Again, beautiful model and well-deserved success! It's great to see a model that carries the essence of classic LEGO Space forward to the "present day" of building qualify for review.
Congratulations on achieving 10,000 supporters. We now officially advance this project 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 March
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in March, which will also include all projects that reach 10,000 between now and March 4. 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 Exo Suit 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 passing this milestone of 5,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO for the Exo Suit! You're halfway there!
Like we said before, this is a really awesome model. The detail makes it come alive and it's easy to imagine it working in a shuttle bay, a team of them constructing a space station, or engaged in an epic mecha battle.
Once the project reaches 10,000 and enters the review stage, our design team will need to address the complexity of this build and the techniques used, to see if it is feasible to maintain the essence of the model while ensuring it uses legal techniques, is cost effective, buildable, and playable. On the second half of your journey, you are welcome to offer suggestions toward this end. Check out #2 on the post Cheat Sheet: How to Pass the LEGO Review with Flying Colors.
Best wishes as you continue on your journey to achieving 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO.
Congratulations on all of the supporters! We're amazed at the detail in these Exo Suit designs. It would be great to have the opportunity to produce a set based on your work that has been featured in various LEGO-related publications.
Best of luck on your journey to 10,000 supporters!