Here’s Your Chance to Revive a Classic LEGO Theme Set

Today is the last day for LEGO Ideas’ latest online activity. In case you missed it, LEGO has launched a new LEGO Ideas Activity to mark the LEGO Group’s 90th Anniversary. And as a way of paying forward to its ever-growing adult LEGO fan base, LEGO is giving us the chance to determine which among its 30 favorite classic LEGO themes will be revived as the basis for its 90th Anniversary Set. This classic LEGO set will then be released sometime in 2022 as part of the LEGO Adult Portfolio.

The contest is divided into two parts, with the first voting cycle launching last week, January 17, and slated to end on January 25 giving loyal LEGO adult fans another day to cast their votes.

For the first round, LEGO fans can select up to 3 candidates from the following themes and subthemes: Trains (1966), Town (1978), Classic Space (1978), Classic Castle (1978), Lion Knights (1984), Black Falcons (1984), Model Team (1986), Forestmen (1987), Blacktron (1987), Black Knights (1988), Pirates (1989), Imperials (1989), Space Police (1989), M-Tron (1990), Wolfpack (1992), Paradisa (1992), Dragon Knights (1993), Ice Planet (1993), Aquazone (1995), Spyrius (1994), Exploriens (1996), Time Cruisers (1996), Divers (1997), Adventurers (1998), Xtreme Team (1998), Rock Raiders (1993), Studios (2000), Bionicle (2001), Arctic (2000), and Alpha Team (2001).

The results from this first round of voting will then be carried over as the basis for the second round of voting which will run from February 3 to 10. The top three themes to be selected from this final round will be the basis for the LEGO 90th Anniversary Set that LEGO intends to be a surprise.

As shared by The Brick Fan, the top three leading themes as of Thursday last week are Bionicle, Classic Space, and Pirates. Though a lot can still happen by the end of the first voting period, I find it more feasible that Bionicle may eventually rise as the theme of choice considering that we already have a recent, Pirates-inspired set in the form of the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322).  Furthermore, LEGO Ideas also has its share of Space and NASA-based sets in the form of the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (92176) and International Space Station (21321). And though LEGO tried to revive interest in the Bionicle theme with its 2016 offering, this latest LEGO Ideas activity may somehow show that LEGO Bionicle is still very much in the minds of adult LEGO fans.

The LEGO Bionicle Pohatu (8531), one of the earliest sets released under the theme back in 2001.

Remember that you still have 24 hours to cast your vote over at the LEGO Ideas platform. So what classic LEGO theme do you think the 90th-anniversary set will be based on? Will LEGO Bionicle come on top? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Ideas Kicks Off 2021 With These 25 Candidates for the Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage

As we begin 2021 with a lot of high-hopes, these next 25 product ideas sure have something to look forward to as they qualify for the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

The LEGO Ideas blog site has now released the qualifying entries for its next review cycle – original product ideas that earned the approval of more than 10,000 LEGO fans around the world. Continuing the trend of more than 20 submissions that managed to hit that 10K fan support milestone, these are fan-made entries that were submitted via the LEGO Ideas platform from September 2020 to January 4, 2021. On a side note, there are still 35 product submissions that are being evaluated by the LEGO design team, with one from the First 2020 Review cycle still being scrutinized.

Here’s a round-up of these Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage qualifiers, with links to their respective product idea pages. Though there are some that I fell may not make it to the cut considering that similar LEGO sets were already released such as the LEGO Creator Expert Colosseum (10276) and LEGO Creator Expert Police Station (10278), there are still some product ideas from this roster that are promising such as the Classic Castle, Viking Village, and James Cameron’s Avatar to name a few.

Which of these do you think will emerge as the next official LEGO Ideas set? Let me know what you think about this in the comments below.

1. Boeing 737 Passenger Plane

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2. Colosseum (Architecture Style)

3. Gravity Falls: The Mystery Shack

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4. Brick Town Police Station

5. Bag End

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6. Red Dwarf Starbug LEGO Idea

7. Avatar: The Last Airbender – YIP YIP!

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8. Classic Castle

9. Open MRI

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10. Motorized Lighthouse

11. Avatar: The Illuminated World of Pandora

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12. Spirited Away

13. Jumanji of 1995

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14 The Little Venice

15. Auto Union Type C Racecar

16. Automated Garbage Truck

17. TX Master Games

18. Milwaukee Art Museum

19. The Car Wash

20. Wallace & Gromit

21. Among Us: The Skeld

22. Roman Warship

23. The Addams Family Mystery Mansion

24. GMC – Blue Chip 100 [1957]

25. Viking Village

LEGO Officially Introduces the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448)

In case you missed it, the LEGO Ideas blog site has posted its official reveal of the next fan-designed,  gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448). If you recall, this freebie concept was the overall winner of the LEGO Ideas Build a Vintage Car contest back in 2019.

