Suit and #21110 Research Institute. Currently, both sets have sold through their initial stock and are back-ordered. This means that more sets are on the way, so we hope you will be able to secure these and other special sets from LEGO Ideas.

Emphasis added.

Having two sets sell out within a week, it seems only logical that LEGO would produce more of those sets. LEGO are a business after all.

Via https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/1-blog/post/17

Final Design Of LEGO Ideas Exo Suit 21109 Revealed

LEGO Ideas Exo Suit 21109

Following on from the earlier video teaser, LEGO has released a longer three minute video that shows us the final model for the Exo Suit set.

We are big fans of the original project, and it appears that the final model is just as epic. Of course an Exo Suit needs a pilot, and LEGO have been generous and provided not just one but two classic space style minifigures – in green! We are expecting this set to be a huge success.

Official set details (price, part count etc) are expected soon.

The image included above comes via the updated Ecto-1 instructions. The larger version can be found at Brickset.


Final Design Of LEGO Ideas 21110 Research Institute Revealed

When we found out that the Research Institute had passed the review, we were excited to see what the final design would look like. LEGO has given Alatariel Elensar, the LEGO fan behind the project, a copy of the final set to review. Alatariel has taken a heap of photos and done a full review, and we are really impressed with what we see. LEGO seems to have stuck pretty close to the original fan project. The LEGO T-Rex skeleton is fantastic.

This is the official box front of the set, but be sure to check out Alatariel’s blog for more pictures and her full review.

21110 Research InstituteVia Alatariel Elensar