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If there having a specialist announce something to do with the Ideas review, I'm guessing one of the licensed sets must have been approved (it would surely have to be something big to have an announcement like that).

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Looks just like the original IDEAS submission - and seems were are getting 3 or 4 orange balls. No clues if the top has extra parts to change the theme, though.

Edited by JGW3000

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I'm betting a set like this takes awhile to go into production because Lego watches the general interest and maybe preorders to gauge how much to produce. Ghostbusters was a slam dunk easy, so it took less time from approval to hitting stores. This one, like the birds set seems very chancey and I would bet a low-ish production run.

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In the DC forum an image of the April LEGO Store Calender popped up.

It has a nice picture of the Labyrinth Marble Maze.

http://imgur.com/a/0wwvN

Here's the link.

Not just the picture - the calendar also indicates there'll be store competitions with it! Presumably, people who can get balls through the maze in the shortest time will win something. Exciting!

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So do they have like 10 copies of the set built for all the kids? I want a free copy of the set if I win. I won a Speedorz challenge contest in a store once, got a free Speedorz set! :tongue:

As for the set itself, it looks pretty cool. I probably won't get it, but I dunno.

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Doesn't do it for me. Would probably play it for 5 minutes but isn't really much of a display piece so what to do with it then?

Rearrange the maze and play it again!

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Particle Accelerator is about to reach 10K. What do you guys think?

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Personally, I'm tired of seeing these boring scientific projects that. They're not that exciting to me. But that's just me! :sweet:

Edited by CM4Sci

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Particle Accelerator is about to reach 10K. What do you guys think?

Personally, I'm tired of seeing these boring scientific projects that.. that literally do nothing. They're not that exciting.

Funny you would say that, because it literally does something. It uses spinning wheels to move a ball around the track, simulating a particle accelerator.

That said, I'm not into it.

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I think it has chances to get approved....

And the results from the september review? It's almost March already.... Is this a record?

Edited by Robert8

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I think it has chances to get approved....

And the results from the september review? It's almost March already.... Is this a record?

I dunno, maybe they're feeling yellow about the results. I do hope they share them soon.

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Well, I wouldn't say it does nothing... it actually does accelerate a particle. :grin: But the Maze, which is by the same creator and actually passed review, does a better job executing the general concept of Doing a Thing With a Ball.

That came out wrong. (Or did it?)

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I think JKBrickworks is a cool guy and an excellent builder. I want to be friends with him.

That said, I think this project is not quite as good as the Maze, in my opinion.

I would still rather have this than a Dr. Who set. I think the non-licensed Ideas are great.

Concerning the wait:

What if they're just waiting to combine it with the next results, because they are declining all of the ones in this round, and they are hoping that nobody notices?

EDIT:

That came out wrong. (Or did it?)

Nope. It was just fine. Or was it?

Edited by Actor Builder

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because they are declining all of the ones in this round, and they are hoping that nobody notices?

Don't think so. :wink:

EDIT: Wrong review group, oops. I still think Adventure Time will be a winner.

Edited by CM4Sci

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Particle Accelerator is about to reach 10K. What do you guys think?

1677332-o_1970rm4mkkr7lrdskd1ohd15atc-full.JPG

Personally, I'm tired of seeing these boring scientific projects that.. that literally do nothing. They're not that exciting.

As someone else noted, it's funny you'd say that - not only because it quite literally does something (obviously you didn't watch the video to see it in action; in fact it actually arguably does more than all twelve CUUSOO/ Ideas sets released to date combined), but because I for one also consider it one of the most entertaining, exciting and worthwhile projects on Ideas right now, and one of the ones I've most wanted to see turned into a set, though I very much doubt it would, for multiple reasons.

Some of us actually really do enjoy these supposedly oh-so-"boring" science sets, at any rate (as repeatedly evidenced by the fact numerous such sets have made it to review, and occasionally store shelves, and I very much doubt it's just the same 10,000 people who have voted for every one of them, even if there's surely a great deal of overlap).

I think JKBrickworks is a cool guy and an excellent builder. I want to be friends with him.

