Earlier today, LEGO Ideas released a blog post with updates to the Guidelines and TOS. These new rules hopefully will weed out some projects that LEGO already has already produced based on existing IPs and such. The rules will also prevent projects that are extremely large and with no realistic way for LEGO to mass produce it. Some of the main points of the new guidelines and TOS include:
-Once we produce a LEGO Ideas set based on a third-party property, we will not accept more Ideas submissions based on that property.
-Projects must fit in a single product box, so we’re setting a part count limit of 3,000 pcs.
-Projects must focus on a single concept or third-party property.
-It’s now simpler to collaborate on projects.
-New restrictions on project contents
-New guidelines to help improve project descriptions
-Terms of Service now preserves projects that gain a significant following.
-Terms of Service revises language regarding assignment of rights.
Check out the blog post for more in-depth descriptions of these updates.