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Douglas DC-3

LEGO Review Results for Douglas DC-3

First and foremost, congratulations to Ssorg for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas, and toward everyone for all of the support of the Douglas DC-3 project! The results of the LEGO Review are in and you can see full details on the LEGO Ideas Blog.

Review Results for Douglas DC-3
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 Ssorg 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, Ssorg!

Dear Ssorg,

Beautiful approach and landing at 10,000 supporters, with reserve fuel to spare! If there is ever a vintage commercial airliner to immortalize in LEGO bricks, it's the Douglas DC-3, and you present a beautiful model of one.

We now officially close your flight plan and 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 First 2015 Review, which includes projects that reach 10,000 supporters between early January and early May. For more information about the LEGO review process, please see the Project Guidelines and House Rules.

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 Douglas DC-3 project.

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!

Just like the real thing, this project is a workhorse that keeps on performing. Halfway is a big milestone, congratulations!

We like your updated model, it keeps the essence of your proposal while including some thoughtful design changes. Gray is a good color; while the chrome in your first model would be nice on such a beautiful plane, it wouldn't be possible for us to produce a set with so many chrome elements.

Best of luck as you chart a course for 10,000 supporters. Be sure to stop and re-fuel along the way!

Congratulations on 1,000+ Supporters!

This is a really brilliant model of a DC-3, one of the most recognizable airplanes from the 20th century. You've captured all of the little details into something that looks like it would make a great display model.

We wish you good luck on your journey to 10,000 supporters!