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I would really love that Little Prince set. I think the fact that it got enough votes should show that there is enough interest to warrant its release.

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My thoughts:

F7A Hornet. I suspect LEGO is waiting to see what the game ends up as before making a decision on this (if the game ends up being too violent or ends up with "mature" age ratings, they wont want to make the set). That or they are waiting to see if Star Citizen is popular enough for a LEGO set to be viable. (or possibly they are still trying to secure a license but haven't yet hit the point where they have been rejected totally)

Adventure Time would work much better as minifigs. I cant see brick built figs being acceptable to Warner Bros and Cartoon Network.

Caterham Super 7 is far too big and LEGO already has its own plans going forward for both Speed Champions and their large-scale cars (including the big Technic Porsche set for later in the year)

Modular Library is a bit big (even by modular standards) plus there is probably a fixed upper limit on just how big an Ideas set can get given the accelerated production schedule of Ideas sets (something like the Brick Bank would have had its production planned out for quite a whole before it got announced as a set).

Lothlorian is just far too big (and the last waves of LOTR and Hobbit were flops)

LEGO Physics is too big and too niche as a product (if you think about how much that would cost as a set vs what similar non-LEGO toys cost, it just doesn't make sense for LEGO to produce)

Stay Puft I could see being a viable set with a small downsizing (not enough that its not the original creator's idea anymore but enough to make it a producible set at a price point of $70 or $80 US or so especially given the renewed interest in Ghostbusters (I would certainly buy one). Or it could be that they have their own plans for a Mr Stay Puft set at some point in the future (not connected to the Ideas project) just as was the case for the GBHQ.

Indomius Rex is far too big to make into a set plus there is the license factor (they rejected the T-Rex and it was both smaller and had no license attached)

Rivendel, like Lothlorian is far too big and from a theme that didn't sell.

The Little Price would be awesome but I dont know if its popular enough to be a viable item (there was a 3D animated cartoon based on it done a while back but I cant find any information about it, pitty since I would love to watch the whole thing)

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The Little Price would be awesome but I dont know if its popular enough to be a viable item (there was a 3D animated cartoon based on it done a while back but I cant find any information about it, pitty since I would love to watch the whole thing)

An animated theatrical film was released in some countries last year and will be coming out in the United States this March. Not sure if that might make a big difference in its chances.

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An animated theatrical film was released in some countries last year and will be coming out in the United States this March. Not sure if that might make a big difference in its chances.

I look forward to it, as I've been a fan of this story since childhood. Loved the book and old animated cartoon.

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I look forward to it, as I've been a fan of this story since childhood. Loved the book and old animated cartoon.

I love it too! I think I first read it in middle school and it really resonated with me. I never saw the cartoon, though.

I think the LEGO Ideas project looks pretty cool but before I heard about this movie I wasn't sure what its chances would be like. I hope the movie might help it pass review. :)

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I can and will - April release. $70 USD. :classic:

I'm so much looking forward to this set - also great that the retail version does use "normal" bricks for the walls instead of the technic ones used in the submission. It will make it look a lot better.

Can't wait for the reveal, I suppose it's happening by the end of February.

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I believe the Maze set will be fully revealed during New York Toy Fair next weekend.

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Working on a big project right now, and I can't seem to upload images into the giant paragraph explaining what the project is.

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I upload the image, and click 'Send it to the server' and it gives me an error page. What do I do?

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I'm assuming that's what 'Send it to the server' is, but it just makes that little button show the error page.

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Can you just upload the image and hit OK? Or do you have to hit the send to server?

Yeah you have to press send to server, if I press OK it tells me to paste a URL, which is a different tab because I don't want a URL I want a photo.

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Yeah you have to press send to server, if I press OK it tells me to paste a URL, which is a different tab because I don't want a URL I want a photo.

Ok, I went to do this myself. You have to have one uploaded on the "Basics" tab, right click on the thumbnail and click copy image. Then go to the details tab, right click, and hit paste.

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Another set where its obviously not suitable for an Ideas set just by looking at it...

I dont get why LEGO doesn't just ban Star Wars sets from Ideas. Its clear they would probably never make one...

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Another set where its obviously not suitable for an Ideas set just by looking at it...

I dont get why LEGO doesn't just ban Star Wars sets from Ideas. Its clear they would probably never make one...

That would kill the dream! If LEGO were to specifically state that Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Etc. sets had little to no chance, or weren't even allowed, the amount of consistent supporters on Ideas would drop significantly.

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Another set where its obviously not suitable for an Ideas set just by looking at it...

I dont get why LEGO doesn't just ban Star Wars sets from Ideas. Its clear they would probably never make one...

Being clear they would probably not make one isn't the same as it being flat-out impossible. It's within the realm of possibility they might approve one someday.

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If LEGO already has an overlap concept, the 10K votes could be used an indicator it might worthwhile to proceed with their own concept. Then you get the they stole my Idea complaints.

There could still be that slim odd chance your Idea hasn't been thought up by one of their 200 or so designers. Where there is New Hope, there is Star Wars. :classic:

Projects based on current LEGO licenses have an even higher potential for overlap.

We welcome projects based on current licenses like Star Wars, Superheroes, Disney, etc., However, these active licenses are likely to have similar concepts already in the pipeline. Please keep in mind that a project based on an existing LEGO license has a smaller chance of passing the LEGO Review than other projects.

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IMO, the biggest problem with LEGO Ideas is that people don't know the difference between a set and a MOC

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IMO, the biggest problem with LEGO Ideas is that people don't know the difference between a set and a MOC

That's one of the 2 biggest problems. The other is that people don't know the difference between a set and an incoherent random mess of bricks and minifigures.

In other words, some projects are way too good for Ideas, and others are way too bad.

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But yet, they are all ideas. Interesting how that works.

A single red brick would be an idea, but that doesn't mean it would be suitable for Ideas.

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IMO, the biggest problem with LEGO Ideas is that people don't know the difference between a set and a MOC

I actually just put up a project that I designed as a set based off of a game-making site with a giant community. :grin: It's doing pretty well! Front page for a few days.

I wish more people submitted realistic "set-like" projects, like I do, that's like my main thing when making a MOC, is it make it feel like an official LEGO product. I know some guy did that with Home Alone, ET, and something else, I think his name was TJSpencer?? Too bad his projects never took off except the giant museum that hit 10k.

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I actually just put up a project that I designed as a set based off of a game-making site with a giant community. :grin:

I wish more people submitted realistic "set-like" projects, like I do, that's like my main thing when making a MOC, is it make it feel like an official LEGO product. I know some guy did that with Home Alone, ET, and something else, I think his name was TJSpencer?? Too bad his projects never took off except the giant museum that hit 10k.

Definitely agree with this. Playlets are just more ascetically pleasing to look at for me, and I don't like those ridiculous, oversized "Ultra" sets that cost $250 plus.

Alas, the trend on Ideas is "Go big or go home", and the people there still don't realize that their massive creation will never make it, no matter how good it looks.

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