The Assault on Wayne Manor project by DarthKy is the latest project to achieve 10,000 suupporters on LEGO Ideas. This is also the first project to hit 10k after the change from LEGO CUUSOO to LEGO Ideas. In a another first, the project is the first one to reach the second Review Stage.
The Assault on Wayne Manor is a modular set filled with play features as well as a bunch of minifigures, many of which we haven’t seen as an official minifigure yet. The project is one of the largest sets to reach the Review Stage but this is also a proposal. LEGO has the rights to change it to fit their business model as they see fit. We haven’t seen a LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas set that costs more than $49.99 but this one certainly will if it passes the review. Only time will tell if we get something this big as a LEGO Ideas product in the future. This year also marks the 75th Anniversary of Batman so this is some good timing. Will this timing factor in the decision to actually producing this set? Again, only time will tell.
Congratulations to Darthky but we may be seeing this creator again since they have another project that will most likely hit 10k some time in the near future, the X-Men: X-Mansion. If that project also reaches 10k, DarthKy will then be the first creator to have two of their own projects in a single Review Stage going up against each other. The Invisible Hand now becomes the most supported project on LEGO Ideas and is also very close to hitting 10k.
Congratulations on 10,000 supporters, DarthKy and GlenBricker!
May 12, 2014
DarthKy and GlenBricker,
This is the very first LEGO Ideas project to make 10,000 supporters and the first to qualify for the Second 2014 LEGO Review–that’s quite an achievement! It’s a good thing that you both (unlike Batman) believe in teamwork and don’t always work alone. We love how you worked with supporters suggestions to add new characters to this project. This really demonstrates the collaborative nature of the community and helped support period for this project to fly by (that’s a bat-pun).
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 September
This project qualifies for the Second 2014 Review beginning in May and ending in September. For more information about the LEGO review process, please see the Project Guidelines and House Rules.
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 Assault on Wayne Manor.
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.