We came to know Jason Allemann for his great MOCs over at JK Brickworks, and with the recent inclusion of his LEGO Maze (21305) in the roster of approved projects in LEGO Ideas, Jason’s creations will be enjoyed by more and more LEGO fans and enthusiasts.
However, the stream of success does not end with the announced release of the LEGO Maze sometime in April. It’s most likely that Jason may see one of his projects on the shelves of any LEGO store anytime soon. Now that his LEGO Particle Accelerator project has already achieved the 10k support mark, LEGO officially advanced it to the Review Phase. Here’s what LEGO has to say:
It appears that there are many minifig scientists who want to carry out their research at Brickville’s LBC. Although you have successfully accelerated to the 10,000 supporters mark, you will have to wait a little longer to see if you have discovered the elusive and much talked about (Mini)Figgs Boson. You’ve truly captured the essence of a particle accelerator through the novel and interactive play features and done so through a beautifully designed model.
Congratulations once again on this A-MAZE-ING achievement.
We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.
The Review Phase will begin on May where an expert panel of designers, product managers, and other key team members (aka LEGO Review Board) will examine Jason’s LEGO Particle Accelerator against factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Once the review is complete, which usually takes several months, and the LEGO Review Board finds merit in his project, giving it a ‘go signal’, then the proposed Particle Accelerator will advance to the Development phase where LEGO Model Designers refine the product and develop it for release. This also includes preparing the packaging, instructions, and marketing plans.
Indeed, Jason’s LEGO Particle Accelerator still has a lot of vigorous review to go through. We wish him all the best here in BrickshowTV! Take a look at these photos of his functional particle accelerator plus the antics of our intrepid scientists as they crack (pun intended) the mystery of the elusive (Mini)Figgs Boson in the video that follows.
The ‘ball particle’ is launched over this ring structure.