LEGO Ideas Review Results!

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The results of the latest LEGO Ideas review have just been announced! Ten excellent projects qualified for this review period.

Two projects have been successful on this occasion. Find out which after the break...


You can view the announcement video here:


Steamboat Willie by szabomate90

The Central Perk Coffee of Friends by Mric76


The LEGO Ideas blog confirms that both sets are expected to be released in 2019.

Are you surprised by these results and would these sets interest you? Let us know in the comments.

151 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

Seriously, they passed Friends? Steamboat Willie made sense giving some of the recent Minifigure leaks, but who honestly thought Friends would join the likes of Big Bang as one of the more obscure licensed properties ever committed to Brick?

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By in United States,

BBT was a complete failure, they were always on sale, even more than the other LEGO Ideas / Cuussoo.

This makes sense being we had leaks of Minnie Mouse and a goat!!!

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By in Italy,

Excite for The Central Perk Coffee of Friends but deep disappointment for FIAT 500F.
FIAT 500F had to be produced. It is a must in the history of motoring.

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By in United Kingdom,

Steamboat Willie was a good business decision, since they already have the Mickey head mould and therefore the new printing will be highly sought after.

Central Perk is another good choice, appealing to the older demographic who may have long left LEGO.

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By in Australia,

Steamboat Willie was probably a given, since it seems like a small set (that won't be absurdly over-priced. Although I'm sure they'll find a way) and they've already got a deal with Disney.

The Friends set was a shock, though. I would guess that the actual set will be smaller, a bit more economical.

But honestly, I'm probably going to be tempted to buy both.

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By in United Kingdom,

Central Perk will be about as popular as the TBBT set.

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By in Netherlands,

I honestly hope they'd use yellow minifigs for the Central Perk set, which would make it a more generic type of Cafe set.

Probably not, going by Big Bang Theory, but the original submission uses more yellow then flesh figures.

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By in United States,

This does put a smile on my face...

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By in Sweden,

What an interesting choice... To be honest, I wouldn't have been surprised if they picked none. Then again, as others said, Steamboat Willy seems to make some sense, but why 'Friends'? Ok, building walls (of a building) is somewhat what you do with Lego bricks, but beyond that? [Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed watching Friends some 20 years ago...]

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By in France,

Steamboat Willie is surprising somehow. But apparently it's coming very soon given the leaks. I hope LEGO will do it bigger than the original, though.

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By in United Kingdom,

Two easy passes from me, with the Flintstone makes three. Have only bought two ideas sets, neither licensed. Really unexcited by most ideas sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

@David1985 - Presumably 21302-1 The Big Bang Theory was fairly successful, otherwise the Friends project would not have been approved.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks to these results TLG's gonna have two wildly different themes on the shelf at the same time that both have the name "LEGO Friends" and I can't stop chuckling to myself about it

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By in Switzerland,

ok, I'm stumped, but also delighted. Definitely going to get the friends set

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By in Hungary,

Aren't there dozens upon dozens of Friends sets already, haha. It wasn't a great roster so these are probably the most logical picks - I was expecting another blank round myself.

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By in United States,

I can see the coffee shop being pretty popular amongst modular city fans.

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By in Belgium,

The exact two I predicted. Steamboat Willie obvious attraction for Disney, and Friends still pulling in tens of millions of viewers around the planet every single day.

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By in United States,

Like most people, I'm surprised by the Friends set. I know it's a really popular show, but it's also from going on 20 years ago, and I don't know how many current Lego fans would be super interested in this set. Big Bag Theory was a bit more plausible.

I'm excited for the Steamboat Willie though, I enjoy Disney a lot.

@David1985, I haven't seen any data or even rumor to suggest that Big Bang Theory was a failure. Just because it's on sale doesn't mean it's a failure. Plenty of Lego goes on sale at various places, that doesn't mean it flopped.

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By in United Kingdom,

Over all I am really disappointed with the Lego sets this year, these have not helped!

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By in Australia,

Excited for the Friends as that was the best of the bunch to begin with. Just hope they don’t have yellow faces. No interest in Willy.

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By in Australia,

Willie is cute - will enjoy seeing the official set. Friends, like Big Bang Theory, is a very easy pass. Thank goodness for the Flintstones set, shall pop it next to my Scooby Doo and Co. Van.

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By in Poland,

Central Perk suffers the same problems as TBBT set. It's aimed at a very niche part of demographic, and has nothing to offer in terms of playability, or even as a display piece. It's a dumb, oversized (and propably overpriced) set no one will care about, when it hits the shelves.

