Third 2022 LEGO Ideas Review Stage Commences With 35 Product Ideas

Earlier last month, we revisited the LEGO Ideas platform as it nears the end of its most current project submission stage. And this time around the review team made its announcement, officially closing the submission stage and opening the way for its Third 2022 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

We featured 33 product ideas last month that managed to gather the needed 10,000 fan votes to take the step towards becoming an official LEGO Ideas set. And this time around, 3 additional projects were added to the roster giving us a total of 35 product ideas officially entering the said review stage.

Unfortunately, the Neverending Story (40th Anniversary) product idea was eventually removed from the list of qualifiers due to a copyright takedown request from the iconic film’s license holder. This gives us a total of 35 qualifiers instead of 36 making the final roster.

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The product idea Neverending Story (40th Anniversary) was eventually removed from the list of qualifiers for the Third 2022 LEGO Ideas Review Stage due to a copyright takedown request. As of this posting, the link for its respective LEGO Ideas product idea page was eventually removed. 

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The Second 2022 LEGO Ideas Review Stage is also about to wrap up, with an outstanding total of 51 product ideas anxiously waiting for the seal of approval of the LEGO Ideas Review Team. The announcement of the approved sets is expected to happen anytime soon this month or within this quarter, so will keep a close eye on this one.

Update: LEGO Ideas Third Review Stage 2022 is Almost Near

It has been a while since we covered the LEGO Ideas scene, and in case you missed it, the LEGO Ideas Third Review Stage 2022 is about to commence with currently 33 product ideas on the table and still counting.

As a fan of LEGO Ideas and MOCs in general, I’m always in support of LEGO Ideas fan submissions, with more than a couple of project proposals that I sincerely cheered on, and eventually rose to the top as official LEGO sets (Voltron, 123 Sesame Street, and Cosmic Card Adventures just to name a few).

And though we’re still looking forward to seeing on shelves 7 more product ideas that managed to get the nod of the LEGO Ideas Review Team (The Orient Express, Tales of the Space Age, Polaroid Onestep SX-70, LEGO Insects, A-Frame Cabin, Hocus Pocus, and BTS Dynamite), there’s still a lot to look forward to with our next wave of entries for the LEGO Ideas Third Review Stage 2022. These are the entries that managed to get the support of more than 10,000 LEGO fans who wished to see them become official LEGO sets in the future.

In no particular order, here are the qualifiers that will enter the said review period. You may click on their respective links to know more about these original LEGO fan creations. And like other entries, there’s a lot of potential in this set of qualifiers. From pop culture icons to memorable, picturesque locations, there’s something for every LEGO fan

Lover House

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Jack Skellington’s House

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House of Open Shutters

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Mechanical Flip Clock

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The Alpine Refuge

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Sewer Heroes: Fighting the Fatberg

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The Architect’s House

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The Clock Tower Park

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The Old Western Train Station

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London Underground

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Pixar’s Up House With Balloons

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This is Fine

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BOTW Temple of Time

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Japanese Courtyard Garden

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Cipher Machine

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Castle Dracula

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The Neverending Story (40th Anniversary)

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Wallace and Gromit

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Modular Arcade

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The Travel Suitcase

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Ancient Roman Temple

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Golden Clifftop Temple

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Japanese Castle

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Pac-Man Moving Display

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The Lost City

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The Wizard’s Retreat

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The Wright Flyer

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Classic Thunderbirds

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Since we have a couple of weeks or more before we formally enter the  LEGO Ideas Third Review Stage for 2022, we can expect for more product ideas to make it before the deadline. Head over to the LEGO Ideas website if you wish to support any of the original fan submissions posted there.

Catch These Pre-Black Friday LEGO Deals For Up to 30% Discount

We’re just a couple of days shy before this year’s Black Friday LEGO deals officially kick in. And if you want to get a head start on these upcoming deals over at Amazon, you might be interested to know that there are several Pre-Black Friday LEGO deals that are up for grabs for as much as 30% off their listed price.

Ranging from homegrown LEGO Ideas and LEGO City sets to licensed themes such as LEGO Minecraft and Star Wars, these are some of the sets that you might have missed since their release early this year and late 2021.

Check these out via their affiliate links below, and in case you make a purchase using these links, we get a small commission to help us keep our website up.

LEGO Minecraft The Illager Raid (21160)

562 pieces | List Price: $59.99 | Amazon: $39.49

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LEGO Minecraft The Training Grounds (21183)

534 pieces | List Price: $79.99 | Amazon: $63.87

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LEGO Ideas Fender Stratocaster (21329)

1,074 pieces | List Price: $119.99 | Amazon: $99.90

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LEGO Ideas Winnie The Pooh (21326)

1,265 pieces | List Price: $99.99 | Amazon: 94.99

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LEGO Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194)

369 pieces | List Price: $34.99 | Amazon: $27.99

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LEGO Classic Around The World (11015)

950 pieces | List Price: $49.99 | Amazon: $39.99


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LEGO City Police Prisoner Transport 60276

244 pieces | List Price: $29.99 | Amazon: $24.49

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LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Imperial Armored Marauder (75311)

478 pieces | List Price: $39.99 | Amazon: $34.98

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LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett’s Starship (75312)

593 pieces | List Price: $49.99 | Amazon: $38.00

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LEGO Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Diorama (75329)

665 pieces | List Price: $69.99 | Amazon: $55.99

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LEGO Amazon Deals To Catch This Week – As Much as 25% Off!

