Six projects qualify for 2nd Ideas review of 2017

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The LEGO Ideas team has announced that the second 2017 LEGO Ideas review qualifying period ended yesterday and that six projects will be considered:

While I congratulate the builders on their achievement, I actually think it's a particularly weak selection that will result in nothing passing review.

Here's why:

  • Gilmore Girls -- It's a fantastic model, but based on a old show that has limited appeal to LEGO's core market, and I would say is relatively unknown outside of the USA
  • The Wonders Of Peru - A wonderful model, for sure, but too niche for mass appeal, not to mention large.
  • NF-15B Research Aircraft - Not different enough from recent Creator aircraft
  • I Am Your Father - Can be discounted immediately due to the IP rule that was applied after this project was submitted
  • NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale) - Too similar to the recent 10231 Shuttle Expedition
  • NASA Saturn-V Launch Umbilical Tower - An excellent addition to the Saturn V rocket, for sure, but I don't think it would make a sellable standalone product and by the time it hit the shelves, a year or more from now, the rocket would be long gone from them.

That's what I think. Now you take a look at them below then complete the poll at the end.


Gilmore Girls - Luke's Diner by Rainer Zufall


The Wonders Of Peru by cdwboy1979


NF-15B Research Aircraft by Mammalucco


I Am Your Father by szabomate90


NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale) by KingsKnight


NASA Saturn-V Launch Umbilical Tower by whatsuptoday


Which one of these projects do you think will pass review:

Gilmore Girls
The Wonders Of Peru
NF-15B Research Aircraft
I Am Your Father
NASA Space Shuttle
NASA Saturn-V Launch Umbilical Tower
None of them

99 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Couldn't agree more, nothing will pass and for once I don't think that's a bad thing. We have just had the two biggest ideas sets ever with another on the way. Maybe its time for a breather.

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By in United Kingdom,

I would have said before that Lego would never make a set that required you to already own a set they made previously... but then I saw this year's Winter Village set.

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By in United States,

Agreed. Not an overly impressive group. Too many niche items.

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By in Philippines,

While I don't think any of these ideas will pass review, I wouldn't totally be surprised if LEGO pulls another Ghostbusters HQ on the Space Shuttle.

Looks like we're gonna need to find some more new ideas for the third review. Wonder what we have...

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By in United States,

This is probably the worst batch yet. Can't believe that tower got 10,000 voters. None of them are impressive models that I personally would buy. I am so sick of NASA...

Can't wait until January when they tell us none of them will pass.

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By in Australia,

Aren't they doing a batman shuttle...so unlikely two shuttles

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd like the shuttle but can't see it happening.

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By in United States,

The only one I would think of getting is the diner. And that's only so I could use the parts for the ground floor of a custom modular building. I don't think any will pass.

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By in Australia,

I would love an umbilical to go with my Saturn V, and I'm sure so would thousands of others, but I can't see LEGO selecting it due to the current rules which is a shame.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a full pass this round.

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By in Australia,

I really only like the shuttle - but I doubt it would have a chance based on Lego's own rules if I interpret them correctly.

"If we produce your project, it is possible the LEGO Group could consider your set as a starting point for a new playtheme, or release additional sets based on the same license. Any follow-up products based on the same concept or licensed property will be developed internally at the LEGO Group and independent from LEGO Ideas."

So why on earth would anything relating to Saturn V be chosen? Given its popularity, if further sets were going to be produced, they would be produced by Lego. Which makes perfect sense.

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By in United States,

I'm meh on all of these, but put my bet on Gilmore Girls. I've never even heard of it, but Lego loves their TV/movie tie-ins. I still can't believe they released The Big Bang Theory so there you go.

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By in Canada,

I'd want to see the shuttle pass, due to my love of space exploration. Unfortunately, Lego has produced several versions already and as mentioned earlier there is the Batman version coming out.

I've got quite a backlog of expensive sets to buy so this give me a little breathing room, as I wouldn't want any of the others if they passed.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think TLG will not pass any of these.

Allowing continued production of the current Idea models and more UCS MF.

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By in United Kingdom,

Bit harsh saying they're 'weak...'

Maybe I don't like these sets but they're highly creative. Well done for getting this far!

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By in Sweden,

Yikes, what a mediocre selection. The only thing remotely realistic is if LEGO wants to do yet another Space Shuttle, UCS-style.

