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Guess no one cares about the Winnie the Pooh set, as I haven’t seen a single mention of the leaks on the forum. I mean that’s fair, I don’t care either lol

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3 hours ago, Modal said:

Guess no one gives a shit about the Winnie the Pooh set, as I haven’t seen a single mention of the leaks on the forum. I mean that’s fair, I don’t care either lol

1. Why be rude about it?

2. As posted after you, you aren't looking in the right place :wink:

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12 hours ago, Exetrius said:

👉 But here comes the real comment that left me dumbfounded and pissed: "Your recent project submission contains many LEGO Minifigures, suggests a Minifigure series, collectible Minifigures, Minifigures and accessories, a “battle pack” or a mass customisation Minifigure maker Product Idea. We love Minifigures too, but can only accept submissions that contain a significant LEGO model." Excuse me? WHAT? My model is 1760 pieces; I have 7 minifigs. Does that seem exceptional or unreasonable? I include accessories for them, yes, but I am not providing extra minifigure parts whatsoever. Scrapping one or two figs would mean redoing several renders. Cut me some slack, it's not like everyone on IDEAS else is holding back on minifigs! :angry:

Man, this is very surprising and strange to say the least. If you take a quick look at recent approved ideas, there are several with 7+ minifigures:

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/2e98bb20-f510-405b-bdf2-ab4d385d2d48

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/f85a10b9-df51-45af-82e5-eb0c83fd0e9d

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/9f4241ba-b7d4-4642-9c51-1a7c72842fc0

What is going on? There must be something else that they do not want to explain. It can be very frustrating to deal with rejected ideas submissions, as you get little to none explanation about why your project was rejected and, in some cases, just generic and poor sentences.

ALL our submissions to the portal were rejected 2-3 times, with no explanations. We had to contact directly to moderators using non-Lego Ideas mechanisms to get information of what was wrong and what to change.

Your minifigures message is just shocking, the only thing I can think about is that you are using non official parts in the minifigures or accessories, but if that were the case, you would get a different answer. Really weird... please, keep us updated.

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14 hours ago, Exetrius said:

Secondly, I made close-up renders that only show part of the build, and put them on a sheet that's larger than the render itself. In other words, making sure there is some blank space around the model, it's more presentable that way. Commentary: "Please remove the white border in the photos, so the build is in full view." Ugh.

I'm having trouble understanding exactly what you've done here. So you've done a main render, then supplemented that with close-up renders - and then after that, you've essentially put a white border around the close-up renders (different process, by the sounds of it, but the same end result)? So if my understanding is right, your close-up renders don't show the whole model and the edge of the image is all-white?

Apologies if I've misunderstood you somewhere, but if I'm reading you right I have to say that I don't see how that looks more presentable. The Ideas platform is putting a white border around the images anyway just from the whitespace on the page, so all you seem to be accomplishing is making the image smaller to the eye. Just at a glance, the submission on the front page of Lego Ideas right now (the Village Post-Office) has done close-up renders of different parts of the build, and it looks a lot cleaner than if they'd added artificial whitespace on top of what the Ideas site is already adding.

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5 hours ago, Clone OPatra said:

1. Why be rude about it?

2. As posted after you, you aren't looking in the right place :wink:

:facepalm: 
 

I was in a weird mood lol

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I know we had some new molds for the Sesame street line, but the fact that Eeyore is made entirely of a new mold is exciting! It makes me a little sad that we didn't get the Flintstones more recently, because maybe then they would have made a Dino figure. But moving forward, it's good to see this is no longer such a big obstacle.

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Succulent Garden is the 36th project to make this review.  What's the record?

Meanwhile another The Office project has almost reached 10K - they have 8 days to get 32 supporters.....

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58 minutes ago, Vilhelm22 said:

Succulent Garden is the 36th project to make this review.  What's the record?

Meanwhile another The Office project has almost reached 10K - they have 8 days to get 32 supporters.....

35, so this is a new record!

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2 minutes ago, JintaiZ said:

35, so this is a new record!

For some reason I thought it was 42....

Anyway, there are still 8 with over 9000 supporters, and many more with 8000.  This review stage is going to have an insane number of projects - I can never remember when the closing date for this support period is.

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7 hours ago, DadiTwins said:

Man, this is very surprising and strange to say the least. If you take a quick look at recent approved ideas, there are several with 7+ minifigures:

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/2e98bb20-f510-405b-bdf2-ab4d385d2d48

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/f85a10b9-df51-45af-82e5-eb0c83fd0e9d

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/9f4241ba-b7d4-4642-9c51-1a7c72842fc0

What is going on? There must be something else that they do not want to explain. It can be very frustrating to deal with rejected ideas submissions, as you get little to none explanation about why your project was rejected and, in some cases, just generic and poor sentences.

