LEGO Ideas Review Results

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The results for the third 2017 Ideas Review have just been published. Seven projects were considered, including three by the designer of 21310 Old Fishing Store, RobenAnne.

Find out the results after the break.


The projects under consideration are:

The successful project is...

The Popup Book!

The model, designed by JKBrickworks and Grant_Davis_,is the second project that Jason Allemann has been involved in to be approved.

You can also view the announcement video here:

Let us know what you think in the comments. Will you be picking one up?

 

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75 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Called it! Such a clever concept and mechanism. Looking forward to seeing the official set!

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By in United States,

Congratulations to the popup book designer. Looks like I'll be saving some money, as it's not for me. I think they should give RobenAnne his own theme, and release all his sets.

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By in United States,

I thought the popup book had a very good probability of being chosen for production. Definite buy for me.

Until then... when are we getting Voltron?

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By in United States,

@gmonkey76 I'd like to second that notion! Disapointed that not one of his 3 from this wave will become official sets to sit alongside one of my favorites, Old Fishing Store. A Seaside Creator subtheme would be great, and I believe would sell well. As for the pop-up book, it's a neat concept and I may consider it, although depends on final look and price. Would be nice sitting on a bookshelf though (high enough to be out of reach of my 2 y/o lol).

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By in France,

oh, sounds like they are going to make it more interesting than the original submission

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By in Australia,

Yay! So happy that the popup book got approved. We saw it in person at Brickvention two years ago and loved it, and also enjoyed meeting and talking to Jason and Kristal about their models.

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By in United Kingdom,

It seemed the most likely of this wave.
Had a look at the Fall review selection, wouldn't be surprised if nothing made it

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By in Netherlands,

I was expecting this result as the pop-up book is a very unique idea. A little bit disappointed the 3 designs of Robenanne didn't make it. Maybe it could be turned into it's own theme one day, but I guess not.

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By in Serbia,

@gmonkey76 - I'll have to politely disagree - I bought the Old Fishing Store immediately upon release, and it's one of the most boring builds I've done in recent years. Certainly not worth the price of admittance when it comes to build techniques.

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By in United States,

Definitely creative, but not for me.

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By in United States,

wow really? :| Congrats to the winner, but I would have preferred any of the other house models.

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By in Germany,

Ever since I saw the pop-up books by talapz on youtube I was really impressed that this was possible with Lego. So seeing a pop-up book as a Lego Ideas set is really great.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm glad none of the fishing store clones got through. Ideas should be about novelty in my opinion, not repetition. That said, is it just me or are we seeing the same names pop up again and again?

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By in United States,

I'm super hyped for the Pop-Up Book! I fell in love with the concept as soon as I watched the video, so this'll be a must-buy for me! Can't wait till the release date! :D

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By in United Kingdom,

@JonMarten

Completely agree regarding the fishing store clones. If LEGO sees them worthwhile, they will just release follow-up sets in the regular Creator line or something, same as they did for Minecraft. IDEAS is about new ... ideas.

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By in United States,

Am I the only one disappointed that the Christmas Story House didn’t make it? I was hoping Lego would choose it and the Pop-Up Book.

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By in United States,

Seems weird that Lego is also doing a free with purchases Pop up Book but congratulations to the designer. I hope that seaside gets it's own theme.

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By in United States,

I figured the Pop-Up would be the one. The "Old Fishing Store" sequels are all good, (OFS along with Saturn V were probably my favorite builds last year) but the Ideas line is not the place for sequels. I would be real surprised if Robenanne DOESN'T get a dedicated line, like Adam Reed Tucker's architecture line or the Minecraft line (which started as an Ideas set).

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By in United States,

I like the pop-up book and depending on price and funds, would like to get it.

I knew the RuPaul Idea would not pass and had it I would mostly likely not had bought it, but it was a neatly and succinctly designed set. So many folks go wild over elaborate MOCs—that are beautiful, for sure—but I really like when designers can pull off an amazing and simple design like the RuPaul set. It captured all of the necessary elements of the show without getting too large. Very nice.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not a surprise really. I couldn’t see any if the others passing the review.
It’ll be interesting to see what Robenanne does next. There’s obviously a market for his designs and money to be made from them, but maybe not with TLG.

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By in United States,

*sigh*
I figured this would be the result. Yes, the book is interesting, but it is not something I have interest in buying.

Now any or all of the Robeanne houses would have been day one instabuys.

The idea of such a detailed quaint fishing village highly appealed to me, and I am bummed that it looks like this will never happen. An entire line of these would be of huge appeal to me.

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By in Poland,

You would prefer another house? RobenAnne houses are beautiful, but this is Ideas series, not Creator Modulars. Pop-up Book is the essence of the Ideas - fun, innovative, original, nice for displaying, funny, with a lot of rebuilding and playing possibilities etc.
I wonder how it will be redesigned by Lego. I guess that the book cover will get more details.

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By in United States,

It's the only submission I really saw a good chance of winning. A lot of people like the sea village sets, and I do too. But, Lego probably didn't want to start making too many from the same creator, and didn't want to create another theme. The Old Fishing Store was neat, but likely Lego was being one and done with that theme/series. That's kind of the point in IDEAS, to make interesting sets that are unique, not start new themes.