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By in United Kingdom,

I wouldn't write off the Gilmore Girls project based on limited appeal - after all we have Voltron.

I Am Your Father is the strongest of this very weak selection, and I can't see any of them being chosen. The fault lies, of course, with the people voting these projects.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Peru set looks nice, hopefully lots of nice prints and an interesting set design, you don't see too much with Lego.

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By in Poland,

If any one of these models passes the review, I'll be really surprised. Not pleasantly though.

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By in United Kingdom,

The smart guys who do the Lego forecasting for the sales dept better be ready to tell the new CEO "sales will be down another 3% in 2018 as the latest ideas round is a flop!"

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By in United States,

I'm already working on a Saturn V gantry MOC myself so could care less if that one passed. I would love to have new, more detailed shuttle, but again, based on their new rules of existing themes being ruled out. I would say that the last 3 are a no go just based on that. As some one mentioned above I would buy the Lukes diner if only to turn it into a proper modular.

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By in United Kingdom,

Funny you would say Gilmore Girls had limited appeal only to the USA. I'm from the UK and Gilmore Girls is pretty big within my friends and family. Me and my mates getting particularly hooked when watching the Channel 4 reruns weekday mornings whilst at Uni. Whereas I don't know anyone who had ever heard of Voltron until the Lego announcement (and lead to much Googling!) which seems to be US only appeal and got accepted. Gilmore Girls must also be boosted by the Netflix new episodes which created a small amount of buzz around the show recently (well at least it did for me and my wife!).

I like the idea of the launch tower but the Saturn V already displays so well without it, I'm not sure it will add enough to the rocket to be worth the additional expense. Whereas the shuttle whilst it would be great for those like me who missed the Shuttle Explorer/Adventure models a few years ago suffers from that awful big single moulded nose.

Overall a weak bunch though (50% NASA items!) is it possible they will pick none of them or do they have to pick one every review? If not is it possible a set from a previous review that missed out will be bumped up?

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By in Belgium,

Yup, I agree, pretty weak selection. I actually loved the Gilmore girls and it was pretty popular in my circle of friends. There was an extra season last year that got quite a lot of attention in the US but I've not seen it yet. Like others have saids, TBBT, Voltron,.. but then again there are more male Lego AFOL than female, so I agree that the Gilmore girls isn't that much of an overlap with either kids or most AFOL's.

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By in Sweden,

I'd agree as well, I don't really see any of these passing. The only one where I'd see a very slim chance might actually be the plane.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm disappointed that the pop up book just missed out on this review period. That has by far been one of my favourite ever projects to come from Ideas.

Nothing to say about these though. As everyone else thinks, most likely none will psss.

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By in Australia,

They're all nice models. I don't think anybody means that as an insult. But they're all just too niche to be really that profitable as Ideas sets. I agree with everyone else. I think none of these will make it through.

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By in Italy,

To me, it's "meh" all over. I guess most voters are adult collectors who are so jealous of their collections that can't stand sharing it with their kids.

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By in Netherlands,

I wouldn't be surprised if non of them made it. If I had to choose one it would be the diner; it has some nice parts which would be usefull. It's like The Big Bang Theory; it doesn't make any sense, but it's nice.

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By in United States,

Gilmore Girls did have a show last year on Netflix but is still very niche. TBBT is a current top of the line show that is very relevant.

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By in United States,

I would love the launch tower but cannot see that happening. And as much as I love all things NASA and would totally buy the Shuttle . . . I don't see it as being different enough from 10231 (Shuttle Expedition) to have mass appeal or justify it.

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By in Singapore,

I believe that the Gilmore Girls set has a decent chance of passing. Even without the branding to pull in fans of the series, in terms of overall design and aesthetics alone, I find the overall design to be pretty well done with all the small details to build up the atmosphere, such as the condiment containers and admittedly unique designs of the counter chairs. And even if the set itself doesn't appeal to some people, it lends itself very well to be re-utilised in other city settings.

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By in United States,

I would tell Lego go back to the other past Ideas they rejected for this round.

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By in United States,

It has been a while since they've had a proper large shuttle and I missed out on the others, so I'm really hoping that passes. Maybe they'll want to do it based on the popularity of the Saturn V.

