LEGO Ideas Deadline Bracket ROUND TWO

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Only 34 days remain for LEGO Ideas projects grandfathered in from Cuusoo. Round One of our 64 project bracket is closed and that means Round Two is open for voting!

This is double elimination so any project that looses a comparison will drop to the lower bracket. Projects failing a comparison in the lower bracket are out of contention. When both brackets have been reduced to one project, those top projects will be compared to determine the favorite project of the participating community of voters.

I would ask that if you have seen a project in the bracket that you think should make it to the review, irregardless of its standing in the bracket, that you support the project, and try to give it a bump by sharing it with others you think might support it on LEGO Ideas. Even better, share it with websites that you think might post on it bringing in the fans during these final days.

For example, Wallance and Gromit did very well in Round One. FOLs who really want to see this project come to light might post on the Wallace and Gromit forum or the The Wallace and Gromit facebook page.

16 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Interesting that this round, when you might expect things to be a bit closer, seems a lot more clear cut than before.

The other thing that surprises me is a small enthusiastic crowd, but a much bigger antipathy, towards anything motorised or mechanical, be it obviously Technic or styled towards any of the minifig systems (City, Space etc.).

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By in United Kingdom,

I am sure that there will be a few non-FOLs voting Wallace and Gromit on. It's a famous TV show, with a large audience.

I doubt it will get through, though... (License and all that...)

On a side note, where has the news been recently? Not much except for Amazon notices...

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By in Germany,

they should rename LEGO Ideas to LEGO Model Ideas.
would be extremly surprised to see something with playabilty for kids from there.
shapes and visual design will always get more votes than stuff with working functions.
my opinion is that there is already more than enough licensed stuff in LEGO's lineup but it seems that there're people out there who want even more merchandise.

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By in Australia,

Irregardless is not a word

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By in United States,

Voted, again. Where's that review of the Hydra Showdown we were promised?

IMHO, there's a lot of projects up there that I can't even begin to appreciate, much less consider buying. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Burj Al Arab, those two boring modulars, etc.

Frankly, I'd be fine if The Ultimate Animal Collection was the next Ideas set... I would certainly buy that.

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By in United States,

I think there are a lot of great projects on there - many I have already supported on LEGO Ideas. I want to second Glen's encouragement to support any/all projects shown that you like. Remember it's the concept that is being proposed (e.g., the original Minecraft proposal was very different than what was eventually produced, and interestingly enough was somewhat similar to the new, minifig-scale sets that came out recently).

I will go on LEGO Ideas again tonight and vote for every project in this bracket that I like. I challenge you to do the same! I will leave a comment here tonight with how many of the 64 I have supported.

I'm glad that this is a double-elimination tournament! My project lost in the first round against a really cool project (I have subsequently supported that project on LEGO Ideas). While I love the bracket idea (and especially the timing, with March Madness going on here in the U.S.), it is a little disappointing that the project I lost against got a few hundred more votes on the blog than it did on the actual LEGO Ideas site. So, yes, please participate in this neat idea by GlenBricker, but also take just a few more seconds to support the projects you like on the official site as well.

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By in United States,

I just took a few minutes to go through a little over half of the projects on the bracket, and found 13 of them that I supported within the last few minutes (and I always leave a comment - I'm Colin23 on LEGO Ideas). I think it's important to click on the link to the project itself - there had to be at least 5 that I'd seen so many times and would have sworn that I had already supported, but in fact had not until just now.

I found another 16 that I had supported earlier. There are 7 so far that I'm not sure about. I'll check out the remainder in the next few days.

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By in United Kingdom,

mxtp> Well, LEGO outright ban the use of their theme logos (City, Space, Friends etc.) on presentations whilst openly accepting what amount to violations of anyone else's trademarked logos. It seems to me hugely counter-productive to actively discourage ideas based on LEGO's own properties.

The biggest problem with IDEAS though is that LEGO's core audience, the younger kids, aren't allowed to vote on it. But they don't have a system in place to let people vote without letting them submit as well. And the lower the age of users overall, the more well-intentioned, but unrealistic and amateurish submissions will swamp the site.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ Joe-Fish: Quite correct, but imagine a five-year-old being able to vote. By the time they have finished on the site, all the projects will have been voted for. And also, not all projects are suitable for younger kids. They could make it 13+ voting, but even then, that might make more "well-intentioned, but unrealistic and amateurish submissions swamp the site", as people try hopefully to get the many TFOLs voting for them, before the TFOLs possibly experience a "Dark Age". IDEAS also ought to do a regular check each month. If a project does not have, say, 1500 supporters by the end of two months of that project being submitted, then it will get deleted. Perhaps 3500 supporters in four months, and then 5000 supporters in six months, and so on. IDEAS might become a much better place if that is incorporated.

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By in United States,

This is an interesting system to try giving these projects one last chance. There are a few in here that I really like. Goodbye, Medieval Travelling Theatre...

And, yes, to continue the annoying pedantry, "irregardless" is not a word. The word "regardless" is the proper form, and they mean the same thing, in terms of how people use them. Someone thought putting a negative prefix for an already negative word would work, although it's not correct.

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By in United States,

irregardless is a perfectly cromulent word.

It is official in Scrabble and that makes it real in my book anyway. ;)

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By in United States,

^^^ That is why the staff needs to stop being "fair" and just decline submissions that are terrible. They're AFOLs, they know what's good and what's bad.

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By in Canada,

This all just makes me sad my boardgame submission is going to officially die soon. Goodnight, sweet prince...

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By in Puerto Rico,

Crosses fingers for Steamrod.

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By in United Kingdom,

From what I can tell, it seems to be mostly those interested in modular builds and mechs who are voting, yet any project which is vehicular in concept seems to have lower votes

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By in United Kingdom,

@ MOC-Doc: "They're AFOLs, they know what's good and what's bad." That is absolutely true, and if I was the manager of IDEAS, I wouldn't hesitate to decline a whole load of useless projects on there.

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