About a week ago, I reported that LEGO and BrickLink are teaming up to release something called the AFOL Designer Program and today we now have the details of what this program entails. It appears to be a crowdfunded program and the ones that are successful will become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set that is exclusive to BrickLink.
Starting next week on September 18, BrickLink will be accepting entries until November 18 and 20 finalists will be selected. Using the BrickLink Studio 2.0 program, design an original idea and the LEGO design team will review it to see if it is up to their standards. During the crowdfunding stage in February 2019, select designs will be announced and then fans can pre-order the designs at this time. When April 2019 rolls around, the successfully crowdfunded designs will become a limited edition set and orders will be shipping then.
In addition to your designing becoming a set, BrickLink will also pay 10% of the total sales revenue to designers for all successfully crowdfunded designs including pre-orders.