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LEGO Review Results for Sherlock

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

Review Results for Sherlock
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 Flailx 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.

Congrats on 10,000 Supporters, Flailx!

10,000 people have become Sher-locked! In almost as short a time as it takes the consulting detective to solve a crime, this project has reached its goal of 10,000 supporters. The enthusiasm fans have shown is quite inspiring!

This project has everything you need to act out your favorite scenes in from 221B Baker Street, including a consulting criminal and a gaggle of characters for Sherlock to coyly insult.

Well I could go on and on about this project but…everything I have to say has probably already crossed your mind. Now if you excuse me, I need to go to my mind palace. 

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 January
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in January. For 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 “Sherlock” 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 flailx,

This project has been gaining supporters so quickly we can't keep up with it! It’s clear that fans of the BBC show have really come together on this, and there’s no mystery as to why. You've captured the characters and the consulting room wonderfully, right down to the famous deerstalker (although how do you stalk a deer with a hat? That's a case not even Holmes can solve).  

Best of luck as you continue on your journey to achieving 10,000 supporters, although something tells me you wouldn't need luck. 

Sorry, got to dash. I think I left my riding crop at the mortuary.