Check Out the Winners of the LEGO Ideas Build United! Contest

Back in January, the LEGO Ideas platform launched the LEGO Ideas Build United! contest that challenges builders to come up with their most awesome builds to celebrate the legacy of the iconic Old Trafford and the subsequent release of the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford – Manchester United (10272) set.

LEGO Ideas Contest

The challenge is to recreate the most celebrated scenes of Manchester United – whether a historic goal, iconic badges, or even the player themselves – using LEGO bricks. Out of a total of 275 contest entries, three stood above the rest earning the thumbs up approval of the LEGO Ideas Review Team. Two Runner-Ups and a Grand Prize Winner were eventually selected. Let’s take a look at the winning entries in this LEGO Ideas Build United! contest and read on for what the judges have to say about them.

Runner-Up #1: Watching the Football Game by Hb3

LEGO Ideas Build United!

This build is an amazing display of forced perspective! When we first saw the model, we thought that it was a photoshop job in order to get the scene so nicely fit to the television. The pictures showing the model from a different angle show how clever the whole construction is. The details of the antenna on the TV, the brick-built remote, and the lines on the field all help to make this one amazing creation!

Runner-Up #2: The Bicycle 2-1 Winning Kick by Stevenhoward27

LEGO Ideas Build United!

Capturing human forms with LEGO bricks, let alone the human form in motion, is an incredibly difficult task. The builder does a wonderful job of recreating the movement and energy of this iconic moment in Manchester United history, a very hard task with LEGO bricks! We also love the use of multiple scales, with all of the spectators in the background really completing this iconic image.

Grand Prize Winner – United with Manchester by Bluestar13

We love all of the details in this model showing the surrounds of the original stadium. The designer has done an incredible job of capturing the plan, buildings, greenery, roads, trainlines, and river at such an incredibly small scale. That’s not even mentioning the fantastic nanoscale version of Old Trafford!

As always with other LEGO Ideas building contests, the prizes definitely does not disappoint. The Runner Up winners get to bring home an impressive LEGO loot consisting of the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), London Bus (10258), and a LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (42093); plus a $150 shopping spree at LEGO Shop@Home.

And as the Grand Prize Winner, Bluestar13 gets to bring home an exclusive Manchester United merchandise, a LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford (10272), Bookshop (10270), and the LEGO modular commemorative set Assembly Square (10255).

Congratulations to the winners! Keep building!

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LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat Enters First 2020 Review Stage

For all sea-loving AFOLs out there: this will certainly be a great addition to the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310). As we close in towards the conclusion of this year’s LEGO Ideas First Review Stage, we now have our next 10K qualifier that managed to gather the needed support from the LEGO fan community. The LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat by EdouardClo received the thumbs-up seal of approval from more than 10,000 LEGO fans, for the bid to become the next official LEGO Ideas set.

LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat

The LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat is inspired by the adventurous team of four brave fishermen including their captain as they brave the elements in search of their next big catch. The ship itself features a pretty sleek and subtle hull and bow, that comes in a soothing combination of dark red and turquoise colors. A closer look reveals a detailed rendition of its deck, hatch and other mechanisms to manage their rich, underwater haul. And finally, this LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat also with a dinghy and a crane to traverse further into the sea.

The Great Fishing Boat is the 12th project to qualify for the LEGO Ideas Review Stage, following the likes of Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree LaneTesla CybertruckUntitled Goose GameUCS Chitty Chitty Bang BangThe Train Station: StudgateSpaceX Falcon 9Mini-fig Scale Project GeminiRetro Bowling AlleyIndiana Jones Trilogy, Bricks & Blooms, and Sonic Mania-Green Hill Zone.

The Great Fishing Boat

LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat

The sea is rough. In the early morning, the fishermen of the ship are on deck, busy sorting freshly caught fish. One scans the horizon, the captain handles his boat from the bridge, struggling against the elements. It is sometimes hard, but tonight they will be back to the harbour.

As you understood, this is a fishing boat. And more precisely they are fishing tunas, those huge and powerful silver beasts.

Did you know that even nowadays, tunas are still caught using fishing rods? Yes this is why there are 8 long dark bluish grey rods at the back of the cabin! 

