Here’s the Final Tally for the LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Builds

If you recall from several weeks ago, the LEGO Ideas platform has launched another building contest that celebrates our most creative renditions of space using LEGO bricks. And after declaring the Grand Prize winner and the next exciting gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, let’s take a look at how the 15 finalists of the LEGO Ideas Out of this World Space Builds fared out.

Starting with the contest’s Grand Prize Winner and based on the number of acquired LEGO fan votes, the following are the 15 finalists with the 2nd to 6th place winners set to receive their runner-up prizes.

1ST PLACE AND ONE OF THE NEW GIFT WITH PURCHASE SETS NOW IN DEVELOPMENT – THE ADVENTURES OF THE USS CARDBOARD BY BULLDOOZER (2869 votes)

Adventures of the USS Cardboard

2ND PLACE – THE CLASSIC SPACE LOGO BY FSLEINAD (2158 votes)

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space

3RD PLACE – URSA MAJOR BY JOHN_CARTER (1416 votes)
4TH PLACE – THE JOURNEY OF AN ASTRONAUT BY CHRIS221 (1085 votes)

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space

5TH PLACE – MARS RESEARCH BIO-DOME BY ABSTRACT (1071 votes)

6TH PLACE – BOB’S UNEXPECTED SPACE ADVENTURE BY BRICKHAMMER (1035 votes)

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space

7TH PLACE – DISCOVERY OF A NEW PLANET BY LEGOBEE (543 votes)

8TH PLACE – OBSERVATORY BY DALLEN POWELL (525 votes)

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space

9TH PLACE – D.U.C.K. TANK BY JULIUSBADHEAD (505 votes)

10TH PLACE – LEGO DELIVERY ROVER BY COMMANDER BRICK (432 votes)

11TH PLACE – ASTRONAUT ACTION FIGURE BY CHAMI (284 votes)

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space

12TH PLACE – COMMUTER CAPSULE DOCKING BY BRIKKONE WITH 284 VOTES

13TH PLACE – SPACE HELMET BY 2116 (250 votes)

14TH PLACE – HELLO FROM THE MOON BY 120BRICK (122 votes)

15TH PLACE – ASTRONOMY LAB BY JAMQUOLANTERN (106 votes)

 

As the Grand Prize winner for the LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build contest, bulldoozer’s LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard has the privilege of becoming the next official LEGO GWP set. And in case you don’t know yet, LEGO fan designer bulldoozer or Ivan Guerrero in real life is also the fan designer behind the more recent LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324).

Congratulations once more to Ivan Guerrero and a huge thanks to all the finalists for inspiring us to just keep on building.

LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard is Our Next LEGO GWP

Several weeks ago, the LEGO Ideas platform has launched another contest that tapped into the collective creativity of the LEGO fan community. Dubbed as the Out of This World Space Build Contest, the contest managed to pool 15 finalists vying to become LEGO’s next gift-with-purchase (GWP) set. And after the votes were finally tallied, the honor of being the next LEGO GWP has now landed to the upcoming LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard.

Adventures of the USS Cardboard

Similar to its predecessor the LEGO Vintage Car (40448), the LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard was a fan-submitted entry that managed to gather the highest number of votes (2,869 votes to be exact) among the LEGO fan community and will eventually become an official LEGO set.

Designed by LEGO fan builder bulldozer (aka Ivan Guerrero), the LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard is Ivan’s playful take on his fond memories of ‘space adventures’ with his brother when they were children. Another fun fact in case you don’t know yet, Ivan Guerrero is also the LEGO fan designer behind the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324). Pretty neat right?

As a fan of minifigure vignettes, I personally voted for this entry and was sincerely looking forward to seeing this become an official LEGO set. The vibrant color scheme, the child-like wonder that the set evokes, surely hits all the nostalgic strings of childhood fun and awe. Plus, the story behind Ivan’s creative process speaks close to everyone’s heart – childhood innocence and a sense of wonder and adventure all wrapped up in close family ties make this set an absolute winner.  Plus the fact that it appeals to LEGO’s classic Space theme really hits the sweet brick spot.

I’ll keep you posted once LEGO releases more information later on. Congratulations once again to LEGO Filipino fan designer  Ivan Guerrero for this prestigious recognition!

Its Time to Cast Your Vote for the LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build Contest

The LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build contest has now entered its crowd vote stage. And with 15 finalists vying to be the Grand Prize winner and the bragging rights to be the next LEGO gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, it’s now up to the LEGO fan community to determine which is the best among the rest.

