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.


Adventures of the USS Cardboard


LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space


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LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space


13TH PLACE – SPACE HELMET BY 2116 (250 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!

Here’s A Chance To See Your Disapproved LEGO Ideas Projects Become a Reality

If you are actively into supporting LEGO fan creations over at the LEGO Ideas platform, chances are there are a lot of product ideas that you voted for that eventually did not made it past the Review Stage. And this time around through a collaboration with BrickLink, some of these disapproved LEGO Ideas projects may still have a chance to become a LEGO set soon.

Dubbed as the BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational, 31 LEGO Ideas 10K club projects were chosen to be included in this crowdfunding initiative. Through this, these qualified but disapproved LEGO Ideas projects will go through pre-production, crowdfunding, and production stages where BrickLink members who pre-ordered these sets will have the chance of having these delivered to them.

For more information on what these 31 LEGO Ideas 10K projects are, you may head over to BrickLink’s website right here. You may also go through the details and FAQs provided by the LEGO Ideas blogsite.



Today we’re excited to share the next steps in the collaboration between LEGO Ideas and BrickLink via the BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational.

As communicated in December 2020, we planned to invite a selection of LEGO Ideas members and their 10K Club submissions to participate in the pilot program, the purpose being to realize more of the amazing fan designs that are submitted to LEGO Ideas.

The result has been that 27 members have agreed to participate in 31 10K Club projects. We’re thrilled at the response we got from the invited members with almost 100% of the invited members deciding to accept our invitation.

The designers are already very busy at work on their designs in the “pre-production” phase. In this phase, designers must re-work their designs to fit a few program requirements, such as having to build their creations digitally in BrickLink’s Studio using a particular palette of LEGO bricks and colors, resizing their designs to fit between 400-4000 elements and more.

The pre-production phase, which ends May 31st will also include testing phases. Submissions must pass the pre-production phase and deadline to have their design(s) eligible for crowdfunding.

On the BrickLink landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an in-depth FAQ that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions.


Considering the maximum number of sets we can produce, only 32 projects were selected among all the unrealized LEGO Ideas projects. No IP-based models are invited to the program as they cannot be produced through this program.


Designers of all the participating projects have to revise their original design to meet the program requirements and pass the test building before May 31st. Only the projects that meet the production requirements will be listed for crowdfunding.


Only the first 13 projects to reach the crowdfunding goal will become BrickLink Designer Program sets.


The remaining projects in the crowdfunding phase that don’t become BrickLink Designer Program sets will be sold as digital Building Instructions only so that you can still have an opportunity to find your own bricks to build them.


Fan designers will receive a 10% royalty fee for BrickLink Designer Program sets, while designers of Digital Building Instructions will receive a 75% royalty fee.


In the BrickLink Designer Program, we do not intend to change the original designs that are loved by the fans, but there can be inevitable modifications due to production requirements, such as part availability and stability issues. All design revisions will be done by the original designer, and the revision history will be shared on the project’s details page.

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



LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

URSA MAJOR by  john_carter

LEGO DELIVERY ROVER by Commander Brick

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LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

OBSERVATORY by Dallen_Powell


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LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

D.U.C.K. TANK by JuliusBadhead


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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.

WATCH: LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) Designer Video

Now that the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) has been officially revealed, LEGO brings us behind the scenes on the creative process that brought us our very first brick-version of this classic A.A. Milne story. LEGO Designer Ilia Gotlib, together with other LEGO graphic and element designers, share their experience in coming up with this nostalgic LEGO set. Watch the video below.

You may also find LEGO’s official press release right after the video. The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home and is expected to retail for $99.99 once it is made available on March 18 for LEGO VIP members and to the rest of the world of April 1.


4th March 2021: Today, LEGO® is inviting Winnie the Pooh fans to embrace nostalgia and return to the picturesque Hundred Acre Wood with its new LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set - based on original designs by LEGO builder and superfan Ben Alder. Beneath a large oak tree, complete with beehives and bees, Pooh’s house takes center stage. The house can be opened up to unveil a whole host of furniture and unique items, such as the “Pooh-coo” Clock, box of “Pooh sticks”, Tigger’s locket, and of course, plenty of honey pots – both full and empty! 

A. A. Milne’s wonderful tales of Christopher Robin’s adventures have amazed readers of all ages for almost a century and have become even more memorable thanks to the television and film adaptations that have truly brought the characters’ world to life. 

LEGO superfan Ben Alder originally submitted the concept to LEGO Ideas; a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turn them into reality. Based on Ben’s original designs, the set is the perfect project for adult builders to take time to relax and return to the halcyon days of youth, recalling the adventures of their favorite bear and his friends.

Discussing the design, Ben Alder commented “I love Winnie the Pooh and remember my parents reading it to me as a child. I now read the same Winnie the Pooh stories to my children, so it is certainly something dear to my heart. I decided to make the set so that my children could bring to life our bedtime stories but never quite expected the positive reaction it has received.”

The new set also includes five new molded characters, each with their own accessories. Pooh himself has his red balloon to collect honey from the bees in the branches above, Piglet is wrapped up in his scarf, and Tigger has just moved to the woods with his sack on a stick. Meanwhile, Rabbit has carrots ready for snacking, and Eeyore comes complete with his tail and a removable ribbon. 

