We haven’t talked about LEGO Ideas projects for a while now, so I thought to do a little-round up of some of the most popular and noteworthy projects currently listed and you might want to support. As you probably know already, LEGO Ideas is platform where LEGO fans can submit their own ideas for future LEGO sets. If a project reaches 10,000 votes within one year, they will be considered by LEGO to become official LEGO sets. 🙂
There are currently twelve projects that already achieved 10K votes. This is an unusually large number within one review period, and it does decrease the chances of each candidate, as LEGO normally only choose one or two projects per batch. The twelve projects are as follows: Women of NASA, Addams Family Mansion, Voltron – Defender of the Universe, LEGO Observatory – Mountain View, Modular Construction Site, Merchant’s House, Plum Creek – The Little House on the Prairie, Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, Lovelace & Babbage, Large Hadron Collider, Star Wars UCS X34 Landspeeder, and Spaceballs – Eagle 5. You can find all of them here.
There are some very strong projects in this lineup, and I’m really not sure which one(s) LEGO will choose. Personally, I like the Merchant’s House, and Plum Creek – The Little House on the Prairie, because they look sweet and use interesting building techniques. But again, the other projects look very good too, and obviously plenty of people like them as indicated by the number of votes they got.
A project that has been gaining a lot of momentum is the LEGO Pop-Up Book by Grant Davis and Jason Allemann. This is a project that’s beautiful, creative, educational, and comes with alternate models. I would love to see this becoming an official LEGO set! Below is a video about the project where Jason and Grant shows you how the books works. If you like what you see, you can vote here: Support LEGO Pop-Up Book Project
A project that a number of readers have emailed me about is the LEGO Advent Calendar, which can be reused year after year – unlike the normal LEGO Advent Calendars released every year. The project has been gathering good support and lots of praise from the LEGO fan community. See more details and vote here: Support LEGO Advent Calendar Project
There are many other interesting and worthy projects on LEGO Ideas that you may want to support help them reach the minimum required votes. It is a good idea to visit the LEGO Ideas website once a month or so and spend a few minutes browsing around just to see what’s new, and what projects other people are supporting the most. I found the search box on the site to be pretty useless, but the Filter By and Sort By features under the Discover tab work really well. Under the Project State heading you can see which projects achieved 10K support already and waiting to be reviewed, which are currently under review, which were approved, which were rejected, etc. Under the Sort By heading you can sort projects by most supported, most comments, most recent, most followed, ending soon, etc. This is a good way to quickly see what’s happening.
Also, don’t forget about the nine projects that are currently in review, that we should be getting a result on sometime soon. It includes: Jedi High Council Chamber, Modular Train Station, Jurassic Park Visitor Center, Johnny Five, Rolling BB-8, Particle Accelerator, Old Fishing Store, Gingerbread House and Fossil Museum.
And of course you can also check out the currently available LEGO Ideas sets, which include the #21304 LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set, the #21305 LEGO Ideas Maze, the #21302 LEGO Ideas The Big Bang Theory, the #21303 LEGO Ideas WALL-E, and #21108 LEGO Ideas Ghostbusters Ecto-1. You can find them all at the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Which LEGO Ideas projects are your favorites? Are there any ones that you would like to see get more support? Did you ever submit a project to LEGO Ideas yourself? Or are you planning to? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
And you might also like to check out the following related posts:
- Updated Guidelines for LEGO Ideas Projects
- LEGO Ideas Yellow Submarine & Apollo 11
- New Book with More LEGO Ideas Birds
- Projects in the First 2016 LEGO Ideas Review
- LEGO Ideas Maze – More Alternate Mazes
- LEGO Ideas Maze – Review & Thoughts
- LEGO Ideas Caterham & Adventure Time
- LEGO Ideas Doctor Who Set Review
- Review of the LEGO Ideas The Big Bang Theory
- LEGO Ideas WALL-E Now Fixed & Available!