Steamboat Willie is, while accurate to the source material, an ugly, drab, monochromatic build, devoid of any interesting building techniques, details or nice parts. I mean, look at all those exposed studs, and that blockiness! YUCK! Even Mickey's minifig is not a selling point to me. Besides, It's very poorly designed. The Rudder will constantly fall off, the cabin is too small for a minifig to fit (especially with Mickey's large head mold), yet it has an opening roof, which won't work anyways, because of how it's built, It also has a steering wheel, but it won't turn either, because the cabin is too narrow. I hope TLG's Version will be larger and more coherent.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not interested in either of these. Will be interested to see how well they sell.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nesquik - according to latest reports Friends is the most popular streaming TV series for the younger generation - so I can see a good reason for that... but the set is just meh! it's a coffee shop - and unless they do something really good with it - it will just be like an incomplete modular..... I would have loved to have seen the kinetic rally car - as it would be a different type of lego ideas set!

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By in Poland,

Friends? This 20 years old "comedy" for teenagers with unsophisticated sense of humour? No, thanks.

Willie - Yes! Classic, funny movie. And first (?) black & white Lego set!

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By in Poland,

I was hoping that the FIAT 500F would pass. It’s would work perfectly with the other Lego vehicles.

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By in United Kingdom,

If you were to look at either of these sets without the knowledge they were related to film/tv source material they would have little to no appeal. Ideas needs to take a break and wait for some fresher “ideas” to appear.

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By in Sweden,

That awkward moment when LEGO realises they're making a Friends set while also having their own theme called Friends. Gotta feel bad for the little kid that asked for a Friends set for their birthday and end up getting the Friends (the tv show) set instead!

Thrilled for Steamboat Willie!

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By in United Kingdom,

Netflix is paying USD100M to stream Friends in 2019 because it is so popular with millenials. Lego have probably made the right call if Millenials like lego.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll probably buy both of these :)

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By in Netherlands,

Having rewatched Friends on Netflix recently I became aware of how sexist and homophobic it is. Just a bunch of snobby rich white people. Haven’t stood the test of time well...

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By in Denmark,

I assume The Big Bang Theory was VERY successful, just look at how popular it was/is among Brickset users:

9895 OWN THIS SET, 1933 want it

With almost 10.000 owners it is at the VERY top of most owned LEGO sets by Brickset users.

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By in United Kingdom,

Excellent results!!! Steamboat Willie is iconic, though I must admit the LEGO model submitted didn't excite me from a build point of view. That said, I'm sure LEGO will turn it into an attractive-looking model.
As for F.R.I.E.N.D.S., this is extremely exciting. I personally think it's a far more popular IP than Big Bang Theory, and as far as locations go Central Perk could make for a brilliant model with LEGO's work. Getting official minifigs for the 6 characters is a huge draw, but as long as the model is good, then there is great potential.
It's been going for 25 years and is still as, if not more, popular these days than it ever has been. Don't let us down LEGO.

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By in United States,

Steamboat Willie is classy looking - love the black and white palette - cute! I'm not personally a fan of Friends, so I don't even know what the second one is... but I do like detailed diorama style models, so I can see this working too. The existing design is a bit cluttery to my taste - maybe the designers will clean it up a bit.

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By in Ireland,

Purchase? Steamboat Willy is a yes. Friends is a maybe at a deep discount

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By in Finland,

I really hope Central Perk will be just as big/very close to as big and detailed as the original submission. That's what will conclude my decision whether to buy it or not.

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By in Norway,

The LEGO designers have their work cut out for them with these two! «Steamboat Willie» is very lacking, while «Friends» is too much. I had no interest in BBT and I have no interest in «Friends», but seeing yet another TV set being made as a set makes me hopeful that we might one day see Jerry's apartment from «Seinfeld» or 221b from «Sherlock».

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By in United States,

Two easy passes for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Awful. Mickey Mouse is okay but the Friends set is far too similar to the recent BBT set except less instantly recognisable.

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By in Australia,

Steamboat Willie is a must for my wife's Disney collection. Thought it would be the only one to pass reviews so when they announced the Friends set was completely shocked, will definitely pick up a copy if it's like the original submission.

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By in United States,

*clap clap clap clap

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By in United States,

Friends was more popular than TBBT ever was. Logically speaking, the set's gonna make a lot more.

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By in United Kingdom,

I won't be getting either of these. Yawn.

