Build Your Own LEGO Mustang Model to Win the Creator Mustang (10265) Set in this LEGO Ideas Contest

This week we waxed admiration for the recently revealed new upcoming LEGO Creator set, a beautiful brick construct of the iconic Ford Mustang (10265). No doubt LEGO is going all-out in hyping this set to fans of LEGO, cars, and both, if the promotional keychain to be simultaneously given out during the first ten days of the Creator Mustang (10265) set’s release is any indication.

In fact, even LEGO Ideas is getting in on the LEGO Ford Mustang bandwagon with their new contest. The prize is, of course, the LEGO Creator set (10265), an earlier Mustang set from Speed Champions, and a Shop@Home shopping spree.

The contest mechanics are simple: using real LEGO bricks (including variants like Duplo and Technic) or a digital LEGO building tool, contestants need to assemble a model of their favorite model of the Ford Mustang. Bear in mind, the Ford Mustang models have been around from 1965 to this day.

Once a contestant’s entry Mustang model is finished, they must take up to five photos of it to showcase its contours and features. Background is also encouraged, whether similarly LEGO-built or a real setting, a place “where you’d want to take your Mustang for a ride” according to contest rules.

After the pictorial, the submission only needs a title and description before it gets sent on to LEGO Ideas. The entry deadline is on April 3, and the winner plus two runner-ups will get a LEGO Creator Ford Mustang (10265) as well as the Speed Champions 1968 Mustang Fastback (75884). The Shop@Home shopping sprees are worth $500 for the winner and $300 for the runners-up.

For more details on this prime opportunity to get the LEGO Creator Mustang (10265), please check their official LEGO Ideas Contest page here. Do remember the “Acceptable Entry Content” to ensure your build gets accepted.

Splendid LEGO Ideas Submission Worthy of 10-K Support: Auto Union Type C Racing Car by redara00

During the 1930s, four automakers in Germany joined together to form an umbrella firm that turned the constituent companies’ names into its brands. But for auto-racing enthusiasts they’ll remember the Auto Union AG – the precursor to the modern Audi Company – for their formidable race team with their distinctive silver racecars.

And that legacy is the subject of this incredible product idea that’s been submitted to the LEGO Ideas platform. As featured on motor1.com, this sweet Technic-level model of the 1936 Auto Union Type C racer came from the brilliant workmanship of Alexander Rossier (LEGO Ideas username redera00), and wonderfully built.

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Rossier notes that he spent around 50 hours to fully assemble his product idea. This proposed LEGO Auto Union Type C might just rival the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) in piece count, with some 2,300 pieces to recreate the car in 1:8-scale.

The Technic-like way this model was put together would do any LEGO set design team proud. Like a real racecar the panels can be removed to reveal the vehicle’s inner workings, all replicated to amazing detail.

From front radiator to rear gearbox, tube-shaped chassis and six wheels (2-front, 4-back), the features match up to an authentic Auto Union Type C. The race markings are period-accurate too, with the telltale four-circle Auto Union logo, now used by Audi, right in front.

As of this writing, redera00’s Auto Union Type C racer is at 1,309 of the needed 10-K supporters, with 515 days left to do so. Motor1.com is fully supportive of this set, and LEGO fans who also love auto-racing will surely love to see it become a LEGO Ideas set. Wouldn’t you like that too?

LEGO VIP Members Can Now Get the Ideas Flintstones Set (21316)

It was submitted to LEGO Ideas no later than last year. It earned 10,000 supporters by April 2018. It joined the Ideas First 2018 Review Stage the following month, and was one of two chosen by reviewers for production, come October. The official set was teased last week, and it was even showcased in the recent New York Toy Fair.

We’re of course talking about LEGO Ideas Flintstones, based on an original submission by Andrew Clark. Set 21316, now listed online at Shop@Home, is scheduled to be released on the first of March. But for LEGO VIP members, say “YABBA-DABBA-DOO!”

That’s right: LEGO Ideas Flintstones (21316) can now be had early by LEGO fans on the VIP program. Considering the timetable, it puts them at just over a week ahead of regular buyers who will need to wait until next month; it’s not much of an advantage, but who can say no to early availability?

At 748 pieces for US$59.99 the LEGO Ideas Flintstones set (21316) is a good deal for both Ideas collectors and fans of good old TV animation and Hanna-Barbera. Four other major regions of Shop@Home – Canada (Eng/Fr), UK, Metropolitan France and Germany – also have it ready for interested LEGO VIP members.

LEGO Ideas: Second 2018 Review Stage Winners Announced

By now, fans of both classic TV animation and LEGO are busy poring over the images of the LEGO Ideas set for “The Flintstones” (21316) that were released in the lead-up towards the New York Toy Fair this past weekend. It and another set, Treehouse, were the two selected product ideas from the First 2018 Review Stage, with the former expected to arrive this March.