Launched last month, this next LEGO Ideas contest seeks to find the most playful and creative space-inspired, fan-made LEGO set out there under 250 bricks. This means that once turned into an official LEGO set, the winning entry will most likely be of the same size as that of its predecessor, the LEGO Vintage Car (40448). During the Review Stage, the LEGO Ideas Review Team selected the 15 finalists based on the following:

  • Overall coolness and originality 
  • Most inspired details
  • Relevance to the contest theme
  • Best of use of LEGO elements 

Now that the contest’s review stage has concluded with 15 finalists to choose from, fans can now cast their one (1) precious vote to help support the next LEGO GWP set. In no particular order, here are the top entries that made it past the review stage. You may click on their respective links if you wish to support your favorite entry. Remember you can only cast your vote once so be sure to consider every entry first before giving your vote. Crowd voting will end on March 19 so be sure to vote now.

ASTRONOMY LAB by jamquolantern

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

HELLO FROM THE MOON by 120brick

COMMUTER CAPSULE DOCKING by BriKKone

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

URSA MAJOR by  john_carter

LEGO DELIVERY ROVER by Commander Brick

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

DISCOVERY OF A NEW PLANET by LegoBee

THE JOURNEY OF AN ASTRONAUT by Chris221

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

OBSERVATORY by Dallen_Powell

BOB’S UNEXPECTED SPACE ADVENTURE by  BrickHammer

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

THE CLASSIC SPACE LOGO by FSLeinad

THE ADVENTURES OF THE USS CARDBOARD by bulldoozer

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

D.U.C.K. TANK by JuliusBadhead

MARS RESEARCH BIO-DOME by ABStract

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

ASTRONAUT ACTION FIGURE by ChaMi

SPACE HELMET by 2116

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

 

Which of these LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build finalists do you think will make it become the next LEGO Ideas gift-with-purchase set? Share with us what you think in the comments section below. And for the latest LEGO Ideas sets out there such as the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326), be sure to head over at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! Contest Crowd Vote Winners Announced

Last month, LEGO Ideas rolled out its list of finalists for its LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! building contest. And following the contest’s fan voting phase, we now have our grand prize winner based on what LEGO fans voted for.

If you recall, the LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! contest has a crowd vote phase where special prizes await the sports-themed LEGO MOC that received the most number of votes from February 15 to 25. And based on this pool of 10 finalists, the LEGO Idea Review Team will select one entry that will go on to become an official LEGO Ideas set, similar to what we have with the Music to Our Ears contest and with its soon-to-arrive LEGO Ideas Legendary Stratocaster. Needless to say, bagging the grand prize for the crowd vote does not guarantee that it will be eventually chosen as the next LEGO Ideas set. But looking at this winners list, I’m really hoping that it will be any of them.

Let’s take a look at this roster of winners starting with the overall grand prize winner.

1st Place & Grand Prize Winner (1,244 votes)

Foosball Table by Constructions by Donat

LEGO Ideas We Love Sports!

2nd Place & Runner Up Winner #1 (599 votes)

The Soul of the Rings by theAmazingLegoBananalas

3rd Place & Runner Up Winner #2 (562 votes)

Tribute to Youth-Skateboarding by Hsinwei Chi

LEGO Ideas We Love Sports!

4th Place & Runner Up Winner #3 (553 votes)

Tour de France Lead Cyclist Mechanical Model by ConductionProductions

LEGO Ideas We Love Sports!

Here’s the rest of the contest entries ranked in order of their acquired votes.

5th Place – Ballerina (with Power Up Function) by Sebastian97

6th Place – FIFA World Cup (Full Size) by Estebrick

7th Place – Michael Jordan: Basketball Legend by Brixter

8th Place – Posable Olympic Statue by MRB

9th Place – Sumo by Cugram

10th Place – The Butterfly and the Bee by johannd

Aside from the bragging rights and a cool custom-built LEGO trophy, the Grand Prize Winner will receive the following LEGO goodies:

Likewise, the three runner-ups from this building contest will each receive their custom-made LEGO trophies and one of the following LEGO Ideas sets of their choice mentioned above. Congratulation to all of our winners!

So what do you think? Which of these finalists will go on to become the next LEGO Ideas set? Share your predictions in the comments below.

LEGO Ideas A Map of Middle-Earth Project Reaches 10,000 Supporters

If winning the support of the LEGO fan community is not enough for the second time, why not earn it for the third time? Such feat is now impressively accomplished by LEGO fan builder and designer Artem Biziaev with his next product idea that managed to earn the support of 10,000+ LEGO fans – the LEGO Ideas A Map of Middle-Earth.

