The Doctor Who and Companions project by Andrew Clark has achieved 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO and becomes the latest set to reach the first review stage of the year. It also becomes the second Doctor Who project to reach the review stage ever since LEGO started allowing these projects to be submitted with the first project being GlenBricker’s version. This version features the TARDIS and it is able to open up to show the inside Console. It also includes a Dalek and proposes a few versions of the Doctor and Companions.
With this new Doctor Who project also reaching the required number of supporters, we can see that the fan base is definitely is there and fans of the TV series do want to see it as an official LEGO set. Whether or not either project will pass the review stage still remains to be seen. It now joins the LEGO Bird Project, the Modular Apple Store, the BTTF – Jules Verne Train, the previously mentioned Doctor Who project by GlenBricker, and The Big Bang Theory in the review stage with a month left until the deadline for any more projects joining the list. Congratulations to Andrew for this achievement. We’ll have the official comments as soon as they are available.
Congratulations on 10,000 supporters, AndrewClark2!
Old and new Doctor Who fans can now rejoice that this project has reached 10,000 supporters!
You’ve done a great job converting the adventures through time and space, which all started in that junkyard on Totters Lane, into LEGO form for fans everywhere to enjoy. This project includes a number of popular adversaries for the doctor and his companions to contend with, but with K-9 and the sonic screwdriver, they don’t stand a chance!
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 Doctor Who and Companions 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