After the teaser given by the LEGO Store in China last week, LEGO has finally given us our very first look at the upcoming LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315). LEGO made the reveal via LEGO Ideas’ official social media pages as you can see below.
To be frank, the Pop-Up book’s corresponding box art and minifigures have been already leaked on the Internet so we already have an idea of how it might look like. However, seeing the actual set as it is, gave me a better appreciation of this newest LEGO Ideas set. The LEGO Ideas design team really did a good job in improving the original product idea of fan designer Jason Allemann, who also happens to be the fan designer behind 2016’s LEGO Ideas Maze (21305).
I absolutely love how the dark red and green and colors were used in the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315), and the nice touch on the “Once Upon a Brick” title. I’m not quite sure if the title is made out of a sticker, or if it’s printed on a huge tile. However, my bet is that it’s probably a sticker. Though I haven’t seen the images of the actual set, the box art of the Pop-Up Book suggests that it has two stories to tell. The 10-second teaser trailer already hinted on the classic story of Red Riding Hood considering the inclusion of the wolf minifigure disguised as Red’s grandma.
The second alternate build of the set highlights another classic fairy tale which is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. It looks like it will be using a nanofigure for Jack to make it somehow proportionally scaled to the buildable beanstalk that stretches from the ground up to the clouds. The LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) will also include four minifigures: Red Riding Hood, Grandma, Wolf in disguise, the Giant, and a Jack nanofigure. The full reveal of this set is slated on October 26 so we can expect more teasers and additional info to come out anytime soon.
After the success of the Dinosaur Fossils Skeletons as the first LEGO Ideas set to enter the Third 2018 Review Stage, it is soon followed by another STEM-inspired project in the form of the LEGO Product Idea Chemical Plant by LEGO fan builder Ymarilego. Here’s a cool LEGO Ideas fact about Ymarilego: he is a veteran in the LEGO Ideas platform, with a total of 30 project submissions under his belt in almost 2 years. If you recall, Ymarilego was also fortunate enough to have his Quest Builder project join the ranks of the qualifying product ideas under the First 2017 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.
Here’s a brief description of what to expect from the LEGO Product Idea Chemical Plant.
The plant is built on two basic grey 32×32 stud ground plates and is made with approximately of 1,900 pieces.
On the right base plate, there are several treatment sites and chimneys, storage vats and spheres and a laboratory to check the quality of the chemicals produced.
All this complex machinery has to be checked regularly and repaired when needed of so several minifigures are added as well to keep an eye on things. There is a scientist in the lab, an overseer and 4 crew members going about their work (two females, two males).
To ensure their safety there are a lot of railings to prevent them from falling down and warning stripes on the floor. Several kinds of extinguishing materials are at hand in different color tanks, in case of an accident.
On the left baseplate is a loading station for both rail and road vehicles. The connecting “ladders” can be moved up and down. The tankhose poles (no idea what they are called) can be rotated 360 degrees so either rail or road can be accommodated.
There is a small storage area for different kinds of drums and some pump equipment. The structures of both places do not overlap so one can decide if both are to be placed next to each other or apart or even rotated differently to create another layout.
The LEGO Ideas Third 2018 Review Stage now officially has 2 qualifying product ideas, with other projects in close lead such as the Food Stand Diners and Anatomini – you may want to check and support these cool original product ideas as well. LEGO Ideas has also announced the next LEGO Ideas sets based from its First 2018 Review Results: the Treehouse and Flintstones.
We now have the result of this year’s first LEGO Ideas Review Stage, and it looks like we’re not just getting one, but two upcoming LEGO Ideas sets. The reveal for these next LEGO Ideas sets came in via LEGO Fan Tube’s YouTube channel, as announced yesterday, and as revealed by Ali and Hasan, these are the Treehouse by KevinTreeHouse and the fun, prehistoric family of The Flintstones by AndrewClark2. Watch the full reveal below.
The LEGO Ideas Treehouse eventually became the LEGO Design Team’s pick, together with The Flintstones and will be both released sometime next year. I have to admit that I was looking forward to have Stitch as the next official LEGO Ideas set but it seems that the likelihood of having a LEGO Ideas Stitch is close to none because of the new LEGO Ideas guidelines concerning existing themes (e.g. Disney) that are now enforced on all future submissions. In any case, the LEGO Ideas Treehouse and LEGO Ideas The Flintstones will still appeal to a large number of LEGO fans, especially those who grew up with the iconic Hanna-Barbera cartoon.
So what do you think brick fans, do you think you’ll be picking up these next LEGO Ideas sets on day 1? Share us what you think in the comments below.
Just a short while ago, the LEGO Ideas blog site has been updated with a teaser about the upcoming reveal of the next LEGO Ideas set based on this year’s first LEGO Ideas Review. For 2018’s first wave of LEGO Ideas project qualifiers, we are very proud and excited to hear the results, since our Master Builder extraordinaire is one of the candidates whose project qualified. Tyler’s LEGO Ideas Stitch is a very feasible contender for this batch of qualifiers along with my other favorites, The Flintstones and Modular Arcade.