LEGO Ideas A Map of Middle-Earth

If you recall from last week, I reported on the current status of product ideas that have achieved support already over at LEGO Ideas, even if the First 2021 LEGO Review Stage is yet to commence in April. From this listing, we can find that other projects submitted by Artem eventually entered into that elite circle of 10K product ideas, which includes Hyrule Castle (The Legend of Zelda) and Baba Yaga. And now with the inclusion of his LEGO Ideas A Map of Middle-Earth product idea, almost all of his entries virtually advance to the next level.

The LEGO Ideas A Map of Middle-Earth features a brick-built version of Tolkien’s map of Middle-Earth, highlighting the many different places that were mentioned in the author’s Lord of the Ring trilogy. And much more, doing it in such a way that makes these locations easily recognizable even at a microscale. Mordor’s black, and infamous landscape can easily be recognized in this sort of 3D map (not to mention the wicked, all-seeing eye of Sauron), including The Shire and the kingdom of Erebor. Artem also included a handful of nanofigures of some of the most popular characters in the trilogy, adding a certain play feature to his product idea. You can chart a course for Frodo and  Sam towards the land of Mordor, or you can send Pippin and Merry on a mission to Fangorn Forest.  And of course, I love how this minifigure version of Tolkien turned out with several book accessories representing the Lord of Rings series plus The Hobbit.

Here’s how Artem Biziaev describes his LEGO creation.

Hey, Lego fans!
I’m Artem. I really love The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And i’m so excited to show you my little Idea.
Before we start let me ask you: do you know that Minas Morgul is across the river from Minas Tirith? That very close! BOOM! Now you know. And can explore more…
Look at this beautiful Middle Earth Lego map! The legend on your table.
I have placed and signed all the key objects from both trilogies. Now everyone can visually explore the path of the heroes there and back again.
Also here are the pretty travelers microfigures for your convenience.
Put your micro-Frodo and micro-Sam in the Dead Swamps, Pippin and Merry in the Fangorn forest, and everyone else in Helm’s Deep – so you played the events of the Two Towers.
I hope you enjoy my Middle-earth map! 😉
Artem’s LEGO Ideas A Map of Middle-Earth product idea is the 30th project to make it to the next LEGO Ideas review stage. Congratulations and I wish him all the best!

LEGO Ideas My LEGO Totoro Product Idea Achieves 10K Support

After seeing the Jazz Quartet reached its 10K milestone, another product idea reaches the inner circle of the LEGO Ideas Review Stage. Coming from a LEGO fan builder that has one of his LEGO Ideas entries already approved for production, we now have another potential LEGO set in the form of the LEGO Ideas My Totoro product idea.

LEGO Ideas My LEGO Totoro

Designed by legotruman, the LEGO Ideas My LEGO Totoro is his next creation to get the thumbs-up approval of fans following his approved LEGO Ideas Vincent van Gogh The Starry Night. This next entry features Studio Ghibli’s iconic character based on the anime movie My Neighbor Totoro. The set features a brick-built version of Totoro, a smaller blue version of him, and minifigure versions of sisters Satsuki and Mei. But makes this set stand out other than Totoro is the inclusion of the famous Cat Bus.

The front side of the bus features a well-sculpted cat face and comes with a removable rooftop that reveals spacious bus seats. The bus also comes with six pairs of legs and a sizeable beaver-like tail.

LEGO Ideas My LEGO Totoro

Here’s how legotruman describes his LEGO Ideas My LEGO Totoro.

This is my dream Lego set!
Ever since I was a kid and watched “My Neighbor Totoro”  for the first time, I wanted Lego to make a set with Totoro and Cat Bus.
I believe a lot of Lego fans share the same dream 🙂
With this project, I want to make our dream come true!
If you like my design and want to make LEGO Totoro real,
Please support the project by pressing the blue “Support” button above,
Voting is 100% free.
Sharing the project with your friends and on social media would be a great help too!
Features :
LEGO Totoro
  • To match the original animation, Lego Totoro is scaled to about twice the height of the Satsuki minifigure.
  • The whiskers are made of lego wolverine’s claws 🙂
  • The chest pattern is formed with lego parts instead of printed pieces.
  • I also used a smooth finishing surface to make it look cuter and more like the animation.
– Part count: 116
Cat Bus
  • Each leg is posable, so your Lego Cat Bus can run and jump as you like!
  • The left side of the main body has a loose part. You can easily switch the parts to give Cat Bus an open ‘door’, just like in the anime.
  • The roof is removable so you can easily access the interior, and put minifigures inside for a ride!
  • The top red panel displaying the destination is a 1×4 brick, multiple Kanji options can be included for changing the target station.
– Part Count: 718
The set also includes
  • Satsuki and Mei Lego minifigures, with an umbrella to recreate the iconic “raining bus station” scene (See the image above XD)
  • Blue Totoro
  • The Bus station, with accurate Kanji print to match the original animation. 
– Total parts: 869
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Lego Totoro is a dream,
If you also want to see Lego Totoro become a real set,
Press the ‘Support’ button above!
Sharing this page with your friends and on Social media (Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram) would be a great help too!
Let’s make Lego Totoro Official together!
Thank you
Cheers from a fellow Lego fan!
LEGO Ideas My LEGO Totoro
LEGO Ideas My LEGO Totoro joins 28 other projects to qualify for the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage which is expected to begin late this March or early April.

