Nickelodeon’s “The Loud House” Home Set on LEGO Ideas is One that’s Worth Supporting to 10-K

Do a run-through of aspiring “product ideas” on LEGO Ideas and you’ll find that buildings, particularly houses, are a favorite theme of aspiring builders for their MOC submissions that they hope to become official sets. Really, you can look no further than the latest announced Ideas sets: a sweet Tree House and the “modern stone-age” domicile of Hanna-Barbera’s “The Flintstones.”

Since LEGO house are a proven favorite by both fans and Ideas review panelists, we at The Brick Show have decided to go over some of the current brick-home submissions on the Ideas platform that are on the “Race to 10-K Support” for one set that we think warrants it.

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And that set is based on a licensed property, namely the Nickelodeon animated series “The Loud House,” which premiered in 2016 and is still going at three seasons. This build, submitted by Ideas member “Cherry-Rose,” is a sweet minifigure-scale recreation of the Loud Family home, where one (lucky) middle-child boy lives with his parents and ten older and younger sisters.

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The titular Loud House is beautifully rendered in all its well lived-in hominess: grassy lawn, paved path to porch, throwing toys left on the roof, the works. And that’s just the exterior; the house itself can swing open in the back to reveal its three packed stories of rooms: living space below and bedrooms above.

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Details of the rooms, from the two age-appropriate dining tables, to the various quirks, features and props of the sisters’ rooms, are all copied down from the show. So too are the accompanying vehicles, the “Vanzilla” family transport (with removable roof) and two episode-relevant bicycles.

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Of course building sets like these most definitely have accompanying minifigures, and considering the premise of “The Loud House” you know this one will get a lot. A dozen minifigs of Lincoln Loud, his sisters Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lana, Lola, Lisa & Lily, plus his best buddy Clyde, are all on hand to turn that house upside down. They’ll even all fit inside Vanzilla (rather snugly too).

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As a fairly new product idea on the platform, Cherry-Rose’s “The Loud House” set has only garnered over 200 of the 10,000 supporters needed to advance for review, with well over a year of time left to do so.

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Fans of LEGO and Nickelodeon will surely get a kick out of this build, and we think it’ll fit right in with any LEGO City sets of a residential bent, maybe even the Christmas Village theme when the Holidays come. The possibilities are endless, so head over to LEGO Ideas and give this set a boost.

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Twitter Teaser Hints LEGO Ideas “Flintstones” Set Reveal Coming Soon

It’s the year 2019 now, but it’s only at this point in time that the winners from the First 2018 Review Stage of LEGO Ideas will finally see the light of day as official products. Recall that the results of that review stage were announced only in early October of the year before.

The two product ideas that made the final cut from that 10-set review batch had been a Treehouse and a licensed franchise, Hanna-Barbera’s classic “Flintstones” animated series. Then, following over three months of silence, LEGO Ideas broke the lack of new updates with a cheeky nostalgic teaser.

On Monday, February 11, LEGO Ideas posted a short video clip on their official Twitter page. It should be familiar to longtime “Flintstones” fans, a shortened version of the last few seconds of the familiar colored second intro, with the Flintstones and Rubbles barreling into the prehistoric drive-in theater in the former’s boulder-mobile.

The differences are quickly spotted: the featured movie is titled “LEGO Ideas: The Flintstones.” Also, the Flintstones’ “car” is quite obviously a LEGO-brick stop-motion rendition, likely the official LEGO Ideas conversion of the original submission by Andrew Clark. Finally, the theater screen shows that Ideas will be showing the whole final LEGO Flintstones set soon, punctuated with the iconic series catchphrase “Yabba-dabba-doo!”

Seeing as this LEGO Ideas set is from a recognizable franchise, it makes sense that it gets a teaser ahead of the original-idea Treehouse. Then again the preview neglects to put an actual date on when the LEGO Flintstones set will actually be shown in full, so fans are left with the usual game of guessing “How soon is ‘Coming Soon.’”