Check out the links below for the rest of the First 2018 LEGO Ideas qualifiers that are vying to be the next LEGO Ideas set.
The reveal will be announced over at YouTube and Facebook at exactly 10AM EST/4PM CEST of October 4. Be sure to turn on your notifications so you can be updated once the announcement goes live. What next LEGO Ideas set do you hope to see among these qualifiers? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.
This past Monday began the last stretch of the CBS sitcom that, from 2007, has managed to endear itself to television audiences: The Big Bang Theory. September 24 was the premiere of the show’s twelfth and final season, and promises to (figuratively) go out like the explosion in its title. Why are we talking about this? That’s because part of the plot for S12 – Episode 1 of The Big Bang Theory offers a big shout-out to LEGO. The reference can’t get any louder when the episode starts with Sheldon (Jim Parsons) greeting Amy (Mayim Bialik) in the morning with a custom LEGO brickfast in bed.
Oh yes – the plate on Sheldon’s hand contained the usual custom LEGO brickfast of AFOL Champions: with bacon, eggs and pancakes made entirely of LEGO bricks, as confirmed by Bialik in her blog, mentioning that it was probably put together by an anonymous production staff builder.
That’s not the end of it though. Recall that Sheldon and Amy are on honeymoon at this point, and they’re going to have it at…wait for it…LEGOLAND Resort New York! Funny thing is that the theme park on Goshen, NY shouldn’t be open until 2020. And the visit’s off-screen, too.
LEGO and The Big Bang Theory have been in a real awesome partnership ever since LEGO Ideas churned out a (now-retired) set based on the sitcom (21302). Then in 2017 the show along with some of its fellow Warner Bros. TV productions received brick-built billboards courtesy of LEGO. That’s cool.
Here’s hoping we get more TBBT-LEGO shenanigans before the sitcom’s grand finale sometime next year.
Earlier this month, the LEGO Ideas Team has officially announced the second set of qualifiers for this year’s Second 2018 Review Stage. From space exploration to a deliciously looking candy vending machine, this set of LEGO Ideas project qualifiers will now soon be joined by our very first LEGO Ideas 10K qualifier for the Third Review Stage. The Dinosaurs Fossil Skeletons – Natural History Collection LEGO Ideas Project proposal is based on the famous dinosaur fossils of the Natural History Museum. This LEGO Ideas project features several custom LEGO dinosaur fossils mounted on brick-built stands.
The Dinosaurs Fossil Skeletons – Natural History Collection project proposal is the very first entry for the Third 2018 Review Stage. Read on for the set’s description courtesy of its creator, Mukkinn.
Dinosaurs Fossils Skeletons – Natural History Collection
Did you ever dreamed to get your own Dinosaur Museum?
The collection “Natural History Museum” is giving you the chance to build and expose on your shelf the most famous and majestic creatures who walked on earth !
Don’t miss the opportunity to amaze your guests with these impressive and realistic reconstitutions of various Dinosaur species!
Triceratops Fossil Skeleton and his exhibition base
Stegosaurus Fossil Skeleton and his exhibition base
Dilophosaurus Fossil Skeleton and his exhibition base
Brachiosaurus Fossil Skeleton and his exhibition base
Plesiosaurus Skeleton and his exhibition base
Parasaurolophus Skeleton and his exhibition base
Another LEGO Ideas project qualifier is almost at the end of its 10K finish line, with just 400 and more votes needed to qualify. The Chemical Plant by Ymarilego might soon accomplish this goal at the end of this last quarter, so will keep a close eye on this one as well.
There’s really no doubt now, that LEGO has fortuitously timed the introduction of so many elements of their total brand that their respective anniversaries – in multiples of ten – fall on the same year. Thus this 2018 they (and we) celebrated 60 years of LEGO bricks, 40 years of minifigures, 50 years of LEGOLAND (Billund’s opened in 1968), and 10 years of LEGO Ideas too.
That’s right; it’s been ten years since that wonderfully ingenious platform for the LEGO building community to submit designs that might become official LEGO sets came to be under its original name of LEGO Cuusoo.
Now, to celebrate yet another important milestone to the complete history of LEGO, a big exhibition is being held at LEGO House in Billund, Denmark. This exhibit showcases actual builds of the various models submitted throughout 10 years of LEGO Ideas, while not passing review, did receive 10,000 enthusiastic supporters needed.
The selection of 10K submissions, now called “Product Ideas” in the platform’s parlance, comes from 11 countries all over the world. The builds range from vehicles, to buildings, to creatures and robots galore, and a testament to the intense imaginations that fired up those who submitted them to LEGO Ideas.
LEGO House will keep the exhibit up until October 8, and it can be (thankfully) viewed in the Home of the Brick’s free-access area. Or you can view photos of the displays at LEGO Ideas’ official blog, alongside information and interviews with their respective creators.
The new and revamped LEGO Ideas platform is back with another building contest to test you brick-building mettle. After the successful launch of its first contest (post-Rebrick), Form Your Most Imaginative Voltron Scene, LEGO Ideas has announced another MOC-building competition that draws inspiration from Disney Pixar’s super family. The LEGO Ideas Create an Amazing Family Moment encourages aspiring Master Builders to come up with their most super cool depiction of what day-to-day life is for the Parr Family.
