Awesome news for LEGO fans! Yesterday, LEGO revealed the results of the last LEGO Ideas review phase! Over the past several months, the LEGO Ideas review board has carefully reviewed the ten creative product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters between January 2018 and May 2018. The end result is choosing not one, but two projects to become official LEGO sets! Below is the video-announcement as well as other details about the selected projects and their designers. 🙂
The first project approved by the LEGO Ideas review board is the LEGO Treehouse, by 37-year-old French hairdresser and LEGO fan Kevin Feeser (a.k.a. KevinTreeHouse). The project was very popular on LEGO Ideas during the voting stage, and it achieved 10,000 votes in less then four months. There is an interesting interview posted with Kevin on the LEGO Ideas blog, where he shares that it took about 2 months, approximately 2,600 LEGO pieces, and several revisions to build the project. He also talks about his passion for nature, wildlife, wooden constructions, and travel, and the challenges he faced while building the LEGO Treehouse. You can read the whole interview here.
The second project approved by the LEGO Ideas review board is the LEGO Flintstones by 41-year-old video-game artist Andrew Clark (a.k.a. AndrewClark2) from the US (originally from the UK). This nostalgic design brings plenty of fun flashbacks of all the stories with Fred Flintstone and the rest of the Stone Age gang. It is interesting to note that this is the second successful LEGO Ideas project by Andrew, the first one being the #21304 LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set released in 2015. Andrew shares many thoughtful insights into making a LEGO Ideas project successful in an interview published at the LEGO Ideas blog. He also talks about having fond memories of watching The Flintstones growing up, why he decided to go with the LEGO Flintstones project, and the challenges he faced designing and building it. The approximately 770-piece model took about 88 hours to build spread over three months, and it took the project around 14 months to reach 10,000 votes. You can read the whole interview here.
Both of the sets are expected to launch in 2019, however the LEGO Ideas team is still working out the final product design, pricing and availability, so we will just have to keep an eye on the LEGO Ideas website for further updates. In the LEGO Ideas announcement below, Hasan Jensen and Ali Plumb talks more about both projects.
In the meantime, the next batch of LEGO Ideas projects that reached 10,000 supporters between May and September 2018 are already under review. The result of this review period will be shared in early 2019.
To check the currently available LEGO Ideas sets originally submitted by fan designers, visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the results of this review period? Are you excited about the LEGO Treehouse and the LEGO Flintstones project? Were there other projects you were hoping to make it through the review? And which projects are you looking forward to in the next review period? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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