Other notable inclusions to the set include; a campfire and log for Pooh to think about the things that he discovers, his front door complete with “Mr. Sanders” sign above it, his adorable blue bell to ring the front door, and finally, a signpost to the Hundred Acre Wood to make sure Pooh finds his way home.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh

Federico Begher, VP of Global Marketing at The LEGO Group commented, “Winnie the Pooh is a 95-year-old story that is loved globally, so seeing Ben’s design sparked a lot of nostalgia for us all.  Plus, his personal story about how he created the set for his family to play out the lovely Winnie the Pooh stories using LEGO bricks felt like a beautiful combination of family, LEGO bricks, and Winnie the Pooh that we wanted to share with others. 

We also had the rare treat of being able to create all-new characters for this LEGO Ideas set. We simply had to see how the line-up of Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, and Piglet would look like in minifigure shape. As well as creating a brand-new Eeyore figure! 

The stories of the Hundred Acre Wood come to life with this set and there are plenty of intricate details for fans of both Disney and LEGO to discover.” 

The LEGO Ideas® platform is a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality. The LEGO® Ideas Winnie the Pooh set is available directly from LEGO Stores and from 18th March, 2021 for LEGO VIP members, and 1st April 2021 for all.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) Set Officially Revealed

LEGO fans can now nostalgically return to the classic 100 Acre Wood with the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) set. After releasing a teaser on its arrival, LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to include this classic A. A. Milne tale-inspired-set that is fitting for the entire family.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) is the brainchild of LEGO fan designer Ben Alder (aka benlouisa over at LEGO Ideas) that features Pooh’s iconic house beneath the oak tree. His product idea eventually won the support of more than 10,000 LEGO fans and was given the thumbs-up of the LEGO Ideas Review Team to become the next official LEGO Ideas set during the platform’s Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

The build itself opens to reveal the fine details of Pooh bear’s colorful abode, complete with its furniture and other familiar items.  The set also comes with new-for-2021 minifigure versions of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore together with their accessories. I’m glad how these new minifigure characters turned out, with LEGO taking the time to create new, insanely accurate moulds and prints for their headpieces.

The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set comes in at 1,265 pieces and will retail for $100 when it arrives on March 18 for LEGO VIP members, and to April 1 for all. Be sure to click on the following affiliate link below to add this set to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

1265 pieces | $99.99 | Available beginning March 18 for LEGO VIP members

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

Take time out and rekindle joyful, childhood memories with this LEGO® Ideas set (21326) featuring Disney Winnie the Pooh and a delightful LEGO brick recreation of Pooh Bear’s house under a big oak tree in Hundred Acre Wood. Great to build alone or with family, the house opens at the back for easy access to the authentic details inside, including Pooh’s buildable armchair, Pooh-Coo clock, Poohsticks, honey pot elements, and much more. You can also create the effect of bees flying around beehives in the branches of the tree, like in the stories. Popular characters The model comes with Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit minifigures, plus an Eeyore LEGO figure. The friends each have an accessory, including Winnie the Pooh’s buildable red balloon, to recreate classic scenes. Special gift Part of a collection of premium-quality LEGO building kits for adults, this set makes a charming gift for yourself, a Disney Winnie the Pooh enthusiast, LEGO fan, or any hobbyist.

  • Enjoy me-time or quality family time and spark childhood memories with this LEGO® Ideas display set (21326) featuring Disney Winnie the Pooh and Pooh Bear’s house in Hundred Acre Wood.
  • Includes 5 characters: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit minifigures, plus an Eeyore LEGO® figure, each with iconic accessories, including Pooh Bear’s buildable red balloon.
  • The house opens at the back for easy access to the authentic accessories inside including a buildable armchair, Pooh-coo clock, and elements including a Pooh Bear storybook, honey pots, and Poohsticks.
  • Sit Pooh Bear on the log by the buildable fire and, with his balloon, help him ‘float’ up to see the bees ‘buzzing’ around the 2 beehives in the tree.
  • An ideal birthday or holiday gift for LEGO® fans, hobbyists, and anyone who loves Winnie the Pooh, this display model measures over 9 in. (24 cm) high, 7 in. (18 cm) wide, and 8 in. (22 cm) deep.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

LEGO Teases the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) Set

LEGO has released a teaser for its next LEGO Ideas set, and I’m sure that a lot of LEGO Disney fans will be very excited about this one. The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) is releasing soon, and this teaser says it all.

If you recall, this next LEGO Ideas set is based on the approved product idea by LEGO fan designer benlouisa during the Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage along with the now-released LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith (21325).

Pooh bear’s minifigure version is all set up and ready to play… but for some reason that red balloon is giving me the chills.

Brief as it may, the 16-second teaser is sufficient enough to assure us that similar to 123 Sesame Street (21324), we can expect several new moulded minifigure heads for this motley crew of 100 Acre Woods residents. Pooh Bear’s minifig head is spot on, as well as those from Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore. I really can’t put my finger on it, but I think Pooh’s honey pot minifigure accessory also comes in as a new printed element.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh
Love the prints on this honey pot.

The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) set is expected to come in 1,265 pieces and will retail for 99.99€. Be sure to stay tuned here on our blog site for the official reveal of this next LEGO Ideas set anytime soon.

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
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.