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LEGO Review Results for Doctor Who

First and foremost, congratulations to GlenBricker and Kaminoan for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas, and toward everyone for all of the support of the Doctor Who project! The results of the LEGO Review are in and you can see full details on the LEGO Ideas Blog.

Review Results for Doctor Who
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 GlenBricker and Kaminoan 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.


LEGO Review Update for Doctor Who

Congratulations again to GlenBricker and Kaminoan for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas, and toward everyone for all your support for the Doctor Who project.

As of today, we’re still looking into the possibility of releasing a set based on the Doctor Who project. Once we have a decision, we’ll share it with you here and on the LEGO Ideas blog.


Congratulations on 10,000 supporters, GlenBricker and Kaminoan!

Congratulations, GlenBricker and Kaminoan on reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO!

You've presented a very nice TARDIS exterior and interior playset, and an assortment of characters from which to choose. We're looking forward to considering this project in the LEGO Review, but for now excuse us while we go make an electroshock device ... just in case this really IS a Nestene plot to take over the world via a toy factory!

We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.

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 May
This project qualifies for the Second 2014 Review beginning in May and ending in September. For more information about the LEGO review process, see this knowledge base article.

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 Doctor Who 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!

That pretty blue police box does more than just police boxing. It’s a time machine. Don’t believe me? Just look at how quickly this project reached 5,000 supporters! Aside from the beautiful TARDIS this project offers Minifigures, a K-9 and brick build Daleks. We think it is safe to say that the essence of Doctor Who is captured in the awesome project.

Remember that LEGO CUUSOO is set up to produce individual sets, so we suggest you prioritize and reduce the number of minifigures you recommend be included in a potential LEGO set. Otherwise we would like the liberty to choose the minifigures from your list of suggested options.

Good luck ‘spreading the word’ on the Doctor and this project on your way to 10,000 supporters!