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By in United Kingdom,

I agree on this that it very unlikely any of these will pass. Most of the reasons have already been mentioned, but as said, most of them have limited appeal, are too niche, or have the IP and recent releases issue.

That said, the only ones I would buy are the space shuttle and the Star Wars set. The star wars one will never get made unless Lego do it themselves, and the Shuttle is too similar to the current rocket.

shame really as under their own rules, Lego's missing out on a heck of a lot of good projects which is why so few ideas seem to get submitted now that get anywhere.

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By in United States,

Way back in 2014, there was a weak-looking set of six Ideas in review. Guess how many got made? THREE: Birds, Big Bang Theory, and Dr. Who. So there's a good chance that at least one of these will make it past review. Here are my two cents:

Gilmore Girls won't be produced. The IP doesn't have enough visibility among children and teenagers.

The Wonders of Peru won't be produced. It's a charming idea, but Lego doesn't have much market penetration in South America and the set is otherwise too large and bulky for its relative lack of play features in the Asian, North American, European, and Commonwealth markets.

The NF-15B won't be produced. The fan submission has about 5000 pieces, so it's way too big unless Lego repeats what they did for the SHIELD Helicarrier. Also, despite the brightly-colored jets in #60103 Airport Air Show, #31039 Blue Power Jet, and #42066 Air Race Jet, I don't think Lego is ready to produce a REAL military jet, even in NASA colors.

I Am Your Father won't be produced. Star Wars Ideas never make it past the review stage.

The Space Shuttle WILL be produced. Despite superficial similarities to #10213/10231 Shuttle Adventure/Expedition, this model is very different in several meaningful ways. Space Shuttle sets sell well, and there are plenty of fans (at least children and teenagers) who want a large, detailed Shuttle model and cannot afford to pay aftermarket prices for #10213/10231, which is six years old and sells at very high prices. I know that when I was a teenager, I was absolutely thrilled to see #10213 in the catalog. It was a dream come true. I'm sure there are plenty of children and teenagers now who would have the same reaction to this. Although this Idea's 1300 pieces are more than were used in any Ideas set prior to 2017, the Idea is still significantly smaller than #21309 Saturn V and #21310 Old Fishing Shop, so it's quite produceable and relatively affordable.

The Launch Tower might be produced, but probably won't be. It depends on #21309 Saturn V too much to be nicely displayable or playable on its own, and it comes too close to the 3000-piece size limit. However, Lego might decide to capitalize on the popularity of the Saturn V. They might make the Space Shuttle without making the Launch Tower, but they won't make the Launch Tower without also making the Space Shuttle.

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By in United States,

This review period highlights a fairly crucial flaw in the Ideas platform... How many superior sets have not been selected in previous review periods? I can think of 3-4 in the past year, at least, that would make more appropriate selections than anything in this bunch.

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By in United States,

the most likely hold one over in the first review period

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By in Ireland,

Since the launch of the first Space Shuttle 36 years ago, it has brought…
…the first American woman in space, Sally Ride, who will soon be honored in the Women of NASA set!
…the first African-American man in space, Guion Bluford.
…the first African-American woman in space, Mae Jemison, who will soon be honored in the Women of NASA set!

Wow.

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By in United Kingdom,

Whatever they select or don't select, it'll be a more than usually interesting window into their thinking... they're all good models in themselves, but as a group, it's unusually small and lacking in variety. Half of it is aerospace (which, don't get me wrong, is subject matter I love), and of the remaining three models, one hasn't a hope because it's Star Wars IP.

The Wonders of Peru is a charming but unlikely candidate for reasons someone explained well above, and Luke's Diner... well, maybe it could go either way. That the new GG series was only on Netflix isn't necessarily a mark against it: look at Voltron, after all. Demographically, its audience doesn't overlap much with Lego's core market, but it's also very appealing in itself: even if I didn't know the show or characters, I'd be seeing a very nice diner setting. A lot of adults may well go, "Cute! A Lego diner!", or in the case of AFOLs, "Ooh, I can mod this into a modular..."

Huh. I may have voted "none of them" prematurely...

