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Third 2014 LEGO Review Results: Announcing LEGO Ideas #013

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We’re thrilled to share with you the latest LEGO Ideas results, this time for the third 2014 LEGO Review.

Nine projects qualified for the third 2014 LEGO Review between September of last year and early January. The LEGO Ideas Review Board has evaluated these projects and ultimately decided to green-light one project to become an official LEGO set, and we're still considering another one. Here are those results:

LEGO Ideas #013 Labyrinth Marble Maze

Huge congratulations to LEGO Ideas member JKBrickworks, whose Labyrinth Marble Maze is the latest project to be selected as a future LEGO Ideas set! Jason Allemann is a Canadian LEGO artist who re-discovered the hobby when the LEGO Group launched MINDSTORMS and acquired the Star Wars license in the late 1990’s. Today he builds lifelike sculptures, mechanical models, and micro-scale spaceships and architecture models. We’re particularly excited about this project; it’s a great interactive table-top game that you can customize to your own liking.

Design, pricing, and availability

We’re still working out the final product design, pricing and availably for the Labyrinth Marble Maze, so check back on LEGO Ideas later this year for details.

Still considering F7A Hornet

The LEGO Review Board is still considering the F7A Hornet model by nosmigon. Our final decision will take some time, and we’ll share details when we’re able.

All other projects from the Third 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 similar standards.

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

Next LEGO Review Results coming Fall 2015

The First 2015 LEGO Review is well underway, and you can expect results in fall this year. We’re also looking forward to sharing more details about upcoming sets The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, and WALL-E when we are able. Until then, happy building!

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Malcolm1532

1 year ago

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There are some sets that if I where on the Lego ideas team, I could not resist saying no!!!

chongwk

1 year ago

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like the titanic !!!

Legofanatic810

1 year ago

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these look really cool especially the corvette

ButchByers

1 year ago

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Based on what projects they are approving, I am going to try to predict the outcome of the next review. I could be wrong but these are my two cents on the contenders.

Most Likely to Be Picked (1 most likely 3 least likely of the top three):
1. Science Adventures
2. Small Yellow
3. The Discworld

Least Likely to be picked (1 no chance, 3 most likely of bottom three)
1. Legend of Zelda
2. 1969 Chevy Corvette
3. DC-3

Who I think SHOULD win:
1. Bricksauria T-Rex
2. ISS
3. DC-3

BuildFiend

1 year ago

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First off, congratulations to JKBrickworks! I like that project and I think it's interesting. So that's great that it's being made!

But I am disappointed that the T. Rex won't be made, though not entirely surprised. It seems that large projects and projects based on existing IP are very tough to get through review. And that makes sense--those projects are expensive to produce. But I can't help but feel that there is kind of a disconnect in terms of a successful project's specifications between the voting requirements and the review process. The projects most likely to collect the 10,000 votes needed are large, show-stopping projects, a number of which are based upon popular IP. And ironically, those are the projects least likely to get made. It makes it very hard to design a set that will both collect the votes, and then successfully make it though review. I like making mostly smaller and independent sets, so I think that's what I will keep doing, but it's hard to compete with large sets and sets based upon properties already developed by Lego in terms of vote collecting--and on the other side of the coin, it's hard for those larger and/or franchise-based sets to make it through review. I feel like more guidance about project requirements and limitations for a successful review would really help builders. And it might cut down on the heartbreak a little :) My two-cents, anyways :)

glennnissen

1 year ago

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I completely agree. LEGO should have a New & Noteworthy section, like the Apple App Store, that contains anything that LEGO deems to have even a small amount of merit. That would be better than a staff pick section, which seems to be sets that cater to a particular staff members tastes. Hardly a criteria for prime home page promotion.

Diamondback

1 year ago

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Well, LEGO, the giant sucking sound you just heard was my money going to other things--"classic" Jurassic Park sets have been hotly demanded ever since the first movie came out, and now that you have the license you just blew us off.

Two more Pirates sets, and the SW Advent Calendar, and we're DONE for the year, to wait and see if you can do better in 2016. MAYBE if you decide to go forward with the Hornet or any other Star Citizen sets, or if Billund actually does have a "Classic JP" line lurking up their sleeves... but right now I'm just hearing a lot of "we don't want your money anymore," both on this and on the debacle with the PC edition of the LEGO Jurassic World game (which if it ever does come out I will be only buying for the "Original JP" level, so that even if you can't or won't do any sets for it maybe I can Bricklink the parts and do it myself).

Malcolm1532

1 year ago

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I agree, but you don't have to be so rude about it.

Malcolm1532

1 year ago

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Insults insults...

CrazyPackersFan

1 year ago

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Sad that the Big Bang Theory set - nothing more than a few glorified minifigures - will get made, while something as interesting as the Jurassic Park set will not. Not really sure what purpose the Big Bang Theory set serves - the set is about as deep as the humor in the show.

Rushmore15

1 year ago

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I agree with you

OwenBrendan

1 year ago

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Even though I was really going for the Piano or The Gonnies congrats Jason!!

FreakinactioN

1 year ago

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I'm disappointed that the jurasic park scene didn't make it. I think that most people that take the time to come here daily, to see the evolution of the projects are real fans of lego. I believe that those who participate in Lego Ideas are pass the point of choosing a lego for playability and would prefer a set that can be exposed. Hopefully this will be taken in an account next time.

Dorayaki

1 year ago

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Just back from work these days. First, the ones with existed licenses are excluded, and one common problem for these projects is that they are just too huge, so I don't expect them to pass.
The only one that I think it could pass and interest common consumers is the Piano project. It has no licensing issue and is also close to the Ideas projects catalogue. If I have to find a reason, well, piano sets do appear in some of the official LEGO lines so TLG might worry that it conflicts with Friends or Creator.
But in general, its still a shame that the review doesn't give two at once. I still congratulate the Maze being the very first project that doesn't based on characters, vehicles or animals.