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LEGO Third 2016 Review Stage Winner Announced

LEGO has just announced the results of the Third 2016 Review Stage over on the LEGO Ideas blog. The projects that were under consideration include Boat Repair Shop, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Bus” Hulkbuster UCS, LEGO Store Modular Version, Red Dwarf, Landrover 4×4, Volkswagen Golf MK1 GTI, Vintage Tram, 1950’s Diner, Ship in a Bottle, The Flagship Leviathan, Rey’s Speeder, and The Iron Giant as well as Voltron – Defender of the Universe which was held over from the Second 2016 Review Stage.

And the winner is…

Ship in a Bottle, The Flagship Leviathan

It was also announced that Voltron – Defender of the Universe passed the review as well and I’m really excited for that one as a long time fan of the show.

LEGO is already working on the sets and they will be released sometime in 2018. Check out the video below for the full announcement. Were these the projects that you were rooting for to be chosen?


  • David4

    YES!!!!!!!!!

  • PeteH

    There seems little point in a ship in a bottle when one can assemble the bottle around the ship!

    Congrats to the winner though.

    Rey’s Speeder I would’ve bought, but I’ll pass on this.

    • Derek Finley

      Sadly I think Rey’s Speeder was d.o.a. due to it being Star Wars. Of course lego could make a UCS version and it’ll be Ghostbusters HQ all over again.

      • Gomek

        Ghostbusters HQ and Mighty Micros were both a little more than questionable.

        • The Anonymous Hutt

          Finally! Someone else thinks that about mighty micros! everywhere else I mention it everyone is like “No, your crazy. What Ideas project?”

          • Gomek

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9f4d0df8ea6bcd94006b4ffe58a900dbbcaa2b01ec3aaae8f949e5ce7cdbd3c6.png

            I LOVE Lego ideas, and I think the BTTF and Ghostbuster sets opened up a lot of doors for licenses that Lego might have otherwise ignored. And Voltron will be a day one purchase. That said, they really should have figured out a way to make good with the racers guy (and apologies if they did and I’m just unaware).

            And yeah, I’m sure the fine print makes Lego not liable, but it would have been the right thing to do.

          • The Anonymous Hutt

            I believe he made a Marvel project as well.

            I think the fine print does say something about Lego “being able to take inspiration form your ideas.”

            With the racers, I would say they only took inspiration. With Ghostbusters, they basically copied the model brick by brick, which isn’t cool.

            BTW, I didn’t know you could put images in comments on this site! xD

          • Gomek

            “you hereby assign all rights worldwide to the content generated by you to LEGO, meaning that LEGO can use your contributions in any way and for any purpose, including to reproduce, manufacture, copy, adapt, modify, perform, display, publish, sell, broadcast, transmit, or communicate to the public by any means”

            I still think in both cases they could float over a couple very generous gift cards. (and again, I have no way of knowing they didn’t)

          • The Anonymous Hutt

            I mean, Mighty Micros is still excusable as it was not an exact copy of the above project, just inspired from it. Meanwhile, Ghostbusters HQ is basically a brick by brick replica. What a load of brick…

  • Mark Nelson

    Hmm, I would have bought both the Golf Mk1 GTI and the 1950’s diner, but I’m not sure what I think of the ship in a bottle.

  • Brent

    I was thinking the diner would make it. I like the ship in a bottle idea but I’m not sold on it yet. Golf is good, Boat repair was better IMO. Landrover looked unfinished to me.

    • The Anonymous Hutt

      The diner would probably be “politically insensitive” as it is American based. :[

      • Gomek

        TLG does a lot of American based stuff. Numerous Statue of Liberty sets. Lincoln and George Washington etc.

        • The Anonymous Hutt

          To be fair, the Statue of Liberty is a world icon, unlike the diner.

          GW? AL? WHEN WHAT WHERE?! Oh, wait, Lincoln was in The Lego Movie. But what about Washington?

          • Gomek

            OK, while not officially called George Washington, the figure ‘Revolutionary Soldier’ (series 10) I think is assumed by many to be George Washington.

  • Oscar Romero

    VOLTRON, hell yeah!!!!

  • James Busch

    Wow. I wanted just about every other idea more than this. Guess I’ll have to bricklink the parts to build the designs on Lego ideas for the Iron Giant, Bus, Tram, and Diner. (maybe not all of them)

    • Gomek

      I’d love it if Lego had some type of ‘Honorable Mention’ prize where they just release the instructions on their website and give the creator a gift certificate or something.

      *with full understanding that they probably couldn’t do this for the ones they don’t have licenses for.

  • Gomek

    I feel a little bad for the ship in a bottle guy because after I heard about Voltron making it, I really didn’t pay attention to anything else.

  • myscrnnm

    Would liked to have seen the tram, diner, or Land Rover in this round. I like the idea of a ship in a bottle, but the execution is crude. Perhaps the final model will be more streamlined.

  • donivan

    Yeah!! Voltron:Defender of the Universe!

  • Mike McIntire

    Voltron? Oh man, if they released models of the individual lions in the old style I’d be all over that like stink on… Well, you know.

  • The Anonymous Hutt

    I’m surprised Red Dwarf didn’t make it, but I guess Lego does technically own the license as it was in Lego Dimensions.

  • Reaven Veaceslav

    Weird, it’s the one I wanted this time. Good for the Voltron set though, even if I didn’t know what that even was until people were freaking out over a Lego version.

  • PeteH

    Just seen a few good ones on the LEGO Ideas website:

    for example: NASA: Crawler-Transporter (1:110 Scale)
    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/0f8efc2a-ce0a-4285-9f2b-036bf3eb9f38