The BTTF – Jules Verne Train by Team BTTF becomes the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. It now joins the LEGO Bird Project and the Modular Apple Store in the review stage on May 5th. Coincidentally, Jules Verne is also the first train-type project to get 10,000 supporters. The Train was seen at the very end of Back to the Future III when Doc Brown along with his family, Clara, Jules, and Verne, comes back from the Old West to visit Marty and Jennifer.

The Jules Verne Train is now the third project by Team BTTF to achieve this feat along with their DeLorean-Time-Machine (21103) as well as the UCS DeLorean Time Machine. By getting the required amount of supporters on this project shows that LEGO fans, especially AFOLs, appreciate projects that are based on things we are familiar with and all grew up with such as the Back to the Future movies.

Congratulations yet again to Team BTTF for reaching their goal! The Invisible Hand now becomes the highest supported project on CUUSOO.

Congratulations on 10,000 supporters, m.togami!


Congratulations on reaching 10,000 supporters for yet another fantastic Back to the Future model. This train engine is beautifully built and has so much character. It really captures what must be the second most iconic vehicle from the Back to the Future trilogy.

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 BTTF – Jules Verne Train 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.

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