Over the past four months, the LEGO Ideas review board has been evaluating the ten product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters between early May 2019 and early September 2019. In addition, they also continued their evaluation of Stephanix’ Anatomini model, due to its complexity. After all of that deliberation, LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager, Hasan Jensen, and LEGO Ideas Design Manager, Samuel Johnson, yesterday revealed which of these models will be released as official LEGO sets. Take a look at the details below.
One of the projects selected to become an official LEGO set is the Medieval Blacksmith by 22-year-old German geography student and LEGO fan, Clemens Fiedler (a.k.a. Namirob). LEGO Castle fans are already super happy about this project as it brings back one of the all-time favorite LEGO themes. It’s a really nicely built model, taking advantage of many new LEGO colors and building techniques that we haven’t seen in an official LEGO Castle set. If you’d like to learn more about Clemens then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview on LEGO Ideas. I also recommend taking a look at his other LEGO Ideas projects, as he has some really beautiful models. I would actually like to see an entire medieval village from this talented young builder.
The second project selected to become an official LEGO set is Winnie the Pooh by British LEGO fan Ben Alder (a.k.a. benlouisa). It features Winnie the Pooh’s tree house in the Hundred Acre Wood, with Winnie the Pooh himself, Tigger, Rabbit, Owl (sitting in the tree), Piglet, and Eeyore. It’s a charming little set bringing to life one of the most iconic children’s stories and loveable characters. You can check out Ben’s other projects on LEGO Ideas, as well as his 10k Club Interview.
Following a further review of Stephanix’s Anatomini project, for which a result was postponed in the last review, the LEGO Ideas review board has made the decision not to move forward with this design. My guess is that they found the project too complex to be made into an official LEGO set.
The LEGO Ideas design team will be working on the Medieval Blacksmith and the Winnie the Pooh project for some time, so pricing and availability won’t be announced until later. And, the next batch of LEGO Ideas projects are already under review with twelve product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters between September 2019 and early January 2020. Results of this review will be shared sometime this summer.
Also, remember that three other LEGO Ideas projects are also in the works; Pirate Bay, Sesame Street, and the Playable Piano. The final design, pricing, and availability of these sets should be announced sometime soon. And, for the currently available sets that were originally submitted by LEGO fans, visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the selected projects? Were there any other projects that you would have liked to become official LEGO sets? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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Yes! I’m really happy about the medieval blacksmith! Too bad the pursuit of flight wasn’t selected though. That was my other favorite.
Man, Anatomini didn’t make it? I like the choices they went with, but they could have chosen even more. Anatomini, Pursuit of Flight, and the space sets were all great.
My kids wanted pursuit of flight. I also thought it was a great project, and a good way to introduce kids to sets with motion. It was more interactive and educational.
Oh, my childhood has been awakened. Winnie the pooh’s tree house is a big yes for me. The medieval blacksmith shop is something to look forward to as well. Two thumbs up 👍👍for me. I’m wait patiently ( haha) for the ideas sets to come out this year. I’m hoping very soon. Oh, I think a Christopher Robin minifigure should be added to the list.
I agree about Christopher Robin! I would love to have a minifig version! 🙂
Does this mean that Castle is going to be back? I suppose that if the set sells really well, they might bring it back.
Did they ever expand an Ideas set into a full theme? I’m wondering about the medieval blacksmith and how great it would be to add some other houses built in the same style. I have seen on the creator’s page that he made other ones in the same style. They could just bundle those together into one set, or release them in a series.
I think only the original Minecraft sets turned into a full theme. There were others that had potential, like the fishing store. The creator had several similar projects reach 10k. But they were not selected, so the potential was lost.
The Black Smith shop is cool except it’s presented as an abandoned run down building. The roof should be sound and uniform. As for Winnie the Pooh, meh, it’s not anything I would ever consider. If I want a tree I’ll build the tree house.
These two join the piano and pirate bay as two more Ideas sets I’m very excited about!
The medieval blacksmith is very beautiful. I delighted to see a set like this released. I always wanted to learn the impressive techniques in such builds. I hope they won’t modify it too much.
I was kinda surprised to see the Pooh House pass, Not because of the rumor that it would upset the Chinese, but because it just looked too underdeveloped and would require a lot of new minifig molds.
But perhaps there was truth in another rumor, that there already were some new Disney CMF:s in development, and the rest of the set’s drawbacks could be fixed in production and would be compensated by the popularity of the characters.