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By in United States,

My wife watches Gilmore Girls. For all the talking they do on that show, they don't actually say anything. It's a show about nothing, and doesn't do that nearly as well as Seinfeld did. Besides, that would be the third set based off a TV show, and given the fact that Adventure Time doesn't seem to sell particularly well (I've rung out exactly two) I think TLG would hesitate. Just cause it has the votes doesn't mean people will actually buy it

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By in United Kingdom,

This is boring. I think Ideas is running out of steam. If I look at the current projects, they are equally bad. Half of them are NASA or Robenanne's other marine themed buildings, which will not be produced as IDEAS sets for obvious reasons.

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By in Canada,

All very creative and clever builds, but IMHO none should be selected for all the reasons already stated.

I would love it if TLG released an updated shuttle and larger jet in their creator expert line though!

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By in United States,

Agree - these are all just really dull, except the Peru set, which is striking and inventive, but too odd to be a commercial set. That's ok - I have too many sets on my wishlist now anyway.

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By in Brazil,

Man, this is without a doubt the worst selection ever. I believe the only of these ideas with remote chances of pass is the Space Shuttle.

The Ideas project has some serious problems today. Besides the fact that in 2017 THE PEOPLE STILL TRY TO MAKE STAR WARS IDEAS HAPPEN, there is also the fact that people try too hard to make ideas similar to sets that were released in hopes of an easy pass, and this is the case of the two NASA sets of this review. After Saturn V was released, I was shocked by the amount of rocket ideas that appeared.

The Launch Tower, honestly, is absolutely ridiculous. Seriously, ridiculous idea. It is very detailed and well built, but you must be a generous person with good money left to spend on such kind of set. It's a waste of "idea space" because it will only interest people who own the Saturn V and who will accept to spend another 150-200 dollars (based on the 2998 piece count of it) on an accessory set. I believe it's better to make your own tower than support this.

Gilmore Girls and the Peru set? Well, I can't even imagine how much these ideas would sell, they are way too niche projects...

The aircraft is too "creator" style, the SR-71 idea is way better.

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By in United States,

Remove Gilmore Girls branding and I might be interested in a diner, but only if it had a good exterior. All others are day one passes.

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By in United States,

I hope they make the Gilmore Girls set, only because my girlfriend would be over the moon if I got it for her

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By in Puerto Rico,

The wonders of Peru sure sounds interesting.

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By in Puerto Rico,

If only LEGO could pass the "I am your Father" set. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

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By in Germany,

Could this mean a second chance for one of the previously considered sets?

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By in United States,

None of these will be made into sets. Weak group for sure

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By in Canada,

Perhaps its doubtful that it could get passed but personally I would like it if they passed the NASA Space Shuttle. Wasn't buying Lego at the time the previous Creator models were being sold and am sure there are others like myself. Think it would be a nice set to display alongside the current Saturn V.

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By in United States,

TLG has already released several Shuttle models, and it would be difficult to improve upon what's already out there. I wouldn't mind a good launch tower for the Saturn V, but the problem is that it would be linked directly with a likely EOL'd rocket. The other sets aren't interesting to me at all. For example, Gilmore girls???

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By in United States,

None of these look particularly interesting to me. Perhaps the diner could have some potential as furnishings for a moc. Other than the fishing store, the whole ideas line has been a giant miss for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Sign me up for some Gilmore Girls! Love that show!

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By in Germany,

I would buy
- the shuttle
- the saturn v tower
- the F15
- "i am your father"

Unfortunately, i don't think that any of them (including the other models) will pass the review.

j.

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By in Norway,

For me, I hope for the shuttle or the Tower. But i see and know the reason for why those may not be selected.
I friend of mine was into the Gilmore girls show, even here in Norway. So i think it is a bit more known outside US .

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By in United States,

Pretty weak selection. I doubt any will pass.

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By in France,

I like the plane but it looks enormous. wonder if they can make it look as good with under 2000 pieces.
hum, and it's as big as the UCS falcon, needs to be smaller too.

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By in United States,

Agree with the article, not sure if any of these would be released. I'm most interested in the Space Shuttle, but if it were to be released I can't imagine credit would go with the Ideas submission. For one, this project is very similar to the previous ones from Lego, especially the Adventure/Expedition. Despite the differences as stated on the Ideas project, they're essentially the same sets at the end of the day. Lego produced the "realistic" version and the one from the City line. That's two relatively realistic shuttle sets. I can't see why they would release another, even if it corresponds with the space theme that the Saturn V represents. Everything else won't be released for the reasons stated.

