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LEGO Ideas Second 2014 Review Results: Announcing LEGO Ideas #011 and #012

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Are you ready for this!? The latest LEGO Ideas Review results are finally in, and we yet again have some amazing news to share with you!

Over the past months, the LEGO Ideas Review Board has been evaluating eight spectacular projects. In the end, only one outstanding design made it through this review and will become an official LEGO product. We are happy to welcome the following concept into the LEGO Ideas product family:

LEGO Ideas #011 WALL-E

Big congratulations to Angus MacLane who created this blocky version of everyone’s favorite hopelessly romantic robot. MacLane is a Pixar animator and director, who actually worked on the WALL-E film. He created the model during the WALL-E production, and submitted it to LEGO Ideas in hopes of it becoming a set. Your hopes and dreams for WALL-E have come true, as the creation will become the next LEGO Ideas product.

During our last review announcement in November 2014, we indicated that we were still evaluating two timey-wimey projects: “Doctor Who and Companions” and a project simply named “Doctor Who.” After much consideration the LEGO Review Board has come to a decision about these two projects:
 

LEGO Ideas #012 Doctor Who and Companions

YES! The LEGO Group will produce a “Doctor Who”-themed project and the LEGO Review Board has chosen the “Doctor Who and Companions” project by LEGO Ideas member AndrewClark2. Andy Clark is an artist at a gaming company by day, and a LEGO builder and pretend run-away Time Lord by night.

For those following closely, this makes Doctor Who and Companions the third project from the First 2014 LEGO Review period to become an official LEGO set! We are absolutely thrilled to share this news with you, and we only wish there were a real TARDIS so we could transport you straight to the set’s release date.
 

Design, Pricing, and Availability for Both Sets

We’re still working out the final product design, pricing and availably for both the WALL-E and Dr. Who and Companions LEGO sets, so check back on LEGO Ideas later this year for details.
 

All other projects from the Second 2014 LEGO Review 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 Second 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 on a project is an extraordinary accomplishment in and of itself but it’s really just the beginning of a journey. After reaching 10.000 votes the project will enter 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.
 

Third 2014 LEGO Review Results Coming Late Spring 2015

The third 2014 LEGO Review is well underway, and you can expect results late spring/early summer. Remember we have updated our review schedule to three times per year.  We’re very excited about bringing you both the WALL-E and Doctor Who And Companions sets and look forward to considering more of the amazing projects reaching 10,000 supporters and thereby qualifying for the LEGO Review.

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wrn179

1 year ago

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that is good news

willowpond22

1 year ago

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Awesome news!

aporter0

1 year ago

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Please tell us the dates.

cc_dexter

1 year ago

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i like,it

cfOH

2 years ago

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Hey, LEGO, it would be really appreciated if you offered some public guidance and feedback as to the reasoning behind the rejections of these otherwise deserving projects. If your goal is to help people make sets that are ultimately successful in the Ideas process, more details about the failings of these 10K sets would be appreciated. Otherwise, we're mostly just guessing, and that's both inefficient and frustrating.

RenoWolf200

2 years ago

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Also they are treating it like a reward show which just seems and looks unprofessional, which also how much they actually care about the Lego Ideas program.

Some thoughtful analysis and reasoning of each idea being reviewed would improve all future ideas that are submitted through the program, as well as educating supporters of that project of why it wasn't approved.

If it was not approved because the copyright owners approval, that completely fine, though an note from them would be great. Though a lot of theses just seem like the kit designers at Lego are probably ticked that they are being outclassed by someone who isn't getting payed to design kits.

EwokBallerina1

1 year ago

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Yes, that's a good idea.

101DALEK

2 years ago

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I found this the other day. Lego Doctor Who Teaser! I'm pretty sure Capaldi is the Doctor. Also, is this set coming before Wall-e and The Big Bang Theory? There are no trailers for those yet... And I noticed they didn't use the Lego Ideas logo and that makes me wonder... Is Doctor Who going to become a theme? Lego still showed the Ideas logo on the Exo-Suit teaser... What do you think?
http://www.lego.com/en-gb/club/member/articles/details/dr-who-1e532529dc934...

NinjaGamer13

2 years ago

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Ooh! Good thinking! I sure hope that's the case!! Imagine the potential!

101DALEK

2 years ago

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I would get EVERY set! Some of my friend ms are thinking of set for each Doctor, so 12/13 sets (If they include the War Doctor.) That'd be great, especially for Matt Smith fans. (Me.. Cough.. Cough.. Me..) :)

LEAF Family

2 years ago

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Solely from a marketing perspective, the museum makes considerable sense. Not only would the set fit within the Modular product line, it would be a nice addition to anyone's City MOC's and/or could easily stand on its own. I can foresee someone who might not normally purchase a large LEGO model be drawn to it by the new Jurassic Park movie. And, I can easily see any science museum offer this within their gift shops. LEGO would be wise to approve this set.

KorbenNL

2 years ago

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The WALL-E set looks really cool, will probably buy it if the price isn't to high.

101DALEK

2 years ago

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Jurassic Park isn't going to make it, and neither is the Helicarrier. As you probably know, Lego's already made a Helicarrier, and Jurassic World sets are coming out soon, according to brickapedia. As for the Piano, it's too small to be a Lego Ideas set. I guess you could have three pianos in it, the black one, the brown and the white one, but... I doubt it'll pass.

AnimE7702

2 years ago

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You forgot the Research Institute is a small set too and it pass. For the piano, I'll bet it will.. and one little piano set is close to the price as Research.

101DALEK

2 years ago

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Good point. Do you think Alatariel's other vignette set, Science Adventures will pass?

ConCorqer

2 years ago

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I think the marble maze has a good chance!

ConCorqer

2 years ago

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Maybe it would be Research Institute N.2 though

AnimE7702

2 years ago

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The other Science Adventures set...Unknow.