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By in United States,

I figured it wouldn't happen, but I would have loved to see the International Space Station pass. However, I am happy and surprised that Friends passed; I just watched it for the first time on Netflix and loved it!

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By in Denmark,

Considering that a billion (or so) people have watched FRIENDS over the years, this may end up being the most popular LEGO Ideas set EVER.

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By in United States,

The comments on LEGO’s Facebook post about these sets are overwhelmingly supportive of the Friends set. There’s love for Steamboat Willie, but most of the comments are about Friends... and... out of the 188 comments that I read there were only two negative ones. I wish the comments here could be more like that.

Adding to what pirro said, Netflix paid $100million for non-exclusive rights to stream Friends for only one year (WB will immediately be able to stream Friends on their upcoming service later this year and not have to wait for their license with Netflix to expire.). I’m am no fan of Friends, but the fans are out there and companies seem to understand and that spending money to reach them is worth it to make money. LEGO is not gambling on these sets *maybe* making them money; I’m sure LEGO has researched how popular this set could be much more than the AFOLs commenting here have.

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By in United States,

@Jek, while many would say Friends was more popular than TBBT, I haven't seen anything to indicate as such. That also has nothing to do with whether this set will necessarily sell better than TBBT. Friends isn't a current show, and the demographic isn't necessarily the same. So just because you think Friends is more popular than TBBT doesn't mean it's set will sell better.

@lamby750, the problem is IDEAS keeps getting a bunch of decent but futile ideas. Half of the time they conflict with an existing IP, or they're far too detailed or big to ever get made. Sure, they could take a break and wait for "fresher" ideas, but then they'd likely never come back. Really you should blame the fans that keep voting for sets that won't ever get made.

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By in Australia,

Congrats to the two designers on having their Ideas sent through for production, I hope they are both successful!

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By in Canada,

Pass and pass. I've been so disappointed in the last few Idea selections

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By in Belgium,

I’m so so happy with the Friends set! Didn’t dare to hope it would pass. Friends is still very popular here, there are a lot of memes coming from the series. It’s one of my favourite shows, I imagine them making a smaller display than the original ideas project.
Steamboat is cool too!

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By in Netherlands,

Friends still aired on tv here and that show is nearly 25 years old(1994-2004) it stood the test of time of popularity.

Also Nostalgia can be strong with older things.

I think it also has a different generation audience of people that know it compared to Big Bang Theory which is more recent (2007-2018)

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By in United Kingdom,

The Steamboat Willie set is a bit meh to me but I can fully understand why they have gone with it.

The Friends set though is brilliant. Having grown up with it through the 90s this is a must buy.

I look forward to these announcements because of the level of self-entitlement that so many people exhibit. And the number of clueless posts about Friends is even more entertaining.

I can see the set being reduced to something more the same size as the BBT set (which is going for £70-80 on eBay at the moment so is hardly the failure some people are claiming) and being massively popular.

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By in Canada,

Must say I like the Steamboat Willie set and with the ties between Lego and Disney that was almost a sure thing. Would really have liked the Speed Champions set.

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By in Ireland,

Very much surprised. As Huw said a few months back, there seems to be little appeal to the core market in an adult sitcom that ended 15 years ago.
Steamboat Willie.... yes, it's Mickey Mouse, but it's a movie few kids will have seen. What are they going to do with the design? Keep it as simple and crude as the submission?
I was hoping for the Fiat but wasn't expecting it to get through given the ties between Fiat and Ferrari and the fact Lego have produced Ferraris for a loooong time.

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By in United Kingdom,

Personal Thoughs

Steamboat Willy, I cannot wait for this as I love Disney and to have another Mickey Mouse would be epic and hopefully LEGO do not leave Micky out cause that will be upsetting

Coffee Shop, I've never watched Friends and don't plan onto so couldn't really care bout this set and i wished the M&M dispenser was chosen over this but thats my opinion.

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By in United States,

I would have liked to see one of the Falcon Heavy models go through, but its understandable with Lego Ideas having already produced like five (?) space exploration themed sets they probably had a hard pass on it, not wanting to repeat themselves to much. Still, Falcon Heavy would look sick next to the Saturn V.

Now Friends is a surprise "but a welcome one to be sure." My mother still religiously watches reruns all these years later, and I remember when I lived in Argentina the show had a massive bout of popularity while I was there thanks to reruns. Or my experience in the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in Hollywood were the Central Perk set is still a popular photo opportunity (the Big Bang set, several Batmobiles, superhero and Harry Potter costumes were there to adding too the Lego connections...). Despite having been off air for so many years, Friends mania is still strong with a lot of fans.

