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  • The Making of the Exo Suit

    The Making of the Exo Suit

    LEGO® Designer Mark Stafford transformed Peter Reid's LEGO Ideas Exo Suit project into an official LEGO set. We sat down with him to find out how he did it. Peter's original model - full of illegal and out-of-production goodness. When LEGO Ideas came calling to ask Mark to work on transforming Peter Reid's Exo Suit into an official LEGO set, he jumped at the chance. He and Pete have known each other for nearly a decade, even before Mark became a ...

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  • Ellen Kooijman stopped by the LEGO offices

    Ellen Kooijman stopped by the LEGO offices

    Fan-designer of LEGO© Research Institute Ellen Kooijman, better known to the community as Alatariel, stopped by the LEGO offices in Billund to meet the LEGO Ideas team and to talk to the LEGO designer Steen Sig Andersen about the product details.     She got a chance to look at the final designs and check out the Minifigure scientists first-hand. She was even the very first person outside the LEGO Group to build the set! Read her own review ...

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  • Announcing the Next LEGO Ideas Set, and Winter 2014 LEGO Review Results

    Announcing the Next LEGO Ideas Set, and Winter 2014 LEGO Review Results

    Yup, you’ve got it! This is the results of the Winter 2014 LEGO® Review. Six projects from the Winter Review and one still under consideration from the Fall 2013 LEGO Review have been considered from every angle.  Here’s what we have decided: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrWK3UIvXYs LEGO Ideas #008: Research Institute We’re very excited to release Ellen Kooijman’s Female Minifigure set, featuring 3 scientists, now entitled “Research ...

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  • LEGO Ideas: Transition fun facts, and responses to your questions!

    LEGO Ideas: Transition fun facts, and responses to your questions!

    Thank you all for a great first week on LEGO Ideas! Our team is busy catching up on approving new projects, and we’re working on small fixes and improvements uncovered since launch. Before diving into responses to your questions about changes on LEGO Ideas, I’d first like to give a huge shout-out to our development team! These world class men and women engineered a system that migrated the entire LEGO CUUSOO activity history over to LEGO Ideas, ...

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  • Six New Qualified Projects in the First 2014 LEGO Review

    Six New Qualified Projects in the First 2014 LEGO Review

    All right! The first LEGO Review deadline of the new LEGO Ideas platform is now upon us! Earlier this morning (12:00 a.m. GMT to be exact) the deadline passed for projects to qualify for the First 2014 LEGO Review. Click here for more information on the LEGO Review and how it works Congratulations to the six qualifying project creators for this review period (insert YAY here)! Here are the qualifiers for the First 2014 LEGO Review: LEGO Bird ...

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  • Welcome to LEGO Ideas!

    Welcome to LEGO Ideas!

    Today we are happy to invite you to join LEGO Ideas; a continuation of the former LEGO CUUSOO experience, more closely integrated with the LEGO experience online. In the fall of 2008, CUUSOO Systems and the LEGO Group teamed up to launch the LEGO CUUSOO crowdsourcing experiment. Initially, the site was only available in Japanese. But the promising results from the pilot led to the launch of the international LEGO CUUSOO beta site in the fall of ...

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