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First 2015 LEGO Review Results: A different kind of announcement

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Today we share the outcome of the First 2015 LEGO Review, for LEGO Ideas projects that reached 10,000 supporters between January and May this year.

Usually we happily announce project(s) will become the next LEGO Ideas product(s), but unfortunately this time we're not able to do so. For a number of reasons, none of the projects that qualified during this period were selected in the LEGO Review; this has never happened before and we’re very disappointed to pass on this news, especially because we know the huge amount of effort each member put into creating the models and campaigning for their projects.

F7A Hornet – Star Citizen

We are continuing to look at the Star Citizen project, but unfortunately the others will not be taken further.

Why did these projects not pass the LEGO Review?

While we don't share specific reasons why an individual project did not pass, there are a number of reasons why projects don't make it through the review process. For example:

  • Perhaps we can’t come to an agreement with the companies who own the Intellectual Property rights to the models or characters involved, or it is possible companies are just not interested in having a LEGO version of their product.
  • Other projects sometimes come too close to a number of the products that the LEGO Group already has today or has plans for the near future.
  • Some projects can challenge the rules we have on safe and good building experience for all LEGO builders. We can also have difficulties simply producing some of the larger projects with the production capacity we have for LEGO Ideas.


It is never easy to reject any project, and we are very disappointed that we couldn’t announce the next LEGO Ideas product here today.

2015 in Summary

On a more positive note, 2015 has been one of the strongest years for LEGO Ideas. This year alone we’ve seen the launch of Birds, The Big Bang Theory, WALL:E and now Doctor Who. Next year the amazing LEGO Maze will be launched through LEGO Ideas, and we’re looking at the great projects in the Second 2015 LEGO Review.

Looking Ahead

The Second 2015 LEGO Review features some strong projects and this review period is already well underway. We hope next time we can give you all the happier news of the next LEGO Ideas set!

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sarg18

1 year ago

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I'm not disappointed at all. All of the projects that got rejected were huge. The only one that I would have considered buying was the Science one. I'm happy they are still looking at the Hornet, that's a great project.

WaltV2

1 year ago

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I call BS. You guys are more than happy to announce a TV-14 show-based set like TBBT, (even when we aren't allowed to mention shows like that on the Message Boards) with absolutely no playability, but you can't announce any of these? Heck, I'd play with an ISS. It'd be fantastic, but no. I have no clue where this went wrong.

BenCourts

1 year ago

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I don't think this is the first time this happened because one time you added the female set to the review period when it was from the last period. I am not mad.

wglehan

1 year ago

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Ssorg:

(I cannot reply directly to your comment because of some kind of error).

Thanks for your reply. Too bad there are no step-by-step plans; I guess it's a good thing you didn't waste more of your time preparing this project to that level of detail only to have it rejected.

A moment more of your time, if I may: Even though you say you have no "plans", the diagrams included with the project proposal show a level of detail that make it difficult to believe that you haven't thought through the construction of most, if not all, of the entire ship, even if you didn't document each step of the construction process.

If you have any other documents, anything at all, that you could send that might make it easier to reconstruct this model, anything at all, I would certainly compensate you and be greatly appreciative. My 8-year old son is obsessed with the Titanic and loves LEGO.
To be able to do a project like this with him would be immensely rewarding. It is frustrating in the extreme, and makes absolutely no sense, that LEGO would not approve some form of this project.

Anduin1710

1 year ago

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Great to see another Lego IDEAS project coming into stores.
The GHOSTBUSTERS HQ!
With 4634 pieces and with a prize of 350€!
That's realy unfair for the user, who came up with that idea.
And you are telling us, that an idea has to fit in a small box, to become a offical set.
That's a lie!

Awsomedude2015

1 year ago

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Dude,its not a Ideas set

matoli

1 year ago

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congratulation to all creators! I supported you and I hope you'll try again building funny staff

I was phone

1 year ago

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No Daft Punk?

What a shame, would have been a fun set for stop motion.

wglehan

1 year ago

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Once again: would love to purchase plan for the Titanic project. Have you considered posting plans on the MOC site for sale? I know that's not the same kind of prestige as having a plan accepted by LEGO, but it's a type of recognition, and you could be very successful.

Ssorg

1 year ago

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Thank you, but unfortunately there are no instructions/plans and I don't really have the time to go make them and start running such business.

LordPatLover

1 year ago

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Why reject my stuff inheritance is really cool and the things i made are pretty cool why you no take beacon from well/toilet

kromato4

1 year ago

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That T-Rex was made to be made. It's a masterpiece. Time to take a break from Ideas.

mikemccoy_9793

LEGO Ideas Team

1 year ago

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Mike

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LEGO Ideas Team

1 year ago

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mike

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RAKRONDEWL

1 year ago

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What exactly is this suppose to mean?v