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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.

Well, that's kind of the point of LEGO Ideas.... to narrow down all the ideas from the LEGO community and find those few that are viable to produce as sets. It wasn't created with the expectation that the majority of things posted there would become products.

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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.

Agree with Aanchir... that's kind of the point that voters narrow it down to a few sets to be reviewed. I agree most of the submissions are useless and crappy, that people use the site to show off mocs when there are clearly other sites more suitable for that. But it is what it is, and there have been great sets that came out of ideas, so I don't see how it's not "good."

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We have got some great sets from Ideas. But do you know what would be even better?

If they renew the website's security certificate soon...

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It's unfathomable a company like LEGO can't get an expired security certificate fixed yet. I would say chances are pretty good the ideas website might just get shut down by the end of the year, only reason I can imagine no one has bothered to fix it.

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We have got some great sets from Ideas. But do you know what would be even better?

If they renew the website's security certificate soon...

Mmmm... I respectfully disagree. I think getting the security certificate fixed soon would be (is) good, but the great sets we've gotten and are getting are even better. :D

It's unfathomable a company like LEGO can't get an expired security certificate fixed yet. I would say chances are pretty good the ideas website might just get shut down by the end of the year, only reason I can imagine no one has bothered to fix it.

It's a little embarrassing, but it's hardly the first time I've seen this happen with a major company. I suspect it having expired on a weekend had something to do with the delay in fixing it, and it does seem to be fixed now. And I think there's virtually zero chance the Ideas site will be shut down (at least for anything other than maintenance or updates) by the end of the year (now just over two weeks away). It's an essential part of the whole Ideas program, and I don't see that just going away anytime soon.

Edited by Blondie-Wan

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It's unfathomable a company like LEGO can't get an expired security certificate fixed yet. I would say chances are pretty good the ideas website might just get shut down by the end of the year, only reason I can imagine no one has bothered to fix it.

Why would be unfathomable? Their IT priority might be more focused now on keeping the ordering system and site working for the big Christmas shopping season.

People can get around the expired certificate by adding an exception in their web browser if they really must get on the Ideas site.

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People can get around the expired certificate by adding an exception in their web browser if they really must get on the Ideas site.

Isn't it fixed now, anyway? It certainly seemed so to me, when I made my last post, and still does now. Are others still having issues?

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Here is my personal Ideas gripe. This is not LEGO's fault, but media coverage of Ideas is frequently idiotic. Of course there is the ubiquitous "such and such could be the next LEGO set" type headlines, which is a bit like a headline "man could become millionaire" and a story about someone who bought a lottery ticket. The language in this story is a whole nother level of absurdity though: http://www.techtimes...ce-lego-set.htm It starts out with the line "In honor of Ada Lovelace's 200th birthday, LEGO has revealed a Lovelace-centric LEGO kit" which bears no resemblance to reality. Is it really that hard for a journalist to spend 5 minutes understanding what LEGO Ideas is?

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Isn't it fixed now, anyway? It certainly seemed so to me, when I made my last post, and still does now. Are others still having issues?

Its working again for me now.

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The security is working for me, but the search still causes an error. The only thing I've changed is downgrading my Ubuntu install back to 14.04 and from 64 bit to 32 bit. I get "sorry, an error occurred while searching" when I click on "discover."

Works on firefox, not chrome.

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Here is my personal Ideas gripe. This is not LEGO's fault, but media coverage of Ideas is frequently idiotic. Of course there is the ubiquitous "such and such could be the next LEGO set" type headlines, which is a bit like a headline "man could become millionaire" and a story about someone who bought a lottery ticket. The language in this story is a whole nother level of absurdity though: http://www.techtimes...ce-lego-set.htm It starts out with the line "In honor of Ada Lovelace's 200th birthday, LEGO has revealed a Lovelace-centric LEGO kit" which bears no resemblance to reality. Is it really that hard for a journalist to spend 5 minutes understanding what LEGO Ideas is?

Unfortunately, that's true of a lot of journalism in general.

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Maybe Ideas is dying because they didn't recently accept anything making people give up? I still have s project to finish and submit, that is if they accept "horror" games extremely popular with kids...

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Well... it's the Holiday season afterall.... maybe people is busy

Anyway, it seems there will be 6 projects for the next review (deadline is Jan 4).... and I think we could get 0 projects approved again.

Things are not looking good for LEGO Ideas

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I know for a fact we're getting Adventure Time Dimensions packs so I'm assuming that will be the next set.

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I know for a fact we're getting Adventure Time Dimensions packs so I'm assuming that will be the next set.

I meant this batch

https://ideas.lego.c...rted&scroll=278

The projects that will enter in review phase in a couple of weeks

All of them are unlikely to pass, IMO

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I meant this batch

https://ideas.lego.c...rted&scroll=278

The projects that will enter in review phase in a couple of weeks

All of them are unlikely to pass, IMO

The problem at hand here is that alot of members are voting for sets because of the quality of the set or the Licence - not because they would actually buy the set.

This is why we have 4 massive sets in the current review stage, as MoC's their phenomenal, but as proposed sets for a company with a limited production capacity they're not.

If there is no project approved at the next review round, i don't see the point to keep Ideas alive.

I think that's... debatable. Just because Lego don't choose, doesn't mean they need to shut the Ideas program entirely.

I mean, I would much rather Lego take ages choose a set that's realistic and can be developed into a good quality model rather than Lego picking some random proposal in order to keep everyone interested in the site. Just my thoughts though.

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I think another way to gauge buying demand on an Idea is to charge the voters a deposit to vote. Make it like buying a car or house whether the deposit is a commitment to buy and reserve a copy. The size of the deposit can be relative to the size of the project. Deposit can be returned if Idea deal falls through.

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I mean, I would much rather Lego take ages choose a set that's realistic and can be developed into a good quality model rather than Lego picking some random proposal in order to keep everyone interested in the site. Just my thoughts though.

Indeed. Remember, the first few years of this program we'd get a couple years between sets. Next to that, getting "only" a couple sets a year is still a step up from those humble beginnings. We're just a bit spoiled by having had two years back-to-back with four sets apiece (something that happened in part because they had multiple review periods in which multiple projects were approved).

I think another way to gauge buying demand on an Idea is to charge the voters a deposit to vote. Make it like buying a car or house whether the deposit is a commitment to buy and reserve a copy. The size of the deposit can be relative to the size of the project. Deposit can be returned if Idea deal falls through.

I think that would have a devastating, even catastrophic effect on the whole enterprise. Hardly anybody would vote for anything. Even the most popular ideas would take years to reach 10,000 votes. It would slow support activity to a crawl.

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I think another way to gauge buying demand on an Idea is to charge the voters a deposit to vote. Make it like buying a car or house whether the deposit is a commitment to buy and reserve a copy. The size of the deposit can be relative to the size of the project. Deposit can be returned if Idea deal falls through.

In other words, turn LEGO Ideas into LEGO Kickstarter.

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