Why is this build so nice:

  • Beautiful hull shape, with an elegant raised bow, with extremely fine and sleek lines and curves, inward and outward.  Very subtle! 
  • The color scheme: dark red under the waterline and dark turquoise and white for the rest of the hull and cabin.
  • 2 masts: the white tops look amazing. They support lights, mandatory on today’s boats, which even fish at night.
  • The wooden deck and hatch for the hold with the crane to stow and unload fish containers.
  • The great cabin, with vertical windows and the amazing dark turquoise roof. There is also a nice chimney on the rear.
  • At the stern (rear) there is the dinghy, with a crane to launch it. (-> See the picture!)
  • The golden propeller integrated into the curves of the hull looks amazing.
  • Silver details and deck fittings.
  • 4 minifigures: 3 sailors and their captain, with dark blue and orange raincoats and rain hat.
  • Golden cleats, beautiful to moor the ship.

Sonic Returns in this LEGO Ideas Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone Project

Another member is welcomed in the halls of the LEGO Ideas 10K Club and this time its toastergrl from the UK, and her qualifying LEGO Ideas Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone project. Hot off the heals of the LEGO product idea Bricks & Blooms, the Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone is our 11th entry that managed to gather the necessary 10,000 LEGO fan votes, enabling it to enter the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. This project is based on 2017’s SEGA video game release, Sonic Mania, celebrating our blue blur’s 25th year anniversary.

Sonic Mania

I never had the chance of having Sonic as a LEGO minifigure, and though I regret the fact that I didn’t immediately grab the opportunity of getting him when his first-ever LEGO set came out in the form of a LEGO Dimensions Level Pack back in 2016, I hope that the Sonic Mania -Green Hill Zone project will provide the opportunity of seeing him again in an official LEGO set.

For the meantime, we have to wait a bit more to see if the LEGO Ideas Review Team will give this product idea a thumbs up, alongside other qualifiers for this year’s First Review Stage:  Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree LaneTesla CybertruckUntitled Goose GameUCS Chitty Chitty Bang BangThe Train Station: StudgateSpaceX Falcon 9Mini-fig Scale Project GeminiRetro Bowling Alley, Indiana Jones Trilogy, and Bricks & Blooms.

Check out the features of this set as described by toastergrl:

Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone

Sonic Mania

For the Mania… By the Mania!

Released digitally in late 2017 and expanded on with a physical release a year later, Sonic Mania is many things. An authentic recreation of the timeless gameplay stylings of the ’90s, a stunning showcase of gorgeous pixel art and striking low-poly models, and our first true taste of what Sonic fans, gone pro, can do with the series. With all this under its belt, it’s no surprise the game is still extremely popular even years later. What better way, then, to keep the ultimate celebration of past and future rolling into the franchise’s 30th anniversary in 2021 than by bringing the hedgehog’s adventures to the brick-built world of LEGO?

Includes:

  • “Classic” Sonic the Hedgehog minifigure
  • “Classic” Dr. Eggman, Motobug and three Flickies as brick-built figures
  • Heavy Gunner and Heavy Magician as brick-built figures
  • Green Hill Zone “Palm Tree”, “Spring”, “Bridge and “Loop” modules 
  • Egg Robot mech 
  • Phantom Ruby and Ring accessories
  • ~700 pieces, with 8 new prints (excluding minifigure parts) and a sticker sheet

Sonic and LEGO are a perfect match; much like our favorite construction toy, the blue hedgehog is hugely popular with kids worldwide. Just as Sonic games give you the tools to take any given act however you want, the only limit with LEGO is your imagination – and to help inspire new adventures, this set has been designed with an alternate “Encore mode” build true to Sonic Mania Plus. Not only that, but both configurations are loaded with reconfigurability and action functions – so that busy hands can keep on returning to this play experience!

Play features:

  • Create your own act by connecting the Green Hill Zone modules together.
  • Use the Technic lever on the spring module to launch Sonic and his Flicky friends into the air!
  • Help Sonic collect the ring and Extra Life while dodging the Motobug.
  • Sit Dr. Eggman inside the Egg Robot mech.
  • Stomp through the zone with the mech’s posable arms and legs.
  • Use the handle on the mech’s extendable arms to perform a drill attack!
  • Stop the Phantom Ruby falling into the clutches of Dr. Eggman and the Hard-Boiled Heavies!
  • Rebuild into the “Encore mode” alternate build to continue the adventure – with additional modules, the Heavy King and his lackeys, Master Emerald, and the Tornado!

