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As we mentioned in our blog post early this month, we were running a little behind schedule as we were still finalising the results of the Second 2016 Review Results. But the wait is officially over! 

Over the past several months, the LEGO Review Board has carefully reviewed 12 fascinating projects that reached 10,000 supporters between May and September 2016, our second review qualification period of 2016. Lise, our Marketing Manager, shares the results:

 

Women of NASA
A big congratulations to 20tauri on becoming the next official LEGO Ideas fan designer! As a science editor and writer, with a strong personal interest for space exploration as well as the history of women in science and engineering, Maia Weinstock’s Women of NASA project was a way for her to celebrate accomplished women in the STEM professions. In particular those who’ve made a big impact through their work at NASA.

We’re really excited to be able to introduce Maia’s Women of NASA set for its inspirational value as well as build and play experience.

 

 

Design, pricing, and availability

We’re still working out the final product design, pricing and availably for the Women of NASA set, so check back on LEGO Ideas in late 2017 or early 2018 for more details.

 

Still considering Voltron - Defender of the Universe

The LEGO Review Board is still considering the Voltron - Defender of the Universe project by len_d69. Our final decision will take a little extra time, and we’ll share an update in the Third 2016 Review Results announcement.

 

 

Next Review Results Summer 2017

The next batch of LEGO Ideas projects are already in review. We’re considering these projects that reached 10,000 supporters between September 2016 and January 2017 as possible future LEGO sets. We’ll share results of the Third 2016 LEGO review period in the summer of 2017.

 

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Piccolini

2 months ago

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Congratulations on this 2nd big achievement Maia! The first achievement was that you reached 10.000 supporters in only 2 weeks, who can say that. Well done girl !
All others who reached 10.000 supporters, your work was great as well, you are now the proud owner of a great and super exclusive set.

For everyone who can't understand why LEGO has chosen this set: a short and clear explanation of their choice is given on 4min10 in the announcement film.

Nb. have you ever seen how busy it is in the LEGO stores at the box where you can assemble your own minifigure? So yes I can understand LEGO's choice.
Can't wait to buy your set, Maia.

Jojabba

2 months ago

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Does anyone else think Lego is waiting to announce Voltron as an official set because they already know they won't make any sets from the Third Review?

TeraMedia

2 months ago

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I disagree with that. The ship-in-a-bottle design is rather ingenious and unique. And my kids started asking me for the Iron Giant set before I even saw it on the screen. So as long as there isn't a design or IP issue on that, I could see them producing at least 2 sets from the next review. I like some of the others as well, but I don't know whether TLG will think them suitable for production or not.

6grapes

2 months ago

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I think they are negotiating the copyrights to use it. KRE-O has some transformers sets, so if they can obtain it, i'm sure lego can. I bet they are trying to think of a way to make this set a bit smaller and more affordable.

arrowsf1fan

2 months ago

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What a waste of a pick, what ideas/skills will Lego fans gain from building this set? Ideas are supposed to be creative builds, not a plaque with some minifigures on it pushing an agenda.

emceeswells

2 months ago

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Really disappointed in Lego for this. They chose political correctness over numerous talented builds. It is one thing to reject sets because of the material (violent, copyright, etc.), but we all know that this is about PC culture. You overlooked truly talented artists and instead gave us a few cheap minifigures, just because they are women. Can you honestly say that these minifigures required the same level of talent as any of the other sets? Lego is a building experience, and minifigures do not provide such an experience. Please stay true to your timeless business model and do not sell out for cheap gimmicks.

cx_vortex

2 months ago

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Rats! I was hoping for Luke's land-speeder!

loz8fair

2 months ago

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I've entered every day just to see the results of Voltron. I support Voltron, and I will wait just for Voltron. I'm not particularly fan of the other projects (maybe veneno is an exception for me), but in my opinion anybody who buys a lego set is because I think (I can be mistaken) you want a building experience and the five minifigures don’t bring that experience. I saw other projects and they are nice ones, and I don’t find the explanation how women of nasa won. Maybe lego expect that they will sell many sets of women of nasa.

Number51X

1 month ago

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Exactly. Gender isn't the issue here; a giant dud of a set is the issue. Voltron is EPIC! Who among us hasn't tried to build a crappy version ourselves? It's basically the realization of a dream.

TeraMedia

2 months ago

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People, this isn't a popularity contest - it is very subtly, and importantly, different. It doesn't matter whether or not the majority of us like a design or not - what matters is whether or not there exists a market for the design. 10,000 people expressed an interest in Maia's design. For that, she deserves congratulations. Period. Very few of us can say the same. I certainly cannot.

Lego ultimately decides which design(s) to make based on whether they will make money. Some of that money might be in the form of sales. Some might be in the form of market good will in the future. But ultimately it is Lego's choice. If the set doesn't sell, then Lego will have made a poor choice. But if it does sell well, then they will have made a smart one. And it is their choice to produce as many or as few of these designs as they choose from each review period, so I would infer from this that they determined that producing one of the other designs (besides Voltron) would be a poor choice. It is faulty logic to conclude that this was an either / or decision. You have a right to disagree with their decision and my logic, but please keep in mind that you aren't the one investing, designing, producing or marketing any of these. Unless you actually submitted the design, you didn't put any "skin into the game".

Do I have an interest in the Women in NASA set? No. But it probably isn't intended for me anyway, any more than would be a Friends, Elves, or Disney Princesses set, or a Duplo set for that matter.

Is the set sexist, by its exclusionary nature? Possibly, yes. But if you don't like it, you don't have to buy it. And if the set doesn't sell because no one else wants to buy it either, then Lego will have made a poor decision.

There are a few among you who are starting to incorporate either misogyny or misandry into your posts. I sincerely hope that this will stop. It doesn't belong here.

TV Studios

2 months ago

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Just Want to say a massive congrats to everybody who had reached the 10,000 supporter milestone especially the women of nasa idea I Can't wait to buy this when it is realised on the shelves I'am looking forward to the next review of lego ideas.

Good Luck Everybody
@Mr Captain Burger

MatthewRC

2 months ago

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Although I was rooting for Voltron, I was surprised the LEGO Review Board picked Women of NASA and needed more time to evaluate Voltron. Guess I'll have to wait till this Summer to find out whether or not Voltron gets accepted.

Mr. Brick

2 months ago

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Honestly, I'm not going to spend money on (to quote Yuregenu) a few minifigures and some microbuilds. I'm not against women at all but I don't feel it's worth the money.