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LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage Winner Announced

LEGO has announced the winner of the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage. Out of the 25 projects that qualified, one has made it out and is the Motorized Lighthouse by Sandro Quattrini.

In addition, the results of the We Love Sports! that was supposed to be announced today has been pushed back until this Saturday for LEGO CON 2021.

LEGO IDEAS THIRD 2020 REVIEW RESULTS

Over the past 4 months, the LEGO Review Board has been evaluating 25 product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters between early September 2020 and early January 2021.

Congratulations to all our 10K members for reaching the all-important milestone and becoming eligible for review. It’s always a privilege for us to review such an impressively diverse selection of fan designs that show off the endless possibilities of the LEGO brick.

Check out the announcement presented by LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager, Hasan Jensen, and LEGO Ideas Design Manager, Samuel Johnson.

MOTORIZED LIGHTHOUSE

A huge congratulations to Sandro Quattrini (aka Roses Must Build) as his Motorized Lighthouse recreation has been selected as the next LEGO Ideas sets. Sandro’s lighthouse is a timeless beacon that evokes a sense of adventure and mystery. To top it off the LEGO Group has never created one with such incredible details and at such a scale.

If you’d like to learn more about Sandro then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview.

DESIGN, PRICING, AND AVAILABILITY

We’re still working out the final product design, pricing and availability for the set. We’ll share more on the LEGO

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LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage Winner Announcement Tomorrow

LEGO has announced that the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage winner will be revealed tomorrow. It will be at 3pm CEST which is 6am PST. There are 25 projects in the running to become an official LEGO Ideas set. They are also doing a giveaway for the LEGO Ideas 21319 FRIENDS Central Perk set signed by its Fan Designer Aymeric Fievet if you can guess the winner.

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LEGO Ideas Floating Island (Using Tensegrity) Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Floating Island (Using Tensegrity) by Seb_E is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The microscale build uses tensegrity which has five wires to stabilize the island. The island itself has a castle, small houses, two mills, and an airship.

The project now joins Imperial Island Fort, Movie Set, Lifeguard’s Shack, A-Frame Cabin, Spaceballs, The Costume Store, Boston Dynamics Spot 1:4 Scale Motorized Model, Medieval Tavern, Tavern Under the Snow, Women of Computing, Working Mini Golf Course, Brick Walk, and Medieval Harbor as the ones to reach the Second 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Now Available for VIPs on LEGO Shop

The LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) is now available for purchase for VIPs on the LEGO Shop. This long-awaited set has 2,079 pieces and retails for $199.99. First conceived by fan designer Steve Guinness on LEGO Ideas, the set is a great representation of the old school typewriters down to the color scheme. As an added bonus, each set will include a booklet with a letter by LEGO Chairman Thomas Kirk Kristiansen that is translated into 43 languages. You can check out my review of the set here.

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Chronicle Books Puzzle Building Contest on LEGO Ideas

LEGO Ideas has kicked off the actual building contest for the Chronicle Books puzzle that will be released at a future date. There are four categories that you can build for including Space & Astronomy, Nature Scenes, Retro, and Architecture. Submissions can be either actual Toy photography, a high quality photograph, or digital art.

Chronicle Books has given a hint on what they are looking for and they have said the best entries will:

• Feature a clear unifying theme or storyline.
• Make use of patterns, gradation, and/or repetition.
• Not have too much empty space or large borders.
• Include a variety of different colors.
• Have enough variation to be challenging as a puzzle for fans 9+
• Have good image quality (350 dpi or greater at puzzle size)

The judging phase will consist of a fan vote and a product idea review, each with their own announcements.

If there is a Puzzle Design Review winner, they will receive credit on the puzzle, 1% of net sales of the product (an “author” royalty) and 10 copies of the finished puzzle.

There will a winner for each category and each will get the following:

• Goodies from LEGO Publishing and Chronicle Books
• All of the below LEGO Ideas sets:
• 21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay
• 21324 LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street
• 21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith
• 21326 LEGO Ideas Winnie The Pooh

The deadline to enter is July 20th, 2021 at 6:00 am EST.

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LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Review

We’ve been waiting for the release of the LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) but if you’re a VIP member, you’ll be able to get your hands on it very soon. The set has 2,079 pieces and will retail for $199.99.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)


Instructions

Like with all LEGO Ideas sets, the front gives a little insight about the set including a short excerpt about the fan designer, Steve Guinness. It also gives short quotes from the LEGO designers James May, Wes Talbott, and Martin Fink.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)


Letter

Included with the set is a booklet of a letter from LEGO Chairman, Thomas Kirk Kristiansen. There are letters in 43 different languages so there’s pretty much something for everyone. You can rip them off to put on the typewriter after you’re finished building.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)


Build

There are three sections each set of bags are for. 1-4 are for the front frame and keyboard. 5-8 are for the back frame and the inner workings of the carriage. Bags 9-11 are for the platen and ribbon spools.

Bag 1 are the parts used for the frame of the keyboard, most of them having Technic beams.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

Bag 2 is for part of the frame for the keyboard. Here you use the arm builds from bag 1 and attach them in the correct sequence. This is easily the most tedious part of the whole build. If you messed up here after completing it, good luck finding the mistake.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

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LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) Back in Stock on LEGO Shop

The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) is now available for purchase again on the LEGO Shop. It has been temporarily out of stock on and off since its release back in March for VIPs. There is currently one promotion going on which is for the LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva (30343) with $40 purchases so the set automatically applies.

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