The latest LEGO Ideas review results are in and they are going to be very disappointing for everybody who supported a project in the review round.
LEGO has made the decision to pass on all of the projects that were in the review. That means of the 14 projects in review, 13 were rejected and one has been passed to the next review period. LEGO have explained their decision in a video (see below).
It’s certainly disappointing that none of the projects passed the review but this result highlights the biggest problem with the Ideas platform – popular support is not enough to convince LEGO to make a product. Voting for an impressive 2000 piece creation isn’t the same as buying them. An even bigger issue seems to be IP issues.
There isn’t really a lot that LEGO can do about IP issues – they aren’t going to investigate new IPs until the review stage. They should be disallowing products that they already know they can’t get the rights to (Nintendo seems to be an example).
One thing LEGO should do is stop getting our hopes up with cool large sets. If there is an upper limit on parts for Ideas sets then tell us.
Here is the video of the announcement.