Amid the discussion regarding the quality of the final Ideas product (21316) with the original creation of Andrew Clark, the LEGO Ideas Review Panel is continuing its massive backlog of examining 10-K submissions on their online platform. This Monday they finally publicized their choices from the Second 2018 Review Stage, over four months after the First 2018 Review Stage results.

Interestingly, both these new, official and upcoming LEGO Ideas sets have some pretty familiar tunes attached to them. First we have Steamboat Willie from Máté Szabó (Ideas username szabomate90). He worked on this build to commemorate Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, though it’ll be coming late to the party. As for the familiar tune, Mickey’s whistling is sampled in the logo for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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Next, we have Aymeric Fievet/Mric76’s splendid recreation of the Central Perk Café, a prominent gathering place and interior location setting for NBC’s iconic sitcom “Friends.” The set itself is quite wide and roomy, allowing for seven minifigures of the show’s main characters to hang out and have lots of fun. Oh, and you’re probably hearing The Remembrandts’ “I’ll Be There for You” in your heads as you read this blurb.

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We’re going to look forward to seeing these licensed-property LEGO Ideas sets being revealed sometime this year, if the gap between the Ideas Flintstones (21316) announcement and official unveiling is any indication. Now, the ball’s in the Third 2018 Review Stage, the five finalists of which were announced last month.

Summary of LEGO Products that Got the Spotlight at the New York Toy Fair

The American International aka New York Toy Fair 2019 ends on Tuesday, February 19. Until then, the world’s biggest toy manufacturers and brands are showing off their best and latest products at the Javits Center. LEGO of course is among them, and from the time the fair started last Saturday they have already shown much.

For the benefit of our readers here at The Brick Show, we’re going to do a recap of all the stuff that LEGO promoted at their booth and elsewhere at the NYTF over the weekend. These are all links to articles of ours that touched on the items in question, whether they were early reveals or from the event itself

  1. LEGO Architecture
  2. LEGO City
  3. LEGO Classic
  4. LEGO Creator
  5. LEGO Duplo
  6. LEGO Friends
  7. LEGO Hidden Side 
  8. LEGO Ideas
  9. LEGO Minifigures
  10. LEGO Movie 21, 2, 3, 4, 5
  11. LEGO Ninjago
  12. LEGO Speed Champions
  13. LEGO Technic

Licensed

  1. LEGO Batman
  2. LEGO Disney
  3. LEGO Ideas
  4. LEGO Minecraft
  5. LEGO Overwatch
  6. LEGO SpiderMan
  7. LEGO Star Wars

LEGO Ideas – “The Flintstones” (21316) Finally Revealed

Last week, LEGO released a nostalgic little teaser for one of the two lucky entries to the LEGO Ideas First 2018 Review Stage that have become official sets. That was the set for the classic Hanna-Barbera animated sitcom “The Flintstones” as originally conceptualized by Andrew Clark, of which the teaser featured the titular Modern Stone-Age family and their neighbors on the former’s iconic boulder car.

While no date was given, the most likely time for revealing the LEGO Ideas Flintstones set could only be this weekend in the 2019 New York Toy Fair. We certainly weren’t disappointed as LEGO made sure to include this among their many other reveals at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

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First off, we now know the LEGO Ideas Flintstones set number, 21316. As with the Andrew Clark original design, the package consists of the Flintstones home, boulder-mobile and four minifigures of Fred and Wilma Flintstone, plus Barney and Betty Rubble.

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Our next focus is on the house, in all its familiar stone-slab glory. Structure-wise, the back is left open to allow easy play access to the interior, though the front door does open (as do the window curtains) and the roof can be detached too.

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Interior features include a living room with couch, table, TV and fireplace plus kitchen sink. Several base plates can also be spread out to add more floor space to the house, except for the green one that serves as the garden, where a mailbox or prehistoric palm can be placed.

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Accessories include a fruit bowl, telephone, floor lamp with shade, a box of bowling equipment, and a cave painting frame element. As for the Technic-like boulder car, it seats four minifigs and can roll freely on its steamroller wheels. The roof is a unique fabric element and it even comes with a dino rib on a tray as shown in the unforgettable credits sequence (Wilma!).

Ahem, while the LEGO instruction booklet is mandatory, the one for LEGO Ideas Flintstones (21316) also has a little history segment on the 1960s show, a quick informational read for both old-time fans and newbies.

Granted, a lot of stuff from Andrew Clark’s product idea never made the final cut, but what remains is still a sweet LEGO commemoration of one important piece of old-school American pop culture. And $60 for 750 pieces isn’t that out of hand, plus it’ll be available Wednesday. Anyone who gets the LEGO Ideas Flintstones (21316) set are sure to have a Gay Old Time. And that “gay” is of the retro definition “happy,” okay?

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.

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!