LEGO Ideas results imminent!

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As I predicted yesterday, the results of the third 2018 review are being announced this week.

LEGO has just posted on Facebook that "The next LEGO Ideas review results are coming VERY soon!" so it could even be today.

View the five projects being considered after the break, and tell us your prediction in the comments.

Chris and I are travelling to Billund for the fan media days this afternoon; knowing our luck the announcement will be while we are in the air :)

48 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

My vote is for the Queen Victoria cruise ship.

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By in United States,

The Queen Mary or the food stand please!!

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By in Netherlands,

My guess would be the 'Food Stand Diners' because of play value and its reasonable scale, but I personally hope the 'Queen Victoria Cruise Ship' wins because it looks amazing and I am supporting FlagsNZ' submission.

Good luck David!

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By in Germany,

I'd love to see the Queen Mary get chosen. Would go very well with my Maersk Triple E.

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By in Hungary,

Food stand will be available, this is sure.

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By in United States,

As unlikely as it is to win, I just want the chemical plant.

The other four actually have a fair chance.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Queen Mary or the food stand please!! Good luck FlagsNZ!!!!

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By in United States,

I want the chemical plant too! Such an unusual and interesting piece. All five are really fine.

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By in Netherlands,

A playable piano...really??

And wow, the 'Food Stand Diners" blow away Burger Bar Rescue!

But am actually diggin' the "Dinosaur Fossils". Clever design and great use of parts.

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By in United States,

I so want the chemical plant. I would get any of them, but really want the chemical plant.

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By in United States,

I want the chem plant, piano, and food stands.

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By in United Kingdom,

Chemical plant: does not fit with LEGO's brand values
Piano: Too complex; would be difficult to build and get working with all that string
Food diners: LEGO does not associate with fast food nowadays, although I concede that there have been rather a lot of hot dog stands produced lately!
Dinosaurs: Very cool but perhaps too similar to the research institute

Which leaves just one... Queen Victoria!

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By in United States,

Ehhh not the best group. I get that the chemical plant doesn’t fit the brand value but growing up with all that Octan stuff this would make a unique addition. Not really a big fan of the ship, mostly everything I have is minifig scale. The fossils appeal to me. Could make an awesome addition to a museum.

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By in Serbia,

I have a feeling it will be two - Queen Victoria and food stands.

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By in United States,

The food stands appeal to me the most, but I wouldn’t say no to the chemical plant or some slightly impoved skeletons. The piano is also probably pick up to see how it works. That ship though, while nice, is the only one I wouldn’t purchase.

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By in Ireland,

fast food stands are great, very inventive and I could see them on the shelf. I'm all about those dinosaur skeletons though, could be a fiddly build though and quite delicate.

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By in United Kingdom,

For once, I find all the models really interesting. My favourite would be the dinosaur skeletons, closely followed by the fast-food stands. Although I think the red fries box needs either a re-colour or an endorsement from a certain chain to avoid complications!

The others still look great, I just fear that based on past form, the set prices would be far higher than they appear to be worth. I'd still like a chemical plant though.

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By in United States,

@Huw

I don't agree with you about the dinosaurs, a LEGO dinosaur fossil collection seems like a quite unique LEGO set to me.

EDIT: Also, unless @FlagsNZ is under some kind of strict NDA, I have reasons to believe you already know the truth about Queen Victoria, lol.

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By in Turkey,

In it's simplicity the Food Stand is a definite win for me. Queen Victoria is a great model and it should win. Piano and the Chemical Plant are also very good sets but former two fits better with previous Lego Ideas line up.

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By in United States,

I really hope it’s the playable piano.

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By in United States,

Definitely the fast food stands will make it, probably the Queen Victoria as well.

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By in United States,

It won't be dinosaurs, because that's the one I want to win.

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By in Germany,

Chemical plant - what "brand values"? The "family friendly" values that gave us "Stranger Things"?
The chemical plant will not make it simply because "trains" nowadays means we get one passenger train, one freight train and nothing else whatsoever that fits the theme.

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By in United States,

I want the Chemical plant to add to my train setup, I think it's really neat. That's the only one I would actually buy of the contenders.

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By in Canada,

my guess, and only a guess... 0 for 5. Even though they all like wonderful and I know the amount of work that gets put into creating one of these Ideas. If any do get accepted I would say its the food stand...

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By in United States,

The Dinosaurs Skeletons are really cool, but I'd much rather see them as part of a museum in the Creator Expert Modular Building line rather than just stand-alone models.

Both the Chemical Plant and the Food Stands would go awesomely in a City layout and they both have a lot of play value. Of the two, however, the Food Stands win out because they would go nicely in an amusement park, which is a motif that LEGO really seems to be embracing these days.

That Piano is freakin' amazing. I would love to see how it works mechanically.

The Cruise Ship is beautiful, but not my style.

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By in United Kingdom,

None of them are really my cup of tea, but do think the ship has the most chance of getting made from this group.

Just hope they don't pull another 'none passed review'.

