We’re very excited to release Ellen Kooijman’s Female Minifigure set, featuring 3 scientists, now entitled “Research Institute” as our next LEGO Ideas set. This awesome model is an inspiring set that offers a lot for kids as well as adults. The final design, pricing and availability are still being worked out, but it’s on track to be released August 2014. For more information, see the LEGO Ideas Blog.
Congratulations again to Alatariel for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, and toward everyone for all your support for the Female Minifigure Set.
As of today, we’re still evaluating the Female Minifigure Set project. Once we have a decision, we’ll share it with you here and on the LEGO CUUSOO blog
Congratulations, Alatariel, and all supporters of the Female Minifigure Set project, for reaching 10,000 supporters in a whirlwind of support this past week. Thanks also for updating your proposal to recommend we focus consideration on the three science-based vignettes.
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 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 your suggested Female Minifigure Set 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, Alatariel, on the recent boost in supporters for your Female Minifigure Set project. You’ve rocketed past 5,000 and are well on your way to 10k!
First and foremost, your vignettes featuring female LEGO minifigures in their respective roles are very well designed and presented. We also hear you and your supporters and take to heart that you would like to see more options that present women in professional roles within the LEGO product assortment. This aligns with our ambitions as well.
Please remember that LEGO CUUSOO is set up to produce individual sets. Since you suggest multiple potential products, you may want to consider which model is your priority for being produced. Otherwise we would like the liberty to choose the model from your list of suggested options. Check out #6 on the post Cheat Sheet: How to Pass the LEGO Review with Flying Colors
Best of luck as you aim for 10,000 supporters!
A great collection of LEGO Minifigures in exciting
professions. Each set has so much detail and style, great job!
We wish you good luck on your journey to 10,000 supporters!