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Latest LEGO Ideas review results & more!

by admin on February 20, 2019

in LEGO Exclusives

Over the past months, the LEGO Ideas review board has been eagerly reviewing the ten creative product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters between May and September 2018. A couple of days ago, the LEGO Ideas review team announced two projects that will be produced as official LEGO sets. See details below. 🙂

Steamboat Willie by Hungarian LEGO fan Máté Szabó (a.k.a. szabomate90) celebrates over 90 years of Disney’s Iconic True Original Mickey Mouse with its nostalgic design. Máté beautifully captured the classic animated film in rarely seen grayscale using white, black, and gray pieces only. If you’d like to learn more about Máté then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview at the LEGO Ideas website.

The Central Perk Coffee of Friends by French LEGO fan Aymeric Fievet (a.k.a. Mric76) is a faithful replica of the Central Perk café from the hit TV show Friends, including all the favorite and memorable characters. From Phoebe and her guitar (surely about to play “Smelly Cat”) to the whole gang chilling in the sofa’s enjoying their drinks, Aymeric’s submission captures all the iconic moments from the TV show. For more than 10 years, this series has gathered millions of fans around the world, and continues to attract both old fans and younger generations. If you’d like to learn more about Aymeric then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview at the LEGO Ideas website.

Both of the sets are expected to launch sometime in 2019, however the LEGO Ideas team is still working out the final product design, pricing and availability. Check out the announcement below presented by host Ali Plumb and LEGO Ideas Associate Engagement Manager, Hasan Jensen. They will talk more about both of the selected projects.

In the meantime, the next batch of LEGO Ideas projects are already in review. The LEGO Ideas team is considering five product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters between September 2018 and early January 2019 as possible future LEGO sets. Results will be shared of the in the summer of 2019. There are some really good projects in this period, including the Dinosaurs Fossils Skeletons Natural History Collection, the Chemical Plant, the Food Stand Diners, the Playable Piano, and the Queen Victoria Cruise Ship.

Also, don’t forget that the #21316 LEGO Ideas The Flintstones set is available for LEGO VIP members starting today (general release will be on March 1st). You can find the set, along with all the other LEGO Ideas sets originally submitted by LEGO fans, at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the Steamboat Willie and The Central Perk Coffee of Friends projects? Are you planning to get either of them, or both? And which one of the projects do you like most from the next review period? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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Hayato February 20, 2019 at 2:40 PM

Very interesting results. I would have not expected that. Is Friends really that popular? Never even heard of it.

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TomTom February 20, 2019 at 2:56 PM

I was really hoping for one of the space sets, but maybe the timing wasn’t right. I don’t get the point of the Friends cafe. It looks like the Big Bang Theory set, which didn’t sell very well. From the next batch I like the Chemical Plant and the piano.

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FrenchToast February 20, 2019 at 3:09 PM

Steamboat Willie is not bad. I don’t get Friends either, but I know it’s popular even now. Much more so than Big Bang Theory. The set may not appeal to most of us, but maybe attract new people to lego.

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René Snoek February 20, 2019 at 3:15 PM

I do not think that there is a winner in the next batch of proposals.
They are either to big or ehm…to unhealthy, that is why Lego is releasing two ideas from this batch. (I think:-)

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Martin February 20, 2019 at 4:23 PM

That’s an interesting thought. You could be right, but I hope not. I like several of the projects. Is the Flinstones set worth buying? I’m debating about it. I don’t like that they left out the kids, Dino and some of the equipment, but the house is growing on me.

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Håkan February 22, 2019 at 5:37 AM

Hmm. I guess size is a recurring problem. If it’s sturdy enough, the Dinosaurs Fossils Skeletons (Shouldn’t that be Dinosaur Skeleton Fossils?) looks pretty good.

I don’t think the health issue for the Fast Food Diners is a major problem, though. There’s been similar fast food stands and diners produced already.

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jabber-baby-wocky February 20, 2019 at 4:36 PM

Neither projects appeal to me, but that’s okay. Maybe next time. Just curious, what happened to the tree house? Wasn’t that approved the same time at the Flinstones?

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admin February 20, 2019 at 5:13 PM

As far as I know, it’s still coming, but no word yet.

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brickmaster February 20, 2019 at 5:16 PM

I also think Steamboat Willie is going to be popular. Friends, I’m not sure. It could end up like the Big Bang Theory, or not. Clearly, Lego was willing to take the risk.

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brickmaster February 20, 2019 at 5:17 PM

I didn’t care so much for any of the projects this time around, but I like several of them in the next round.

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LEGOJeff February 20, 2019 at 9:23 PM

Not my favorite projects, but I think they will sell well. If not, then oh, well, waiting for the next ones.

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hushpuppy February 21, 2019 at 10:04 AM

I like that the Disney set is black and white. I don’t think Lego has done anything like that before. Mega had the black and white TMNT sets, which were really cool.

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Håkan February 21, 2019 at 10:48 AM

Friends was huge in the 90’s, but maybe it’s less popular now, despite a lot of reruns.

I’m not familiar with the performance of the Big Bang Theory set, but if it failed to meet expectations, I’m surprised Lego would go with another, similar set, since BBT is a more current brand, and there is a larger overlap with general geek audiences.

As usual, many of the proposals appear rather bland and over-sized.

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Legostuff14 February 21, 2019 at 2:15 PM

I still think the old fishing shop was the best one . It would’ve been nice if there was more idea sets like that but, someone is going to have to create an ideas build like the fishing shop. Maybe a docking area for all of the boats that have been created so far in the Lego city theme?

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Håkan February 21, 2019 at 7:59 PM

There’s been a few harbor sets produced since the 90’s, already.

https://brickset.com/sets/tag-Harbour
https://brickset.com/sets/theme-City/subtheme-Harbour

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admin February 22, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Yeah, that was a whole series by the same builder, but unfortunately, LEGO only made the first one.

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