Valued at $15, this LEGO freebie will be available all throughout the month of January 2021 or while supplies last. This cool brick replica of the classic Aedelsten deluxe hardtop convertible will be added to your LEGO shopping cart starting today, with a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $85 or more, or while supplies last.

Check out the set’s product description below, plus its crisp official photos. And for the latest LEGO sets that debuted in 2021, be sure to take a look over at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448)

189 pieces | Valued at $14.99 | Gift-With-Purchase set for minimum LEGO purchases worth $85 or more. 

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car

LEGO® fans aged 12 and up will love building this winning model from the LEGO Ideas’ Build a Vintage Car competition. The winning design came from Arne in Germany and received twice as many votes as the runner-up. Developed in co-operation with the winner, this stylish vintage car comes in eye-catching teal, inspired by the winner’s daughter’s favorite color. With 2 minifigures, the car fits perfectly in the universe of LEGO modular buildings, adding a touch of fun to other LEGO creations.

  • Build the winning entry from the LEGO® Ideas’ Build a Vintage Car competition. Includes license plate stickers and 2 minifigures.
  • Makes a great gift for LEGO® fans or vintage car enthusiasts.
  • Measures over 5 in. (14 cm) long, 1 in. (5 cm) wide, and 1 in. (4 cm) high.

And the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz Set Will Be…

Last month, the LEGO Ideas platform has launched another fan activity that celebrates the upcoming release of the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set. Fans of the brick-built collectible theme were given a chance to vote for the next BrickHeadz, coming from four pre-determined candidate themes.

As of this writing, there are currently more than 100 BrickHeadz that were already released, and it will definitely take some time before we see the likes of the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set. And to make the voting process even more fun, the LEGO Ideas Team has rolled out four likely candidates that will be given the honor to mark such an occasion: Lilo & Stitch, Minecraft, Jaws, and Star Wars.

I have to say that I was excited about the idea of finally seeing an official, brick-built Stitch set (which somehow almost made it to the cut with Tyler’s LEGO Stitch product idea). But this being a majority vote among 13,000 LEGO fans who participated, the honor of being the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set is now reserved for yet another LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz set. That’s how democracy works I presume, even if you don’t particularly like the outcome.

The 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set will feature a Star Wars character.

Currently, the Stars Wars subtheme of the LEGO BrickHeadz series is by far the most represented theme in the said genre – with 16 LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz sets under its belt. I guess that’s a testament to how popular this LEGO subtheme is among the majority of the brick-loving masses.

It is also interesting to note that LEGO may also be continuing its trend of offering official brick renditions of some of the most popular pop-icons of our generation, similar to the likes of LEGO BrickHeadz pairs such as that of Marty MacFly and Doc Brown (41611), and Peter Venkman and Slimer (41622).  And bringing the possibility of having a LEGO Jaws set on the table is quite revealing on the part of LEGO. Does it mean that LEGO has something in the works coming from this direction? We just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, we might need to wait a little longer before we can see the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set under the Star Wars theme. And with so many present and future Star Wars candidates to choose from, it will be quite a challenge for LEGO to zero-in on the best SW character to fill in the commemorative spot.

So who do you think from the galaxy far, far away will be honored as the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set? Which Star Wars characters do you think will eventually win this title? Or are you even happy with the results? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) Gift-With-Purchase Set Coming in January 2021

Last week, we reported on a rumor that was making rounds across the LEGO fan community that the next LEGO Ideas set may already be on its way towards LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon. And to make it even more special, the rumored release of the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith in January 2021, will be accompanied by the next gift-with-purchase (GWP) set coming from the fan-inspired theme. And from the looks of it, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) is all poised to be the initial GWP set of 2021. Since we don’t have any better images as of the moment, I guess we just have to settle for this one. I’ll update this post once LEGO releases their official images.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448)

According to Promobricks, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car will be added to your LEGO shopping cart automatically for every single-receipt qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth 85 euros or more via LEGO Shop@Home and at LEGO brand stores. The promo may last until the middle of January 2021 or while supplies last.