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By in United States,

As a FYI... with Friends being able to be streamed, at least in my area we have seen a number of folks from middle school through about 30 that have watched it fairly recently, and has been fairly popular in that age bracket.

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By in Canada,

I'm full into the Steamboat Willy set!

The Friends one isn't for me, but given how super popular it still is (Netflix shelled out insane cash to keep it streaming on their service for another year after customer outcry), it seems like a sound choice.

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By in Norway,

I had hoped for one of the Space sets. Falcon Heavy. But i think it falls in line with the rule that no following up sets. Even if the rocket is new, it can been seen as a sort of following up to Saturn V.

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By in Germany,

Certainly interesting to see how LEGO would realize the ISS. What size and brick count it will be. But once available and not too rudimentary something for my collection. Steamboat Willie is a must have, at least for me, as soon as it is on shelves.

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By in Brazil,

Friends?

NO GOD, PLEASE, NO!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Any of the Space ideas and both cars were better ideas, my God. I hope this is the last time we see such a non sense subject pass the review, I really hope.

About Steamboat Willie: I knew it would pass, and this one is really a good subject.

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By in United States,

I wonder how many people would confuse the Ideas Friends set with the actual Lego Friends line.

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By in United States,

I totally voted for steamboat Willy and am happy I did.

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By in United Kingdom,

Slightly disappointed Mickey doesn’t have his Steamboat Willy sailor hat

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By in Canada,

Yes! They picked the two submissions I was cheering for. Looking forward to see the final versions :)

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By in Serbia,

Weird, never thought Friends was a good fit for the brand.

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By in United States,

As soon as I saw the projects that made it to the review, I had a feeling Steamboat Willy would make it. I am a bit disappointed that the candy dispenser didn’t make it because I myself loved building and sometimes even designing Lego candy machines. The Friends set is a nice choice. My parents and Aunt like that show and will probably each want to get one. Can’t wait for these and the beautiful treehouse to come out.

I do have a question for those who have been to or know a lot about the Lego House. I saw the Metalbeard Seacow in the announcement video, is that the movie set on display there or is the ship added just for fun?

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By in United States,

im surprized steamboat willie is an ideas set not a licensed disney

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By in United States,

Btw, apologies for the spam. My computer was having some issues.

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By in United Kingdom,

Very surprised at the Friends set being chosen considering that Big Bang Theory set which shares many similarities in not just design but also the shows popularity failed to sell well. It has the shortest life of all Ideas sets. Only available for five months where most Ideas sets are available for a year plus.

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By in Sweden,

Isn't there a Duplo steamboat willy set already? ;)

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By in France,

That’s alot of Ideas sets in one year isn’t it?
Flintstones, treehouse and these 2...

The only one that appeals is the treehouse

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By in United Kingdom,

Odd choices. The Steamboat set is hardly inspirational, or particularly original, and to be quite frank, the design looks pretty simplistic.
As for the Friends set, why?! TBBT was a flop for a reason, and why approve a set from a designer that has already been approved. Give someone else a chance.
What with these exclusive t-shirts, odd augmented reality sets and continent specific sets, ther are some odd decisions being made at the moment.

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By in United States,

@monkyby87 You're welcome to research it. Friends is the most successful sitcom of all time. It's true, it's older than most, but there are plenty of new fans and the show is still really popular today, which is why people are fighting so hard for Netflix to keep it.

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By in United States,

My wallet is happy as I have no interest on both sets now on that wonderful Chemical Factory however.....

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By in United States,

Man... I REALLY wanted the ISS. I’m super stoked on Steamboat Willie too, since it’s all black/white. It’ll be a stark contrast to basically all other LEGO sets. The Friends set I couldn’t care less about, and I think it’s a super weird choice.

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By in United Kingdom,

Huh. I'm very surprised that Steamboat Willie got through; I thought Lego had a rule that they wouldn't approve Ideas sets based on an IP that they already had access to, and we know Lego's already licensed to make Disney stuff. That seems weird to me - I mean, unless they're counting each Disney movie as separate IPs in their own right.

That said... while I love Disney, I've never been the biggest fan of Mickey himself, so despite it being iconic I can't see myself ever picking it up. Still wish that brick-built Stitch from a few rounds ago had passed, though.

