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Lord of the Rings Set: Minas Tirith

LEGO Review Results for Lord of the Rings Set: Minas Tirith

First and foremost, congratulations to NujuMetru for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas, and toward everyone for all of the support of the Lord of the Rings Set: Minas Tirith project! The results of the LEGO Review are in and you can see full details on the LEGO Ideas Blog.

Review Results for Lord of the Rings Set: Minas Tirith
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 NujuMetru 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, NujuMetru!

Dear NujuMetru,

What a beautiful, playable version of the White City in LEGO bricks! You've done a great job compressing this model into a reasonable size while staying true to it's look in The Return of the King.

Now that 10,000 Gondorians have spoken, we advance your 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 January

This project qualifies for the Third 2014 Review, which includes projects that reach 10,000 supporters between early September and early January. 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 Lord of the Rings Set: Minas Tirith.

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!

This LEGO Lord of the Rings fan can’t say “no” to this project! After all, who wouldn’t want to be a "steward" and have a beauty like this sitting next to the LEGO Tower of Orthanc? You’ve recreated The City of Kings in a way that holds true to its majesty and makes it manageable as a potential product, great job.

Stay strong against the Orcs, and good luck as you fight your way to 10,000 supporters! 


Congratulations on 1,000 Supporters!

Behold, the White City in all its glory! You don't have to be Boromir to appreciate the beauty of this model and its modular design. Lord of the Rings fans of all ages can enjoy assembling and reenacting the largest battle of the third age. Nicely done!