Bricks & Blooms Qualifies for the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage

We need a bit of sunshine and good vibes don’t you think especially during these trying times. And though the LEGO House will be closed for the time being in response to Denmark’s lockdown due to COVID-19, I’m glad that there are brick creations such as Bricked1980′s LEGO Ideas Bricks & Blooms that has now entered the roster of 10K qualifiers for the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

Bricks & Blooms

Following the success of the Indiana Jones Trilogy product idea, this modular building managed to gather the necessary 10,000 fan support needed to move on to the next level of the LEGO Ideas process cycle. The LEGO Ideas Bricks & Blooms is a 3-level garden-inspired building, complete with a cafe, a fruit and vegetable stand, and many more.

Bricks & Blooms

Though I like the calm and relaxing look that the Bricks & Blooms MOC offers, I’m not quite sure how it will hurdle the rules set by the LEGO Ideas Review Team, specifically regarding product proposals that are based on already existing LEGO themes. We’ll just have to see how things turn out when the review cycle begins in May. Bricks & Blooms is the 10th LEGO product idea to qualify for this year’s first Review Stage, joining the ranks of other cool entries such as the Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree LaneTesla CybertruckUntitled Goose GameUCS Chitty Chitty Bang BangThe Train Station: StudgateSpaceX Falcon 9Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini, Retro Bowling Alley, and Indiana Jones Trilogy.

Here’s what Bricked1980 has to say about his/her LEGO Ideas creation.

LEGO Ideas Bricks & Blooms

Bricks & Blooms

Bricks & Blooms is a LEGO modular, high street garden center. It is designed to be compatible with existing LEGO modular buildings and is constructed on a 32 x 32 base plate from 2587 pieces.

The model is made up of 3 modular levels featuring a garden center with fruit and veg stall, a cafe/restaurant and an aquatics department.

 Level 1 – Garden Centre

On the ground level is a bustling street scene including a tree, lots of plants, and a bench. The main entrance leads into the garden center itself and there is also a fruit and veg stall selling produce to customers passing by on the street. Inside the building, there are plants and gardening tools for sale. At the back of the building is the main outdoor garden center area selling plants and other gardening products.

Level 2 – Cafe/Restaurant

No garden center would be complete without a cafe! Level 2 is accessed by steps at the back of the building and includes a detailed kitchen and seating for the minifigures. There is also a small balcony that looks out on to the street below.

Level 3 – Aquatics Department

On level 3 is an Aquatics store with fish, aquariums and a cashier desk. A door at the side of the room leads out on to a small roof terrace area.

Flower Cart, Minifigures, and Other Details

The set also includes a flower cart, lawnmower, 6 minifigures, and a cat.

 

LEGO Ideas Music To Our Ears Building Contest Announced

Following the most recent contest launched via the LEGO Ideas platform, we now have another contest that will challenge the LEGO artist in you. The LEGO Ideas Music to Our Ears Building Contest invites you to show your love for music through LEGO bricks.

What is unique about this contest is that a board of judges will pre-select ten entries that will qualify for the Fan Vote Phase in order to determine the overall winner. And on top of that, those entries that will make it to the Fan Vote Phase will also enter a Product Review Phase to determine its feasibility of becoming an official LEGO Ideas set. Other than the cool prizes that await the Grand Prize Winner, the greatest reward that the winner will get is seeing his/her entry having the chance of becoming a LEGO set. Like any other LEGO Ideas project, it will also go through the same robust review cycle.

Music To Our Ears!

We’ve got a contest, which we hope sounds great! You will remember your favorite songs lyrics off by heart. You will remember your first concert or maybe the first time you played an instrument. Almost everyone loves music in one way or another, how would you show off your love of music using LEGO bricks? We want to see anything and everything to do with music in this contest and to see some of the best composed work.

The LEGO Ideas Judges will select all the entries that participate in the Fan Vote.

