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LEGO Ideas updates & great projects

by admin on May 6, 2018

in Featured Creations

I thought it would be a good idea to do a little bit of round-up on LEGO ideas projects. We are still awaiting news on which LEGO Ideas project (if any) will be approved from the last batch. This includes three other houses from RobenAnne in the same style as the #21310 LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store that was released last year. Other projects currently under review are the Pop-Up Book by JKBrickworks, the Jaguar E-Type Roadster by Ozzyeatingbats, the Christmas Story House by twrt0es, and the RuPaul’s Brick Race by SeeMarkGeek. You can see them all at the In Review section of the LEGO Ideas platform.

Waiting for the next review period, a large number of projects already achieved the required 10,000 votes. This includes the Modular Arcade by Astronaut Avila, the Treehouse by KevinTreeHouse, the SR-71A The Final Flight by JustOneMoreBrick, The Flintstones by AndrewClark2, Stitch by Legohaulic, Embraer A-29 Super Tucano by Alex Paschoaletto, the Mystery Science Theatre by JMaster, the Acclamator Class Assault Ship by Lucero, and the Amelia Earhart project by Alatariel. You can see them all at the Achieved Support section of the LEGO Ideas platform.

There are also some great projects very close to 10k votes. Some of my favorites are the Fiat 500 F by saabfan, the Dinosaur Fossil Skeletons collection by Mukkinn, the Chemical Plant by Ymarilego, the Food Stand Diners by FrostBricks, and the Big Steam Tractor by Mr_Kleinstein. There are other projects close to 10k votes as well, so make sure you check them out at the Gathering Support section of the LEGO Ideas platform. Please note that these projects still need support, so if you like any of them, don’t forget to cast your vote.

A new project that was recently posted by JKBrickworks and already gathered quite a bit of support is titled the Pursuit of Flight. This small kinetic sculpture is designed to celebrate the wonder of flight. The two planes tilt as they move from side to side, giving the illusion of flying gracefully through the air. Jason from JKBrickworks writes: “For a while now, I’ve been thinking of building smaller LEGO sculptures that still exhibit interesting and unique movement, and one theme I wanted to explore was flight. This model features a micro scaled Sopwith Camel and Fokker Dr.1 moving from side to side, tilting as they do. I think it gives a pretty good impression of the planes soaring over the countryside below, with the one in the back chasing the one in the front” The model is only around 400 pieces, and can be easily customized to feature different planes, birds or even space ships flying over different environments.” You can see it in action in the video below, along with explanation of the mechanism that controls it. If you like this project, you can vote for it at this LEGO Ideas page.

Another recent project that is quickly gathering support is the Clockwork Aquarium by msjmiley. This is an ingenious little aquarium with fish that “swim” around the perimeter of the tank, a crab that jumps, and a starfish that spins as the fish pass by. This all happens by turning a crank which operates a smooth and robust mechanism built into the cabinet. And just like with the previous project, the various elements can be switched out to change the theme to, for example, SpongeBob or Nemo. You can learn more about this project and give your vote at its LEGO Ideas page.

LEGO Ideas is an excellent platform for LEGO fans to submit their own ideas for possible future LEGO sets. In addition to listing your own projects, you can also support the projects that you really like by other LEGO fans. Creativity, innovation, cooperation, and networking are all integral part of bringing great LEGO Ideas projects to life, so make sure you visit the platform and participate. It only takes a little bit of your time to support projects, give some feedback, and encourage others to vote as well. To see the currently available LEGO sets that were originally submitted by LEGO fans, visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? Which LEGO Ideas projects would you like to see become official LEGO sets? Are there any projects we didn’t mention here that you would like to see getting more votes? Feel free to share your own favorite picks in the comment section below! 😉

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

FrenchToast May 6, 2018 at 10:59 AM

Wow! I love the fishtank! Very creative!

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TomTom May 6, 2018 at 11:50 AM

Have to agree. That’s a great design, and I like how you can swap out the themes.

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admin May 6, 2018 at 2:21 PM

Yeah, that’s a nice one, isn’t it? 😀

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Laurie Garland May 6, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Flintstones Flintstones Flintstones.

Yaha Daba Doo

What.

That set is Awesome. I want it so Badly for My Personal Collection..

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Håkan May 6, 2018 at 1:42 PM

I’m not sure if Flintstones are that popular among kids, anymore, though, and that the nostalgic cult appeal would be large enough.

I have a hard time seeing any of these projects pass review, except perhaps for Stitch. As always, they appear too large, and/ or too niche…

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admin May 6, 2018 at 2:33 PM

LEGO Ideas sets have a history of catering to cult appeal. The target audience for these sets is not kids. They are released in small numbers for adult LEGO fans. The DeLorean, the Ecto-1, the Exo Suit, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, The Yellow Submarine, the Caterham Seven, TRON: Legacy, even Wall-E and Voltron, are for sentimental old folks. I don’t know any kid who would choose these sets over Star Wars Ninjago, or Minecraft. 😀

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Håkan May 6, 2018 at 2:44 PM

But still, i’m not sure if the Flintstones fandom is large enough…

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admin May 6, 2018 at 5:32 PM

Yeah, Flinstones is really old, but the fact that it achieved 10k votes is an indication that people are interested. 🙂

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brickmaster May 6, 2018 at 1:47 PM

When is the Voltron set coming out? Any news on that?

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admin May 6, 2018 at 2:16 PM

I heard August, but this is not official info.

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Legostuff71 May 6, 2018 at 8:51 PM

Flintstones! Yes, yes and yes. YABA DABA DO! I think there’s a lot people out their that would be interested in this . ( adults and children ) sometimes we can introduce old things and make them into new things to kids these days. I mean grandparents and parents would talk about the good old days or back in my day ( or when was a kid ). Just re- introduce it all over again.

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Håkan May 7, 2018 at 2:41 AM

I’d like to watch the feature film “A Man called Flintstone” some day. The TV series feels too uneven.

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