I can't claim surprise that none of the others made it; I feel like eating candy out of a Lego model isn't very hygienic, and most of the others seemed either too niche, or too close to things Lego have done before. I just wasn't expecting these to get through, either, for those same reasons.

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By in United States,

Steamboat Willie is the first ideas set I've voted for that will be produced!

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By in Italy,

Kinda disappointed, the Steamboat Willie is cool but its understandable why it would have been chosen seen the contract with Disney. I'm not so convinced with the friends set... would've preferred the T16, 500, Rolls Royce engine, or the ISS.

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By in Denmark,

Weird to me that Friends coffee shop goes into production when the Gilmour Girls' Luke's Diner didn't — I see a lot more swag these days pertaining to the latter than the former.

But I expect Steamboat Willie should be able to have a lower price point than the Yellow Sub, and I think that should bode well.

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By in United States,

Friends set needs to use Friends minidolls. :-P

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By in Singapore,

My friend who works at Disney, and is not an avid LEGO fan but does appreciate the product, made an account on LEGO Ideas just to vote for Steamboat Willie. She is going to be thrilled to hear this news!!!

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By in United States,

Thank god, no space sets. So tired of those.

LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is not a set I expected but I love location builds so I'm excited to see the new minifig prints, maybe recolors, as well as piece recolors! Hope it's not too expensive and they shrink it down.

From what I know Steamboat Willie is like $90 and if that's the case then nobody is gonna buy it but okay!!

Looking forward to the final designs!

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By in United States,

Looks like my wife will be getting her first set ever - she's gonna flip when I show her the Friends set.

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By in United States,

Steamboat Willie seems like a easy buy for me. I'll wait for the finally design though. Friends is a hard pass. I rather watch a whole season of the Big Bang Theory than a single episode of Friends. I hated that show. It seems like very limited appeal and not really a core group of Lego fans.

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By in United States,

As a hardcore Disney fan, I'm SUPER excited for the Steamboat Willie set! I do hope Lego improves upon it significantly for the final model, however, and includes a few additional minifigures.

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By in United States,

The Friends set is going to be my first Ideas purchase, but only if it’s no more that $70 or if I can’t get the figures cheap. I can already assume Gunther won’t be included.

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By in Norway,

Awesome! I love both the choosen ideas and both are obvious buys at day one.
We REALLY don't need ANY more SpaceX-ish ideas. EVER!

Thank you.

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By in Netherlands,

I won't be getting either of these since they have no appeal to me. What i don't get is the approval of steamboat willie. Doesn't this violate their own Ideas rule of no IP's that they already have a license for?

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By in United States,

Any of the other sets would have been better choices to me.

Steamboat Willie would be neat if it was a set you could buy at a Disney park or store. It's just so 'meh' I couldn't really see myself, or any big LEGO fans, buying it for the sake of the set unless they were huge Disney fans or impulse buying in a gift shop. Friends just seems way out of place for a Lego set.

I think the sets are well done, just not my cup of tea.

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By in United States,

Friends really? Garbage overrated show.

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By in United States,

I love Friends. I think it's one of the funniest sitcoms ever. And you above, yours is only one opinion. Lol. And it is popular. The users here on Brickset seem to think that it's not. I know plenty of teenagers who watch the show even now. So LEGO will be able to sell the set. And LEGO already has a relationship with Warner Brothers. I just don't know how it's going to translate into a set. The original submission is pretty busy--too much detail, lol.

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By in Belgium,

Steamboat Willy could be interesting based on what Lego themselves make of it. Friends is a weird and unneeded choice. A more dynamic entry like the rally car would have been far more interesting.

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By in United States,

Man, I don't get it. Friends was a fine show, but who on Earth is going to buy a lego set based on it? I'm glad steamboat won, though. That's a clever idea and well implemented.

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By in United States,

And here I thought LEGO IDEAS said they were steering away from licensed IPs...

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By in United States,

Beyond excited for the Friends set!

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By in Netherlands,

This? But no Space Shuttle? I just don't understand.

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By in Germany,

Maybe the time has finally come for Lego to rename "Lego Ideas" to something like "Lego Misc Licenses"?!

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By in United States,

willie is okay, but don't get the "friends" one. will likely be too overpriced for the non-AFoL market, too.

i was hoping for the rolls royce turbine, but didn't think it would pass

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By in Canada,

Sad to see no more space themed Lego Ideas sets. That last rocket was beautiful and would have loved more space themed sets to go with it.

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By in United States,

I see no appeal to either of these. Friends is slightly, and only slightly, better than TBBT.