Then again, as some comments on our fellow LEGO news site and helpful set guide Brickset indicate, not many fans approve the accompanying minifigures’ faces which have apparently been leaked earlier. Perhaps the promised upcoming official LEGO Ideas reveal might change some minds.

Museu Nacional – Rio de Janeiro Is the First Product Idea to Qualify for the LEGO Ideas First 2019 Review Stage

This is one of those rare moments where a LEGO product idea gets the attention of fans and is immediately caught up in a storm of likes and 10K thumbs up to become a potential LEGO Ideas set. I guess timing is one key factor for the success of a particular LEGO set proposal, such as the case of our first product idea for 2019 that managed to garner those coveted 10K approvals from the LEGO community in just a short amount of time. To open the 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, we have our first qualifier in the form of the Museu Nacional – Rio de Janeiro by MaxakalisaurusTopai.

This particular LEGO product idea is inspired by the actual Museu Nacional – Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which sadly caught fire last September 2, 2018, where a large portion of the country’s historical artifacts was also consumed in the blaze. It was a sad day for the people of Brazil and for the rest of the world where over 90% of its collection throughout its 200 years of existence were unfortunately consumed by the flames. The museum’s collection of more than 20 million artifacts is hailed as one of the largest collections of natural history in the world and it’s just staggering to think that almost all of these are now gone forever.

In honor of the Museu Nacional – Rio de Janeiro, LEGO fan MaxakalisaurusTopai decided to render it in LEGO bricks following the typical design of LEGO Architecture sets, and have it submitted as a LEGO product idea. In just less than a month from its submission, the vast majority of the LEGO community responded with eagerness highlighting the important role the Museu Nacional – Rio de Janeiro has played in the preservation of our history. It is simply heart-warming to see the outpouring of support coming from the LEGO community. Here’s what MaxakalisaurusTopai has to say about this product idea.

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The National Museum is the largest Brazilian Museum. Actually it was… On September 2nd, 2018, it caught on fire. The greatest historical, artistic, cultural and scientific patrimony in Brazil, was destroyed by an enormous fire. And with the fire, we lost more than objects and collector’s items. We lost a huge part of our history.

We lost the skeleton of the largest dinosaur ever found in South America, and part of the fossil of Luzia, the oldest habitant of all Americas. We lost the mysterious Egyptian mummy Sha Amun En Su, the imposing African throne of the Kingdom of Dahomey and even the indescribable frescoes of Pompeii. Over 90% of the collection was destroyed. Its 200 years of history and 20 million invaluable items. And also, the museum’s building is a symbol of Brazil’s architectural history, and now is turned into ashes. On top of all that, the reconstruction of the National Museum will take 20 long years.

How to continue inspiring the audience of the National Museum (the majority of families and children) during this time? We’ll leave the National Museum alive in our imagination. We’ll rebuild it brick by brick with LEGO, highlighting its historical importance. And the children who help build the National Museum will actually be helping to rebuild the National Museum in real life.

The Museu Nacional – Rio de Janeiro is our first LEGO product idea for the First 2019 Review Stage. The Third 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage has come to a close with five candidates vying to become the next official LEGO Ideas set. We also hope to have a reveal of the Second 2018 LEGO Review Results which is slated to be announced anytime this month until early February.

Here are The Five Product Ideas That Qualifies for The LEGO Ideas Third 2018 Review Stage

The LEGO Ideas Review Team has officially announced the five product ideas that qualify for the Third 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage which began from September 2018 until early January 2019. It may not be as many as of those from early review stages, but these selections represent a pretty diverse collection of product ideas that appeal to almost all LEGO fans. These are LEGO product ideas that garnered the support of more than 10,000 LEGO fans in the idea-sharing platform during the aforementioned dates.

I have to say that this is a rather tough decision to make, considering that almost all of these product ideas are my personal favorites. But if I really have to choose which among these do I really like to see happen as an official LEGO set, then I have to say my vote goes to FrostBrick’s Food Stand Diners. Here once again are the five product ideas that qualified for the LEGO Ideas Third 2018 Review Stage.

