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

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I think someone here on Eurobricks actually did that. It was pretty good, actually.

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I'm still waiting for someone to submit a project including Mr. Gold

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That way, they would have to re-release him :tongue:

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The life-sized Artoo is a nice start, but I think it doesn't go far enough. I think I should submit a project for all the Rebel heroes as they appear in the victory celebration at Yavin, all life-sized - life-sized Artoo, life-sized Threepio, life-sized Luke, life-sized Leia, life-sized Han, life-sized Chewie, life-sized Dodonna, etc., plus the steps for them to stand on. That's a set we all really need, and I'm sure TLG can pull it off in under five million pieces. And hey, no new prints needed, even! It's a shoo-in!

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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: 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.

Yeah, and it made it on the blog of that website, too. Congrats. :laugh:

But how would I know? :wink:

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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: 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.

It's in the "Popular this week" section!

Congratulations!

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It's in the "Popular this week" section!

Congratulations!

Thanks! :blush:

Debating whether or not a thread about it would be looked down upon... I need to keep advertising it somehow.

I was actually rewatching the last review announcement, the one where nothing passed. This company was extremely willing to promote this, they put it on their blog, a lot of the developers retweeted it/posted about it, they even had a LEGO Ideas contest in 2014 which I entered and was a finalist, but they never chose a winner and submitted a project so that's why I'm doing this. :tongue:

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Thanks! :blush:

Debating whether or not a thread about it would be looked down upon... I need to keep advertising it somehow.

I was actually rewatching the last review announcement, the one where nothing passed. This company was extremely willing to promote this, they put it on their blog, a lot of the developers retweeted it/posted about it, they even had a LEGO Ideas contest in 2014 which I entered and was a finalist, but they never chose a winner and submitted a project so that's why I'm doing this. :tongue:

I hope you make it, these two subjects go together really well

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I think someone here on Eurobricks actually did that. It was pretty good, actually.

Thats me!

Anyway, I haven't sent a serious prodject to Ideas yet. I'm fine tunning a few, making them both resonable size/ proboble price, and have apealling features.

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Aha! So you're the culprit who submitted a brick!

That was a good one. I enjoyed it.

I think you should try it again. Maybe the 2x4 was too large to be an Ideas set. Maybe try a 2x2 this time instead.

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Aha! So you're the culprit who submitted a brick!

That was a good one. I enjoyed it.

I think you should try it again. Maybe the 2x4 was too large to be an Ideas set. Maybe try a 2x2 this time instead.

Yes! :laugh:

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The Maze set is getting a bit too much grief back on Brickset. For shame, I don't think they actually see past the piece count and price.

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I just saw that the project reached 10k in September 2014, was announced as a set in May 2015, and is going to be released just about a year later. Why does this process take so long? Seriously. It shouldn't. It really shouldn't.

Wasn't Ghostbusters announced and then revealed super quick? Why can't it be like that?

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I just saw that the project reached 10k in September 2014, was announced as a set in May 2015, and is going to be released just about a year later. Why does this process take so long? Seriously. It shouldn't. It really shouldn't.

Wasn't Ghostbusters announced and then revealed super quick? Why can't it be like that?

Agree agree agree

Even more considering Tragic Banjo said that it is pretty much the same set submitted

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I just saw that the project reached 10k in September 2014, was announced as a set in May 2015, and is going to be released just about a year later. Why does this process take so long? Seriously. It shouldn't. It really shouldn't.

Wasn't Ghostbusters announced and then revealed super quick? Why can't it be like that?

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I just saw that the project reached 10k in September 2014, was announced as a set in May 2015, and is going to be released just about a year later. Why does this process take so long? Seriously. It shouldn't. It really shouldn't.

A reasonable question. It's possible the size of this set is part of the reason why.

Wasn't Ghostbusters announced and then revealed super quick? Why can't it be like that?

With that set, they had a specific reason to get it out quickly, in time for the movie's 30th anniversary. Note that it leapfrogged another project in the queue (the Exo Suit, which was approved earlier but released later). There's no particular reason to release the maze at one time rather than another, as far as I can tell, so perhaps they've been a bit leisurely with it to more easily accommodate it with their regular production schedule.

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One possible reason for the production time (which is actually shorter than most standard sets but seems longer since we're aware of it from the very beginning) is that this is easily the most functional Ideas set yet. There would have to be a lot of testing and refining to ensure the mechanisms work smoothly and that the maze itself proved challenging but not impossible.

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The Maze set is getting a bit too much grief back on Brickset. For shame, I don't think they actually see past the piece count and price.

Ha! :laugh: I think I was one of those on Brickset giving grief! I just worry the set--no matter how spectacular--will have a hard time proving its value.

Separate question, do we have any hard numbers on how big of a production run Ideas sets get? 1 million, 100k? I realize it probably varies from set to set but I'm curious if anyone knows.

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Ha! :laugh: I think I was one of those on Brickset giving grief! I just worry the set--no matter how spectacular--will have a hard time proving its value.

Separate question, do we have any hard numbers on how big of a production run Ideas sets get? 1 million, 100k? I realize it probably varies from set to set but I'm curious if anyone knows.

I think we can be quite sure it does vary. Note how there have been sets that sell out in days, while others are available continuously for over a year. The creators of the approved projects should know how many copies are made of their own sets, but their contracts with TLG undoubtedly call for confidentiality so they can't publicly disclose those figures, and since different sets undoubtedly have differently-sized runs (and/or different numbers of runs) even they surely don't know how many copies are made of all Ideas sets, only of their own.

That said, between this thread and the original CUUSOO thread I've seen a lot of guesses and estimates, based on things like what is known about production numbers of "regular" (non-Ideas) sets, minimum numbers required to make sense, etc., and from these I've gotten the (possibly mistaken) impression that the minimum number for an Ideas set is perhaps around 10,000 copies, possibly topping out at a few thousand more to twice that many for a non-licensed set, but typically getting more and/or larger runs for pop-culture licenses. This might be way off, but I think we can at least safely assume typical Ideas sets get smaller numbers produced than typical non-Ideas, mass-market retail sets, so it seems like it might be at least in the general area.

I would imagine that Alatariel, as the only person with more than one Ideas set produced so far (and whose sets include both one non-licensed one and one licensed one), probably has a much better idea than anyone else outside TLG of the range of possible numbers... but of course she can't share that information. I think if we want to know, we'll all just have to get sets approved of our own. :tongue:

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There's a new blog post up on Ideas - it's just a brief one welcoming new Community Specialist Hasan Jensen to the team, but this bit is potentially noteworthy:

Hasan and I will visit AFOLs this Friday at the Byggepladen display in LEGOWORLD Copenhagen. If you’re there, please say hello!

Seems possible there could be a reveal or announcement there.

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They hired a specialist to announce there won't approved sets in this review again :laugh:

N-- I was so scared when I read this, I thought they announced it. Whew. :angry:

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There's a new blog post up on Ideas - it's just a brief one welcoming new Community Specialist Hasan Jensen to the team, but this bit is potentially noteworthy:

Seems possible there could be a reveal or announcement there.

Im going to LEGOWorld Copenhagen tomorrow as well. I will surely bring my camera and sneak peak pictures if none is allowed. :grin:

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