To the poster that said the Winter Village shows they'll release sets requiring others, that's not necessarily true. While the winter village train station does kind of rely on having the previous train set, you don't have to. Any other train set would technically work. With the Saturn V launch tower, without the Saturn V you have nothing. Nothing else can go with it. It's just a tower with very limited value.

Lego really needs to just prevent voting on projects that they know can't be released that directly conflict with their rules, like the Star Wars one.

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By in United States,

Such harsh opinions on selections voters liked. Too bad the 90 or so comments here don't count for the thousands of voters who did like these ideas. None might pass, but buyers are expressing what they would like to see, which includes more space and airplane models.

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By in United States,

would love Luke's Diner (big GG fan) but yeah too niche

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By in United States,

I hope they do the NASA shuttle. The Saturn V looks so cool and it would go well with it.

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By in United Kingdom,

One of these, i could do with Moes Tavern

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By in United Kingdom,

I sort of like the Gilmore Girls one. It just seems a bit odd thing to go for - a TV show from ages ago that kinda has a cult fan base but I don't think it's a big enough fan base cross over of lego fans who are also massive Gilmore fans.

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By in Australia,

I completely agree. When I saw these I wondered if this would be another year where nothing passes review.

The only one that might possibly pass review just so they can have a Lego Ideas set for that year would be the Space Shuttle.
However, when I looked at it, it was not much different from the 2015 City Space Shuttle (the set with the blue 'crawler'). The only things were a few color changes, a more realistic tail and a much bigger central fuel tank.

Perhaps they might make the launch umbilical tower and sell it, it would be the same strategy as they did with the Holiday Train and then Winter Village Train Station (although the station has far more appeal as a stand alone product then the tower would)

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By in United States,

Of those listed, I supported the Shuttle and the launch tower.

I hope the Shuttle passes review.

I also hope the plans and parts list for the launch tower become available.

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By in United States,

Wait, how did "I am your Father" get so many votes on the pole? This pole is on what's most likely not what u want

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By in United States,

Every one of them has issues. While I personally think its a pretty weak looking bunch, that's the least of its problems when it comes to review- we've got the Gilmore Girls, which I would say is the most niche market item to ever land 10,000 votes, you've got the umbilical tower, which necessarily sells no more units than its predecessors, the Saturn V, the shuttle, which looks fairly similar to a product recently released (shuttle adventure I believe it was called) an item based on a current license, a Jet that's way too big, and a diorama of Peru... I just really can't see any of these going anywhere.

Ideas has some momentum going. hopefully this is just a hiccup in the midst of all the fantastic sets. The old fishing store may be one of my favorite official models ever!

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By in United States,

@Brickchap: The Ideas Space Shuttle and the 2015 Space Shuttle resemble each other about as much as #7140 X-Wing and #9493 X-Wing do. In each pair, both sets use the same major components (canopy, engine cylinders, and wing plates in the X-wings; nose piece, cargo bay doors, and cylinder pieces in the Space Shuttles), but the attention to detail and execution are completely different. The 2015 shuttle is extremely simple, meant for the youngest builders, whereas the Ideas shuttle is a scale model that uses advanced building techniques to achieve accuracy in dimensions and features.

Some distinguishing features of this Idea, compared to other Shuttle sets of comparable size, are: includes all control surfaces in their correct sizes and shapes, properly articulated; includes correct brick-built shaping for vertical fin, RCS/OMS pods by the fin, aft fuselage, and docking port; includes refined shaping for wing leading edge and underside of nose, compared to other sets; includes corrugated intertank area on External Tank and accurate bipod ramps at Shuttle/Tank aft attach point; includes correct coloring on solid boosters and accurate distinction between thrust nozzle and nozzle gimbal collar, unlike any previous set; includes seating for correct number of figures on flight deck and mid-deck, unlike any previous set; and last, but not least, includes a fantastic nose print that produces a far more accurate-looking nose than any previous set, despite the size of the specialized part.

All other Shuttle sets have been focused on playability, even #10213/10231, which sacrificed a lot in accuracy to achieve side-by-side cockpit seating and retractable landing gear, and which made no serious attempt to accurately model the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters. This one has plenty of features for play, but is a serious scale model too. That's why it's not just a rehash of Shuttle Adventure/Expedition, and that's why it got the votes. Again, Shuttle Adventure/Expedition is not recent for Lego's target market - it was released in 2010/2011. Today's high school seniors were in elementary school back then; today's seventh-graders were in kindergarten. Even for AFOLs the Adventure/Expedition is old enough and rare enough that many who want what is currently the biggest, most accurate Shuttle stack in Lego's portfolio can't afford aftermarket prices (shades of #10179/75192 UCS Millennium Falcon!). It shouldn't stand in the way of this Shuttle set.

