To have a LEGO Ideas submission that we’ve promoted here on The Brick Show and seeing it getting that necessary 10K support is certainly exhilarating. When it does happen, we’re sure as happy as the creators themselves for this outstanding feat. This one also happens to match two prevalent themes in the latest Review batch. What’s expected to be the LEGO Ideas Second 2019 Review Stage is full of either building sets or TV settings. And the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street product idea by Filipino builder Ivan Guerrero (aka bulldoozer21) covers both. It’s both an apartment build and a location for one of the world’s best-known children’s shows.
If you recall, we first covered this product idea back in November of 2017. A follow-up on its support-gathering progress was posted early last month. By then it had over 8,000 supporters with over 200 days left for completion. By April’s end, it achieved the goal it took over a year to reach.
Perhaps interest on Ivan’s project was sparked anew by his updated design (leaving it at 55 short of 3,000 pieces). And Maybe it’s because Sesame Street is celebrating its 50th birthday this 2019. Whatever the case, the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street is now lined-up for the First 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.
Still, even if it did make it past the Second 2019 Review Stage, it probably won’t be until later this year. And then production and release might not be until 2020. Considering that, this set’s situation might be similar to the LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie (21317). It was created to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary in 2018, but released the year after instead.
Are you excited to see the 123 Sesame Street product idea as an official LEGO Ideas set? Let me know in the comments below.