It’s more than a year since LEGO launched its LEGO Adults Welcome Section over at and since then, the LEGO Group has diversified its offerings to target the deeper pockets of adult LEGO fans. However, there seems to be a growing trend that LEGO sets for adults are now becoming increasingly expensive, particularly in the case of licensed themes. And if you’re a LEGO faithful that wants to keep up with the hobby and not want to overspend, then you may want to check out this week’s 18+ LEGO Amazon deals.

From LEGO homegrown themes such as LEGO Icons, Ideas, Technic, and more these discounted sets are great for hours of relaxing building and Instagramable displays.

Check out these Amazon deals that you can get right now. By clicking and purchasing through these affiliate links, we get a small commission that helps in running our site.

LEGO Icons Botanical Collection Flower Bouquet (10280)

756 pieces | $59.99 | Amazon: $49.76

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LEGO Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone (21331)

1,125 pieces | $79.99 | Amazon: $69.89

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LEGO Ideas Fender Stratocaster (21329)

1,074 pieces | $119.99 | Amazon: $99.90

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LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith (21325)

2,164 pieces | $179.99 | Amazon: $149.89

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LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty (21042)

1,685 pieces | $119.99 | Amazon: $101.98

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LEGO Architecture Taj Mahal (21056)

2,022 pieces | $119.99 | Amazon: $107.99

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LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger (42111)

1,077 pieces | $119.99 | Amazon: $95.98

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LEGO Art Disney’s Mickey Mouse (31202)

2,658 pieces | $119.99 | Amazon: $89.99

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You may also want to keep tabs on our blog site for other great LEGO Amazon deals. And now that we’re just counting the weeks before the annual Black Friday deals, we’re pretty sure that other hard-to-find or retiring LEGO sets will be on sale very soon.

LEGO Teases Possible Ideas Foosball Table (21337), Coming November

Long has LEGO been one of the most recognizable faces of “toys you put together to play with”. Their near-infinite number of sets let collectors and builders create buildings, vehicles and more. But how about LEGO sets that, when put together, allow people to play other established games/sports beyond the bricks themselves? That may well be the selling point of this new upcoming set in the LEGO Ideas line. The build in question was the winner of a sports-themed Ideas contest from last year. While LEGO has yet to officially reveal it, they’ve been teasing the set a lot recently.

As The Brick Fan has it, LEGO is showing sneak peeks of an upcoming Ideas set for next month. Considering that one teaser on Twitter shows two top football players from the Premier League, it must be football/soccer-related. Another post, this time on Facebook, seemingly confirms the subject. But rather than a set depicting an outright football match, apparently the game will be “tabletop” in nature. Thus, the prevailing theory is that LEGO’s teasing an Ideas Foosball Table set. This product is supposedly numbered 21337. It may well be the Grand Winner of 2021’s “We Love Sports!” LEGO Ideas contest, created by Constructions by Donat.

No actual images of the LEGO Ideas Foosball Table (21337) have surfaced yet. But if it’s anything like the original Contest-winning entry, then it’s a fully-functional brick-built Foosball game. Even with its smaller scale (55x30cm in the original), the rod mechanisms should all be workable. As LEGO’s teasers state, this set will launch on November 1. So, we can at least be assured of a full reveal before that time.

LEGO October 2022 GWP Ray the Castaway (40566) Gets Product Listing Too

At last, September 2022 is drawing to a close. We can look forward to yet another blitz of new LEGO set launches next month. This includes other extras like the usual gifts-with-purchase items available at minimum purchase limits. One particular GWP set we’re already aware of is Ray the Castaway (40566). This item won its spot from a LEGO Ideas contest challenge. While we got an advance glimpse of the set last week, this time LEGO’s got an item listing for it. This bit of news is brought to us by The Brick Fan. We’ll let the LEGO Shop page speak further about this GWP.

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Ray the Castaway (40566)

Age 18+ | 239 pieces | 1 minifigure | worth $19.99 but is a gift-with-purchase

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Escape the everyday and join Ray the Castaway on a brick-built desert island with this LEGO® Ideas set (40566). Build palm trees, a shelter and a raft, and bring the scene to life with the Ray minifigure, plus parrot, crab and 2 fish figures. This competition-winning model was created by LEGO fan designers and makes a delightful gift for adults or any LEGO enthusiast.

  • Colorful desert island model (40566) for play and display – Build a life on a brick-built desert island for Ray the Castaway with this LEGO® Ideas competition-winning model, created by fan designers
  • Realistic details – The desert island model features a buildable shelter, raft and palm trees, plus a Ray minifigure and parrot, crab and 2 fish figures

The GWP promo period for Ray the Castaway (40566) runs from the 1st to 16th of October. Collectors need only a minimum total LEGO purchase of $120 to get this mini-set.

