Ideas review results due later today

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At 3pm BST today, the first LEGO Ideas 2018 review results will be announced.

Ten projects have been considered and as usual we invite you to make your predictions as to which, if any, will pass in the comments.

Find out what the projects are, and read my prediction, after the break.

For what it's worth here's my opinion:

No chance:

  • Embraer A-29 Super Tucano - Not distinctive enough
  • SR-71A The Final Flight - Won't pass due to being modern military
  • Modular Arcade - Modular buildings don't pass
  • LEGO Mystery Science Theater 3000 - I've no idea what this is even
  • Acclamator Class Assault Ship - Too big and conflicts with Star Wars license
  • Treehouse - No mass appeal and I imagine it would be difficult to make it stable and robust enough

Possible:

  • The Vintage Motorcycle of BMW R60/2 - A superb, if fragile, model, and LEGO has a relationship with BMW, so it's possible

Most likely:

  • Stitch - Wall-E made it so this could too. It'll be down to Disney. Easily my favourite of this batch
  • I am Amelia Earhart - A fairly simple model but something that I think has a chance
  • The Flintstones - An awesome model based on an awesome cartoon that matches LEGO's values and appeals to its core audience.

Check back at 3pm to find out the result!

Update: It's almost certainly going to be Stitch for reasons pointed out by @LucyLostInLego on Twitter:

  • A live action Lilo and Stitch film was announced yesterday
  • The original was released on October 4th, 2002, so today is its 16th anniversary.

A-29 Super Tucano

 

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51 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't think any of them will pass

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By in Australia,

The Treehouse, Amelia Earhart and The Flinstones are the only projects here with a reasonable chance. I'm placing my bets on Earhart.

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By in Ireland,

I hope the BMW R60/2 gets through. SR71A is cool but I just don't see it getting passed. I'm a bit meh about most of the others but I would buy Stitch if it go made

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By in United Kingdom,

Love the idea of The Flintstones and the Tree House is really impressive
No interest in the others

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By in United Kingdom,

Why wouldn't Stitch pass? It's a detailed, playable model of a popular Disney character, just like WALL-E.

I'd be surprised if he didn't get in.

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By in Luxembourg,

Hoping that Stitch makes it. Great model of a fantastic character. Easy pass from me on the others.

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By in Sweden,

I really like the BMW motorcycle, but would agree that it's not the most likely from the batch. The treehouse looks great as well, but would probably get significantly downscaled if produced, which likely would make it less attractive.
I can see Amelia Earhart passing, being similar (in reasoning) as Women of NASA and Research Institute, and also being on the 'cheaper' end so maybe less risks involved.
But even if personally not highly interested in them, both Stich and the Flintstones (if licensing works out) look the most likely here.

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By in United Kingdom,

I predict Stitch and Flintstones. They are easily the best of the bunch, and they fit with Lego's brand and market very well. I'd buy both of them for sure.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Flntstones set could make it, especially when they made an appearance in Lego Dimensions in a hidden area of one of the levels, so lego must already has that relationship for the IP.

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By in Australia,

If they can do the faces better, I’d definately buy that Flintstones set.

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By in New Zealand,

The Treehouse looks interesting, but could be a bit fragile by the look of it and providing a most robust structure would probably take away much of its organic grace.

If anything's going to get through then it'll be The Flintstones. New IP, widely known, colourful and with both play and display qualities. That's my pick.

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By in Netherlands,

Is Stitch still eligible since it is an existing license? I’d place my bets on him.

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By in United Kingdom,

Emilia Earhart and Stich are my bets for those that may get through. Huw's assessment on the rest of the sets is pretty much spot on, except for Flintstones. With the rights for them being owned by Warner Brothers can see there being problems with it.

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By in United Kingdom,

So few people care about imaginative non-licensed stuff these days:

...The Theater? "I've no idea what this is even"...!!!

I wonder how many bothered to give that one a thorough look...

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By in United Kingdom,

@Sepulchure: Mystery Science Theater is a cult show that didn't really make it outside of the USA, so very few people in the rest of the world would have a clue as to what it was, making it extremely limited appeal.

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By in Norway,

Also guessing Stitch,
But hoping for Arcade, after all the Old Fishing passed as almost modular

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By in Netherlands,

Why are some sets reviewed while they don't stand any chance?

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By in Germany,

If they were able to secure the rights, "The Flintstones" it will be :-).

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By in United Kingdom,

Stitch, deffo. The original Lilo & Stitch film was released in the UK on 4 October 2002 (as tweeted by Disney UK today)... Coincidence??
Also seen so much Stitch merch around the last few months, he is incredibly popular, and I believe a live action film was reported just yesterday.
And I reckon they'll include a new version of the CMF with the model.

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By in Netherlands,

Hope: Treehouse
Expect: none

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By in United Kingdom,

MST3K set would be awesome, The Blackbird nearly as good ..... But it will likely be Stitch if any so my money can stay in the bank.

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By in United States,

Funny how this works. The three most likely are the three least interesting.

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By in United Kingdom,

The vintage bike is a thing of beauty.

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By in Hong Kong,

“By Sepulchure in United Kingdom, 04 Oct 2018 10:19
So few people care about imaginative non-licensed stuff these days:

...The Theater? "I've no idea what this is even"...!!!

I wonder how many bothered to give that one a thorough look...”

How ignorant and ironically hypocritical.

MST3K is currently a licensed property, owned by Satellite of Love and Abominable Pictures, with exclusive US distribution rights owned by Netflix.

It’s not an “imaginative, non-licensed” property.