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By in Germany,

Bummer.
Robenanne for Lego president!

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By in United Kingdom,

Parsom - absolutely correct, Ideas is for innovation, not rehashing old designs (granted the OFS is one of my favourite sets from the last 5 years). Plus - where's Voltron!

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By in United States,

This looks great to me. I second that the Christmas Story set would be good, but so is this.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's a really nice concept, I look forward to seeing how this turns out. I can imagine this being a truly incredible set and one I will thoroughly enjoy with my children.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not surprised as it's the most unique design but not something I'll be buying.

Would have bought the Jag or any of the RobenAnne designs (Lego should just commission a 'Fishing Village' line separate to Ideas).

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By in United States,

No surprise there. Of course the cheapest one wins. Was hoping for one of the buildings

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By in United States,

Hyped for a popup book, but I hope Lego makes it look much nicer. I’m surprised this one got 10k votes considering there are much more interesting ones out there. Probably has something to do with the creators being big names in the community and the creators of the other ones not so much.

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By in Netherlands,

Excellent, it's a very creative and clever idea. A very worthy winner!

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By in United States,

Very happy for this selection! Looking forward to snapping it up when Lego productizes it.

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By in Netherlands,

Fun and clever novelty, but very limited play value, unlike the tilting maze. Not for me.

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By in United States,

Yay!! That one deserved it for sure!

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By in United States,

Wow, that sample box size in the video seems quite large...

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By in United States,

@NeilJam I'm also really curious about Voltron. Rumor has it it's coming out in August for around $200, but the validity of those rumors is unclear.

Of all the entries this popup book seems the most creative, so I'm glad it won, but I still have Tron and the upcoming Voltron to get so I'm not sure I'll pick it up.

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By in United States,

For every person that loves the fishing village set, there is another person that doesn't like them. If LEGO chooses to do sequels, that's their call, but it isn't as global appeal as pop-up book since they already released a fishing set. I have no interest in them, but I've had little interest in a lot of IDEAS sets, so I'm likely not the target audience.

Now the pop up book looks interesting. I think I like the smaller free set better and create a smaller book scene (even though it doesn't actually pop up).

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By in Belgium,

Bummer... as a car guy this result is not making me happy. Congrats for the winning project. Creative but not my cup of tea.

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By in United States,

RobenAnne should sell his projects himself.

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By in Poland,

@SweSarah. Sure. But it is not pop-up book. And it doesn't have alternate scenes.

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By in United States,

That box is rather large. So it may be like the Brickheadz Go Brick Me set and include many extra parts for creating different story designs. One challenge is that the book itself seems fragile, especially if you carry it around like a real book.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well no surprise there.. I’m sure there are some that will be interested in the pop up book but I don’t think it’ll sell well just like the maze didn’t.. it was obvious that Lego wouldn’t make anymore of Roben’s work, yet they went for jk brickworks again.. I do enjoy jk’s work just not the two ideas sets he’s released. I think like others have said here that maybe it’s time to reduce the amount of builders who have had previous works released to give others the opportunity or we are likely to see another jk brickworks or Roben model every time..

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By in United States,

This was probably the most obvious review. It was pretty clear that the pop up book was the only one that had a chance of becoming a set.

It’s certainly not for me though. I’m sure many will buy it. But the pop up mechanism has already gotten boring to me and I haven’t even used it yet. It is nice to see some good variety in the Ideas line though. I won’t buy this set but I can’t really complain about the decision either.

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By in Canada,

Needless to say, I'm really excited about this. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Isn't it already a given that RobenAnne's will not pass the review given the Ideas guidelines:

One project = One LEGO set.
LEGO Ideas accepts projects that propose single, stand-alone LEGO products (sets). We don’t accept projects that propose a series of products or a playtheme. For example, you may submit a fire truck design but not a “Fire Department Series” suggesting several products.
Please don’t submit projects with description suggesting the first product in a proposed series, or anything that implies your project intends to be more than a single, stand-alone set.

They are great designs, but unless they hire him as a designer, commission the series or he submits something different, he is going to keep getting passed over at review.

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By in United States,

I could have seen every one of those creations as a successful set. Still, I'm exited for the pop-up book. I hope they keep the original mechanisms.

Also huge congratulations to RobenAnne. Three projects in one round? 30'000 supporters? Wow that is indeed impressive.

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By in United States,

@JK Brickworks Congratulations! I'm super exited for this too. I remember first supporting the pop-up project when you first posted it with a little under 800 supporters and watching the in depth video on your website. I can't wait to see how lego presents this. Good Job.

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By in Sweden,

@PisceanPet Exactly, what did people expect? It's been rather obvious from guidelines that these designs are too close to the one already released (the fishing store). Now, I think he submitted most (all?) of these builds before the change in guidelines, so it isn't really his fault.

So, as pointed out by others, there wasn't really much choice for Lego here, really. I would have immediately bought the Jaguar, but I can see why it wasn't chosen. I guess it was the book or nothing (and we had nothing in the previous round already...) Depending on what they make out of it, I may buy it.

