Are you a fan of The Big Bang Theory? If so, then you guys may be getting an official LEGO set in the near future. The reason is because The Big Bang Theory collaborative project by Alatariel and GlenBricker has achieved 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. If Alatariel’s name sounds familiar, that is because they are the same person who created the Female Minifigure Set which also hit 10,000 supporters back in last June. That project is still being evaluated.
The BBT project represents Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter’s living room and also includes the whole gang including Howard, Bernadette, Amy, Penny, and Rajesh with Cinnamon. The living room has various details such as the Green Lantern’s lantern, the Rubik’s cube tissue box, a model of DNA, and a mini LEGO Death Star. The reason that this project has achieved the number of supporters needed is the fan base and because it’s been blogged by a number of high profile sites. Even the official Twitter account of The Big Bang Theory has tweeted about the project.
It now joins the LEGO Bird Project, the Modular Apple Store, the BTTF – Jules Verne Train, as well as the Doctor Who project, which hit 10k two days ago, in the first review stage in early May. Congratulations to Alatariel and GlenBricker for this achievement and it looks to be a very intereesting review in a few months. Believe in magic, you muggles!
Congratulations on 10,000 supporters, Alatariel and GlenBricker!
Thanks to the support of Big Bang Theory fans around the world, you’ve reached 10,000 supporters. You’ve done your experiments, now we’ll do ours.
We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.
What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A “LEGO Review Board” composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.
The LEGO Review Begins in May
This project qualifies for the Second 2014 Review beginning in May and ending in September. For more information about the LEGO review process, see this knowledge base article.
The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a “go/no go” decision to develop and sell a product based on the Big Bang Theory concept.
When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.
We will post follow-up information and our decision here.
The LEGO CUUSOO Team