Over the weekend, the LEGO Ideas team revealed the results of their last review session, in which they evaluated a record-shattering 57 product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters between January and May of this year. This time, the LEGO Ideas team picked two projects that will become official LEGO sets in the near future, with one more still under review. Below are the details.
The LEGO Ideas team stated: “There’s no doubt that with 57 projects reaching the review stage our review board had their work cut out for them and making a decision was more challenging than ever before. At the end of the day, we can only produce so many sets through LEGO Ideas and the number of sets produced is not proportionate to the number of submissions entering review, as much as we would love to produce many more fan-created product ideas. For this reason, we continue to look at different ways of realizing and celebrating fan creativity. That being said we’ve also never had so many product ideas in development as we have right now! We now have eight fan creations that are in progress and all awaiting their day to shine and we can’t wait to celebrate all those when the time comes!”
The first approved project is the Jazz Quartet by Hsinwei Chi. This submission already caught the attention of the LEGO Ideas team as part of the ‘Music to our Ears’ contest due to the dynamic and the very different design expression. Furthermore, Jazz music has been through a revival in the last few years. So the LEGO Ideas team sees this project as a fantastic tribute to a music genre that has a long history and strong roots. If you’d like to learn more about Hsinwei then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview.
The second approved project is The Office by Jaijai Lewis. The popular television show and its characters are accurately captured in this creation, and the project continues the very popular line of sitcom and television show based sets. If you’d like to learn more about Jaijai then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview.
There is also a third project, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Harry Finkel, that requires further review. An update will be shared in the next review result announcement in early 2022.
As usual, the final product design for these projects, as well as pricing and availability are still worked out and will be announced as the sets get closer to launch. Sadly, the other projects in this review period won’t be made into official LEGO sets. However, the next batch of LEGO Ideas projects is already in review. 34 projects have earned their spot in the review, by reaching 10,000 supporters between May and September of this year. Results will be shared in early 2022.
Also, remember that several already approved projects are yet to be released. This includes Home Alone – McCallister’s House by adwind, Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone by toestergrl, Earth Globe by Disneybrick55, Vincent Van Gogh – The Starry Night by legotruman, and the Motorized Lighthouse by Roses Must Build. And of course, you can also check out the currently available LEGO Ideas sets already submitted by LEGO fans at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the projects picked by the LEGO Ideas team? Do you agree with their choices? And what projects would you like to see from the next round of submissions? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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I’m happy with the office and the snow white set, but can’t relate to the jazz one. And there were so many others I liked. Kind of disappointed.
Sitcom sets seem to be especially successful with Ideas.
Still a lot of weird niche things making it to the review stage that obviously won’t be chosen to become sets.
And then there are the ones in the middle that seem pretty cool but still get passed over. Maybe we’ll see some in a future Bricklink Designer Program thing. That is, if they ever get the currently slated second and third rounds of that off the ground.
Man, I’m disappointed. I’m tired of the sitcom sets, and brickbuilt figs never appealed to me. I suppose the seven dwarves are okay, if it gets approved. There were so many other projects I would have loved to get.
They should come up with some other ways to make these sets, or raise the 10k requirement to a higher number. And why do they keep accepting Legend of Zelda if they aren’t making a set? This is like the 10th Zelda project that got rejected.
Maybe when they have some many projects they should break them down into smaller chunks. Like review 20 projects at a time instead of 60. It’s discouraging that so many great projects get rejected. And not just for creators. But also those who take the time to vote and support projects. Maybe ideas need to be reworked.
I completely forgot about those upcoming sets like the globe and the starry night, and the home alone house. When are they going to get released?
I believe the Home Alone set is coming next month. At least that’s what the rumors say. I don’t know about the others.
Yeah, the Home Alone set could be timed for the upcoming Christmas shopping, but there’s a decent backlog on Lego Ideas already…
They are releasing some of the rejected projects via bricklink. Maybe they could do more of that. From what I read, those project don’t go through such vigorous testing as normal sets, they don’t come with printed boxes and instructions, and they can’t be licensed properties.. All of this speeds up the process. But with such a backlog, I don’t know if even that would help.
What do you mean, no printed instructions? Are the instructions only put up online?
I would have loved the House of Chocolate or the Post Office or the Lisbon Tram. Or even one of the castles. The selected sets don’t appeal to me at all.
The jazz is awesome and love it. The seven dwarves, ok. I get it, not my fave but in line with Disney, and pooh set. I know folks seem to like the sitcom stuff but to me those are just pure garbage and this one is the worst of the lot.
The proposed set seems to be way too big and monotonous as a build. It would likely be reduced before becoming a set.
And it seems like there are about 5-7 main characters of the show, somewhat depending on season. No Ideas sets so far has contained more than 10 minifigs. (21322: Pirates of Barracuda Bay) So this 15 minifigure proposal would surely see some reduction.
And I agree that the office surroundings of the series are difficult to capture in Lego form in an interesting way. It’s hard to make it accurate to the show without avoiding that the set itself looks rather dull.