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By in United Kingdom,

@BigOnBricks It's amazing that such a 'garbage overated show' ran for 10 years and 236 episodes and is one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.

To think Netflix could have saved themselves $100m a few months ago if they'd have listened to your expert opinion.

And for all those people who are confused who would buy a Friends set, well it got 10,000 votes like every Ideas set that reaches the evaluation stage so it isn't too hard to work out there is interest out there.

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By in Norway,

When can we assume these hit the shelves?

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm excited to see what they do with both of those ideas and certainly know people who'd be very interested in them! I'm a little disappointed over the Space Station though- I'd love a larger, more detailed model as an upgrade on the Discovery Channel set.

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By in United States,

Odd choice with the Friends set. Wasn't the Big Bang set a flop? And this looks even bigger and likely more expensive. Well, at least it will go on sale and I can use the furniture bits for something else.

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By in United States,

I keep seeing people say TBBT was a flop, it failed, etc. Was it though? And by what standards are we basing this on? I don't have any information one way or another that it failed, so I'm curious why people are saying it was. Just because it wasn't sold out constantly doesn't mean it was a failure.

As an aside, getting 10,000 votes doesn't necessarily translate into sales. There have been plenty of sets I would vote for because they were neat, but I wouldn't actually buy them. Just because someone votes for it doesn't mean they want to put out the money for it.

All of that said, I don't doubt the popularity that is the Friends show, I'm just curious if that will translate into sales. But there's only one way to find out.

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By in Canada,

I guess the Friends set is going to be reduced in size because you can certainly keep most important details in a more compact setup which would result in a cheaper set. I do hope however that they add the sidewalk, since its featured pretty regularly in the show.

Edit : Also, maybe include accessories that tell a little something about each friend. I see Pheobe's guitar (altough it's an electric guitar) so that's good. All in all, I feel this set might be redesigned more than other Ideas sets.

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By in Belgium,

There's Ideas sets which deviated too much from the submitted project for my liking ... and then there's things like this Steamboat Willie project which I hope will get a serious overhaul. I'm a big Disney / Mickey Mouse / Steamboat Willie fan, but there's no way I would want to buy this if it looks like the original idea.

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By in United States,

the friends set looks awsome as does steamboat willie, but why release a set based on a unknown show

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By in United States,

@Luke the Lego nerd, I'm confused by your comment. Which is the "unknown show" you are talking about? It can't be Friends. And Steamboat Willie is an old cartoon, but it's very well-known.

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By in United Kingdom,

I do like the steamboat willie set, but would love to have seen one of the space sets. I got into Lego, in my late 50s, because of the Saturn 5 ideas set and the only other vaguely “real space” set I’ve seen since then has been the creator 3in1 Shuttle - not sure where people get the idea there’s been a glut of space sets?

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By in United States,

Very disappointed. The two Falcon sets were virtually identical which means a set based on the Falcon or Falcon heavy actually got 20,000 votes and yet no set? It is even more surprising after the huge reception of the Saturn V. I wonder if Lego had trouble getting the rights from SpaceX? Anyone have other thoughts as to why the SpaceX Falcon was passed over? Maybe Lego is already in the works to make one of their own, or perhaps too similar to the upcoming City space sets?

Also--I watched Friends religiously when they originally aired, and then have watched them in syndication forever . . . and yet I have no desire to have a set based on the show. I also don't think equating the Friends popularity (even it's newfound resurgence on Netflix) with sales for a Friends Lego set. I just can't see the Friends fans shelling out for a Lego . . . oh well, I could be wrong.

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By in United States,

@ jiam0507 -
In my opinion, you've created a much nicer rendition of the ship! I'm on the fence about your brick-built Mickey, but the photo of your model in the foreground with the fountain in the background shows that it's accurate to the source material. Great job.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not wowed but that's okay, there will be a set that demands that I surrender my wallet soon enough I'm sure. In fact I see at the end of LEGO's blog post about the prospective sets in the next review. I'm hoping there's going to be a must have come out of those.

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By in United States,

I liked the first few seasons of Friends in its original run. Rewatched some of it recently. Now it feels like the major theme of the show is who is and who isn't sleeping with who. Which seems way off brand.

Really disappointed at no ISS as this is not the first time an ISS model has hit 10K.

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By in United States,

Wouldn't have been my favorite choices but this entire review didn't spark any interest for me.

It seems like most (obviously not all) of the positive feedback is coming from the US and the "I don't get it" responses from the international community where the show might not have been nearly as popular or even aired at the time.