If you recall, the LEGO Ideas  Vintage Car emerged as the overall winner in the LEGO Ideas Build a Vintage Car building contest held in the latter part of 2019, earning more than 1,400 LEGO fan votes among other entries. This upcoming freebie is based on the creation of LEGO fan Versteinert and his Aedelsten Deluxe MOC. There’s not much of a difference from the fan version to that of the final LEGO Ideas version, save for some minor changes in the front of the car and details on the minifigure couple included with the set.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car fan design. Not the final product.
LEGO Ideas Vintage Car fan design. Not the final product.

We haven’t heard anything yet from LEGO US regarding this next promotional freebie, but I can safely guess that more details (and even perhaps a better, closer look) about the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) may appear on the copy of the January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar which will be uploaded to LEGO servers anytime soon.  Stay tuned for more updates.

For LEGO VIPs: Here’s a Chance to Win an Exclusive LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure

In case you missed it, the LEGO VIP Rewards Center has been updated to include a new sweepstakes contest that gives all LEGO VIP members a chance to win an exclusive LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure.

Launched towards the end of 2019, the upscaled 5:1 wooden minifigure display piece is a nod to one of LEGO’s most recognizable pop-icon symbols that began in 1978. And this time around, LEGO VIP members now have a chance to bring home not just the generic kind of LEGO wooden maxifig, but a Colette-branded collectible exclusively designed by Sarah Andelman. For those who are not familiar with her works in the fashion industry, Sarah Andelman is the founder and creative director of Colette, a chic Parisian concept store known for its limited-edition range of collectibles and luxury brands, and its quirky mix of lifestyle products. Unfortunately, after 20 years in the business since 1997, Colette eventually closed its doors in 2017.

Each raffle entry to this exclusive LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure sweepstakes costs 50 VIP points. The raffle draw will run until January 10, 2021, across eligible countries. For more information, be sure to check out LEGO’s contest rules and terms of service. And if you wish to include this in your AFOL’s LEGO Christmas wishlist, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home to know more about this collectible.

The Second 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage Features a Record-Breaking 35 Product Ideas

I have to admit that I haven’t covered much of what’s going on over at LEGO Ideas during these past weeks – I only managed to keep track of the first eight qualifiers for the current review stage early in June. But to my surprise this morning, I was greeted by my inbox with this fascinating update from the LEGO Ideas Team. In a record-breaking feat, the LEGO Ideas platform has listed 35 qualifiers for its Second 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. What is even more fascinating is that it even bested its previous record of 26 qualified submissions during the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review which concluded last May.

These current 35 product idea qualifiers managed to garner the needed support from 10,000 LEGO fans from the period of early May until September 7. And for someone who has been following the LEGO Ideas scene during the past years, all I can say is that this is insanely cool! This only shows that no pandemic can ever stop the creativity of our brick-loving, LEGO community.

I can just also imagine the sheer amount of work awaiting the LEGO Ideas Review Team considering that as Hasan Jensen, LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager puts it, they are still hard at work in reviewing the qualifiers from the previous review stage. And with the next cycle of product submissions now officially commencing today and until January 4, 2021, the Review Team must clearly work, double or even triple time.

In case you missed it, here are the 35 qualifiers for the Second 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. Feel free to list your favorites at the comments below, and congratulations once again to all the qualifiers!

1. The Mountain Windmill by Hanwasyellowfirst

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2. Community – Greendale Community College by bulldoozer

3. Lego HeroQuest by KingGloriousSquirrel

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4. Brickwest Studios by Bricky_Brick

5. House from Up by bramant1

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6. Animal Crossing New Horizons: Nook’s Cranny by Micro_Model_Maker

7. Trabant 601 by pedankopet

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8. Night At The Museum by CARLIERTI

9. Fast Food Corner by RobinHoodBricks

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10. Avatar: The Last Airbender by Minibrick Productions

11. Portal 2 – GLaDOS vs Chell and Wheatley by hachiroku24

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12. BMW M1 (E26) by TOMOELL

13. Caribbean Clipper by Babyteeth

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14. Sheriff’s Safe with Combination Lock by Il Buono