Gee, I want this set. You can tell, can't you?

EDIT:

The last time nothing passed review, these were the quoted reasons:

"Why did these projects not pass the LEGO Review?

While we don't share specific reasons why an individual project did not pass, there are a number of reasons why projects don't make it through the review process. For example:

Perhaps we can’t come to an agreement with the companies who own the Intellectual Property rights to the models or characters involved, or it is possible companies are just not interested in having a LEGO version of their product.

Other projects sometimes come too close to a number of the products that the LEGO Group already has today or has plans for the near future.

Some projects can challenge the rules we have on safe and good building experience for all LEGO builders.

We can also have difficulties simply producing some of the larger projects with the production capacity we have for LEGO Ideas."

I don't see any of these as problematic for the Shuttle. There's no IP to license, and in any event they just did a big NASA set. As previously explained, this Shuttle is really very different from any previous Shuttle set, and I don't think the broader (younger) market will think the Shuttle is too similar to the Saturn V. They've had minifig and collector versions of the same vehicle out at the same time for Star Wars, so the 2015 and 2017 City and Creator shuttles shouldn't get in the way. Regarding building experience and production capacity, this Shuttle is smaller and simpler than the Saturn V and Old Fishing Store.

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By in United States,

I think there having been 2 space themed ideas things speaks against the shuttle, being the Saturn V and Women of NASA. Do they want to do another space set? People voted on the shuttle because it was cool, not necessarily because they wanted it. I would have voted for Gilmore Girls because it was well made, but that doesn't mean I actually want the set. I'd enjoy a new shuttle, but I just don't see it happening.

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By in United States,

Don't think any of these will make it to production as much as I love that Umbilical Launch Tower for the Saturn V. The Peru one is a good idea to do for other countries. Would be fun to moc those out in that cabinet style build.

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By in United States,

Odds of passing review:
Gilmore: Unlikely. Pop culture IPs were big early on in Ideas, but have become less common since. GG aired on a 2nd-tier American network and went off the air 10 years ago. Previous Ideas sets based on Pop Culture IPs have either been current smash hits (BBT, Dr.Who) or from time-tested sources that have become classics and relatively ubiquitous (BTTF, GhostBusters, Dr. Who, Beatles). GG ticks off neither of these boxes. Still, we were all pretty shocked when they did BBT, so I won't give it a zero chance

Peru: Zero (at least without significant modifications). The brick-built display case alone is a non-starter. Take that away and what do you have? A rather simplistic and lackluster montage of semi-generic scenes. The idea itself isn't without merit, but the execution is severely limiting. I suppose if you wanted to create an entirely new set that looks nothing like this and highlights Peru, that might work. But Peru is still niche, is it not?

NF-15B: Highly Unlikely - a retired research version of a much more famous military plane that is very long in the tooth itself. Similar look and feel to a generic Creator plane, only much bigger (and more expensive)

Father: Zero - if LEGO wants to do a set based on this scene, they will just do it as part of the SW theme

Shuttle: Poor - Best chance of the bunch. But the existing of current/recent shuttles in the creator and city lineups can't help it, not to mention LEGO already released large scales shuttles in #10231 and #10213, and the shuttle's been retired for several years now.

Tower: Zero - has almost no standalone value, which is a nonstarter

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By in United States,

What is the IP rule that discounts the "I am your father set"? Even without that rule, I couldn't see that being produced as a set.

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By in United States,

The shuttle is the only one with any remote chance...and that would be if they hadn't just done the Saturn V. Maybe they'll delay approval (which HAS been done before) so that it won't come out for 2 years...after the Saturn V is gone.

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By in United States,

@rtjepsen,

Lego Ideas no longer allows new submissions based on IPs that Lego already has.

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By in United States,

@dougts : The plane also has the same colors as the 2007 creator plane. It has 312 pieces and was $20.

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By in United States,

The best option is the Research Aircraft, and even that's a longshot. Most of these are cool, but not good enough to be a set.