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By in Hong Kong,

The Flintsones is great, and a beautiful idea. Lego already has a licensing relationship with WB.

The treehouse would TOTALLY appeal to AFOLs, especially the huge fan base interested in Castle and modulars.

The bike is lovely, and I’m 100% sure it will be approved. Lego currently has a licensing deal with BMW for the VW bug and van.

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By in Poland,

I would love The Treehouse to win. Next, as it comes to my preferences, would be The Flinstones, and then BMW. Knowing, however, the current global climates, Amelia will win. Bet with your head, not with your heart!

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By in Switzerland,

Am I the only one creeping the hell out from that Stitch? :D

"The bike is lovely, and I’m 100% sure it will be approved. Lego currently has a licensing deal with BMW for the VW bug and van." - What does BMW have to do with the VW vehicles? :) They have a Technic BMW motor in production though, if I'm not mistaken

My bet is on the Flintstones, so yay! Another Ideas set that I don't have to get.

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By in France,

I really like Stitch (and am not alone at home) and hope this project will make its way through the different stages. As a Star wars fan the Acclamator would be a good thing, but probably very expensive (considering the number of parts necessary) and so unaffordable to me. So cross fingers for this lovely designed and fully articulated Lego rendition of Stitch.

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By in Australia,

I agree with Huw's predictions for the winner, with The Amelia Earhart seeming the most likely for me. I still find it odd that Lego accepts these really large projects, especially for themes that the Lego group already makes sets for like the Acclamator (which does look really impressive). It says in the guidelines that they won't accept proposals based on existing themes, so why are these projects even allowed to pass the voting stages? I haven't really followed Ideas since late 2016 though so I may be out of the loop on the rules for submission.

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By in Canada,

Before reading your predictions/comments I was thinking none again. If its Stitch then that's the second Disney Ideas set with the possibility of a third with Mickey's Steamboat. Don't really want to see Ideas become another overpriced Disney Lego Theme Too bad Amelia Earhart is kind of cartoon version, I'd pick it up; although given pass responses to female Ideas sets don't want Lego to upset the AWMs.

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By in United States,

Stitch with extra arms and antennae, gun included

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By in United States,

@thebrickdoctor
The Acclamator was submitted before the restrictions on existing themes were put in place. I believe it was also before there were any size restrictions.

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By in Australia,

@ewokswithbricks oooh oke thank you, looking at it now it looks like it was submitted around the time I stopped checking Ideas haha

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By in United Kingdom,

It wouldn't surprise me if one is approved and one is 'delayed' until the next review period. The next batch contain virtually nothing which is likely to pass, so delaying one until next time gives them something to announce next time.

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By in Australia,

Any chance more than one will pass?

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By in United Kingdom,

I think there could be more than one passed this time. There are a few which stand out as possible good sets that would not be too big: Stitch, Amelia Earheart [though the areoplan model is a little simple], Flintstones [if the licence can be agreed], the motor bike and the other areoplane.

My money would be on Stitch and Amelia Earheart, both of which I'd buy. I'd also buy the Flintstones if it were made too. Not sure on any of the others.

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By in United States,

I wouldn't entirety bet on the SR71 being out just yet. It was a military plane, but a spy plane so it never carried weapons. One was also assigned to NASA in it's final years for flight tests, and boy oh boy we all know how Lego ideas loves NASA... :P

Although I would be happy to see Stitch make it. Unless the model somehow violates the license used by the Disney CMF line.

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By in United States,

I think the SR-71 will pass. It is not 'modern military', it has been retired. It was also never a weapons platform. It only served as a spy plane.

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By in Germany,

I know who will get the BMW if it goes into production ;)

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By in United States,

The SR-71 was an absolute engineering masterpiece, especially for its time - it's still hard to imagine it being a product of the 60s. That would be a Day 1 purchase for me, for sure. I'm not betting that it will make production though, and would honestly be surprised if it did.

As long as they put explosions on the box and stud shooters where the camera bay is, there's a chance :-D

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By in United States,

I really want it to be the motorcycle. But I’d be happy with the treehouse or Earhart.

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By in Australia,

I want the Modular Arcade to make it through, just because it's such a gorgeous building, but it probably won't.

But the fishing store made it through, didn't it?

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm clutching at straws for The Flintstones!

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By in United States,

I think there's a chance for the SR-71 if it only includes NASA branding as NASA was its final operator.

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By in Australia,

Although the Vintage Motorcycle is absolutely stunning, it is not really my cup of tea. The Acclamator is definitely my favourite, but since it is an established licence I doubt it would pass. The others are all very well done and anyone would be a worthy winner. However, the treehouse would be cool to have.

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By in Sweden,

Considering Disney just announced the other day that they're working on a live-action Lilo & Stitch film I'd imagine Disney would love for LEGO to do a Stitch figure, although the timing would be a bit off since the film wouldn't come out for several years I'd imagine.

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By in Lithuania,

BMW motorcycle won't be approved as TLG already holds a license for this brand.

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By in United States,

I don't know which one will pass. I do know the only one I would buy is the SR-71.

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By in United States,

I wish they'd publish the instructions for any Lego Ideas that didn't pass. I know my son would go bonkers for Stitch (his favorite non-Marvel/Star-Wars Disney character), and I would definitely Bricklink Stitch if he didn't make it all the way.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wouldn't call the SR-71 modern military as it's retired. Plus with the obvious interest in space & a quick sideline into X-men
Personally, I think it's got a good chance as it's a classic plane.

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By in Germany,

Well, don't quit your day job to become a fortune teller, Huw. :D

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