Excitingly, in addition to the regular contest prizes, we are piloting a new type of contest prize and process. What this means is that all entries that reach the Fan Vote phase, will also be included into a special review by the LEGO Ideas Review Board and will stand a chance of becoming an official LEGO Ideas set IF* one submission can wow them enough.

Speaking of prizes, there will be a Grand Prize and Three Runner Up Winners, both of which will be receiving an impressive haul of new and classic LEGO Ideas set. Plus to sweeten the deal, LEGO is also throwing in the next LEGO Ideas set as the mystery prize for all four winners. We are not sure yet on what this set might be, only that it was given a set number of 21322 retailing for $200 as listed by Price Vortex. It could either be my personal favorite, the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street, the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay, or the LEGO Ideas Playable Piano. My hopes are with the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street and I’m really excited and happy for the winners who will be the first to try this set if ever this is the mystery prize.

The Grand Prize winner will receive:

LEGO Ideas Music To Our Ears

While the Three Runner Up winners will each receive:

  • A custom LEGO build to commemorate your achievement
  • 21321 International Space Station 
  • The next LEGO Ideas set to launch
  • LEGO Ideas tote bag

Don’t forget to mark your calendars if you’re planning to join this contest:

  • Idea Intake – March 9 to April 20, 2020
  • Expert Review – April 20 to 27
  • Crowd Vote – April 27 to May 11
  • Winner Announcement – May 25, 2020

The deadline for submission of entries for the LEGO Ideas Music To Our Ears contest will be on April 20, 2020 at 6AM EST. Be sure to read the rest of the Contest Rules for more details. Happy building!

Here’s How You Can Have Your Very Own LEGO Ideas Pursuit of Flight Custom Set

If you’re following our blog site for some time now, you may probably have stumbled across the impressive work of Jason Allemann or aka JK Brickworks for most members of the LEGO fan community. He’s been known as the fan builder behind some official LEGO sets released such as the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) and the LEGO Ideas Maze (21305). But in spite of his many accomplishments, he always finds time to give back to the community. And this time around, he is sharing to the world one of his prized creations to show us how we can build our very own LEGO Ideas Pursuit of Flight custom set.

If you recall, the Pursuit of Flight was Jason’s most recent entry to the LEGO Ideas platform that managed to enter the Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. However, it was bested by the now approved LEGO Ideas Medieval Castle and Winnie the Pooh. However, in spite of this setback, it did not deter Jason from giving back to those LEGO fans who supported his work. He now makes the building instructions available to the public for free as his way of saying thank you for the 10K support that his LEGO product idea received throughout the years.

If you want to have your own set based on this entry, then you may head over at Jason’s website, JK Brickworks, to download the instructions in PDF format, including its parts list, and a reference to a Rebrickable page so you can check if you have the 367 parts needed lying around in your LEGO collection. You also have the option of motorizing this build, using the Power Functions M-Motor instead of the hand crank. In case you missed it, here is a video demo on how his Pursuit of Flight works.

A huge thanks to Jason for sharing this impressive work for us to enjoy!

LEGO Ideas Indiana Jones Trilogy Achieves 10K Support

Fans of the Indiana Jones films will probably love to see this become an official LEGO set. Following the success of the LEGO product idea Retro Bowling Alley, now comes another 10K achiever in the form of the  LEGO Ideas Indiana Jones Trilogy by BenBuildsLego.

This LEGO product idea takes inspiration on the 40th anniversary of the Indiana Jones franchise, with all three films aptly represented through its different microscaled builds. It follows a design similar to what you can find in recent LEGO Architecture Skyline sets.

LEGO Ideas Indiana Jones Trilogy

I’m not really sure if this LEGO product idea still falls within the allowable guidelines that the LEGO Ideas Review Team might consider since LEGO already released numerous Indiana Jones tie-in sets back in 2008 and 2009. We just have to wait and see once this year’s First LEGO Ideas Review Stage concludes. The LEGO Ideas Indiana Jones Trilogy is joined by other qualifying sets including Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree LaneTesla CybertruckUntitled Goose GameUCS Chitty Chitty Bang BangThe Train Station: StudgateSpaceX Falcon 9Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini, and Retro Bowling Alley.

