Oh boy, things are getting better and better with LEGO Ideas! After almost one and a half year since our Master Builder Tyler posted his own rendition of Disney’s lovable little blue alien as a LEGO Ideas project, my personal wish finally came true. If you recall way back in October of 2016, Tyler (who goes by the name Legohaulic over at ideas.LEGO.com) toyed with the idea of rendering Disney’s Stitch in a custom set and see how fans will react if it is submitted as a LEGO Ideas project. I have previously shared my thoughts and comments about this, and true enough, it turns out that I’m not the only who share the sentiment and admiration for this particular project, with 10K supporters who gladly gave their vote to see this project become a reality.
So it is with much excitement that I share with you guys, and for those who believe in Tyler’s work, that his LEGO Ideas Project Stitch is now one of the candidates for the First 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage! As one of the very few MOCs who tried to capture Stitch in all his wackiness and emotive expressions, Tyler’s original creation stands out by highlighting Stitch in his many forms, disguises and antics, including this not so threatening version of Stitch in his red alien costume.
Tyler’s creation joins the roster of other LEGO Ideas projects that qualified this year’s first LEGO Ideas Review Stage such as the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano (Smoke Squadron), SR-71A Final Flight, and Treehouse. I understand that LEGO Ideas has already changed its policies regarding how projects may or may not be approved depending if it already has an existing line or license with LEGO. However, we still do not have an official LEGO set (save for Stitch being included in the LEGO Disney CMF series) where Stitch is included as a minifig, so I really hope that LEGO will make this one happen. If it does, then LEGO Ideas Stitch, and Voltron: Defender of the Universe, will surely be day 1 buys for me.