 

Dinosaurs Fossils Skeletons – Natural History Collection by Mukkinn

 

 

Chemical Plant by Ymarilego

 

 

Food Stand Diners by FrostBricks

 

 

Playable LEGO Piano by SleepyCow

 

Queen Victoria Cruise Ship by FlagsNZ

 

The LEGO Ideas Review Board is still currently working to give us their verdict and results of the LEGO Ideas Second 2018 Review Stage, with 10 awesome product ideas vying to get that seal of approval to be the next official LEGO Ideas set. In case you missed it, here are the qualifiers currently reviewed from this period.

Congratulations to all the qualifiers! Keep on building!

Playable LEGO Piano Qualifies for LEGO Ideas Third 2018 Review Stage

If you recall last October, we featured a LEGO product idea that will probably impress even Mozart if he is alive today. The LEGO Ideas project, Playable LEGO Piano, by builder SleepyCow has gained a lot of support since then and now ranks among the LEGO hopefuls to become the next official LEGO Ideas set alongside four qualifiers. For its Third 2018 Review Stage, the product ideas that have gotten 10,000 supporters during this period are a varied mix of themes – from dinosaur skeletons to a chemical plant, a set of fast-food stalls and a cruise ship. And now the latest addition to these LEGO product ideas now appeals to the musician and builder at heart.

It’s always amazing whenever a LEGO builder does a MOC that includes some mechanical function and non-traditional materials. Ideas member SleepyCow has done just that with a small-scale playable LEGO piano that actually plays thanks to actual strings attached to the keys, and pedal dampers.

The sheer amount of detail SleepyCow put on this playable LEGO piano product idea is mind-blowing. Aside from the aforementioned working 25 piano keys (with hammers hitting correctly-tuned strings) and pedals, the whole setup has legs ending on scaled piano wheels, the player’s bench is adjustable, and it can be converted into a player piano via Power Functions.

Such advanced LEGO mechanics (that don’t require Power) are not so common in mainstream LEGO sets, so it’s only fitting that it’ll come out via the more imaginatively conceptualized LEGO Ideas line. First, we’ll need SleepyCow’s playable LEGO piano to beat its fellow Third 2018 Review Stage submissions, and who knows what other sets make in. Check out his demo video below.

Create a Bricktastic Pop-Up Story With This Next LEGO Ideas Contest

This next LEGO Ideas Contest fell off my radar, and it’s a good thing that we still have two weeks before the contest ends. In case you also missed it, you might be interested to know that the LEGO Ideas team is running another building contest where LEGO fans and builders can get to bag home an awesome array of LEGO Ideas sets. All you need to do is to come up with your most imaginative and bricktastic pop-up story in a similar fashion such as that of LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315). The deadline for submission of entries is on January 3, 2019 (6AM, EST). Read on for the contest’s overview and what you’ll be getting if yours will be the winning entry. For the complete contest rules, you may visit the LEGO Ideas Create a Bricktastic Pop-Up Story contest page. You may also view other cool entries in this contest right here.

Some of the entries for the ongoing LEGO Ideas Create a Bricktastic Pop-Up Story Contest

Create a Bricktastic Pop-Up Story!

Do you consider yourself an amazing storyteller? Whether you’re into action stories, romance, fairy tales, science fiction, comics or a whole other genre, we now challenge you to build a bricktastic story that will make us all fall off our chairs! To give your story the ultimate twist of creativity, we ask you to build it as a pop-up.

So, get ready, fetch your bricks, and surprise us with some awesome pop-up stories!

The Grand Prize winner will receive:

 

LEGO Ideas Queen Victoria Cruise Ship Gets 10K Support

We now have our 4th LEGO Ideas candidate that qualifies for the Third 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. Following the 10K, thumbs up success of the Food Stand Diners a few days ago, we now have a larger set candidate in the form of the Queen Victoria Cruise ship by David Wardle (also known as FlagsNZ over at Brickset). Built using more than 2,000 LEGO pieces, the LEGO Ideas Queen Victoria Cruise Ship is an accurate, 1:565 scaled rendition of the real Queen Victoria Cruise Ship, a Vista-Class passenger ship built in Italy in 2007. What is perhaps equally interesting about this MOC, is the builder behind it. David Wardle has a long, solid career in the maritime business and has been teaching his expertise as a senior lecturer in a maritime school in New Zealand. He even uses LEGO sets such as the LEGO Creator Expert Maersk Line Triple-E (10241) in teaching students how to navigate the seas. So when David talks about ships and builds LEGO MOCs about them, expect only the best rendition from a seasoned skipper and LEGO fan.

