Product Idea

Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored parts

LEGO Review Results for Macross VF-1 Valkyrie

First and foremost, congratulations to maxvf1 for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas, and toward everyone for all of the support of the Macross VF-1 Valkyrie project! The results of the LEGO Review are in and you can see full details on the LEGO Ideas Blog.

Review Results for Macross VF-1 Valkyrie
Our team has thoroughly considered the possibility of releasing this project as a LEGO set according to the criteria of the LEGO Review. Unfortunately the LEGO Review Board has decided that we will not produce this project as a set.

Thank you to maxvf1 for the passion and creativity that went into this project, and to all of you who voted so that we would have the opportunity to consider this as a potential LEGO set. We’re sorry to deliver this disappointing news.

How do we arrive at our decisions?
By gaining 10,000 supporters, a fan-submitted project moves from the Idea Stage to the Review Stage, where it earns the opportunity to be considered as a future LEGO® set in a process called the “LEGO Review.” Gaining 10,000 Supporters is just the first step in this process.

A "LEGO Review Board" composed of professional set designers, product managers, marketing representatives, and other key team members examine each qualified project. They build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product; including factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product, including those developed internally, goes through a similar process and must meet the same standards.

The amount of time this takes varies due to all the factors involved. Unfortunately, this process sometimes means that well-conceived projects that gain just-as-passionate followings have to be turned down. Please note that the LEGO Review Board makes all final decisions on which new sets the LEGO Group will release based on LEGO Ideas projects.


Congratulations on 10,000 supporters, maxvf1!

You did it! What a fantastic build and a great way to celebrate an iconic robot from Japanese animation in LEGO Bricks. As you say, combining construction play with the Valkyrie adds a new level of understanding of how to build transforming models.

What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A "LEGO Review Board" composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We'll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.

The LEGO Review Begins in December
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in JanuaryFor more information about the quarterly review process, see this blog post.

The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a "go/no go" decision to develop and sell a product based on the “Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored parts” concept.

When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.

We will post follow-up information and our decision here.

Congratulations on 5,000+ Supporters!

Dear Maxvf1,<o:p></o:p>

 

Congratulations on passing this milestone of 5,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO for your Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored parts! You're halfway there!<o:p></o:p>

 

Your project has attracted support from those that grew up with the TV shows and those that rediscovered it as adults.  Also, there aren’t many people that can say “no” to a fully functional, convertible robot (or two).  Fantastic job designing and promoting this creation!<o:p></o:p>

 

Best wishes as you continue on your journey to achieving 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO.<o:p></o:p>

 


Congratulatory message from LEGO for 500 votes

Hi,

Our team is impressed with the design and functionality of your Macross VF-1 Valkyrie model. You have also done an excellent job with the artwork presenting the idea. Our initial concern lies in how stable and playable the model is to a mass audience, however, that is a concern for later in the CUUSOO process when it starts to become clear that this will cross 10,000. For now, keep the ideas and the supporters coming! Best of luck in your journey to 10,000 supporters.