LEGO fans have been eagerly awaiting the third 2016 LEGO Ideas review results, and the LEGO Ideas team finally made the announcement yesterday. Over the past several months, the LEGO Ideas Review Board has carefully reviewed twelve projects that reached 10,000 supporters between September 2016 and January 2017, the third review qualification period of 2016. Below are the details of the announcement. 🙂
As you will see in the video below, LEGO Ideas Project Manager, Sanne, will show you the project that was chosen from this review period, as well as another project that was delayed from the previous review period and eventually got full approval.
The LEGO Ideas Ship-In-A-Bottle – The Flagship Leviathan, was designed by 39-year-old LEGO fan and screen-printer Jacob Sadovich (a.k.a. JakeSadovich77) from Garden City, Idaho. As an avid LEGO builder, Jacob was inspired to create his LEGO Ship in a Bottle – The Flagship Leviathan, following a real-life ship-in-a-bottle that he had built just a few years ago. His project was so popular on LEGO Ideas, that it only took 48 days for it to gather 10K votes! You can read more about Jacob and his project in this interview at the LEGO Ideas blog.
The LEGO Ideas Voltron – Defender of the Universe was designed by 41-year-old software architect Leandro Tayag (a.k.a len_d69) from the Philippines (currently lives in Malaysia). Leandro’s passion for Voltron started at a very young age when his parents bought him a Voltron toy. Building with LEGO bricks allowed Leandro to celebrate his passion for Voltron – Defender of the Universe even more. This project was also very popular on LEGO Ideas, and it received 10K votes in just three weeks! You can read more about Leandro in this interview at the LEGO Ideas blog.
Now that the two projects were selected, it will still take some time for LEGO designers to fine-tune both projects to make sure they are up to LEGO’s standards for building, play and durability. The final design, pricing, and availability will be announced sometime in 2018.
In the meantime, the next batch of LEGO Ideas projects that reached 10,000 supporters between January 2017 and May 2017 is already in review. The LEGO Ideas team will share results of the first 2017 LEGO review period in the fall of 2017. And while waiting for the new sets to arrive, you can also check out the currently available fan-submitted models under the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like these LEGO Ideas projects? Are you excited about the two that were selected, or were you hoping for some of the other ones? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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