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BrickLink Designer Program Round 3 Update

The third and final round of crowdfunding of the BrickLink Designer Program opened up yesterday with nine candidate projects. Although this was the most expensive round with some very large projects, it almost completely sold out in less than a day. As usual, only 10,000 of each of the selected projects will be produced. Details below.

In case you’re not yet familiar with the BrickLink Designer Program, you can read about it via the links at the end of this post, but in summary, a select group of LEGO Ideas projects that achieved 10,000 votes but weren’t chosen to become official LEGO sets, were given a second chance to become actual sets via this unique program. The first and second rounds of crowdfunding took place last year and were very successful at getting pre-orders for the included project.

The first five projects to reach the threshold of 3,000 pre-orders in the third round of crowdfunding are as follows; Mountain View Observatory by ThomasW_BL, 1950s Diner by pix027, Winter Chalet by sdrnet, Studgate Train Station by BrickyBricks82, and Modular Construction Site by ryantaggart. Four of these projects are already sold out, with one still available for pre-order.

Four of the projects did not meet the required 3,000 pre-orders and thus didn’t qualify for funding or production; Steam Powered Science by EndlessAges, Working Waterfall by TheKingOfLego, Brickwest Studios by BrickyBricks82, and Space Troopers by nickroyer.

The successfully crowdfunded projects will become official BrickLink Designer Program sets. This means that only registered BrickLink members who pre-ordered will receive these exclusive sets. You can see detailed pictures, descriptions, and prices for each of the projects at the BrickLink Designer Program Page.

We are also in the process of publishing reviews on some of the sets from the previous rounds. Both the BrickLink Designer Program and the sets produced via the program will go down in history as some of the most unique projects produced in collaboration between the LEGO company and LEGO fans. It’s worth checking them out!

What do you think? Did you pre-order any of the projects in this round or previous rounds? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • j.j. May 18, 2022, 10:22 PM

    I’m disappointed that the waterfall didn’t make it. I thought it was the most interesting in this round

    • Undercover AFOL May 18, 2022, 11:04 PM

      I like the waterfall too. And I was also rooting for the classic space set, but I don’t think it looks as good as the original.

  • charliefaith May 18, 2022, 10:29 PM

    Wow. Already sold out? I was hoping the sets will be around for at least a few weeks so we have time to preorder them. Dang!

  • j.j. May 18, 2022, 11:00 PM

    How people have so much disposable income to buy these sets? I’m hearing from people who ordered several. Just wow!

    • Håkan May 25, 2022, 9:42 AM

      Wasn’t there a limit put up on how many orders you could place on the same set?

      • Thita (admin) May 25, 2022, 10:10 PM

        It’s one or two per household if I remember correctly, but some people got around that in the previous rounds by having friends order for them.

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