If you hang around the LEGO Ideas webpage you know there’s a massive amount of aspiring sets there. Predicting which ones will succeed feels like a fool’s errand. Those product ideas even have to muster supporters on the platform to be considered for review. While many LEGO news services do take note of these hopefuls once in a while, they can’t always keep track. So sometimes their predicted 10-K support passers flame out or others take quite long to reach that milestone. Why, late last year we featured a helicopter product idea with 3-K-plus supporters but just over a month left to hit 10 grand. What happened to it anyway?
Well, funny that. The Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk by Slekk024 has officially gathered the necessary support for review. If you’ll recall, this build depicts a firefighting version of the Sikorsky S-70 as currently used by Cal Fire. With some 3,000 pieces one can assemble the Firehawk and a portion of California forest fire to extinguish. The set has firefighter minifigures as well to man the mechanisms of the chopper. During its support-gathering stage the product idea received endorsements on social media from Sikorsky and Cal Fire. At last their promotional efforts have come through for Slekk024.
This is the latest addition to LEGO Ideas Second 2022 Review Stage. And we’re sure you’re wondering: where are the rest of the 10-K supported updates? Well, we’re going to try and backtrack through those lucky submissions in the future.