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Announcing the Next LEGO Ideas Set, and Winter 2014 LEGO Review Results

Yup, you’ve got it! This is the results of the Winter 2014 LEGO® Review. Six projects from the Winter Review and one still under consideration from the Fall 2013 LEGO Review have been considered from every angle.  Here’s what we have decided:

LEGO Ideas #008: Research Institute

We’re very excited to release Ellen Kooijman’s Female Minifigure set, featuring 3 scientists, now entitled “Research Institute” as our next LEGO Ideas set. This awesome model is an inspiring set that offers a lot for kids as well as adults. The final design, pricing and availability are still being worked out, but it’s on track to be released August 2014, so keep an eye out!


All other projects from the Winter 2014 Review periods will not be produced

The LEGO Review Board has evaluated each project according to our decision criteria. We’ve decided that all other concepts in the winter 2014 review period will unfortunately not be produced as LEGO sets. This decision, however, does in no way take away from the incredible talent put into these projects or the passion supporters have shown.

                        

How do we make these decisions?

Getting 10,000 votes for on a project is a huge accomplishment in and of itself. But it is really just the beginning of the project’s journey, because the 10,000 supporter milestone means the project enters the LEGO Review Stage.

During the LEGO Review, a team of specialists within The LEGO Group – including LEGO set designers, marketing and business representatives, and other relevant team members – investigate and evaluate the project to determine its potential as a LEGO set. This involves analyzing the votes and information you give us about your project as well as looking at things like playability, safety, and fit within the LEGO brand. This takes a while and the timing varies because of all the different factors involved in the decision process. Every potential LEGO product, including those developed internally, goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.

 

The LEGO Review Board makes all final decisions on which new sets the LEGO Group will release based on LEGO Ideas projects.

 

First 2014 LEGO Review Results Coming Late Summer/Early Fall-2014

The first 2014 LEGO Review is well underway, and you can expect results late summer/early fall. Remember we have updated our review schedule to three times per year.  We’re very excited about bringing you the Research Institute set and look forward to considering more of the amazing projects reaching 10,000 supporters and thereby qualifying for the LEGO Review.

 

From LEGO CUUSOO to LEGO Ideas

As you may have noticed, LEGO CUUSOO changed its name to LEGO Ideas. We are grateful for the many years of collaboration and experimentation between our two companies and wish CUUSOO Systems continued success, building CUUSOO as an open crowdsourcing platform for brands to connect with their fans on cuusoo.com.

But the name is not the only change! We introduced a new and improved website, complete with responsive design and the possibility of embedding videos into your project. We’ve also changed a few rules… For instance project creators now can be 13+ rather than 18+. We’re excited to see what the younger audience will bring of fresh new ideas and great builds. Also, a project is now only given year to reach 10,000 supporters.  This means that you (yes, you) need to start campaigning in order to make the deadline. A worthy challenge! 

We hope you are as excited about the new LEGO Ideas as we are. And while we know that some transition time is required, we know that LEGO Ideas will be an even better community with more amazing projects than before!

 

As the sun sets slowly in the west, we wish you happy building!

MarcusW700

1 year ago

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Was Zelda rejected due to copyright? This is the third Zelda set to reach 10,000, and only the first had a listed reason for rejection (too many new molds). I recall Iron Knuckle Encounter was made in response to that problem, to create a Zelda set with minimal new molds required.

FVIDAL26

1 year ago

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J'aime bien le train de retour vers le futur et l'Apple store

rockerajd

1 year ago

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they should make both Doctor who sets and also The Big Bang all 3 would make lego a lot of money

sydneykcho_9009

1 year ago

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It's really doesn't make sense why the VF-1 cannot be produced, Lego makes all of the people very very very disappointed with angry.

furiousgeorge8570

2 years ago

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Feedback on why certain projects are not approved would be appreciated by the Lego community who are passionate about supporting their favourite builds. We are not asking for pages of details, just some guidance on their reasoning behind their decision.

PUFNSTUF

2 years ago

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Big bang had better win! The amount of mini figures you'd get far beats out a dr. who set.

THEFONZ

2 years ago

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Doctor who to win yeah any of the 2 please doctor who to win and come on the female figure set and not adventure time and Sherlock why choose female set? Again.doctor who to win!

sparkengineer

2 years ago

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If you're going to tease a new product like that, please give us a link to pre-order it or sign up for additional news on it.

Castleguy121

2 years ago

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You cannot pre-order it because the set has not yet been designed.

Tim Courtney

LEGO Ideas Team Moderator

2 years ago

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Hi sparkeingineer, we're not offering pre-order sales on LEGO Ideas sets, but we'll definitely let everyone know once it is available for sale.

minifaraway

2 years ago

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I guess we all have to accept that not all the sets we like will be produced. Maybe one day I'll get my Zelda set! But what does concern me is that we are not given any explanation as to why. We all get excited and take the time to vote on the projects we like and to just be told no I don't feel is fair!

MrViscom78

2 years ago

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I didn't like how the bird project had to be scaled down to just one build. If anyone had been following the project along the way there were some very interesting builds included. In the next review cycle if one of the Dr. Who projects does not bet picked up I know that there will be a lot of disappointed fans.

Dorayaki

2 years ago

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Uh, unless that project mentioned that the product would include multiple birds, remember that we can't submit "theme project" in this website. The Research Institute also has many backup plans, but here they're not confirmed to have a chance to be produced. It can only be decided by LEGO company, like the Minecraft series, though also unfair at the same time.

Castleguy121

2 years ago

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If you had been following it the whole way, you would know that it now is a project proposing a single set with three birds.