Based on community feedback to the structure of the BrickLink Designer Program, as well as challenges related to the current COVID-19 situation, the BrickLink team has decided to extend the Designer program and postpone the crowdfunding start a bit. This change aims to accommodate for equal opportunities for the designers and to maximize the number of designs that can achieve crowdfunding.
What is the new structure?
Instead of one round of crowdfunding, there will be three rounds. For each round, eight to ten projects will be chosen based on feasibility and part availability. The first five of these designs that are successfully crowdfunded will then go into production.
In the illustration below, you can see the difference between the old and new structure.
Will the projects I can crowdfund remain the same?
The designers are currently working hard to make sure that their projects can reach crowdfunding, and we are rooting for all of them to make it! They are well on their way. The projects available for crowdfunding will still be the ones currently in the BrickLink Designer Program.
The downside to the new structure is that some designs will be available 3-6 months later than with the old structure. On the other hand, that might make it possible for you to support all the projects you like!
When can I start pre-ordering?
Pre-ordering begins July 1st with the first round of crowdfunding. Rounds 2 and 3 will begin in September and November respectively. To see which projects will be ready for the first round of crowdfunding, please visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page.
You can also visit the FAQ page for more information about the program.
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