Here’s what BenBuildsLego has to say about his qualifying entry.

LEGO Ideas Indiana Jones Trilogy

LEGO Ideas Indiana Jones Trilogy

“It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage.” – Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
This microscale build is constructed in the style of the LEGO Architecture Skyline series and features the iconic locations where famous archeologist, Indiana Jones, recovered priceless historical artifacts:
  • The Temple of Doom (Sankara Stones) [1935, The Temple of Doom]
  • The Well of Souls (The Ark of the Covenant) [1936, Raiders of the Lost Ark]
  • Temple of the Sun (The Holy Grail) [1938, The Last Crusade]
Unlike the historical artifacts (which belong in a museum!), this set belongs on your desk!   This compact 650-piece set (9.4″ L x 3.2″ W x 3.7″ H) makes for the perfect display piece for every fan of Indiana Jones.  The set is also paired with a stand that includes three desirable minifigures from popular films:
  • Indiana Jones
  • Marion Ravenwood
  • Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Sr.
The backside of the set also includes additional references to the films with a microscale mine car chase and the interior of the Grail Temple.  Lego fans young and old will delight in creating these iconic locations and discovering their hidden secrets.

If you love Indiana Jones and LEGO, I would be forever thankful for your support!

LEGO Ideas 2019 Second Review Stage Results Are In: Two New Sets Coming

The LEGO Ideas Review Team has turned in the results of their LEGO Ideas 2019 Second Review Stage, and it seems that we are not getting just one but two new LEGO Ideas sets in the near future. Check out the announcement made by LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager, Hasan Jensen, and LEGO Ideas Design Manager, Samuel Johnson via Facebook live at 4PM CET.

Though I was a bit far-off from my predictions of what these next LEGO Ideas sets will be, I’m glad to see that the Medieval Blacksmith product idea by LEGO fan designer Clemens Fiedler (aka Namirob) was eventually chosen to become an official LEGO set. I like the direction where LEGO seems to be going with their selections within the LEGO Ideas platform. Though it may not be a medieval castle in itself, the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set is a shout out to LEGO’s classic Castle theme that many adult fans are longing to be revived. And with the upcoming LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay now in the works, we can see how these sets can evoke a certain feeling of nostalgia among AFOLs. Plus, the design on this set clearly demonstrates the superb building skill of its fan designer – the building style (the roof and chimney are absolutely gorgeous), choice of colors, landscape, and interior details all combine to bring out one display-worthy set.

LEGO Ideas 2019 Second Review Stage

This one caught me by surprise, though it was in a way expected given the longstanding partnership between LEGO and Disney. Winnie the Pooh by Ben Alder (aka benlouisa) is the next upcoming LEGO Ideas set that we can expect sometime next year.  A.A. Milne’s classic children’s story, now immortalized by Disney, is finally getting an official LEGO set complete with all the characters that we learned to love since our childhood days. The set includes the 100 Acre Wood, the place that served as a home for Winnie the Pooh together with his friends, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, and the ‘wise’ Owl. What makes the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set exciting is the possibility of having new minifigure characters, molds and pieces that will render them as close to how they look like in the Disney animated film.

LEGO Ideas 2019 Second Review Stage

Unfortunately, the LEGO Ideas Review Team ultimately decided to forego Stephanix’s Anatomini project. The reasons were not specifically stated, except for the fact that it may not have met LEGO’s standards with regards to “playability, safety and fit with the LEGO brand”.

With the announcement of the LEGO Ideas 2019 Second Review Stage results now out of the way, we can now expect the Third Review Stage to wrap up in summer as well. These twelve product ideas manage to gather the needed 10,000 fan support or votes from September 2019 to January of this year. It’s exciting to see what the outcome will be on this one, especially considering the licensing issues that the review team needs to hurdle for some of these projects.

And with the approval of the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith and LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh, we can now expect five LEGO Ideas sets to appear in store shelves very soon including my personal favorite the LEGO Ideas Sesame Street, the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay, and the LEGO Ideas Playable Piano.

Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Results to be Announced On Wednesday

The LEGO Ideas Team is leveling up the excitement for the Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. As announced over at their blogsite, the final results for this particular review stage will come this week, specifically tomorrow Wednesday.

This announcement of the next official LEGO Ideas set will be made via a livestream event over at the LEGO Ideas Facebook page on February 12, 2020 4PM (CET). There’s a total of 10 qualifying product ideas ranging from highly popular NASA-inspired sets to entries based on licensed themes. If you recall, the following are the qualifying product ideas that made it to the Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

UCS Space Shuttle Atlantis

2019 LEGO Ideas Review

Thunderbirds Are Go

Pursuit of Flight

History Museum

The Office

Medieval Blacksmith

Winnie the Pooh

NASA Spacecraft

2019 LEGO Ideas Review

The Haunted Mansion: 50th Anniversary

The Seven Dwarfs’ House

Additionally, results will also be shared for Stephanix’s Anatomini product idea which was carried over from the previous review stage. Admittedly, the LEGO Ideas Review Team was on a bit of a tight spot since this proposed set requires more time to evaluate perhaps due to the many intricacies and details in this build.

2019 LEGO Ideas Review

To further engage the LEGO fan community, the LEGO Ideas Review Team is also hosting a giveaway where LEGO fans can have the chance to win a signed, LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320) by fan designer Jonathan Brunn. Joining is easy – simply comment on LEGO Ideas’ official social media channels (on this blogsite, on Facebook & Twitter) and make your best guess on what will be our next official LEGO Ideas set based on these qualifying entries. One random comment from each of these platforms will be selected. This particular comment must be able to correctly guess or comes close to the final result in order to bag the prize. Posting of comments will end once the Facebook livestream begins during the abovementioned time.

Given the current trend on NASA and space-themed sets, my best guess is that either the UCS Space Shuttle Atlantis or the NASA Spacecraft makes will emerge as the overall winner. How about you, what do you think will be our next LEGO Ideas set? Don’t forget to submit your comments over at LEGO Ideas, and care to share them as well in the comments section below.

LEGO Ideas Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini Qualifies for the 2020 First Review Stage

Here’s another space-themed LEGO set to add to your collection if perchance it gets approved. Following the success of the SpaceX Falcon 9, we now have the Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini as the next LEGO Ideas product idea to hit the 10K fan support mark. Designed by LEGO fan Stevenhoward27, this qualifying entry pays tribute to NASA’s initial efforts of bringing astronauts into space, supporting the Apollo mission of preparing and enabling our first baby steps on the moon.

Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini

Similar to the official LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), the Project Gemini follows a modular representation of the transport’s re-entry module, a retrograde section, and an adapter equipment section. It also features two astronaut minifigures and a stand for display purposes. I like the inclusion of the official NASA Project Gemini logo at the base of the stand which gives it a premium, collectible feel.

If you recall, Steven is no stranger on space-inspired builds over on LEGO Ideas. He is credited for other winning entries in the platform such as the Starship Jordan Miller from the LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars Building Contest, and the Mammoth Rocket Ride from the LEGO Ideas Transform Your LEGO Bricks Into Wacky Bedrock Inventions Contest, where he bagged the Grand Prize.

The LEGO Ideas Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini is the 7th product idea to qualify for the First 2020 Review Stage which will commence sometime in May of this year. Here’s how Stevenhoward27 describes his fan submission.

Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini

We would not have gone to the moon if it weren’t for Project Gemini.  Mercury was the first stepping stone and Apollo is what got us there, but Gemini was essential for learning on-orbit rendezvous, the first spacewalks, and other important experiments and tests before traveling to the moon.

Here is my build depicting Project Gemini at mini-fig scale!  It includes a display stand with the Project Gemini patch, the reentry module with detachable rendezvous and recovery section and opening hatches, the adapter/retrograde section, and the adapter equipment section.  There are two astronaut mini-figs with one that can be displayed on a space-walk as Ed White did on Gemini 4 with a Hand-Held Maneuvering Unit.  There are 881 pieces that make up this set.

The Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini would be a great addition to the existing LEGO Nasa models and a good model for any space enthusiast.

Congratulations to Steven for a job well done and we wish him all the best during this year’s first LEGO Ideas Review Stage.