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LEGO Ideas No Longer Allowing Projects Using Existing IP

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The LEGO Ideas team yesterday published a new post on the Ideas Blog outlining some new rules for the site.

The super short version – from now there will be no new projects featuring existing properties LEGO has a licence for. This means that there will be no new Star Wars projects and no new Superheroes projects just to name a couple of themes.

There will be some people with planned projects undoubtedly annoyed by the change but I think it’s a good idea. The LEGO design team are always working on new ideas related to the IPs that they have access to, and this change prevents an idea that they are already working on hitting 10k.

Existing projects have not been removed but the rule change seems to imply pretty heavily that there is no chance they’ll pass review.

This change will likely result in less projects being uploaded but it may also help interesting and innovative ideas become more prominent.

The new rule works with a previous change that prevented follow-up ideas. For example you can’t submit a second Big Bang Theory set idea.

You can read more about the new rule here. LEGO have also provided a list of restricted licences here.

Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results

LEGO have just revealed the results of the latest LEGO Ideas review and there is one new set definitely coming, and a second still possible.

Passing the review is Women of NASA, a result that isn’t completely unexpected considering the success of the female scientists Ideas set.


Australian Price For 21306 Yellow Submarine Confirmed

The product page for the latest LEGO Ideas set – 21306 Yellow Submarine – is now active, which means we now know the Australian price.

Getting your own LEGO version of the fab four is going to set you back $79.99 when the set becomes available November 1st.

LEGO Ideas Yellow Submarine AU Price

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Yellow-Submarine-21306

Official Details Of 21306 Yellow Submarine

The thing with LEGO Ideas is that there is usually a decent gap between when a set passes review and when it hits stores. That gap can lead to people forgetting sets are even on the horizon, which is the case with 21306 Yellow Submarine. I’d completely forgotten about it.

The next LEGO Ideas set is going to be popular with Beatles fans as it seems to capture the Yellow Submarine perfectly. The minifigures also look great.

21306 Yellow Submarine Main

The set will be available online on November 1st 2016. I have also heard from online store Outer Rim Trading Co that they are expecting stock in December.

21306 Yellow Submarine Minifigures

You can check out the official details from the LEGO Ideas blog and the box art below.

The Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results Are In

The latest LEGO Ideas review results are in and it’s honestly a bit of a surprise. Of the 9 sets up for review I was skeptical that any of them would make it.

Shockingly the very impressive looking Old Fishing Store set made the cut.

Old Fishing store

Many people, myself included, thought this would be far to big for an Ideas set.

The Old Fishing Store won’t be available for a while, but hopefully it will be some time in 2017.

You can check out the announcement video below and the projects that didn’t make the cut.

Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results – Two Sets Pass Review

The LEGO Ideas team have just shared the results of the third 2015 project review, and this time there are two models that will be hitting shelves as an actual LEGO set…

The Beatles Yellow Submarine

it was hard to see how the licensing for this one was going to work out, and it passing review is a bit of a surprise.

LEGO Ideas Beatles Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine is a classic part of Beatles history and project creator Kevin Szeto has done a great job of rendering it with bricks. The final set should also included the band as LEGO Minifigures.

Apollo 11 Saturn V

LEGO and NASA have worked together in the past, so this set passing review isn’t a huge surprise. The only thing going against it was size – the model is around one meter tall. This could be one of the largest Ideas sets to date when it’s released.

LEGO Ideas Apollo 11 Saturn V

Check out the announcement video and full result below

Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results – Two Sets Coming Soon

LEGO have just released the results of the LEGO Ideas review for the second half of 2015.

After a previous review lead to no new products it seemed entirely possible that this review may have the same result. Luckily that isn’t the case at all – there are actually two products that will be produced.

Caterham Super Seven

This project perfectly captures the classic British sports car in LEGO. Hopefully the final set will look as good as the submitted version.

Caterham Super Seven

Adventure Time

These brick built Adventure Time characters look awesome and are likely to be a hit with fans of the wacky show. If this one sells well it could potentially lead to future sets – LEGO do have a good relationship with Cartoon Network.

Adventure Time Ideas

You can check out the announcement video below.

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.