Submission of entries has already begun, and will end on October 10. Winners will be announced on November 13 over at the LEGO Ideas website. Submitted entries must be able show a day in the life of the Incredibles family using either physical bricks or a digital build using LEGO Digital Designer (LDD). Three winners will be selected – a Grand Prize Winner which will bring home $500 USD worth of prizes, and 2 Runner-Ups with $200 USD worth of goodies each.
Read on for the rest of the details of the LEGO Ideas Create an Amazing Family Moment, and if you’re up to task, be sure to visit its respective Contest Page for more details about the contest rules before you submit your entry. The LEGO Juniors Incredibles 2 sets are now available at your local LEGO brand store and at shop.LEGO.com. Happy building!
Create an Amazing Family Moment
What’s it like to be part of a super family? It’s probably very rewarding and satisfying to use that super strength, elasticity, invisibility or super speed to help those in need around you! Whatever it might be, LEGO® Juniors want you to build and show us your idea of a day in the life of Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles!
It’s time to share your ideas with the community. We look forward to your contribution!
ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entry no later than October 10th 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST.
How it Works
The contest will consist of 3 phases:
Submission Phase – Build and submit your entry before October 10th, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST. We recommend submitting your entry 2-3 days before the deadline in the event we have to return it to you for changes.
Judging Phase – Our judges review the entries and choose the winners by November 2nd 2018.
Winners Announcement – We share the Grand Prize winner and two Runner Up winners here on LEGO Ideas on November 13th 2018!
How to Enter
Build your amazing family moment using LEGO elements or a digital building tool like LEGO Digital Designer. You’re welcome to use image editing tools, such as Photoshop, to enhance your photos/presentation.
Take up to five photos of your creation and submit them to the contest. Make sure to show off all angles and any features or functions of your creation.
Add a title and short description.
Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button found on the contest page.
There’s been a load of sets that have come out from the LEGO Ideas platform since its original inception around the turn of the first decade of the 21st Century. Still, none of these sets seem to have gained the “longevity” of Ideas set #17, NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309).
It first came out in June 1 of the previous year, but despite being retired it’s been seeing more sales appearances at one LEGO partner retailer after another. And now the latest retail brand to put a sale on the very sought-after LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) rocket set is Walmart.
On its official listing at the Walmart website, the LEGO Ideas Apollo 11 Saturn V (21309) will go for about $119.99 per set. That’s not particularly big discount wise, but with how LEGO collectors seem to pounce on the set every time it goes on sale, interested buyers best hurry. The Waltmart listing for this sought after LEGO Ideas set is still up at Walmart as of this writing, so if you’re still contemplating to get this set I suggest that you act on it asap.
The NASA Apollo 11 Saturn V (21309) was co-created by Austria’s Felix “saabfan” Stiessen and France’s Valerie “whatsuptoday” Roche, prominent members of the LEGO Ideas submission platform who have since continued to put forth new product ideas for support and review to become official LEGO sets.
The end of June was something of a new start for LEGO Ideas, the brand’s very own platform for inspiring builders to send their custom brick creations in the hope that they may become official sets. It was marked with a new website design, a new logo, and new guidelines. All these changes to the LEGO Ideas platform looked plenty impressive when it went live. But as it turns out, the redesigns were merely the beginning. One major new update to Ideas is the integration of another LEGO platform which will eventually lead to LEGO Rebrick closing down this month.
While it was launched only two years ago in 2016, LEGO Rebrick has proven very popular with plenty of participation in all its contests. Still, in an effort to streamline its online platforms, and with LEGO Rebrick closing, this means that the site’s content will now be a part of the LEGO Ideas Contests page.
Here’s a list of what to expect from the platform, according to the LEGO Ideas blog:
A new Staff Pick feed that shows both Product Ideas and Contest Entries
Lightboxes are back! This isn’t new, but it’s useful and we missed them after they were removed in the last release.When you click an image in an idea or entry, it will open a lightbox and you can view it full screen within your browser window.
Improved look for Contest pages including a full-width header and less visual clutter. Check it out on the Voltron Scene contest.
New Notifications menu you can find by clicking the bell on the top menu. Customize your alerts in Settings.
Color-coded flags for news feed items. Product Idea flags are yellow, Contest Entries are blue. We’ve also added a tool tip for context when you hover over them.
You can now disallow followers in Settings.
One Contest entry at a time. You can enter contests as many times as you want, but you can only have one awaiting a moderator approval at a time. Quality over quantity!
More Visible “Submit Product Idea” link, so you can more easily find it on a mobile device.
Improvements to Ending Soon timer for product ideas on the Discover page. If there’s less than a day left, it now shows hours and minutes.
Minor Terms of Service update changing language to better support Contests.
Finally, LEGO Rebrick will close for good on September 14. Sad as it may sound, we just hope for the best for this new direction that the LEGO Ideas platform is taking.