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LEGO Review Results for FTL - Faster Than Light

First and foremost, congratulations to CrashSanders and GlenBricker for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, and toward everyone for all of the support of the FTL - Faster Than Light project! The results of the LEGO Review are in and you can see full details on the LEGO CUUSOO Blog.

Review Results for FTL - Faster Than Light
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 CrashSanders and GlenBricker 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 CUUSOO projects.

Congratulations on 10,000 supporters, CrashSanders and GlenBricker!

Here we are, after only 6 months! While this project didn’t travel at the speed of light, it didn’t do bad for itself either. Okay, lame jokes aside, the fan community that sprung up around this project is really inspiring.  Watching LEGO fans come together to work on this project and support it has really made us proud of the LEGO CUUSOO Community! 

Of course, these little ships have a great collectability and history has proven that LEGO CUUSOO projects based on video games can have huge appeal.

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 quarterly review beginning in September. 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 “FTL: Faster than Light” 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 CrashSanders and GlenBricker,

Congratulations on 5,000+ supporters for your project, FTL: Faster Than Light!

Your ships have character and they are well built. The designs would translate well into official LEGO sets. Plus, this project has enjoyed a good run so far thanks to passionate FTL fans.

Remember that LEGO CUUSOO is set up to produce individual sets. Check out #6 on the post Cheat Sheet: How to Pass the LEGO Review with Flying Colors. If your project reaches 10,000 supporters, we would naturally attempt to focus on a single product as a candidate for release, whether it be one ship, a ship with a character, or a collection of ships. So, you might wish to choose which model is your priority for being produced, or recommend a way that your work could be released in a single set.

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

Congratulations on 1,000+ Supporters!

You gained 1,000 supporters almost Faster Than Light. Quite a feat! These are well built ships and characters based on the game.

Good luck on your journey to 10,000 supporters!