The Daily Brick has revealed what they believe is the lineup for the new LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 9 set. The minifigures will have silver packaging and have set number 71000. No more information is available at this time except they are scheduled to be released in January 2013.
In anticipation of the release of the new Legends of Chima theme in 2013, LEGO has revealed a teaser for their minisite for the theme. There’s not much to see yet except for three images which two haven’t been seen before. As you can tell, the color blue is dominant throughout the whole theme. To see closeups of the LEGO Legends of Chima sets, visit one of my older posts. In conjunction with the sets, LEGO and the Cartoon Network will continue their partnership and will be airing the new series in 2013 following the success of Ninjago.
An image of the polybag for the new Chase McCain minifigure has surfaced on Brickset. You can get the minifigure for free when you preorder the LEGO City: Undercover video game for the Nintendo Wii U from GameStop or Amazon. The game is expected to be released on November 18, 2012.
In less than 36 hours (35 hours and change), the Purdue Pete project by Sandra San Miguel, SanDSanM, on LEGO CUUSOO has achieved 10000 supporters to be considered to be an official LEGO set. With extensive campaigning by Purdue students, faculty, and staff, the number of supporters quickly rose. If I’m not mistaken, I believe that Purdue Pete is the fastest LEGO CUUSOO set to gain 10000 supporters, even beating out the LEGO Minecraft set which took 48 hours to gain that amount of supporters.
Just some quick info on the set, Purdue Pete is 16 inches tall about took about 900 bricks to create. The Boilermaker icon is the first college/university related set to hit the magical number of supporters which is a little different from the other sets that have already achieved consideration and under review. The set will now go to the review stage during the Winter Review quarter. If Purdue Pete becomes an official LEGO set, Sandra will get 1 percent of all the sales and the proceeds will be donated to the PVM Bound scholarship fund, according to the Purdue News Service. Congratulations to Sandra and Purdue University for reaching this great achievement! Below is the official comment from LEGO:
Congratulations on 10,000 Supporters, SanDSanM!
Boiler up! Wow, did the supporters for this project ever roll in quickly. You’ve made a very nice sculpture of Purdue Pete, and as your fellow classmates and alumni have shown, it looks like he’d would find a nice home on quite a number of desks and shelves!
More than anything, the success you achieved with this projects shows us what can happen when passionate, niche communities connect around a shared dream of potentially having their own LEGO product. Further it is inspiring to read your story in the Purdue Exponent about how the LEGO brick has become your artistic medium of choice.
Congratulations on achieving 10,000 supporters. 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 December
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in December, which will also include all other projects that reach 10,000 between now and December 3. For more information about the quarterly review process, see this blog post.
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 Purdue Pete 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
BrickPusher on Brickset has provided a picture of what the polybag looks like of the Elrond minifigure when you preorder the Lord of the Rings video game from Gamestop. The game is listed to be released on November 13, 2013 so there’s still time to preorder it.
Pre-Order Lego Lord of the Rings and get the GameStop Exclusive Elrond of the 2nd Age, Lord of Rivendell mini-figure, which features new golden armor print, a unique sword and an updated face print!
The LEGO Review board is still working on some of the final details of the Summer Review, which must be complete before we are able to announce any of the results. Projects in each quarterly review happen in batches, so we announce the results for each project at the same time. We’re sorry that we cannot yet commit to a date where we will share the news.
LEGO has released their third designer video in the LEGO The Hobbit series their YouTube channel and on their minisite. For this week, they have released Riddles For The Ring (79000). This set shows the scene where Bilbo Baggins encounters Gollum in the Goblin Caves. Hans Henrik Sidenius returns in this video to describe the set in more detail including the minifigures and the play features.
On the shores of an underground lake beneath the Misty Mountains, Bilbo Baggins™, armed with Sting, discovers a magic ring that was recently lost by the creature Gollum™. Use the reveal function to take the golden Ring! But beware – only Gollum, aboard his boat of Goblin skin and bones, knows the way out. Can our Hobbit hero solve the riddles asked by Gollum and escape to freedom with the Ring before Gollum realizes it’s gone? You decide as you build and recreate this famous scene from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey™. Includes 2 minifigures: Bilbo Baggins and Gollum.