15. 31 Minutos T.V. Studio by YnsomniacTypho

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16. Southwest 737-800 by BigPlanes-Customs

17. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld by BrickHammer

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18. Seasons In Time: Calendar by BrentWaller

19. Exploratorium by EndlessAges

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20. Hocus Pocus – Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage by TheAmbrinator

21. Schitt’s Creek: The Rosebud Motel by seemarkgeek

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22. Gold Rush Mine Train Roller Coaster by Footonabrick

23. Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night by legotruman

24. The Fortress – Imperial Army by Piraten

25. Seagull Bay Lighthouse Imperial Fortress by Delusion Brick

26. The Bakery by Bricky_Brick

27. Bangladesh National Parliament (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban) by JandJLEGO

28. LEGO Doggo by legotruman

29. Zen Bonsai by BrentWaller

30. Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop by DadiTwins

31. Temple of Hermit by Brickfornia

32. The Ocean House by Hanwasyellowfirst

33. Medieval Market by CARLIERTI

34. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Course by The Real Ashnflash

35. Ratatouille: ReOpen The Doors! by BRICK PROJECT

 

ICYMI: LEGO Ideas The Ultimate Tour Building Contest Launched

The LEGO Ideas platform has launched a new building contest that allows us to build our best LEGO rendition of our Ducati dream ride. Inspired by the upcoming  LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107), the LEGO Ideas The Ultimate Tour Building Contest encourages fans to envision their ultimate Ducati picture-perfect ride using LEGO Technic pieces or other LEGO bricks and pieces that we may have lying around at home.

The Ultimate Tour!

There must be a street, or place you’ve dreamed of riding an awesome Ducati through? To celebrate the Ducati being immortalized in LEGO Technic elements, we want to see where you would take your bike. It could be a real location, or somewhere you make up, and you don’t have to be on your own!

You can build your own bike from Technic elements and/or LEGO bricks and your scenery can be built out of LEGO bricks and/or Technic elements.

This latest LEGO Ideas contest had already begun last June 16 and will run until July 13. And like other LEGO Ideas building contest, the prizes up for grabs for the First, Second, and Third place winners do not disappoint as well. Check out the prizes that are up for grabs for this LEGO Ideas The Ultimate Tour Building Contest.

First Place Winner

LEGO Ideas The Ultimate Tour

 

Second Place Winner

 

Third Place Winner

 

The LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107) comes in at 646 pieces and is expected to retail for $69.99 once it arrives in LEGO Stores in August. It is currently listed at LEGO Shop@Home if you want to take a look.

The Results Are In: LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results Announced

After announcing their awesome giveaway the day before, the LEGO Ideas Team led by Hasan Jensen and Samuel Johnson has just announced the victors of the LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results. Out of 12 qualifiers, it turns out that we can now expect three additional LEGO Ideas sets added to the theme’s roster. Check out the video of their highly anticipated announcement.

A huge congratulations to the following LEGO product ideas for making it to this elite circle:

Home Alone. McCallister’s House by  Alex Storozhuk (aka adwind)

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Home Alone – is a 1990 Christmas movie… Come on, you guys all know what Home Alone is! Let’s talk about what this movie has become to thousands of us around the globe. To our family Home Alone is a Christmas tradition, symbol, and very warm memories of childhood! So in this project, I and my wife Nadya tried to put as much love and details as we could!

This set consists of 3000 pieces. McCallister’s house has 2 floors full of furniture and stuff from the movie and of course, it features a mansard. There is a small tree house outside with a rope that links it with the main structure to help Kevin escape. 

The main roof and kitchen roof are removable and also the house itself is openable to let you recreate scenes and make your own stories!

Here you may see the main hall, kitchen and dining area, brick-built stairs, mom and dad bedroom, Buzz room, 2 bathrooms, storeroom.

There are 3 minifigures: Kevin, Harry, and Marv.

 

LEGO Typewriter by Steve Guinness (aka Steve Guinness)

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I have designed and built this replica typewriter, that has a working hand-cranked mechanism. I originally developed the idea whilst I was on the Legomasters TV show in the UK. Since then I have continued to refine the design, making a hand-cranked mechanism instead of a power functions motor that I had originally fitted. I have also had the keys printed up with letters. I believe this would make a fun and unique lego ideas project. I think it showcases the versatility of the Lego brick and would look amazing on any Lego fans desk, at home or even in the office at work!