ALL our submissions to the portal were rejected 2-3 times, with no explanations. We had to contact directly to moderators using non-Lego Ideas mechanisms to get information of what was wrong and what to change.

Your minifigures message is just shocking, the only thing I can think about is that you are using non official parts in the minifigures or accessories, but if that were the case, you would get a different answer. Really weird... please, keep us updated.

Oh, that sounds worse for your projects! :look: And yes, asking questions.... I had some technical questions, but beyond the FAQ there is nothing dedicated to ask questions about IDEAS, very inconvenient. I admire you for succeeding in actually getting to speak to the moderators directly. *huh*:thumbup:

As far as my minifigs go, I can assure you haven't used any non-official parts, just a lot of recolours. Two of the projects you listed got me thinking though: they do not have a shot that shows off all figs and accessories, and I do. It should not matter, but it does put some extra emphasis on them, I guess. 

6 hours ago, Alexandrina said:

I'm having trouble understanding exactly what you've done here. So you've done a main render, then supplemented that with close-up renders - and then after that, you've essentially put a white border around the close-up renders (different process, by the sounds of it, but the same end result)? So if my understanding is right, your close-up renders don't show the whole model and the edge of the image is all-white?

Apologies if I've misunderstood you somewhere, but if I'm reading you right I have to say that I don't see how that looks more presentable. The Ideas platform is putting a white border around the images anyway just from the whitespace on the page, so all you seem to be accomplishing is making the image smaller to the eye. Just at a glance, the submission on the front page of Lego Ideas right now (the Village Post-Office) has done close-up renders of different parts of the build, and it looks a lot cleaner than if they'd added artificial whitespace on top of what the Ideas site is already adding.

To be clear, I put my 1000x750 render images (just the model with transparent background) on 1300x1000 backgrounds that are very light grey with a subtle spotlight effect. So indeed, my close-up images don't show the full model, but the edge is very light grey. You raise a good point though about the double white space, I had not considered that the site already provides some of that. 

 

Btw, speaking of The Office, now those have minifigures, ladies and gentlemen! 
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/86dd17b7-c266-4426-b67b-8cb525882504 13 minifgs, I think around 600 pieces?
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/53360c86-aae2-420d-8cec-3eb02c8e59e1 10 minifigs, 1079 pieces
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/c744aa34-24b4-49af-9b17-ba9d72808890 13 minifigs, 751 pieces, great ratio!
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/d093e27c-6dee-4884-9e6a-2184eb8745c0 18 minifigs, whoppa! That's more like it! :pir-huzzah1:Also looks to be close to - or exceeding - 3000 pieces to me. 

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On 3/3/2021 at 1:51 AM, DadiTwins said:

What really pisses me off is that we cannot make any money from our design as it is owned by Lego, but chinese companies can. We cannot sell instructions, inventary or productize the idea using a third party company, but we have to see chinese companies making money out of our hard work while Lego does nothing. The fair play here would be that, in the case our idea is cloned, Lego releases us from our contract inquirements and let us monetize our idea like chinese companies do. I can see Lego going after us if they see our idea in rebrickable with paid instructions, but they won't move a finger if it is a chinesse company...

To be honest we were expecting more professionality from Lego. It is weird that they allow a chinesse company to clone their Ideas portal designs with total freedom, but it is even worse that they do not have any kind of conversation, agreement or compensation with the designers.

Lego should start thinking on a Lego Ideas designers protection initiative, with clear rules and statements. We fan designers should feel protected at every moment, we do not deserve this kind of frustration.

What would you like TLG toy company to do about another country's lack of legislation or adherence to copyright/intellectual property law that the arms industry, tech industry, automotive industry, aerospace industry and superpower states haven't been able to accomplish?

The company in question is under the jurisdiction of a government that itself steals and copies weapons of war while also being one of only five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and stealing from the other four with no repercussions. A toy company is probably not going to be the entity to solve this problem so being mad at them for not being able to do anything is a bit misguided. Technically Lego was also stolen from because they own your design for 3 years as you agreed to when you submitted to the platform.

Even if this was outside the Ideas platform and you were selling instructions like you now desire you could still be stolen from as a number of other builders have been over the years. This is not a new thing, here's a Eurobricks member who had their Idea stolen and made as a set after it was released from the 3 year Ideas contract... five years ago. They'd take your instructions, make all the pieces and sell it as a complete product regardless of whether it was in Ideas or not.

So Lego is not the bad guy here and neither are the non-involved Chinese people (capitalized and spelled correctly).

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Why they haven't outright blocked all The Office projects and banned any new ones (on the basis that someone else owns the rights now) I don't get.

 

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