We’re very excited to release MacLane's WALL•E project as our next LEGO Ideas set! The final design, pricing and release date are still being worked out. For more information, see the LEGO Ideas Blog.
I know that guy! It's uh, uh... WALL-E! That's it! ...and he's reached 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas, thanks to LEGO fans around the world.
This model has such a great story, given that you built it while working on the film itself. We can't think of a more apropos builder to reach 10k for a WALL-E project than you, MacLane.
Your project now moves on 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 September
This project qualifies for the Second 2014 Review, which includes projects that reach 10,000 supporters between early May and early September. 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 WALL•E 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.
This little trash compactor has worked his way into the hearts of over 5.000 supporters, nicely done! But who could resist those eyes? Not Eva, and not us. You’re doing great, try adding an update now that you’ve gotten so many supporters to keep them engaged.
Good luck as you travel toward 10,000 supporters!