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LEGO Ideas Winter 2014 Results Revealed

The LEGO Ideas Winter 2014 results have been revealed on the LEGO Ideas blog. Just as we predicted, the Female Minifigure Set by Ellen Kooijman (Alatariel) will indeed be the next official LEGO Ideas set and the set will be named “Research Institute.” Although the final design is still being worked out, we do know the set number will be 21110 and will most likely retail for $19.95. It has a projected release of August 2014 which is on or around the same time as the Exo Suit (21109).

All the other projects in the Winter 2014 Review Stage will not be produced which includes Sherlock, Macross VF-1 Valkyrie, Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter, Japanese Old Style Architecture, The Adventure Time Project, and the BTTF – UCS DeLorean Time Machine.

The first LEGO Review Stage of 2014 is currently being reviewed and the results will be available late summer/early fall. The projects that are in review are LEGO Bird Project, Modular Apple Store, BTTF – Jules Verne Train, Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, and Doctor Who and Companions.

What are your thoughts of the Research Institute being the next official set? We’ve already had a few positive comments for it on our Facebook Page. Sound off in the comments below.

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Female Minifigure Set May Be Next Official LEGO Ideas Product

The LEGO Ideas Female Minifigure Set by Alatariel could be the next official product being released by LEGO. Ed over at Brickpicker has been posting information about future sets and their rumored prices and one post caught my eye which states “21110 Research Institute $19.95” so I did some research. If the LEGO Ideas continues with their set number structure, the next product would have 21110 since the Exo Suit has 21109. Also, on the project page itself, the description of the set is as follows:

I would like to propose that the final set will represent a versatile Research Institute comprising the labs of the Astronomer, the Paleontologist, and the Chemist.

Research Institute. The exact words from Ed’s post in the forums. Again, putting two and two together, it may seem that The Female Minifigure Set has passed the review because it was still being further evaluated when the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (21108) was announced. If this is the case, we will probably be getting a fairly small set with a female Astronomer, Paleontologist, and a Chemist or something similar to the proposed project. What do you guys think of this theory?

Note: The images above are from the proposed project and not the official images.

Update: It is confirmed that the project will indeed be the next LEGO Ideas product.

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LEGO CUUSOO Female Minifigure Set Achieves 10000 Supporters

The Female Minifigure Set by Alatariel is the latest project to reach 10000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. With the lack of female minifigures in the LEGO world, Alatariel took it upon herself to design more female minifigures and place them in LEGO Town and City settings. Each minifigure is paired with a corresponding setting on a 6×4 base plate.

The project was created on April 30, 2012 and reached 2500 supporters on June 4, 2013. With the help of social media including Facebook and Twitter, the project gained 7500 more supporters in just 6 days. GlenBricker has provided an in-depth analysis on how the project reached their goal in a short amount of time.

Congratulations to Alatariel for reaching 10000 supporters and showing that female minifigures also play a big role in the LEGO world. Below is the official LEGO comment:

Congrats on 10,000 Supporters, Alatariel!

2013.06.11

Congratulations, Alatariel, and all supporters of the Female Minifigure Set project, for reaching 10,000 supporters in a whirlwind of support this past week. Thanks also for updating your proposal to recommend we focus consideration on the three science-based vignettes.

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,

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