LEGO Ideas Jazz Quartet Product Idea Hits 10K Fan Support

And the list just keeps on growing. It was only yesterday when I shared how the LEGO Ideas Review Team might be seeing their largest number of qualifying sets to enter a particular LEGO Ideas Review Stage as of date. We’re not even past the halfway mark of the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, and yet, we are already seeing a total of 27 product ideas that managed to gather 10,000 fan support starting January of this year. And this time around, another set is added to the roster of 10K achievers in the form of the LEGO Ideas Jazz Quartet product idea.

From the creative mind of LEGO fan builder  Hsinwei Chi, this prolific builder managed to wow fans once more with his latest qualifying entry. This is not the first time that Hsinwei Chi’s creations were noticed by the LEGO Ideas Review Team. If you recall, one of his builds won as 2nd Runner Up for the LEGO Ideas Greatest Star Wars Battles Built By You. In addition to this achievement, the LEGO Ideas Jazz Quartet was also named as 2nd Runner Up for the more recent LEGO Ideas Music To Our Ears fan vote contest. And as if winning on these contests is not enough for this ultra-talented LEGO builder from Taiwan, his other creation (the Tribute to Youth – Skateboarding) has been chosen as one of the ten finalists in the LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! fan vote contest.

What makes Hsinwei Chi’s (also known as lego7 over at Instagram) creations stand out is their natural, almost organic feel that these builds have. It almost feels like we’re seeing a LEGO Miniland set, but upgraded up to a notch. The way they are posed and articulated, while still maintaining a distinct LEGO brick look and feel, stands out among the rest of the entries. Just take a look at his Instagram account where he usually posts his brick creations and you’ll get a better picture of what I mean.

And speaking about his latest achievement here’s what he has to say about his LEGO Ideas Jazz Quartet

Speaking of music therapy, free-spirited jazz can be medicine for your mind, with benefits from memory improvement to stress relief.
Jazz Quartet consists of a grand piano, trumpet, double bass, and jazz drum. I would like to use LEGO bricks to express the musical vitality of the jazz band. When you look at this creation, the most familiar jazz improvisation will ring in your head.
The whole set consists of four musicians and a stage. Put it on the bookshelf and let us feel the warmth of jazz music.

 

The LEGO Ideas Jazz Quartet product idea joins the rest of 27 10K qualifiers to make it to the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage which will commence sometime in April.

Get Your Game Face On With the LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! Fan Vote Contest

If you recall from late December of last year, LEGO Ideas launched a contest similar to what it did with the Music To Our Ears fan vote contest. And this time around, the contest’s theme centers on our love for sports – whether be it your favorite athlete, team, or for the love of the sports itself. The LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! fan vote contest is now in its crowd vote phase, with 10 outstanding builds that fans can support and vote for.

The mechanics of the contest is pretty straightforward: the contest entry with the most number of fan votes from February 15 to 25 will be declared as the Grand Winner and thus, entitled to receive the following goodies:

And from this pool of 10 finalists, the LEGO Ideas Review Team will select one product idea that has the potential to become the next official LEGO Ideas set. Similar to the mechanics of its previous Music To Our Ears contest, the Review Team’s choice of a product idea is independent of that from the product idea that received the most number of fan votes. If an entry was eventually chosen to be the next official LEGO Ideas set, then the fan designer will receive:

  • 1% of the total net sales of the product
  • 10 complimentary copies of the entry’s official LEGO Ideas set
  • Credit and bio in set materials as the LEGO Ideas Fan Designer

With that out of the way, let’s take a look at the finalists for the LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! fan vote contest. You may click on the following links below to vote for your favorite sports-themed build. Remember that you can only cast your vote once so be sure to choose your entry carefully. The fan vote phase will also end on February 25 next week.

MICHAEL JORDAN: BASKETBALL LEGEND BY BRIXTER

LEGO Ideas We Love Sports!

 

TRIBUTE TO YOUTH-SKATEBOARDING BY HSINWEI CHI

 

THE SOUL OF THE RINGS BY THEAMAZINGLEGOBANANALAS

LEGO Ideas We Love Sports!