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By in Australia,

I can see the friends set being way overpriced due to having 6 minifigs or cut down in size significantly, but like Jsworpin holds zero interest for me, just like TBBT. SBW maybe but until I see the final product will keep the $ in the pocket

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By in United States,

I'm super excited about both of these!! They were far and away my two favorite from the final 10. Both will definitely be going on my Must Have list!!

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By in Netherlands,

Hmpf, wrote an elaborate comment, pressed "post comment", and it was gone. Anyway, short: both a bit of a surprise for me, not sure I'll buy either. Friends seems the strongest contender, dependent on the final design, as the submitted one seems a bit unfinished. Not for the connection with the show, though, but for a nice diorama of a cafe-scene.

I did vote for the two cars, would probably have bought both, but, well...

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By in United States,

I’m not very interested in these two, however I can see why the Friends set got approved. Also keep in mind that Lego Ideas is a way to get exposure for unconventional or new Lego sets, not just a voting vehicle for space/rocket fans.

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By in United States,

@jf: I always “select all” and “copy” when I type a longer post here on Brickset so I can “paste” it if disappears.

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By in United States,

I’m personally so excited for both, steamboat willie especially!! Surprised about friends but as a fan of the show I’m intrigued

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By in United States,

@SinKiller Nick, my personal opinion about the space sets is that we've already had a good handful of space sets come out from IDEAS, more than any "theme" for sure. Like @B_Space_Man said, IDEAS is more than just space sets. I love the space themed sets, don't get me wrong. But we've been spoiled with some really great ones. Too many and people would get tired of seeing space stuff. In some cases we already are, as it seems almost every round there's at least one space that makes it to the final round.

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By in Netherlands,

Saturn V is still being sold, unlike a few Ideas sets that came AFTER it.

Also the 2019 City Space line actually has a space rocket and not just shuttles this time around.

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By in United States,

Oh crap! They had to go and pick one of the only sets in the lot I said I'd buy! My LEGO budget is already stretched so thin... now I'm going to have to buy Central Perk, and probably a million more bricks to make it a proper building. Ugh. Just so I can say "how you doin?" In Joey's voice as I play with my LEGO. Wait, forget that, I don't play w/them, I just "collect" them... it's too late, I've said too much. Delete!

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By in United Kingdom,

I suppose my thoughts on the Ideas theme can be said of many Lego themes, i.e. can the production of a large and ever increasing range of sets be sustained? I think if the sets in question are well designed, have playability and are visually appealing then the answer is probably yes. It also gives us fans the ability to pick and choose sets that suit our particular tastes, which is obviously a good thing. However, if the marketing strategy is just playing to fan bases/collectors of particular tv shows, nostalgia toys, films etc. then I think the set quality will not be as important to TLG and will therefore diminish. Market saturation of these types of products is likely to occur and can't be good for the long term health of TLG.

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By in Australia,

Steamboat Willie looks like a Duplo set.

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By in United States,

I'm disappointed that so many Ideas sets are just licensed products of existing IP. It's not really an "idea" if someone else thought it up already. Zero of the ten finalists were original ideas.

At least my favorite of the bunch and hopefully cheap Steamboat Willie made the cut. It's cute. It's small. And I love that it isn't afraid to let you know it's actually a Lego with its visible studs.

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By in United States,

AAAAAAAAND that's a pass on the friends set!

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By in United States,

I love Steam Boat Willie! Cant wait to see the official set.

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By in United States,

@Iriz so many own it because it went on sale so much. I wouldnt have gotten it at normal retail price otherwise

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By in United States,

I’m excited to get both!

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By in United States,

I love steamboat willie, but wish that the ISS had made it instead of the friends cafe

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By in United States,

Steamboat Willie should be very cool. Friends... eh I could take it or leave it. With BBT and Friends both getting diorama-style sets though, I think Jerry's apartment from Seinfeld NEEDS to happen. THAT is a set I'd get for sure.

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By in United States,

Netflix paid $100 million for the rights to show Friends for one year. I think it would be better to think of Friends as a show that is currently very popular, as opposed to a 20 year old has-been.

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By in Norway,

As others I kinda expected Steamboat Willie, I just hope the final set will include more characters, animals and more substantial boat - preferably with wheels underneath so you can push it along and have the paddle wheels spin and the chimneys move up and down.

