If you haven’t picked up the LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R (21307) yet, Amazon has it on sale for a pretty decent price of $59.99 which is 25% off the retail price. I’ve done a review of the Caterham and it is arguably one of the best LEGO Ideas sets to be released so far. With the sale going on, it’s worth picking up even more.
The Red Arrows Hawk by M4 CUS and RAFRed10 is the latest project to achieve 10,000 on LEGO Ideas. It is based on the BAE Systems Hawk T1 aircraft that flies for the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. The plane also has functioning features such as a retractable undercarriage and opening cockpit canopy. There’s also a pilot and engineer minifigures in their respective red and blue suits.
In some non-New York Toy Fair 2017 news, the Dungeon Master project by Ymarilego is the latest one to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project is a tabletop game where you create your own dungeons to play in with others. The project proposes enough bricks for 8×8 stud wide rooms with the lairs being 16×16 studs wide. There are three hero minifigures as well as six minifigures of monsters and villains for you to combat.
This project was supported heavily by the tabletop game community including Wil Wheaton and Geek and Sundry, just to name a few. It now joins The Blues Mobile and SEGA Classic Arcade Machines as the projects to reach the First 2017 Review Stage.
The Sega Classic Arcade Machines by SpacySmoke is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. If you’re an old school gamer, you easily recognize the games that are proposed including Space Harrier, Out Run, and Thunder Blade. The project now joins The Blues Mobile as the ones so far to reach the First 2017 Review Stage.
Hasan over on LEGO Ideas has announced that the results of the Second 2016 Review Stage will be coming by the end of February. From the looks of it, the winning project has been selected and they are getting ready to shoot the video to announce it.
If you don’t remember which projects qualified for the Second 2016 Review Stage, they are Voltron – Defender of the Universe, Spaceballs – Eagle 5, The Addams Family Mansion, the Merchant’s House, the Large Hadron Collider, LEGO Observatory – Mountain View, Modular Construction Site, the Women of NASA, Star Wars UCS X34 Landspeeder, Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, Lovelace & Babbage, and The Plum Creek – The Little House on the Prairie. Which project are you most looking forward to seeing become an official LEGO Ideas project. Let us know in the comments below.
The Blues Mobile by Kai Einfeldt is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. It is also the first project to reach the goal in the First 2017 Review Stage.
If you’re not familiar with The Blues Mobile, it is based on the famous Dodge Monaco that was featured in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. It is stated that the scale of the car is similar to the Ecto-1 and includes many details such as the large speaker on the roof of the car and an opening trunk. There are also minifigures of the Blues Brothers proposed as well.
Hasan over on the LEGO Ideas blog, has announced that they have rolled out a new software platform called the LEGO Ideas Test Lab. From January through April, this new instance of the LEGO Ideas software allows LEGO to test out a new platform which includes some new stuff like contests called Challenges as well as a new reward system.
Participation on the LEGO Ideas Test Lab will earn you Bricks which gives your more privileges within the community. You can earn more Bricks by submitting entries as well as doing a variety of tasks in the community.
Starting February 1, there’s an exclusive Fourth Build Challenge where you design an alternate build for LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets. There will be some prizes up for grabs as well as having your creation being featured in the LEGO Life Magazine.
LEGO has already sent out invitations to join the LEGO Ideas Test Lab to top contributors on LEGO Ideas and LEGO Rebrick but if you didn’t get one, you can also join by signing up in the link above. If you want to try it, sign up quickly as there is a limit of 7,500 participants.