I hope to add more updates, showing my ideas for the packaging, and giving details on how I developed the working mechanism.

I’m dedicating the idea to my wife Rachael, who is my best friend and an amazing support to me, she always believes in me and is an amazing encouragement to me in everything I do. I would love to be able to walk into a Lego shop with Rachael and my children Daisy and Obby, and see my design on the shelves 🙂

 

Seinfeld 30th Anniversary by Brent Waller (aka BrentWaller)

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This LEGO Ideas project celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the beloved classic 90s comedy sitcom with an accurate recreation of Jerry’s Upper West Side Manhattan apartment using approximately 900 LEGO Pieces.

It also includes 5 minifigures including Comedian and shows namesake, Jerry Seinfeld, neurotic best friend George Costanza, friend Elaine Benes, eccentric but kind-hearted neighbor Cosmo Kramer and Jerry’s arch-nemesis, mailman and neighbor known only as “Newman”.

 

Though I have to say that I was a bit surprised that the either the Winter Chalet or the Legend of Zelda product ideas did not make it to the cut, I am still happy for the fan designers behind these winning projects. The LEGO Ideas Typewriter is a technically impressive piece of work, while the LEGO Home Alone and Seinfeld sets will surely hit the nostalgic sweet spots of older LEGO fans.

It’s too early to tell on when these winning product ideas will be eventually available since the LEGO Ideas design and review teams will certainly be hard at work on these three fan projects. They also have a handful of product ideas to work on as they now enter the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage with its staggering 26 qualifiers. It will surely be a busy year at LEGO Ideas HQ.

So what do you think about the LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results? Are you happy about these selections? Let’s talk about it in the comments. below.

LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results Are Coming In With A Huge Giveaway

After hinting on the upcoming LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results a couple of weeks ago, the LEGO Ideas Review Team has now revealed that the results for this review stage will be up in the next 24 hours. To make the announcement even more exciting for fans, LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager, Hasan Jensen, kicks off the big reveal with an equally huge raffle giveaway.

LEGO fans now have a chance of winning the impressive and much desired LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) by simply sending in your comment on which among these 10K qualifiers do you think will eventually emerge as the next official LEGO Ideas set.

  1. Queen: I Want to Break Free by Han Sbricksteen
  2. Seinfeld 30th Anniversary by BrentWaller
  3. The Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables by Hanwasyellowfirst
  4. Planet Express Delivery Ship by Nicola Stocchi & gabriele.zannotti
  5. Ratatouille: Open The Doors! by Brick Project
  6. LEGO Typewriter by Steve Guinness
  7. The Legend of the BIONICLE: Celebrating 20 years of Lego stories by Sokoda
  8. The Huascar by aldrin
  9. Winter Chalet by sdrnet
  10. Toronto Rocket Subway Train – Minifigure scale Electric Train by Legovader217
  11. Home Alone. McCallister’s House by adwind
  12. Clockwork Aquarium by mjsmiley
Two LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) sets will be given away as raffle prizes for the reveal of the LEGO Ideas Third Review Results.   

Here’s a quick overview of the contest rules.

Giveaway

We’re giving away 2 LEGO Ideas 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay sets!

How do you win?
Let us know in the comments of either this LEGO Ideas blog post or the relevant Facebook post what you think the results of this LEGO Ideas review will be based on the 10K Club submissions shown in this blog post. We’ll draw 1 random winner on each platform from among all those who guess correctly or guess the closest either via the blog post or Facebook. (i.e. 1 winner among comments on the LEGO Ideas blog and 1 winner among comments on the LEGO Ideas Facebook post).

Deadline
We’ll close for guesses at 4pm CET (Danish time) on the 23rd June, 2020, as soon as the results are revealed.

Just don’t forget to post your comment either on the LEGO Ideas blog site, or over at their Facebook page where the above video is found, on or before the deadline at 11 AM EDT or 8 AM PDT the next day.

Truth be told, I’m really hoping for the Legend of Zelda BotW Stables product idea to push through. It will be a good indicator of things to come between LEGO and Nintendo if this product idea is pulled off, especially considering that we already have our official line up of LEGO Super Mario sets.

And while we’re still waiting for the official LEGO versions of the winners of the LEGO Ideas Second 2019 Review Stage in the form of the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith and Winnie the Pooh sets,  which product idea do you think will make the cut in the LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.