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LEGO Ideas Projects Approved & Still Under Review

Over the past four months, the LEGO Ideas review board has been evaluating the 26 product ideas that reached 10k supporters between January and May of this year. In addition to this, the review board also continued and concluded their review of the 9 submissions that made it into the review stage of the Music to our Ears contest held earlier this year. Finally, after a couple of days ago, LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager, Hasan Jensen, and LEGO Ideas Design Manager, Samuel Johnson, announced which of the projects will be turned into official LEGO sets. Take a look at the announcement below and let’s discuss!

From the 26 product ideas, the only one that was selected to become an official LEGO set is Earth Globe by Guillaume Roussel (a.k.a. Disneybrick55). The Earth Globe is a unique model that could be used for display as well as for educational purposes. Of course, we will have to see the final model, but I’m already thinking that it could be a great canvas for micro-builds, and for marking the places my family visited. If you would like to learn more about this project, check out Guillaume’s 10K Club Interview.

The LEGO Ideas review board also found Viv Grannell’s (a.k.a. toastergrl) Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone submission to be very interesting. However, it will take some more time before the LEGO Ideas team can determine if they can turn it into a LEGO set or not. So, the fate of this project will be announced later, but it’s encouraging to hear that LEGO is thinking about it. To learn more about this project, check out Viv Grannell’s 10K Club Interview.

The third project that was announced to be made into a LEGO set is the Legendary (Fender) Stratocaster by Tomás Letenay (a.k.a. TOMOELL). This project won the Music to our Ears contest product idea review. It originally placed 7th in the fan vote part of the contest with 427 votes, but the LEGO Ideas review board liked it so much they picked it over the other projects.

The other sets in this review period will not be made into official LEGO sets. The final product design, pricing, and availability for the above mentioned two sets is still to be determined. The LEGO Ideas team will make another announcement when the sets are ready to be released.

In the meantime, the next batch of LEGO Ideas projects is already in review. This period has even more projects; a record-breaking 35 submissions hit 10k supporters between May and early September 2020. The results of this review period will be shared early next year.

To see 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? Do you agree with the choices of the LEGO Ideas review board? And are you happy with the results? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Martin October 8, 2020, 10:22 AM

    I know some afols are upset about the choices, but I agree with their decision. They choose a project they know could sell. The others were good mocs, but wouldn’t make good Lego sets.

  • kay October 8, 2020, 10:58 AM

    Eh…… the globe is just another display only set. I’m not interested.

  • Legostuff14 October 8, 2020, 11:50 AM

    I’m still wondering when the 1-2-3 Sesame Street set will come out this year? I think also ( with permission) the electric guitars should probably be a tribute to the late and great Eddie Van Halen who passed away a couple days ago. It might be a big seller for Van Halen fans.( R.I.P Eddie Van Halen)😭.

  • Undercover Afol October 8, 2020, 12:35 PM

    I’m disappointed the tugboat wasn’t selected. And I have no interest in the globe or sonic mania. But the guitar sounds interesting.

  • Adam III October 8, 2020, 1:33 PM

    I like the globe. You could decorate it with studs to mark the places you visited, the places you want to go, tiny ships and buildings. It’s more than just a dust collector if you use your imagination.

    • Master Builder October 8, 2020, 2:23 PM

      I like this idea! I didn’t care for the globe before, but now I can think of some things to do with it. Heck we can turn it to a death star if we want to! 😈

  • Håkan October 8, 2020, 1:44 PM

    I actually considered Castle in the Forest, due to old Forestmen nostalgia and the throwback to 6077 Forestmen’s River Fortress that I owned as a tween.

    But since I have to be cautious about funding and space for the following year, it might – personally – be for the best, though… =/

  • T.T.T. October 8, 2020, 2:42 PM

    They only selected one project? Wow. I would have expected them to at least select two. This is probably discouraging to creators.

  • Galadriel October 8, 2020, 3:17 PM

    I’m disappointed they didn’t pick the garden center modular. It was so perfect. Why are they allowing modulars if they never pick them?

    • Håkan October 8, 2020, 4:10 PM

      Well, 21310 Old Fishing Store was sorta Modular-ish, or it had a similar building style, although it might look out of place in a city…

  • Hobbes October 8, 2020, 8:01 PM

    Lego is very consistent (i.e. City is mostly police and firemen and Ideas is mostly static pieces). There were seriously good models in that round and they managed to pick the most boring one among the lot. I am not saying it is a bad model, the moc is very well executed and this may present interesting building techniques. But this is a very static model. Maybe we should remind Lego that their product is a “toy” meant to be played with. To me a good selection is something that can be played with and if it so happen to be a nice display piece as well then this is a bonus. I’ve long ago stop being concerned with Lego Ideas since I got disappointed pretty much every single time. There is a silver lining to this – I’m saving lots of money. That being said, I am very happy for the designer of this set as it is an honour that is not bestowed on many even considering the high calibre of the entries.

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