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LEGO set challenge of rejecting over 50 Ideas projects

Somebody get a box of red sharpies to Billund on the double – LEGO has some rejecting to do!

LEGO has officially announced that 57 projects will be included in the next review. I can’t see the Ideas team picking more than 3 sets in a review, so this is going to be a bloodbath.

Looking through the projects, which you can do here, I think LEGO has probably pre-rejected a heap of these. Here is my take on all 57 projects.

1. The Princess Bride: The Guilder Frontier by FSLeinad

NOPE.

It’s Pooh time!

After some initial confusion regarding the release time I am pleased to announce that LEGO Ideas 21326 Winnie the Pooh is now available for VIPs.

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You can order yours here [Affiliate link]

Official details of 21326 Winnie the Pooh

Tonight LEGO have officially revealed the highly anticipated LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set.

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The set comes with all of the characters you’d expect – Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore each with their own accessories.

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At 1265 pieces this looks like a fantastic build full of details.

The set will be available March 18th for VIPs and April 1st for everybody else. Australian RRP is $159.99

Honestly this just looks amazing and I’m not sure what else to say. Check out the official press release and pictures below.

The latest LEGO Ideas review results – 34 rejected, 1 successful

The latest LEGO Ideas review results are in and it’s bad news for almost all of the fan creators.

This was a record breaking review results with 35 projects up for consideration. With so many potential sets I think a lot of people were expecting a couple of approved, but the end result was just one…

Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night

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A huge congratulations to Truman Cheng as his Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night recreation has been selected as one of the next LEGO Ideas sets. Truman’s fan concept of one of the most famous paintings and painters illustrates a whole new way to think about LEGO art, which is truly remarkable.

34 projects rejected

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Unfortunately there are 34 projects that didn’t make the cut. There are certainly some in that 34 that would have made a great set and some that I don’t think really had a chance.

Bonus surprise announcement… Sonic Green Hill Zone approved

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This one was still under review from last round but LEGO have now officially approved this project. That’s right, Sonic will be back in LEGO form in the future.

What do you think of the overall results? You can read more about the review on the LEGO Ideas blog.

The 90th Anniversary Set “Top 3” vote will have 4 options

The LEGO Ideas team have tonight announced the top 3 themes from the first round of voting for the 90th Anniversary Set.

That top 3 is… Bionicle, Classic Space and Pirates.

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However LEGO have admitted that they stuffed up by splitting the castle vote across so many sub-themes and to make things right they are adding Castle as a forth entry to the top 3 vote.

Which theme will take out the most votes? We’ll never know because this second round is secret with LEGO just picking the winner.

You can read more about the announcement, including round 1 numbers, on the LEGO Ideas blog.

Reminder: LEGO Ideas Blacksmith goes on sale tonight

It’s January 31st, New Years resolutions are in tatters and our bank accounts are finally starting to recover from Christmas. In just a few hours it will officially tick over to February and the LEGO Ideas Blacksmith will become available.

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You’ll be able to pick this up here for $249.99. [affiliate link]

Who’s planning on picking this up?

LEGO Ideas Blacksmith officially unveiled

After an unintended reveal a few weeks ago, LEGO is officially ready to pull the covers of the LEGO Ideas Blacksmith.

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The LEGO Ideas Blacksmith sees a return of castle with 2164 pieces and four minifigures – including two Black Falcon knights.

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You’ll be able to pick this up for $249.99 here in Australia when it launches on February 1st.

Let me know what you think of this one.

Check out the official images and press release below.

Help pick which classic LEGO theme will get a brand new set in 2022

Next year LEGO will turn 90 and to celebrate they are holding a fan vote on LEGO Ideas to create a new adult set in a classic theme. What does this mean exactly? Well we could be seeing an 18+ Fabuland set on shelves next year. Or maybe an 18+ classic space inspired set.

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This has the potential to be amazing for AFOLs.

There are two rounds to the vote. In the first round you will be able to allocate 3 votes across 30 classic themes. The top three themes will then compete in round 2. From there a set inspired by the winning theme will be produced.

The list of themes are:

  • Trains
  • Town
  • Classic Space
  • Classic Castle
  • Lion Knights
  • Black Falcons
  • Model Team
  • Forestmen
  • Blacktron
  • Black Knights
  • Pirates
  • Imperials
  • Space Police
  • M-Tron
  • Wolfpack
  • Paradisa
  • Dragon Knights
  • Ice Planet
  • Aquazone
  • Spyrius
  • Exploriens
  • Time Cruisers
  • Divers
  • Adventurers
  • Xtreme Team
  • Rock Raiders
  • Studios
  • Bionicle
  • Arctic
  • Alpha Team

Here’s the official details from LEGO…

To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of LEGO, help us choose a classic theme to be reimagined as a single new product for the 2022 Lego Adult Portfolio. We have created a list of our 30 favorite classic LEGO themes for you to choose from.

Splitting this fan vote into two parts, you will have three votes in the first vote. You can vote a maximum of once for each theme in the first vote. This vote will be 100% transparent!

The second vote will be the top three themes from the first vote. One of the three themes will be the theme the 90th Anniversary Set will be based on. This vote will not be transparent, so it’s still a little bit of a secret.

How will this work?
We will run this fan vote of all 30 themes from today, the 17th of January 2021, to the 25th of January 2021. Then on February 3rd 2021, we will launch a second fan vote of the top three themes from this fan vote. One of these three themes will be what the 90th Anniversary Set will be based on, but we still want to know what the most popular of the final three is!

You can learn more and see the full list of themes on the LEGO Ideas blog.

First look at the LEGO Ideas Blacksmith

Amazon UK has given us our first look at the upcoming LEGO Ideas Blacksmith set.

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There are no other details just this one image. But it’s clear that the finished model is going to be a bit different to the original submission.

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Let me know what you think.

Rejected LEGO Ideas projects to get second chance on BrickLink

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LEGO has today announced a new initiative that may give hope to anybody who has felt the bitter disappointment of seeing their favourite Ideas submission rejected.

Going forward, a project that reaches 10k votes but is not made in to an official set might be moved over to the BrickLink Designer Program. This means the set will be produced and packaged up but will have a very limited release through BrickLink.

Not every rejected project will get the BrickLink Designer Program treatment and that is still at the discretion of LEGO (who own BrickLink now). One fairly obvious caveat is that any licenced projects won’t be eligible for the BrickLink Designer Program.

LEGO will be testing out the concept by going back through the archive of rejected 10k projects and selecting some for a pilot. LEGO hasn’t announced which previous projects will be the first to get the BrickLink treatment but expect announcements about this in 2021.

You can read more about the plan here on the LEGO Ideas blog.