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LEGO Ideas interesting new projects

by admin on January 17, 2015

in Featured Creations

We haven’t talked about LEGO Ideas projects for a while, so I thought to do a round-up of some of the upcoming projects that you might like to support. As you probably know already, LEGO Ideas is a platform where LEGO fans can submit their own ideas for future LEGO sets. If a project gets 10,000 public votes it goes before the LEGO review board, and if the idea is a good fit for the company it is made into an official LEGO set. 🙂

LEGO Ideas New Projects

LEGO IDEAS RECORD STORE: This is a very popular submission by RyanHowerter that received a lot of praise when it was first posted on flickr and has been shared and blogged in several news publications since then. The details just looks excellent! This is also a timely submission as record stores are becoming very popular again. There is something about a record store that brings back so much nostalgia and memories to so many people. The weakness of this model is that it doesn’t have a clear size, shape and part-count. I hope that Ryan will consider finalizing the model into a coherent LEGO set. Currently this project has over 1,000 supporters of the required 10,000, and about 230 days left to reach that goal. If you are interested to support this project, or would like to leave feedback, you can do so here: LEGO IDEAS RECORD STORE

LEGO Ideas Record Store by RyanHowerter

LEGO IDEAS WORLD MAP: This is basically a world map mosaic, submitted by LEGO Ideas member TPNK. World maps are a popular decoration in homes, offices and classrooms. They make great conversation pieces and also work as an educational tool with children. Because this map is built of LEGO elements there is a potential to build on the surface of the map; mark locations visited, add flags, or build micro versions of famous landmarks. The LEGO Group hasn’t released a LEGO mosaic set for quite some time now, so this would also serve as a great LEGO mosaic with some interactive features. The downside is that this submission is not as exciting and sexy as some of the other ones, so it may not get the required number of votes. Currently this project has over 1,000 supporters of the required 10,000, and only about 100 days left to reach that goal. If you are interested to support this project, or would like to leave feedback, you can do so here: LEGO IDEAS WORLD MAP

LEGO Ideas World Map by TPNK

LEGO IDEAS VENATOR-CLASS STAR DESTROYER: This is a LEGO Star Wars project submitted by Qui-Gon-Gin. It is a massive Republic warship depicted in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, as well as Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon series. It is in line with other large LEGO Ultimate Collector Series sets in size, detail, suggested piece-count, and price. It features the main ship, a removable stand, and a data-sheet. It also includes a detailed and fully-functional ventral hangar bay with a detachable scale model Republic Frigate. The color scheme is that of an Admiral’s flagship, characterized by the dark-red bridges. The weakness of this model is that it is Star Wars, a license LEGO already produces many sets for. I’m not sure if they would be willing to produce a LEGO Ultimate Collector Series Star Wars model under the LEGO Ideas line. So far all LEGO Ideas sets have been in the $20-$50 range and were limited releases. Of course this can change, but these are some of the obstacles this submission is up against. Currently this project has close to 1,500 supporters of the required 10,000, and about 280 days left to reach that goal. If you are interested to support this project, or would like to leave feedback, you can do so here: LEGO IDEAS STAR DESTROYER

LEGO Ideas Star Destroyer by Qui-Gon-Gin

LEGO IDEAS THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM: This is a really sweet plane submitted by JonHall18, another project that has been extensively blogged and shared on social-media platforms. It’s an imaginary aircraft from a 1940s-era fantasy world of the Kingdom of Arcadia. The plane pictured here is the “Spirit of Freedom” one of the four planes that escorts the Arcadian Royal Airship. The crew consists of one pilot and one gunner. I think this model has a good chance to become a LEGO set; LEGO likes model airplanes and this submission also fits well with the LEGO Ideas parameters. Currently this project has over 2,000 supporters of the required 10,000, and only about 100 days left to reach that goal. If you are interested to support this project, or would like to leave feedback, you can do so here: LEGO IDEAS AIRPLANE

LEGO Ideas Airplane by JonHall18

LEGO IDEAS NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE: This looks like a very large set, but it is in fact in line with the #10214 LEGO Creator Tower Bridge, and other large LEGO Creator models. It was submitted by LEGO Ideas member t-brick, and is based on the famous Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria – a major tourist attraction, and the inspiration for the Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. The scale is big enough to show all the windows, battlements, winding roofs, flights of stairs, gates, alcoves and of course the big towers. This is a really nice model that I could see being accepted as an actual LEGO set. I remember building paper models of this castle when I was a kid, and would love to build it out of LEGO! Currently this project has over 2,500 supporters of the required 10,000, and only about 100 days left to reach that goal. If you are interested to support this project, or would like to leave feedback, you can do so here: LEGO IDEAS CASTLE

LEGO Ideas Castle by t-brick

LEGO IDEAS GINGERBREAD HOUSE: This project looks dangerously yummy! Cookie walls, decorative icing, lots of candy, and caramelized windows – they are all there! It was submitted by Swan Dutchman as a LEGO Christmas set, and a possible addition to the LEGO Christmas Village line. I think this submission also has great potential to become an official LEGO set. Currently this project has almost 3,500 supporters of the required 10,000, and about 300 days left to reach that goal. If you are interested to support this project, or would like to leave feedback, you can do so here: LEGO IDEAS GINGERBREAD HOUSE

LEGO Ideas Gingerbread House by Swan Dutchman

There are many other LEGO Ideas projects that are coming up through the ranks and starting to get some traction in visibility and support. If you would like to see any of them make it into an official LEGO set, make sure you cast your vote and also share them on social-media platforms and in other communities. They all still need quite a bit of votes. And if you would like to check out the currently available fan-created LEGO sets, you can check out the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop 2015 LEGO Ideas

So what do you think? How do you like the above mentioned LEGO Ideas projects? Did you vote for any of them? Are the any other submissions that you really like and would like others to support? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

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thelegodude19 January 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM

I really like that record store….

Any chance for another mention here? If anyone has heard of or played the game Kerbal Space Program, I’m sure they’d love to see this get some support: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/cb3a1228-f43a-4c54-a6ee-2341e984c9b6

The game is a really nifty educational space exploration simulator, and I think having a Lego tie in would be really really cool. More info on the game can be found here: https://www.kerbalspaceprogram.com/

and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerbal_Space_Program

anyhow lol, just garnering support for my favorite project. 😀

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admin January 17, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Thanks for sharing those! This is why I wrote this update, so we can share our favorite projects. 😉

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Håkan January 17, 2015 at 1:28 PM

I find most of these sets too massive, and probably a bit monotonous to actually build. My faves are the smaller sets, Spirit of Freedom and Gingerbread House. Unless they are extremely frail builds in practice, they are somewhat probable for production.

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OTigger January 17, 2015 at 3:30 PM

I have to agree with you about the size of these sets, and i do agree with you that the Spirit of Freedom set is good. It could probably be used for a slight amount of sci-fi when playing with LEGO.

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Håkan January 17, 2015 at 7:52 PM

It’s not only that they don’t seem very feasible for a commercial production. It’s also that I personally often find smaller builds more elegant.

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Ninja of Stealth January 19, 2015 at 11:49 AM

I supported the record store, the plane, the star destroyer, and the gingerbread house. I hope the plane goes through, that thing is so awesome!

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Nate R. March 10, 2015 at 11:32 PM

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/a05c2b96-2fdc-4a27-979d-18a920cb8c27 Hello! Love the site! Here is the link to my Lego Ideas project that I submitted last week and it starting to gather support. The Ghostbusters Proton Pack & Ghost Trap! I hope you like the build and share it to get some more exposure. Thanks for your time and support!

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