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LEGO Ideas Caterham & Adventure Time

by admin on March 17, 2016

in Community News

A few days ago LEGO announced the next LEGO Ideas sets from the selection of fan created models that got 10,000 public votes. It is always interesting to see the candidates and what LEGO eventually chooses based on their criteria. Below are the details and video of the announcement. 🙂

LEGO Ideas Review Period

Over the past several months, we’ve reviewed nine amazing projects that reached 10,000 supporters between May and September last year, which was our second review qualification period of 2015. Here are the results:

LEGO Caterham Super SevenCarl Greatrix is known in the LEGO fan community for his photo-realistic models of cars, trains, and aircraft. He’s perfectly captured the classic British sports car in LEGO bricks … and now you’ll be able to own one too.

LEGO Ideas Caterham

LEGO Adventure Time – These poseable brick-built Adventure Time figures are coming to a Land of Ooo near you. Yep, it’s finally time for LEGO Adventure Time, thanks to aBetterMonkey.

LEGO Ideas Adventure Time

Design, pricing, and availability– We’re still working out the final product design, pricing and availably for both the LEGO Caterham Super Seven and LEGO Adventure Time sets, so check back on LEGO Ideas later this year for details.

Decision regarding Star Citizen F7A Hornet– For the last two review periods, we’ve carried forward the LEGO Star Citizen F7A Hornet by nosmigon project for review. Unfortunately we’ve decided not to consider the project further.

LEGo Ideas Next Review

Next Review Results Late Spring 2016 – The next batch of LEGO Ideas projects are already in review. We’re considering these projects that reached 10,000 supporters between September and January as possible future LEGO sets. We’ll share results of the third 2015 LEGO review period for projects that qualified between September 2015 and early January 2016 later this spring.

The LEGO Caterham Super Seven by Carl Greatrix was definitely an excellent choice that many LEGO fans are already very excited about. I’m curious to see how LEGO is going to handle some of the design details, as Carl is known for using some unconventional methods. It is worth checking out his flickr gallery because of his wonderful LEGO models. If done well, this can be an amazing set that will also offer many options for customization.

LEGO Ideas Caterham Cars

The Adventure Time television series has a huge fan-base, and not just amongst children, but also teens and adults. It will be interesting to see how a LEGO set based on the animated film will be received. So far I have read both positive and negative reactions to the LEGO Ideas model. Hopefully LEGO can make the characters interactive and playable enough, so they are not just an assortment of static miniatures to collect dust.

If you would like to see the currently available LEGO Ideas sets designed by LEGO fans, there are some excellent choices available right now. The #21304 LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set, the #21303 LEGO Ideas WALL-E and the #21108 LEGO Ideas Ghostbusters Ecto-1 are particularly excellent. And the #21305 LEGO Ideas Maze is going to be released shortly. You can find them all under the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop LEGO Ideas Doctor Who

So what do you think? How do you like these upcoming LEGO Ideas sets? And which one would you like to see succeed from the next review period? What is your favorite LEGO Ideas set so far? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

DavidH March 17, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Looking forward to the Caterham. I hope the set will include two vehicles like the submitted model so there are options for customization.

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admin March 17, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Yeah, it is not clear from the announcement if the Caterham set will include one or two vehicles, or perhaps one with extra pieces to customize, or just one set with no customization options. Would love to get at least some extra pieces to customize! 😀

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Eggbert1 March 17, 2016 at 12:20 PM

I hope Lego’s streamlining of the idea retains the removable panels that show the inner workings (ie engine, frame, etc.)

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admin March 17, 2016 at 12:36 PM

I hope so too. That is one of the greatest part of the model. This car is meant for tinkering, so hopefully LEGO won’t loose that feature.

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BLProductions March 17, 2016 at 1:01 PM

The Caterham looks cool. I hope LEGO doesn’t make too many changes to the original model. I agree with DavidH, two cars would be great, but the chances of LEGO doing that depend on how many pieces each car is. If each is over 300 pieces, two cars would probably be expensive ($60+). I have no interest in the Adventure Time set, and I don’t see why LEGO chose that, unless it’s because they couldn’t do any of the other projects. But I wouldn’t be surprised if 2018’s Modular is a Library….
Shame about the F7A Hornet, that was a very nice project. 🙁

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admin March 17, 2016 at 1:34 PM

I’m really confused about Adventure Time too. I just don’t see what’s the appeal. But I guess there are at least 10,000 people out there who thought it was a good idea. 😐

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BLProductions March 17, 2016 at 9:34 PM

Those 10,000 are people who watch the show and like LEGO; some probably didn’t care about the project’s quality. LEGO probably chose that over the other projects because it couldn’t get licensing on the LotR, JW, and GB projects, and the Library was too big. Maybe they could have done the Little Prince, but perhaps that too was licensing. And Physics… probably not LEGO’s style. So they went with A.T.; hopefully this means new colors for Mixel joints. 🙂

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admin March 17, 2016 at 9:55 PM

Possibly, but they didn’t need to choose two projects. Remember there were even periods when they didn’t choose anything. So one project would have been perfectly acceptable. I’m also looking forward to new color Mixels joints, so if at least we get that out of it, I’m okay with the project. 😉

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Tom March 17, 2016 at 2:38 PM

I love the adventure time idea, although I’m not sure I’d buy it. To me it looks like a kids version of various D&D figures which appeals but the colours are all wrong for me…

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Håkan March 18, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Well, it’s based on this pastelly sorta post-modern pop animation, so blame the colors on the source material…

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Håkan March 18, 2016 at 10:01 AM

Adventure Time’s kinda cute, though… Like the old Basic sets from the 80’s… I like it better than Minecraft…

Wonder how much chrome they’ll retain in the Caterham… It really adds to the look…

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