Sneak Peek of Next LEGO GWP Ray the Castaway (40566)

Not all LEGO Ideas submissions go on to become full-blown purchasable sets. Some product ideas may become official sets, but only as gift-with-purchase freebies for minimum LEGO purchases. Usually, these builds were winners of contests hosted by LEGO Ideas. Winning these contests would still count as exposure for many aspiring builder-contributors on the Ideas platform. Speaking of which, a new Ideas submission will debut as a GWP set quite soon. This contribution won a LEGO Ideas contest from last year. Now we get our first glimpse of it, ahead of the official LEGO promo reveal.

German LEGO news source Promobricks gives us this initial image of the Ray the Castaway (40566) GWP set. Ideas 10K Club Member DadiTwins created this set for the “Do You Want to Go to the Seaside?” Contest Challenge in 2021. The set features the titular castaway Ray on his own tropical island, with makeshift hut and palm trees. With only a parrot for company, Ray survives by fishing from shore or on his trusty raft. Check out the original submission:

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This 239-piece set is said to launch its gift-with-purchase period starting October 1. In the US, LEGO buyers need a minimum purchase of $120 to get it. Thankfully, with the new-set launches at month’s start, that would be easy enough.

LEGO Sweeps Five Category Nominations for Second 2022 TOTY Awards

Many awards ceremonies follow the standard of holding themselves on an annual basis. This is reasonable considering that trends change year after year, and companies on average roll out different new products annually. But sometimes, there can be so many products worthy of nominations in a year for certain awards. In that case, why not hold more than one ceremony annually? That’s precisely what the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards has done this 2022. There was one earlier this year, and a second awards program this month. As expected, LEGO has its own nominations, and won in multiple categories.

According to The Brick Fan, the second 2022 Toy of the Year Awards was held Tuesday, September 20. In this edition, LEGO secured nominations to five toy categories and won every single time. True, this is less than the nominations for the earlier 2022 Awards (that had eight). But who can say anything bad about a nomination sweep? Congratulations to LEGO for their triumph. We can probably count on the winning products to get a sales bump going into the Holiday season. Let’s review them:

Collectible of the Year

The Muppets CMF (71033)

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Construction Toy of the Year

LEGO Marvel I Am Groot (76217)

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Grown-Up Toy of the Year

Ideas The Office (21336)

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Playset Toy of the Year

Super Mario Adventures with Peach Starter Course (71403)

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Vehicle Toy of the Year

Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car (42141)

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In the earlier TOTY Awards 2022, LEGO won these same categories plus Preschool Toy, Specialty Toy and STEAM Toy. We can’t help but wonder if Toy of the Year will make this twice-a-year awarding schedule their new norm. If so, LEGO has twice the opportunities annually to impress the global toy community.

September 2022 LEGO Set Launch Recap

With September 2022 rolling in this past Thursday, another wave of new sets from LEGO have been launched. Fitting for ushering in the last few months before the Holiday season, several advent calendars became available September 1. According to further details from Brickset, LEGO Marvel also debuted multiple entries this time with more buildable figure sets. The big guns among the new releases would be the newest LEGO Ideas set and Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express (76405). On the tinier end, LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 23 became available as well. We can be sure the Holiday-themed products will only increase as 2022 winds down. But for now, let’s summarize the launches:

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LEGO Ideas 10K Support: “Thomas the Tank Engine” by KaijuBuildz

LEGO and trains are as unbeatable as combinations come. For years and even decades LEGO has given model railroad enthusiasts plenty of brick-built locomotive goodness. Add Power Function options and the experience can get just as good as “traditional” model railroads. Themes like LEGO City have given collectors some pretty awesome train sets already. But there are more locomotive types and models out there. Some fans have gone on LEGO Ideas to propose these new builds. Already the current Second 2022 Review Stage has several product ideas in that vein. This new certified 10K-supported submission’s a bit different from them.

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How so? It’s because this one’s alive, sort of. Ideas member KaijuBuildz gives us his super-accurate depiction of the world’s most famous tank engine with a face. Yep, Thomas from “Thomas and Friends” didn’t seem to have much problem earning its 10,000 supporters for review.

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The dimensions of the plucky blue tank engine in LEGO-brick form are uncannily spot on. You’d think it was taken from the set of the original “model live-action” “Thomas and Friends” series.

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He’s also minifigure-scale to fit a minifig of the Fat Controller, Sir Topham Hatt, in his cabin. Thomas comes with four facial-expression tiles and an alternative, realistic smokebox.

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Whether one’s a fan of the original “Railway Series” books by Rev. Awdry, or the various TV series adaptations since, they’ll surely love this submission. KaijuBuildz’ Thomas the Tank Engine comes with a display stand, though he can also go on standard LEGO rails. He’s just too small for Power Functions, but a mechanism will allow the wheels to turn freely. This is a standout product idea for LEGO Ideas Second 2022 Review. As one who’s watched “Thomas”, this writer hopes the reviewers like it.