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By in Australia,

With TLG stating only yesterday that with profits down, 1400 staff face redundancy it's key to ensure they don't release sets that have such limited appeal to help protest profits. Whilst it's great that people put their ideas forward too much of the same thing serves no purpose. How many Space shuttles have LEGO released over the years? Same with Gilmore Girls. I had no interest whatsoever in the Dr Who or TBBT sets, and whilst ECTO-1 and BTTF were movies I enjoyed thoroughly again I was not really convinced enough to purchase them and GG is a show I know bugger all about! Clever sets appeal to a wider audience, I wish I'd had the cash available to buy the Ideas maze when it come out, but missed the boat which is a shame. I think the limited time these sets are available has to play a part too and skipping a release will not harm TLG in the long run. But releasing sets that really don't cut the mustard would imo lead to this theme possibly coming to an end.

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By in United States,

Sorry to keep posting about the Space Shuttle; I just really like it and am a little puzzled by the overwhelmingly negative or pessimistic attitude of the Brickset community towards its chances in the review.... Anyway, I've addressed the question of whether or not the Shuttle is too similar to previous Shuttle sets or follows them too closely in time. Now let's look at the frequency of NASA sets in Ideas, and see whether the Shuttle would be just one too many.

Counting the three sets that have been approved but not yet released, 4 of 21 Ideas sets are related to space exploration, though only three are NASA-based (Hayabusa is JAXA). That's 19%. Of the 11 sets in the review previous to the current one, none are based on space exploration. Assume two get the green light, and one NASA set from the batch of six that everyone considers so weak. Then 5 of 24 sets would be space-related. That's 21%, which is a negligible increase from 19% given the small sample size. The next NASA set to be released is Women of NASA, in December 2017. Assume that's on shelves for a year. The Shuttle Ideas set, if approved, won't be on shelves until December 2018 at the earliest, and the middle of 2019 is more likely. That's plenty of time between consecutive NASA sets.

Come on, guys, give this thing a chance. Nine of 21 produced or approved Ideas sets have been based on ephemeral pop culture properties with neither the global appeal nor the inspirational history of the two great crewed NASA craft of the twentieth century, but I don't condemn the Ideas platform simply because it keeps letting them rise to the top rather than completely original ideas that are neither models of entertainment environments nor of real things!

(Shameless plug: If that's what you're looking for, I'd appreciate a little support for my project, the Space Skiff. Thanks. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/ee66b914-638f-4249-b48b-3743c3a01cac )

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By in Austria,

Gilmore Girls is a well known show in Austria and Germany.

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By in Germany,

The more I think about it, the more it seems Peru would also work without the huge case around it - just reduce it to the actual display inside and the sky with the sun! Thats enough to contain the core of all the charme of this set and should easily shrink the piececount under 999 pieces.
Only problem should still be in the usage of the old trees (like in set https://brickset.com/sets/994-1/LEGO-fences-with-garden-gates )...
The model has got something going for it. :)

Edit: Okay, now I know where the idea for the case is coming from ("retablo ayacuchano"). And I realise, it is a central part of all the design and more than just a case. But unfortunately it pumps up the piececount too much. I still think, the model also works nicely without it. :)

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By in Germany,

I guess Gilmore Girls would be just as interesting as the BBT set they did. Even I would buy it. Not because I watch the show but because I really like this build and its colour scheme.

My favorite would be the Space Shuttle, which I would buy in an instant.

Realistically though, I suspect that all who voted "None of them" will be correct.

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By in United States,

Agree with your stated reasons. The Saturn V scale stuff would be nice, but the tower doesn't work as a standalone product.

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By in United States,

I have never seen Gilmore Girls, but I do love a good vignette set. I would buy this for the same reason I bought the Big Bang Theory (also never watched).... I love vignettes.

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By in Germany,

Meh.
The Diner is alright.

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By in United States,

@imatheso, we aren't necessarily against the Shuttle idea (at least I'm not), but I just don't see it as being made. I think it has the best chance, and I personally would like to see it. But that would be 3 space themed sets then that came from Ideas. With there not being many sets coming out from Ideas, that's a big percentage if you think about it. They've done space, both in the City line and now in the Ideas line. It's time for them to approach a different category. I'm giving it a chance, but I just don't think Lego will. It's in their hands now.