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By in United Kingdom,

Brickset, in future could you please put up the link the results video before naming the winning entry?

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By in United States,

Sooooooo has anyone heard anything regarding Voltron yet?

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By in United States,

Yay, the main one I cared about made it! Now I just gotta hope that The Flintstones get through...

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By in United States,

I would have picked that one second to last. At least I can save my money.

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By in Greece,

Popup book is a nice idea (similar to the maze) although I really wanted one of RobenAnne's builds to win. Any would be fine ;-)

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By in United States,

I’m probably going to buy one - depends on how refined the book and pop-up look as final models. Still waiting on Voltron.

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By in Norway,

Meh.., boring.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's a neat idea and will prove popular I think, easy miss for me though, I actually heard my wallet breath a sigh of relief when saw which was successful lol

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By in United States,

Agree with all the congrats but not for me comments.. I would've bought all 3 fishing sets, so it's probably better they didn't get picked..

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By in United States,

Considering in the video, the one designer said he was told months ago about his MOC winning. And the designer said 2nd half 2018, so this will be coming out soon. Likely sooner than the Voltron set.

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By in Singapore,

I saw one video on a Japanese pop-up huge castle.

That looks way impressive but I guess Lego is looking for something different.

Do a search on 'Lego pop-up Himeji Castle' to see that creation.

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By in United States,

Much like the previous maze set, I appreciate the design but have no interest in buying it.

Shame about the buildings not getting picked.

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By in Australia,

The Pop Up book was the obvious choice for Lego Ideas, similar to Maze and Ship in a Bottle. Congratulations to the designers.

All of RobenAnne's fishing village buildings were awesome (my favorite was the Dive Shop), but Lego obviously was not going to produce two fishing village sets by the same designer two years in a row.

I really like this new style of Lego Ideas Review announcement, its awesome to finally hear at least some reasons why the winning project was chosen, and hear some things that the designers thought were well done on the other projects. Interesting how the announcement was made from Connecticut and not Billund this time.

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By in Australia,

I thought RuPaul would be a certainty ;)

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By in Australia,

I met Jason Allemann at Brickvention Australia and a nicer guy you could not meet. I was very impressed he took the effort to fly to Australia from Canada, he had all of his amazing and inspiring MOCs on display - most of which he provides free instructions on his website. He really gets what I feel is the true spirit of LEGO with a love of creative building and dynamic moving interactive models. I'm so glad he's had his second successful Ideas submission, it really feels that LEGO needs to take him on as a designer of his own line, much as they did with Adam Reed Tucker and the Architecture theme. His work feels like a more creative version of Technic, not just vehicle after vehicle after vehicle like Technic is.

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By in Australia,

The pop up book is a neat idea but I fear it will sit on the shelves unless Lego do something amazing with the concept (front cover design plus engaging interior). After all, you're not going to be able to turn "pages" & read a story. It will need to be an impressive stand alone scene (like the ship in a bottle) for it to be displayed either open or closed. I hope the people who voted for it, honour their pledge & go out & buy it when it's available - congratulations to the designer!

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By in Taiwan,

It's honestly rather quicker to have TLC hire RobenAnne so that most designs can be produced not under the Ideas lineup.

For the Christmas house, it might be a bit too Creator. I'm not sure about the roadster perhaps TLC has no plans for ties with Jaguar. I think Rupaul show, despite I love it, is not a building toy theme and also hard to appeal worldwide fans.

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By in United States,

Today Lego has made a powerful enemy out of RuPaul.

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By in Canada,

Yesssssss!! I knew this would be the one!! It was (to me) the obvious choice.

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By in United States,

I loved the Jaguar and am sorry not to be able to get one for myself, but must admit I'm very excited about the pop-up book--frankly, I'd have been *much* more upset if that had been passed over. As for the "fishing village" sets, while they're beautifully detailed and I liked the Diner better than the Old Fishing Shop itself, one set of that kind is really all I need, or want. IMO RobenAnne should consider selling those designs to fans directly, or perhaps try to become a Lego Certified Professional.

Of course the Gift With Purchase announcement was something of a giveaway about the decision....

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By in Belgium,

I never understood the appeal of this one. It doesn't even convey the true concept and properties of a pop up book. To me it always looked like a tray with some scenery. Nothing the scenery does is enhanced by the book form.
I guess that to avoid fishing-rehashes and cars, as well as a review that came up with nothing, something had to be chosen.
Hope this is but a temporary dip in the Ideas-line.

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By in Netherlands,

So this one got approved and none of Robenanne's builds? Looks like money will stay in my pocket and nothing will go to Lego.

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By in Germany,

Well, looks like I'll be waiting to buy it discounted as a parts pack. Feels like a really uninspired and boring set.

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By in United States,

If Robenanne's sets were more spaced out, I think they'd have a better chance of becoming final. Doubtful that Lego wants to add yet ANOTHER fishing store style building while that first one is still in stores.
Also, it's entirely possible it's not selling as well as they hoped...especially considering that it's a larger set.

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By in United States,

Nice design, but no interest in buying the set at all.

I would have bought two of the Christmas Story houses.

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