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That's brash. I hope it's successful. I hope a lot are successful. I don't know what you made, but I hope they are successful, too.

What did you make?

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A few minutes of internet research show K'Nex acquired the Beatles / Yellow Submarine rights in May 2012, and apparently released the products later that year; they seem to no longer be actively producing them, though, although some stock remains in retail channels as reported by MAB. If they're no longer making them, I think there's a good chance they no longer have the rights.

K'Nex's site still lists their Angry Birds products but not their Yellow Submarine ones, and we know TLG has scooped up the former. If they still feature a property to which their rights have expired or are about to, it suggests to me that they stopped making Yellow Submarine stuff a little less recently, which would bode well for the possibility of LEGO doing it... though that's assuming Angry Birds is treated as a single property, and not split into separate rights for the original videogames and the upcoming movie, which is a possibility. Note that at the same time TLG was making Spider-Man sets based on the first couple Raimi / Maguire movies from 2002-2004, Mega Bloks was making their own Spider-Man sets based on the comics.

Either way, though, it appears from their website K'Nex is no longer making Yellow Submarine stuff, which seems borne out by MAB's report of the remaining stock being on clearance, so as someone who'd like to see an official LEGO take on it, I'm cautiously optimistic.

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The HMS Beagle got 10000 votes today

I don't think it pass the review though

It is a beauty, but the piece count/types will certainly kill it. They made it clear during the last review that allocation of factory resources is a consideration. Also, if it were to have to compete with anything similar in other lines, such as a pirate ship, it will have a difficult time passing review. I suspect these are the same factors that killed the Natural History Museum a couple of review cycles ago.

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I own all of the sets form the "NASA Discovery" line (including the larger "UCS" lunar module and the Technic mars rover) and I would love to add this Apollo rocket ship to my collection.

I recon it might be a bit big for LEGO Ideas though, just looking at the piece count for it.

If I thought it had any chance of reaching 10k (and getting approved if it did), I would dig out my own Ideas idea and actually submit it to the site (its an idea for a set that can build 1 of n different styles of 6-wide City car at any given time ala the x-in-one Creator sets)

I would also consider submitting my bus designs as well but all that would do is make it just that much harder for every other bus design on the site...

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Awesome! I especially like all the functionality in this model, the different stages and how the designer has managed to include a tiny command, service and lunar module.

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If that Saturn V passes, I might have to get it just out of nostalgia. One of the first MOCs I remember making as a kid was a huge model of the Saturn V, but it collapsed before I could get pictures. It probably wasn't as big and impressive as I remember it, and definitely wasn't nearly as impressive as this one, but it still holds a special place in my heart.

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And now Apollo 11 Saturn V got 10000 supporters

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https://ideas.lego.com/projects/76841

I think that one has chances to pass the review

Yes. The Saturn V would be an awesome model; however I fear the proposed model is a tad to big. However, I would love an official Saturn V set, since I didn't get the Saturn V from the long gone Discovery theme. There are a few more Apollo themed sets which have popped up on Ideas which are smaller, and I hope if Lego passes the Saturn V for its size, that another (albeit smaller) set can make it to 10,000 and pass!

Also the H.M.S. Beagle would make a good set; but I worry that it could stir up controversy in the evolution debate that is happening especially in the American Deep South... I wouldn't feel that the Beagle would insult my beliefs, but I know that there are people out there who would feel bitter about it.

Also I would like to see The Yellow Submarine or the Nautilus pass; but licensing issues and the size of the Nautilus are prohibitive. I don't think Lego though would be concerned about the Rock N' Roll antics of the Beatles though, especially seeing that David Bowie, Queen, and Spinal Tap where depicted in the video game Lego: Rockband; or how The All American Rejects were used in a Bionicle Ad campaign back in 2006.

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The Saturn V has a little over 1000 pieces, which would make this a $100+ set. It stands over 1 meter tall. which is huge for a Lego set. If the rocket is sturdy in design, I still think it has a decent chance of passing review. Like many people, I would love to own one of these. It represents a significant event in world history and makes a beautiful model. It would require a few stickers, but most people would understand. It would not seem licensing would be an issue since this rocket has appeared in toy form before. Even the Estes model rockets once featured a large model of Saturn V.

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Saturn V in smaller size would be great. One meter tall might be unwieldy to swoosh play.

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Saturn V in smaller size would be great. One meter tall might be unwieldy to swoosh play.

I have the 7468 Saturn V set and it's a neat little set but I would love to see this version as a set. Instant buy for me if it gets made...

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If the Maze comes out in January I sure hope it's revealed soon. Wasn't in any retailer catalogs, oddly enough.

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Saturn V in smaller size would be great. One meter tall might be unwieldy to swoosh play.

The longest produced model kit of the Saturn V, has been over a meter tall for 40+ years now. It is one of the most popular plastic model kits ever produced being bought and built by generations of young boys and their fathers and grandfathers. So there is some pretty good data on potential market for the scale.

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The longest produced model kit of the Saturn V, has been over a meter tall for 40+ years now. It is one of the most popular plastic model kits ever produced being bought and built by generations of young boys and their fathers and grandfathers. So there is some pretty good data on potential market for the scale.

I wonder if that is actually a downside. There are some really well detailed scale models already available. Will a lego one sell well against them? That is something they will have to take into consideration.

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Ideas doesn't work for me anymore. I click on "Discover" and get a search error every time. I also keep getting "site not secure" warnings because it keeps trying to redirect the browser to use https instead of http, but apparently it's not actually using secure data (SSL).

I gave it a few days, cleared the browser of all cookies, and still not working.

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Ahh... even when I switch to firefox (on a clean install of Ubuntu Linux), it says it's an unsecured connection.

On firefox I can add a security exception; I think why Chrome still doesn't work is that you need to approve each page, so the search function must count as separate and just fails.

I will use firefox for now, but I think the Ideas security certificate expired.

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Somebody at LEGO let their security certificate expired and didn't renew it....

ideas.lego.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate expired on 12/12/2015 02:58. The current time is 12/12/2015 16:39.

(Error code: sec_error_expired_certificate)

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Well, it isn't like ideas was good before that. Nearly all projects were crappy and useless or gigantic and impossible to produce. Only like 10% of everything on ideas had a chance. And only a small group of those reached 10K. And from those products only 1 would be made.

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