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By in United States,

They're all nice MOC's but I don't think any of them will pass review... the space shuttle is probably the most likely, but even then, there's a Batman Space Shuttle coming out in January and a small Creator one came out a couple of months ago. I doubt they would release another.

How did a launch tower get 10,000 votes? That's a terrible idea for a LEGO set, regardless of whether or not it connects to something else...

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By in United Kingdom,

Revive the functioning Large Hadron Collider model from a previous review? That one was awesome - and educational!

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By in Czech Republic,

By PicnicBasketSam : if you consider that tower a terrible idea (which in fact it is).. how would you call then that ugly PERU thing??! Its loathsome.. children in kindergarten could do better with less pieces.

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By in United States,

I agree, I agree. Can anyone have an opinion Or an original comment.

1. The Saturn can not stay on the shelves. No idea set has done this good sense the women scientists set.

2. Both the shuttle and launch pad had no trouble reaching 10,000. Both made it in less than 8 weeks.

3. The Saturn looks great, but would be better upright.

4. Both the shuttle and launch tower may not make it. However if the make one outside the ideas theme I would not be surprised. If

5. If they are made, most of the haters will be in line before I can buy my shuttle and launch tower. Then brickset will have their typical overly positive review like they do with other sets.

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By in Netherlands,

I don't think any of them even look particularly interesting. There have been far better results from Ideas than this crop...

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By in United Kingdom,

Personally, I hope LEGO do what they did with the Saturn V in producing the Space Shuttle as an additional set that keeps the fans of this genre coming back for more.
Sales of the Saturn V far exceeded what LEGO thought they would be because it drew in people other walks of life, be it actual NASA engineers or just people who were fascinated by the subject of space exploration.
The shuttle would sell just as well because so many people formed an emotional attachment to the Space Shuttle through the achievements and unfortunate tragedies of the programme. To put it this way without the Space Shuttle we probably wouldn't have the ISS or the Hubble Space Telescope.
Maybe what LEGO should do is create effectively a UCS series of actual space craft that the LEGO Ideas community can contribute to.
On a finishing note I would far rather spend my money on a LEGO Ideas Space Shuttle than any of the other sets in the review or a UCS Millennium Falcon which undoubtedly they will release again in another 10 years for the 50th anniversary.

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By in United Kingdom,

Who would have voted for the Peru one? Peruvians or others?

I think it looks awful. It is just a big brick built box with a few rather poor vignettes inside. The majority of the parts make up the box, and that is at least double skinned at the back to account for the map on the back. Plus lots of large parts for the roof.

I wouldn't mind a "nations" type set if it contained lots of nations. Although there are the problems that (i) these tend to be rather stereotypical sometimes and (ii) they insult people if they are included / are not included, depending on their viewpoint.

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By in France,

I actually disagree on one point with the writer of this article: I think the Space Shuttle project will be produced, as the previous similar sets have been discontinued long ago and the huge success of the Saturn V will push Lego to go forward on the space theme.

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By in United States,

To be fair, the cabinet for the Peru set is quite impressive. I certainly couldn't build anything like that on my own. But it raises expectations for some brilliant vignettes inside, and the interior isn't nearly as clever. The builder tried hard to imitate the retablo ayacuchano, but the myriads of tiny figurines and elaborate settings that make those so impressive don't translate very well to Lego, where the scale and detail are restricted by the size of the minifig and stud.

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By in United Kingdom,

How did 10000 people vote for the Peru thing? nothing against Peru or it's people but what a dull idea for a set.

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By in United States,

I'd love a Gilmore Girls set. The diner looks great and I'd love to have some of those characters as figures. But I don't see it happening unfortunately. I'll have to look into creating my own version sometime.

I would imagine seeing the interest in this particular SW set and the fact that they said they won't release SW Ideas, they will likely make that into a set in the future, so just bide your time.

As for the rest, I have little interest. There is a lot of NASA buzz now, which is great, but I don't necessarily care for the sets or need them. Granted, I haven't bought an Ideas set for quite some time.

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By in United States,

I would love for there to be the Saturn V tower. I don't have one of the sets yet, but I plan to and that would be such a great addition

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By in United States,

I'm bummed jkbrickworks LEGO book didn't hit 10,000 before the cutoff for this review. That one would have easily been chosen out of this group.

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