 

SUMO BY CUGRAM

 

FOOSBALL TABLE BY CONSTRUCTIONS BY DONAT

LEGO Ideas We Love Sports!

 

FIFA WORLD CUP (FULL SIZE) BY ESTEBRICK

 

BALLERINA (WITH POWER UP FUNCTION) BY SEBASTIAN97

LEGO Ideas We Love Sports!

 

THE BUTTERFLY AND THE BEE BY JOHANND

 

POSABLE OLYMPIC STATUE BY _MRB_

LEGO Ideas We Love Sports!

 

TOUR DE FRANCE LEAD CYCLIST MECHANICAL MODEL BY CONDUCTIONPRODUCTIONS

 

Which LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! finalist did you vote for? Let us know in the comments below.

The LEGO Ideas Website Now Has a New Look

Over the years, the LEGO Ideas website had its share of aesthetic and functional improvements. And this time around, the LEGO fan builder platform has made its most significant visual refresh to date.

As reported by LEGO Engagement Manager Hasan Jensen, it is their way of making all of these little improvements consistent or complimentary of each other, giving the site a de-cluttered, and more simplified look. Specifically, here’s what we can expect:

Over the last months, the team has worked towards giving LEGO Ideas a brand new look focused on simplifying, modernizing and improving the visual experience and consistency across the site.

As we have added new experiences and functionality over the years, we came to the realisation that this was not done in the most consistent way and needed an overhaul to get it all aligned.

During this time, we also took the opportunity to make minor tweaks in various places including:

  • Moving the Blog into the top navigation and subsequently moving Community into the Explore tab
  • Moved from a 4 column design in Explore/Search to place focus on the individual design. Focus on the design submitted is further enhanced by a reduction of the supporter counter.
  • Adding a “Supporting” flag on all Product Ideas you have already supported
  • Moved your “Followers” and “Following” in the profile tab to the left side of the profile page, making the central part all about the content you submit
  • And more…

Other than realigning some of the site’s functionalities and directories, Hasan also made mention of some new rules regarding posting main images of product ideas. This is done so that all entries will now be consistent with how the new LEGO Ideas website looks like.

In order to maintain a clean and consistent look across the site, main images of submissions will no longer be allowed to contain any text or titles, unless otherwise specified.

The only exception is text that is a part of stickers/prints on elements that are explicitly a part of the LEGO model submitted. Text/titles placed on LEGO elements so as to bypass this will not be allowed.

For builders and fan designers to have some time to adjust to these new rules, the LEGO Ideas Team will start moderating entries beginning Monday next week, February 22. This means that any submissions done after midnight of the 21st will no longer be allowed to have text on their main images as stipulated in the guidelines. And though the LEGO Ideas Second 2020 Review Stage has already been concluded, we can expect these changes to be applied to future and current product submissions.

Like any other online collaborative platform, the LEGO Ideas website is not perfect and it will appreciate any feedback that it can get from the LEGO fan community. So what do you think of these changes? Do you think the LEGO Ideas Team has it all covered, or do you have some areas or functionalities that you want to look into? Let us know in the comments below.

LEGO Ideas Out of this World Space Build Contest Launches

LEGO Ideas has launched a new contest over at its blog site. The LEGO Ideas Out of this World Space Build contest challenges LEGO fan builders to come up with their next fan entry that may eventually turn out to be the next LEGO gift-with-purchase (GWP) set.

Similar to the LEGO Vintage Car (40448), this contest seeks to tap into the creative side of LEGO fans by allowing talented builders to come up with their best entries yet. The LEGO Ideas Out of this World Space Build contest also pushes the bar higher by providing a set of limits for the number of LEGO pieces that can be used: ranging from 150 to 250 bricks, no more no less. This piece count somewhat approximates that of a small to medium-sized set, similar to previous GWP sets.

LEGO Ideas Out of this World

Aside from the Grand Prize winner, there will be five runner-ups that will be recognized, and the prizes that await them does not disappoint as well. And like previous LEGO Ideas building contests, tons of great LEGO sets are up for grabs for the winning entries.

Other than the perpetual bragging right of having your creation rendered to an official LEGO set, the Grand Prize winner will receive the following space-inspired LEGO sets:

The sweet prizes that await the five runner-ups are also equally appealing. Each of them will receive:

The deadline for entry for this contest is on or before March 8, 2021, at 6 AM EST. For the rest of the contest guidelines and on how to submit your entry, be sure to go through the building contest rules right here.

So do you have a Space-inspired LEGO entry in mind? Let us know in the comments below.