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LEGO Review Results for Flying Dutchman
First and foremost, congratulations to Sebeus for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas, and toward everyone for all of the support of the Flying Dutchman project! The results of the LEGO Review are in and you can see full details on the LEGO Ideas Blog.
Review Results for Flying Dutchman
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 Sebeus 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, Sebeus!
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! So it seems dead men do tell tales, don't they? For years your beautiful model has sailed in search of supporters, and with the goal achieved, its captain can set foot on dry land.
Now let's see how the LEGO Review Board fares against the Flying Dutchman and her vile captain, Davy Jones! We officially advance this project to the Review stage.
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 Flying Dutchman 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!
Yar Matey! You be well on ye way. Follow ye treasure map to 10,000 supporters and ye find yer gold. Yarr.
*Ahem* we really like the extra photos you’ve added of your creation, and look forward to seeing a picture with 500 LEGO Minifigures on board (if you can get that many on the ship). Since this is a large and complicated model, keeping it simple where you can will help you in the review.
Full speed ahead as you journey toward 10,000 supporters!