Here’s an overview of the LEGO Ideas Queen Victoria Cruise Ship, together with some details and images. This original creation from David Wardle qualifies for the Third 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage which will end on January 7, 2019. It’s the 4th qualifying set following the Dinosaurs Fossils Collection – Natural History Collection, Chemical Plant, and Food Stand Diners. With only 14 votes remaining, we can also expect the Playable LEGO Piano to follow soon, and Anatomini not far behind.

LEGO Product Idea Queen Victoria Cruise Ship

This LEGO model of Queen Victoria recreates the real luxury cruise liner in amazing detail. You can see the cabin portholes and balconies of the Britannia Balcony staterooms as well as the detailed open decks with three swimming pools.

You can see the open Promenade decks with the ship’s lifeboats and life rafts. There are rotating gold-coloured propellers attached to two swivelling Azipod motors. The model has a complete set of navigation lights, radar and radio masts, and the three distinctive satellite communication domes.

The model can be displayed on its own stand which includes a fact plaque with detailed information about the ship or the stand can be removed as the model will slide around on smooth boat studs.

See full-size images of my model here.

See images of the real ship here.

 

The Model Design

This model has been designed to accurately portray this iconic Cunard Line passenger ship. The model is built to the similar scale as the Creator Expert set 10241 Maersk Line Triple E.

 

Dimensions

The LEGO model Queen Victoria measures 65 studs long (52cm, 20.5in) and 12 studs wide (10cm, 3.8in).

The real ship measures 294m (965ft) long which make this model’s scale 1:565.

It includes 2061 parts.

 

Cunard

Founded in 1840, Cunard Line celebrated 175 years of operation in 2015. They have always been a leading operator of passenger ships on the North Atlantic. Cunard Line ships have distinctive red funnels with two black stripes.

More information on Cunard Line.

 

 Vista-Class

Queen Victoria is a Vista-Class passenger ship. This class of ship are built in Italy at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard. Vista-Class ships are built to Panamax guidelines, which means that they will fit into the locks and can transit Panama Canal. As well as Cunard, Vista-Class ships are operated by Holland America Line, P&O Cruises and Costa Crociere.

More information on Vista Class cruise ships.

 

Azipods

Azipod is a type of podded marine propulsion unit which sits outside the hull. It consists of a fixed pitch propeller mounted on a steerable pod unit. Queen Victoria has two Azipod thrusters.

More information on Azipods.

 

LEGO Ideas Product Idea Food Stand Diners Gets 10K Thumbs Up

This next LEGO Ideas project will surely make your mouth water, now that it finally won the hearts of 10K LEGO Ideas fans and supporters. The LEGO Ideas Project Food Stand Diners by FrostBricks is the next LEGO Ideas project set to enter the Third 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, following the likes of the Dinosaur Fossil Skeletons – Natural History Collection and the Chemical Plant.

The Food Stand Diners features a nice collection of brick-built food stalls at minifigure scale. FrostBricks’ excellent choice of colors surely stands out and makes you want to have a quick bite of your favorite burger and fries. It’s a great addition to any LEGO theme park sets such as the LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster (10261) and Fairground Mixer (10244). I like the play features of this project, with lots of potentials for further modifications and inclusion of other food stalls such as a bakery, popcorn stand, hot dog stand and many more. Here’s what FrostBricks has to say about his LEGO Ideas Product Idea.

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The fabulous Fernando Brothers are known for their fine cuisine; and their fun food shacks are the perfect place for a family party.

