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Japanese old style architecture


Congrats on having your 10K Club model displayed at the LEGO House

Dear taxon55, 

It has been with great pleasure that we had the opportunity to display your 10K Club project at the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark in the period 17th September to 8th October, 2018. 

The display, held in conjunction with the 10 year annivesary of celebrating your creative ideas through LEGO CUUSOO and LEGO Ideas, was a celebration of the dedication and passion of our talented LEGO Ideas members from throughout the years.

To view all the models that were a part of the display and read more about each of the members who sent their models please visit the LEGO Ideas blog. You can also view additional images here

Thank you for taking the time to celebrate this very special community with us!

Kind regards,

The LEGO Ideas Team


LEGO Review Results for Japanese Old Style Architecture

First and foremost, congratulations to taxon55 for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas, and toward everyone for all of the support of the Japanese Old Style Architecture project! The results of the LEGO Review are in and you can see full details on the LEGO Ideas Blog.

Review Results for Japanese Old Style Architecture
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 taxon55 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, taxon55!

Congratulations on this achievement, to both taxon55 and to all supporters of this excellent LEGO® CUUSOO project.

As we've said before, this is a very well designed project that captures the essence of these traditional Japanese buildings. The models really make you feel like you're there! We look forward to considering your project in the LEGO Review.

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, including playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.

Timing of the LEGO Review
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in January, which will also include all projects that reach 10,000 between now and January 6. For more information about the quarterly 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 Japanese Old Style Architecture 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!

Hi taxon55,

Congratulations on 5,000+ supporters for your project, Japanese old style architecture!

This project features several examples of traditional Japanese architecture, all with their distinct character. As we mentioned earlier, we are impressed with the level of detail you've included in the models.

If your project reaches 10,000 supporters, we would naturally choose to focus on one of the concepts for development. This won't be easy; they're all beautiful and capture a different aspect of Japanese culture. So, you might wish to choose which model is your priority for being produced.

Best wishes as you continue on your journey to achieving 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO.

Congratulatory message from LEGO for +500 votes

Congratulations on all of the support! You models are very detailed an intricate, and certainly capture the essence of traditional Japanese architecture with LEGO bricks. We especially enjoy the small touches like the grille tiles uses on the windows and the clip plates used to create the ornaments on the roof peaks. Very well done!

Please understand that this initial green light does not have an effect on the LEGO Review that will take place if the project reaches 10,000 supporters. Until then, we wish you the best of luck on your journey to 10,000 supporters!

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