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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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razgamaziel_1097

3 weeks ago

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i'm so disappointed. I admire all those women that have a real impact on our world. All for praise to them. But... seriously? Who know those 5 women. I don't. I have no business with NASA. I don't feel any connection to them.

And that lego set is pretty lame. No real build experience. Just 5 minifigs, an ugly stand and some doodad that will lay on a shelf and be forgotten... Who will enjoy to build it? Who gonna play with it? From a business point of view, I don't understand this choice. From a personal point of view, i think there were so many better ideas out there.

ceciliaFXX

3 weeks ago

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It appears that there is four "scenes" with this NASA set so I'm not sure what you are complaining about.

What's disappointing is they didn't approve the Lovelace build.

PiereTess

2 weeks ago

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"But... seriously? Who know those 5 women". Perhaps that is why Lego chose this set, so that people learn about their contribution and children be inspired by them. That this decision comes just after the release of Hidden Figures is probably not a coincidence also.

Macomonaco

3 weeks ago

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Congratulations to "Women of NASA" on being the next official LEGO Ideas set! Well done and truly deserved! I can't wait to hold the "real" set in my hands. A great choice in my point of view. I am only just a little a bit sad that there was not a "second" winner set this term, like "Addams Family Mansion", "Modular Construction Site" or "Merchant's House".

MrBrickman101

3 weeks ago

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Congrats to 20tauri! But I do wish the modular construction site was chosen.

cmlobue

3 weeks ago

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Who do I need to call to make Voltron happen? Dreamworks? Netflix? WEP? I will do whatever I can to bring this set into existence.

TeraMedia

3 weeks ago

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I second this. I want to buy four of them. Yes, even at ~$200-225 each.
If I had to guess, the hold-up is probably due to one of the following:
- design problem, such as in one of the leg joints
- "old" vs. "new" - WEP probably wants the set to resemble the robot in the new episodes, not the old 80's ones.
- IP in one country, even though WEP is supposed to own it worldwide

Lego, I have to think that given the popularity of that design, you're doing what you can.

I think there were several other designs in that review that were great-looking. Even if yours didn't win, you all still deserve a congratulations for what you accomplished.

perplectica

3 weeks ago

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A wonderful decision to produce the Women of NASA set! This is a direction Lego should expand upon.

Blondie-Wan

3 weeks ago

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Big congrats to 20tauri! And I hope the Voltron project can be approved as well.

I must confess I wish more projects had been approved, but I'm very happy that Women of NASA was, and I'm sure my wife and I will each get a copy.

MegaFanX

3 weeks ago

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Lame. There were so many better choices than Women of NASA. Five minifigs big deal. That will be a fun building experience. /eyeroll.

MrBrickman101

3 weeks ago

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I agree.

loz8fair

3 weeks ago

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Totally agree

chill9394

3 weeks ago

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Totally agree. It's a nice gesture but a lame build. Guess diversity and variety is what Lego wanted. The sale figures are not going to lie. But then again, they are already making so much money so they can take a loss on this one.

Blondie-Wan

3 weeks ago

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What makes you think they'll take a loss? Judging from how quickly it garnered support, it's obviously one of the most popular projects, not just in this batch but on the whole site. And it should be an affordable set. Note also how science-related sets in general and space exploration sets in particular seem to do very well for LEGO CUUSOO / Ideas - after all, they keep on doing them (Shinkai 6500, Hayabusa, Curiosity Rover, Research Institute, Apollo 11 Saturn V). And further note that the Research Institute, the existing Ideas set this one most closely resembles, was an extremely hot item - selling out almost instantly, needing another production run, and then the second run selling out almost instantly as well. I not only expect the Women of NASA set to be extremely popular, I'm honestly mystified as to how anyone at this point could expect it to flop.

loz8fair

3 weeks ago

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I think that I saw a bad joke, Voltron is not an official set, Why? By far VOLTRON is the BEST SET. Well all the projects that I supported, no one is chosen.

Blondie-Wan

3 weeks ago

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The Voltron project is still in review; there's a chance it will be approved.