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LEGO Lightsabers: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker

LEGO Review Results for LEGO Lightsabers: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker

First and foremost, congratulations to scott34567 for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas, and toward everyone for all of the support of the LEGO Lightsabers: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker project! The results of the LEGO Review are in and you can see full details on the LEGO Ideas Blog.

Review Results for LEGO Lightsabers: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker
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 scott34567 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, scott34567!

scott34567,

The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together. But a Lightsaber is what a Jedi uses to fight off bad guys (and it looks cool!) Congratulations on reaching 10.000 supporters!

These aren't the droids we're looking for. Move along to 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. 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 LEGO Lightsabers: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker 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!

You're halfway there, proving that 5,000 people agree, there's not anyone who doesn't, in fact, like lightsabers. 

We really enjoy what you've added to the project since our last comment, it's good to know these babies will stand up to convention goers. After all, these light sabers are something that need to be shown off!

Good luck as you journey to 10,000 supporters! You're in the final stretch!

Congratulations on 1,000+ Supporters!

Great work, scott34567! These are really awesome looking brick-built Lightsabers with tons of great detail. But for a few telltale signs, they look like they could be real. They'd be great to show on a shelf, or to wear at a Star Wars[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4
Good luck on your journey to 10,000 supporters!