2022 was a great year for LEGO Ideas, with a total of 9 LEGO fan-designed sets, 2 of which were approved to become gift-with-purchase sets in the likes of Cosmic Cardboard Adventures (40533) and Ray Castaway (40566). And for this year, the LEGO Ideas Design Team certainly has a lot on its plate as fans eagerly await their official rendition of this year’s LEGO Ideas 2023 sets.
For 2023, we can expect the same number of official LEGO Ideas sets to be released similar to that of last year with 7 approved product ideas that eventually had the green light from designers. These LEGO Ideas 2023 sets are still in the works, and here’s a recap of this next wave of community-supported sets that we can’t wait to put our hands on this year.
In order of its review results, these approved sets are:
by Andrea Lattanzio (aka Norton74); approved February 22, 2022
by Josh Bretz (JBBrickFanatic); approved February 22, 2022
Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage
by Amber Veyt (aka TheAmbrinator); by approved July 12, 2022
The Orient Express, The Legendary Train
by Thomas Lajon (aka LEt.sGO); approved October 25, 2022
Tales of the Space Age
by Jan Woźnica (aka john_carter); approved October 25, 2022
Polaroid OneStep SX-70
by Marc (aka Minibrick Productions); approved October 25, 2022
by José María (aka hachiroku24); approved October 25, 2022
We can also expect a fan-designed, gift-with-purchase set in the form of a Tribute to Galileo Galilei to be available this year. If you recall, this original creation was the grand prize winner of the LEGO Ideas’ Ready, Set, Go, STEM Challenge in May last year. Created by fan designer Firecracker_, this GWP will most likely be offered towards the 2nd half of 2023.
It is also worth noting that there are 3 more LEGO Ideas sets to watch out for, though they are more likely to be released by 2024. These upcoming sets are based on winning entries that came in on top of LEGO Ideas Challenges in collaboration with Target and Wizards of the Coast LLC. I’m including them here for our reference but they will most likely be available next year. However, bear in mind that nothing is set in stone as far as their release dates are concerned until such time that LEGO confirms their availability.
by Florian (aka BrickHammer); winner August 17, 2022
Your Family Tree
by Ivan Guerrero (aka Bulldoozer); winner December 7, 2022
Dragon’s Keep: Journey’s End
by Lucas (BoltBuilds); winner January 5, 2023
What LEGO Ideas 2023 set are you most excited about? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.