The news is coming thick and fast today! The latest LEGO Ideas review results have been published on the LEGO Ideas blog in the last few minutes.
Two projects have been approved in this cycle for release in late 2016 and 2017 respectively. You can find out which ones after the break...
The Beatles Yellow Submarine counts among the most surprising project approvals to date in my opinion. The size of the proposed set is appropriate for a LEGO Ideas model but the choice of subject matter seems rather odd to me. Several LEGO Ideas sets have been aimed primarily at adult collectors in the past but none more so than this one so I wonder how well it will fit with the rest of the LEGO range.
Having said that, the model which has been submitted looks splendid and I do not anticipate many changes being made for the official set.
The Apollo 11 Saturn-V rocket is more in keeping with traditional LEGO brand values. However, the submission is approximately one metre in height so I expect its size will be significantly reduced prior to the release of the set. Hopefully the impressive level of accuracy and detail will be maintained if the model is scaled down.