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By in United States,

Definitely gonna go with Queen victoria.
It's a hard line up, but when you think it like @Huw said above, then it is obvious.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd like the Chemical Plant, as it's a bit different.

Queen Victoria must have a ton of parts, but I suspect the build would be a bit repetitive. Will probably win as it makes a good display piece.

The skeletons are a clever use of parts, but I agree, too similar to Research Institute.

Not interested by the Food Stands or piano.

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By in United States,

I wouldn't buy any of them, but the ship will probably win if they select any. Another static model to sit on a shelf and collect dust.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have a feeling none will pass, hence the public vote on previously rejected Ideas sets.

Oh and for the comments about how Lego does not associate with fast food, the seemed happy to be linked with McDonalds Happy Meals* giving away movie related products for the last few movies...

*other brand childrens fast food meals are available

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By in Ireland,

@Huw Wouldn't it make sense to announce the next model as part of the Fan Media days?
Chemical plant is different, it's got a train car, and I don't see the clash with brand values. If anything it could be plant that produces ABS... However it seems a bit simple for an adult model and a complex build for a City model so I don't think it'll win.
The piano is cool but as Huw said way too complex.
The dinos do nothing for me but they always seem to be popular so who knows? It might be considered too close to Jurassic Park though.
The food stands again don't really clash with the brand values. Even one of the Speed Champions sets had a hot dog stand and of course there's the Diner in the modular range. But cute as they are, would they sell as an Ideas set? Not sure....
The cruise ship has a good chance I think. The Maersk ships were popular and it's a set that they could sell outside the normal LEGO retail channels. So that's the one I'd put my money on....

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By in United Kingdom,

The piano is incredible. A complex build for AFOLs for sure, and unlike anything else ever produced. It also reached the 10k mark in <2m so clearly has a large fan base. A definite buy for me.

Could easily see the Queen Victoria or food stands winning though, easy passes for me.

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By in United States,

I think that the piano might be the most deserving of the bunch, though I agree it is probably far too complex to make it into a real set and I honestly can't see myself buying one if it did.
The Queen Victoria is a beautiful build, but I think that the dinosaur fossils are also extremely well done.

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By in United States,

I'm looking forward to next month's round where that amazing Pirate Bay set is in consideration. That's the one set that most caught my interest. Seems it caught many people's interest, rocketing to the 10k threshold in record time. Just goes to show that Lego needs more classic Pirates (and Castle) themed sets. The public clearly wants it. The demand is there.

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By in Slovakia,

They picked the Dino's. I am disappointed

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By in United States,

I'd go for the piano because I play piano in real life so that would be really cool.

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By in United States,

The dinosaur skeletons is a definite no, power plant is a maybe, but it’s pretty big. Food stand is the most likely because of size and playability. The playable piano is definitely a deserving model, and simply a great achievement, but might be too complex. Queen Victoria when being unbiased also has a chance, but because of the recent release of Mickeys boat, they might be hesitant to approve it. Best of luck to all!

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By in United States,

^”The dinosaur skeletons is a definite no”

Hmm...sure...

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By in Switzerland,

I would LOVE to see the chemical plant realised. Piano (if playable) and dinosaurs are neat too. The food stands would be lovely to see incorporated into future LEGO Creator Expert theme park sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Dinosaurs. Educational and display worthy.

It would be great to see a playable lego piano but I have a feeling this will not happen.

The others are good MOC's but probably not good production sets at this time. Maybe they can get another chance for the 20th anniversary of the IDEAS program?

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By in United Kingdom,

I supported all above except the skeletons.its cute but it needs a modular museum for them.
I want the Queen Victoria however that’s part of Cunard which is a carnival brand. Lego are always on with MSC cruises which is independently owned so not sure it may go ahead but it should.
I’d buy 2-3 of them one for me and the others for friends that I know would love it.

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By in United States,

The food stands would be a great addition to an amusement park!!

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By in United States,

I just saw where they picked the dino skeletons. I'm disappointed but my credit card is relieved.

ALSO: I don't see why the LEGO making the food stands would be any different from them making the Downtown Diner, Friends Drifting Diner, or the burger stand for then new firetruck set. #TeamFoodStands

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By in Austria,

A Lego Plant would be a nice addition to every city display. Maybe it will be released as Creator Expert Set........

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By in United States,

I want them all. I don't care which wins, as I'll be disappointed I don't get the others as well.

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By in United States,

Honestly I'd buy all but the ship, though the chemical plant is teetering on the edge. The ship looks very boring and the plant seems like a lot of parts for a niche City set.

There is enough innovation and creativity in the others for my interest, so I'd buy them all.

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By in Germany,

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"Chemical plant: does not fit with LEGO's brand values"

Then why was it allowed to be (and stay) on Ideas in the first place? Should have messaged the creator instead of getting his hopes up.

I would have been interested in the plant or the ship. Whoever wants the food stands can get the instructions on YouTube.
Dinosaur skeletons aren't a good choice for an Ideas set. Those who are into dinosaurs often are younger kids who either can't afford such costly sets or aren't even aware about the availability of those exclusive limited releases.

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