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LEGO Ideas Tron: Legacy set coming & more!

by admin on December 6, 2017

in LEGO Exclusives

I haven’t had room to post this yet due to all the holiday shopping news, specials, and new releases, but the next LEGO Ideas set was announced a few days ago at the LEGO Ideas blog. Below are the submissions that were up for review during this period, as well as details about the chosen model, and some other related news. 🙂

Over the past several months, the LEGO Ideas review board has carefully reviewed the 11 projects that reached 10,000 supporters between January and May 2017 – the first review qualification period of 2017. The project that was selected to become the next official LEGO set is the Tron: Legacy Light Cycle by Tom & Drew a.k.a. BrickBros UK. If you’d like to learn more about Tom & Drew and their model, make sure to check out their LEGO Ideas 10K Club Interview at the LEGO Ideas blog. The LEGO Ideas team is still working out the final product design, pricing and availably for the LEGO Tron: Legacy Light Cycle set, so check back on LEGO Ideas in 2018 for more details. Watch the video-announcement below.

It is interesting to note that Tom & Drew actually designed and submitted to LEGO Ideas two versions of the Tron cycle from the Tron: Legacy film. Sam Flynn’s cycle with the translucent-blue pieces is the one that reached 10k supporters and was chosen to be the next LEGO Ideas set. Rinzler’s cycle with translucent-orange pieces is a somewhat modified model, and never made it past 1000 supporters. I think it would be awesome if LEGO would release both bikes in the same set – after all, there has to be a race going on between them! I don’t know if this is going to happen, but I’m crossing my fingers. I really liked both the film, and the brother’s LEGO version of the Tron cycles.

Part of the LEGO Ideas review board announcement also mentioned the Surf Rescue project by Damien and Aiden MacRae: “We are humbled knowing Damien and Aiden wished to use LEGO bricks to express their important and personal message about surf and sun safety. Their story inspired us to share their message with many LEGO fans worldwide through LEGO.com. Following the intensive LEGO Ideas review, we have however decided not to turn their Surf Rescue project into an official LEGO Ideas set. Despite this, we have offered to work with Damien and Aiden on some special projects to share their story and message. We will announce more about potential initiatives if they become a reality.”

The announcement also mentioned that the next batch of LEGO Ideas projects is already under review, and the results will be announced in early 2018. You can see the models above. Also, while it is not mentioned at this time, remember that the LEGO Ideas Ship-In-A-Bottle – The Flagship Leviathan, and the LEGO Ideas Voltron – Defender of the Universe are also on their way to be released (see: LEGO Ideas Ship-In-A-Bottle & Voltron). And for the currently available sets originally submitted by LEGO fans, visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ideas Tron: Legacy Cycle? Is this a set you are looking forward to? And what do you think of the other projects that made it to 10k votes in this and the upcoming review periods? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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Håkan December 6, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Oh, yeah, the Surf Rescue project. I guess it held a lot of human interest, but the proposed set looked way too underdeveloped and bland… =/

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admin December 6, 2017 at 12:16 PM

That’s why I’m thinking LEGO is planning to team up with them in a different way. 🙂

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Legostuff71 December 6, 2017 at 11:49 AM

I still think The Fishing Store is one of the best so far . A lot of detail and not a difficult build.

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admin December 6, 2017 at 12:16 PM

And it’s beautiful too! 😀

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Tito December 6, 2017 at 12:15 PM

We need both bikes! Please lego, give us both!

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admin December 6, 2017 at 12:17 PM

I’m on your side on that one! 😀

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PrashBricks III December 6, 2017 at 12:24 PM

I also want both of them. They are very different and look nice in there own way. Maybe lego should make series of tron bikes. Like these 2 and a purple one and a green one or something… I would love it. 🙂

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admin December 6, 2017 at 5:45 PM

Ahhh… that would be nice! 😀

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JasonK December 6, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Very cool!!! I like the design of Sam’s cycle better, but I also want both. And two minifigs!!!!

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Legostuff71 December 6, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Lego made something like the Tron bike . It was in Ultra Agents .

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waverider December 6, 2017 at 4:06 PM

I was just about to say that. Ultra Agents had a really strong Tron vibe because of the colors.

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brickmaster December 6, 2017 at 2:40 PM

I would also like two bikes, but in case that doesn’t happen, we can just get a second one and swap out the blue parts. At least that’s my plan.

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jjava December 9, 2017 at 7:10 AM

I am glad the Surf Rescue didn’t get approved. I was really afraid it would. Don’t get me wrong, the personal story is sad. IMO, the set would never have gotten the 10k support without the backstory.

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admin December 9, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Yes, I agree, and I think that’s why LEGO decided to work with the project creators differently.

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