That said, I think this project is not quite as good as the Maze, in my opinion.

I love JK Brickworks' stuff, and vote for all his projects. I'm looking forward to the maze, but I think this would be way cooler - not just than the maze, but most other things on Ideas.

I would still rather have this than a Dr. Who set. I think the non-licensed Ideas are great.

I love lots of Ideas, both licensed and not, and I've gotten multiple CUUSOO / Ideas sets of both types. I plan to submit both kinds of projects myself.

Edited by Blondie-Wan

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Particle Accelerator is about to reach 10K. What do you guys think?

1677332-o_1970rm4mkkr7lrdskd1ohd15atc-full.JPG

Personally, I'm tired of seeing these boring scientific projects that. They're not that exciting to me. But that's just me! :sweet:

As someone else noted, it's funny you'd say that - not only because it quite literally does something (obviously you didn't watch the video to see it in action; in fact it actually arguably does more than all twelve CUUSOO/ Ideas sets released to date combined), but because I for one also consider it one of the most entertaining, exciting and worthwhile projects on Ideas right now, and one of the ones I've most wanted to see turned into a set, though I very much doubt it would, for multiple reasons.

Some of us actually really do enjoy these supposedly oh-so-"boring" science sets, at any rate (as repeatedly evidenced by the fact numerous such sets have made it to review, and occasionally store shelves, and I very much doubt it's just the same 10,000 people who have voted for every one of them, even if there's surely a great deal of overlap).

I love JK Brickworks' stuff, and vote for all his projects. I'm looking forward to the maze, but I think this would be way cooler - not just than the maze, but most other things on Ideas.

I love lots of Ideas, both licensed and not, and I've gotten multiple CUUSOO / Ideas sets of both types. I plan to submit both kinds of projects myself.

400 trillion times this. The mechanic to accelerate the particle alone will be something that's quite new to anyone who buys LEGO, and can be easily replicated to be used in other applications, like slingshots.

Also... you guys complain that there's been way too much licensed set ideas. Now you're complaining about this kind of set idea.

JUST WHAT'S IT GONNA TAKE? WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU WANT?!

You mention what you want and think will be a successful Ideas set, then I'll go build it and present it to the site. Theme, piece count, build style, System/Technic mix, plus other things to consider.

Edited by XAxles

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:laugh:

As much as I hate to say it, I do think the Particle Accelerator is unlikely to be approved - not only would it be expensive, as well as probably reliant on those older individual rail elements that TLG may no longer even have molds for, but I could see a case to be made that would make this possibly the only CUUSOO / Ideas project declined on safety grounds (but given all the sets that are actually designed specifically to launch missiles, I could also see that not being an obstacle after all).

Edited by Blondie-Wan

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It can be fun to watch the ball going around and around in the Particle Accelerator. It appears to use the Li-Ion battery pack for speed control. That may put the cost of the set into over $100 CAD range. There could be also liability issues if the ball hits someone in the eye at speed.

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There could be also liability issues if the ball hits someone in the eye at speed.

We all know that the victim would simply cry a single tear out of their other eye.

It says so right in the instruction books.

They'd be fine.

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I do have to say I'm utterly gobsmacked at the idea of this of all projects being held up as an example of sets "that.. that literally do nothing" (!). Saying that is kind of like saying they hardly ever make minifigures of major Star Wars characters, or that they never use enough flick-fire missiles, or that City has too few cops and firefighters.

Edited by Blondie-Wan

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I'm pretty excited that the particle accelerator is finally close to 10,000 supporters, but I agree with the general sentiment that it won't make it through review. The out of production rails, the motor requirements, the part count, etc. It's just not feasible in its current form.

I felt the same way when I originally posted it, but I think it's never a bad idea to show LEGO there is a demand for these types of projects, even if this particular one doesn't get made. I would love to see another science project get produced, especially one related to physics!

I'm also getting impatient waiting for the next results. I'm really curious what will be coming up next...

J

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AH! *oh2*

XAxles rampant use of font changes startled me.

Carry on.

That was only the second time I did it, or as far as I can remember it.

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