Rather "meh" about Friends though - while I enjoyed the show (which despite the extremely cliche "pretty teenagers sharing an apartment they can't possibly afford" premise was rather well written) it eventually overstayed its welcome and I didn't watch the later seasons (Which is more than I can say about TBBT, I never cared about that as it felt just like a Friends re-run with a light sprinkling of geek/science references). Not sure about the choice of the cafe either, I'd think the girls' apartment would be more instantly recognizable.

The other projects didn't seem to have much chance - we've already had a lot of space sets, the cars and Mexico City overlaps existing themes, the jet engine is too big and the candy machine probably "too unhealthy" or somesuch.

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By in Turkey,

I'm sure Steamboat Willie will be cleaned up somewhat, it looks rough around the edges a bit. I was a fan of Friends but I don't find the series iconic to buy this set. Finally, I hope Lego releases the Peugot Rally car in Speed Champions because it looks very good.

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By in Australia,

Steamboat Willie is pretty neat. But let's be honest, the Friends set is just an expensive minifig pack, kinda over the AFOL minifig obsession to be honest! Would have preferred the 500F...

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By in Turkey,

I'm sure Steamboat Willie will be cleaned up somewhat, it looks rough around the edges a bit. I was a fan of Friends but I don't find the series iconic to buy this set. Finally, I hope Lego releases the Peugot Rally car in Speed Champions because it looks very good.

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By in United States,

Congratulations to the designers and I hope it sells well but it has become clear that Ideas is not for me. I have no interest in licensed sets, no interest in NASA display models, and no interest expensive buildings which seems to be the three things Ideas makes these days. I love the Exo Suit and wish they did more like that. Oh well.

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By in Belgium,

Wonderful choices, from a difficult list because it was a great selection to begin with.

Also very amusing all the youngsters on here chuckling at us “old folk” liking the Friends sitcom and wanting a Lego set based on it. We’ve come to expect very little empathy from young people towards other (older) age groups, but us old geezers got news for ya: you’ll be old soon too. Enjoy the ride and have some class.

But what really made me laugh is the few people actually being convinced the Friends Set will be a commercial failure. Must be wonderful living your life that ignorant :-D

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By in France,

Whaaaaaaaattt ? No release for this awesome Peugeot 205 Rally Edition ?
I am french, and very disapointed :p.

Sadly the two selected sets are not as impressive as this legendary car, jumping off the dirt hill...

@Legorides It's ok for youngsters chuckling at us "old folk" : one must admit that too many sets in this Lego Ideas wave are obviously led by nostalgia :D.

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By in Germany,

So, it is another Disney Set for the LEGO Disney Stores ...
When you go into a Brand Store, you will see the Disney Castle, a lot of Disney Star Wars, The Disney Princess Series (Friends style and DUPLO) an the Marvel Super Heroes (by Disney).
And wasn't "Tron" by Disney as well?!?
I like the DUPLO version of Steamboat Willie, but I think there is no need for an Ideas Set.

I don't no "Friends", but I heard that is was very popular and LEGO seems to hope that the people who grow up with it now have the money to buy it (compare with BBT).

In the end: when the price is fine - people will buy, if not not.

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By in United States,

I'm thinking if they didn't do the Fiat they already have plans for it either in Speed Champions or Creator Expert. The same for the Peugot. The project was essentially a Speed Champions set. Something along those lines is likely already on the To Do list.

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By in United States,

Perhaps someone has already adressed this: why is the Steamboat Willie picture photoshopped? I'd guess to make the rougher edges more appealing to look at? It's Lego. It's not supposed to be smooth...

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By in Netherlands,

Ugh, the two poorest sets made the cut. Atrocious. i would've been happy with literally any other two picks from that batch. It just had to be these two huh?

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By in United Kingdom,

Sorry to sound starchy but I feel that Friends is not suitable for a kids toy.
Fantasy conflict? Yes.
Real world conflict? No.
Real world adult references? No.

For example would Red Dwarf or get through with fantasy based adult references?

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By in United Kingdom,

I can totally see why both of these passed. Having said that, I probably won't buy either.
Most of all, I'm glad that the M&M dispenser didn't pass. The designers engaged in a very distasteful 'I've voted for you, now vote for me' campaign to reach 10,000 votes. Mind you, TLG were never gig to approve a project linked to 'unhealthy' food.

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By in United States,

I was never much of a fan of Friends, I get that it's hugely popular, but I'll pass on this one. SteamBoat Willie is a big maybe. It must be small and affordable like the fan model, otherwise I'll likely pass.

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By in Australia,

I'm really interested to see what Friends is like and Steamboat Willie looks good as well.

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