Model info

Each food stand is modeled to resemble a life-size food counterpart, whilst also being a minifig-scale food stand. Perfect for either play or display, with fully detailed interiors so the brothers can prepare their specialty burgers, milkshakes and fries.

It’s also proposed there’d be a range of food accessories included, burgers, drinks and more (a birthday cake perhaps?) Along with a table and additional minifigures included, so that you could create your own family enjoying a lovely day in the park.

Which Figures? What food?
Currently, the three proposed food stands included would be a Burger stand, a Fries stand, and a Milkshake stand. But perhaps you’d like to see another of your favorite foods made into a food stand and included? Well, let us know in the comments.

Likewise the minifigures currently shown here are placeholders, and ideally, the set would include enough minifig parts to mix and match your own family having a fun day out.

FrostBricks was even kind enough to upload an instructional video on how to build the actual Burger and Fries Stands. We’re still waiting for the video on how to build the Milk Shake Stand so we’ll keep a close eye on that as well.

I somehow feel that the Third 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage will be kind of tough for our LEGO Ideas Design Review Team since there seems to be a lot of potential sets in this batch. I personally vouch for the Food Stand Diners and I hope to see this released as a LEGO Ideas set in the future.

If at First You Don’t Succeed: “A Christmas Story” Model Once Again Submitted to LEGO Ideas

Late last year, twrt0es submitted a build on the LEGO Ideas platform in the hope that it might become an official set. His theme was the cult classic Holiday movie A Christmas Story, particularly the house that was its primary setting. It passed for the 2017 3rd Review, but failed to impress the panel enough.

Well, the creator feels it was a good idea that shouldn’t be forgotten after one setback. So twrt0es has completely revamped his A Christmas Story House idea and created a more generalized multi-component set for LEGO Ideas. There are less bricks but more play-acting fun.

Instead of a whole house, the new set only comprises the first floor of the Parker residence, though it makes sure to include the plot-relevant details such as the fireplace, radio and the big lamp. New to the set is a rendition of the iced-up flagpole scene, and the Christmas tree-bearing family car to boot.

For minifigures twrt0es has expanded the original set (bunny-PJ Ralphie, Randy, and the parents) with a cowboy-variant Ralphie, two hounds from the Bumpuses and Flick who got his tongue stuck on the flagpole. All in all, the possibilities of playing and posing are upped despite the lower LEGO piece count.

The original Christmas Story House managed to get up to 10K support in time for the 2017 Holidays. Now, twrt0es is hoping that the old supporters might be willing to support his new spin on an old project one more time. We wish him well.

LEGO Ideas Awesome Submission: Working Brick-Built Commodore 64 by Perifractic

If you thought the pinnacle of building with LEGO according to the imagination was already reached with the life-sized road-worthy LEGO Bugatti Chiron, then you haven’t seen anything impressive yet. There’s a product idea on the LEGO Ideas platform that is generating lots of curiosity, and questions on hardware licensing.

You see, LEGO Ideas member Perifractic is giving the brick treatment to the current trend of reviving retro videogame consoles. Gaming fans may know of the “Classic” min-versions of the NES and SNES, and of Sega’s attempt to do the same with the Genesis, but Perfifractic is interested in an older, more best-selling, gaming system.

Perifractic was set on his path one day when he first saw a miniature Commodore 64 mockup made out of LEGO. Being aware of present-day emulation efforts for the C64 computer, he was inspired to go all-out in designing and building a functional LEGO Commodore.

Features intended by Perifractic on his project include a working sprung keyboard Power Functions power pack, LED lights and even a brick-built C64 motherboard with all the original’s chips installed. He even has variants of his product Idea in mind: one a full-mockup (that’ll be the most likely for set conversion), another being a brick casing for an original C64 motherboard and keyboard, and a third swapping the motherboard with a Raspberry Pi for emulation.

This is a fairly new submission on LEGO Ideas. One does wonder how, even if it gets 10K support, Perifractic’s “fully functional” design versions could see the light of day as an official LEGO set, as it is trying to copy a long-discontinued computer from a defunct company. At the least, only the full-brick toy mockup might get a pass, but only the future knows.