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

It was just so small, then suddenly so big, then swiftly it was medium sized.

I was startled. No biggie. Font pun intended.

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Do we know if the frozen castle is going to be approved?

If we knew if things would be approved, what would be the point in them approving things?

My guess is "Naw, bro." but I could be wrong.

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Do we know if the frozen castle is going to be approved?

I'd say it's profoundly unlikely, given how conceptually similar it is to an already-released set.

Apologies for quoting myself, but:

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).

Looking back on this now, I think my reply to CM4Sci comes off as a little testy. I want to apologize if I was rude. I was just a bit taken aback by your lack of interest in the science projects in general, and this project in particular, especially with the "does nothing" note. But I shouldn't be rude. Again, apologies!

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It was just so small, then suddenly so big, then swiftly it was medium sized.

I was startled. No biggie. Font pun intended.

That's alright. But my exaggerated line still stands.

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The most recent communications from the Ideas team sound pretty upbeat about the upcoming announcements, which to me sounds like we're not getting a second announcement in a row with no sets approved, so I'm under the impression at least one thing will make it. Again, here's the batch whose results are due next (plus one project held over from a previous batch for further consideration):

F7A Hornet (this is the held-over one)

Brick-built Adventure Time figures

Caterham Super Seven

Modular Library

Lothlorien

LEGO Physics

Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Indominus Rex

The Hobbit - Rivendell

The Little Prince

To me, the fact the Hornet was held for additional consideration is a good sign for that one; it means they're interested, and of course it looks very much like something they might do in one of their own themes. As has been said before, I suspect the deciding factor on this is brand fit.

Regarding the others, we do know they've been expressly requesting projects that aren't based on pop-culture licenses. I don't think that means they aren't interested in the pop-culture stuff, but it does add layers of complexity to the review / approval process, and they probably just want to have a greater selection of projects they can approve more easily. That said, it bodes well for Caterham Super 7, LEGO Physics, and the Modular Library. But the latter is still on the large side for Ideas. I think the Physics and Caterham projects are the likeliest of those three.

Of the others, I think the Adventure Time project is the strongest contender. Like so many pop-culture projects, it's all about having a bunch of immediately recognizable characters, yet it's also much more of a building experience than it would be if it were simply minifigures, which is sure to appeal to the Ideas crew. And for this particular franchise, the approach makes sense - Adventure Time is extremely visually stylized, to the point where more conventionally dedicated figure elements would likely get special molds, not just for heads like The Simpsons but in at least some cases whole bodies. The brick-built approach almost certainly allows them both to justify including characters that they wouldn't get around to in "regular" figure form even if they did a whole theme, and also include more characters in a single set than they ever would with either funky new molds or ordinary minifigures (indeed, the brick-building aspect means they could comfortably do a set of just a bunch of characters, as this project proposes, something they rarely even approach with minifigure themes). Furthermore, we have indications they're adding Adventure Time to LEGO Dimensions (where, if true, they undoubtedly would do minifigures and/or specialized molds, but just for a small handful of the characters represented in this project), and this would mean they have the license, but unlike with so many other Ideas projects from existing licensed franchises, this set isn't one they'd be particularly likely to already be doing on their own. I think it has an excellent chance.

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I wonder whether they might also be announcing anything besides new sets. The fact they recently had a huge review batch with nothing approved might mean that they might have a "free" slot in the limited production capacity they allocate to Ideas sets. Perhaps they could use it to do another run of one or more of the most in-demand discontinued earlier sets, and bring back the Curiosity Rover or the Research Institute one last time, while we wait for the next new set? I know a lot of people would be happy about that. Or maybe they'll add some new features to the site. We'll see...

Edited by Blondie-Wan

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I would pass on a particle accelerator set. Just not enough there for me to work with given my current focus. The Research Institute or Exo-Suit works within given themes and scale that I'm interested in, but a particle accelerator, not so much.

I think it's great Lego promotes science in this fashion, though.

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Do we know if the frozen castle is going to be approved?

While no official word yet, that one is almost definitely a 99.99999% No. The most basic rule regarding pre-existing licenses is they will not put out a new version of something they have already released or already have pre existing work on, under the Ideas mechanism. Even though the Frozen Castle was posted shortly before the official set came out, it would still fall within this rule.

For those that have not picked up on this, if it is a licensed IP and the subject has previously been made, especially if it was made in minidisc scale, it will not pass a Ideas review. While they have never laid this all out as a single statement, it is pretty easy to piece it together from things they have said over the years.

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While no official word yet, that one is almost definitely a 99.99999% No. The most basic rule regarding pre-existing licenses is they will not put out a new version of something they have already released or already have pre existing work on, under the Ideas mechanism. Even though the Frozen Castle was posted shortly before the official set came out, it would still fall within this rule.

For those that have not picked up on this, if it is a licensed IP and the subject has previously been made, especially if it was made in minidisc scale, it will not pass a Ideas review. While they have never laid this all out as a single statement, it is pretty easy to piece it together from things they have said over the years.

I don't get why they don't reject all Ghostbusters (there's another HQ almost at 10K...) and Star Wars, LotR, all that.

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Is minidisc scale a thing?

Yeah, instead of a minidisc being the size of a 1 stud tile, everything is scaled up so that 1 stud (minifig scale) = the size of an actual minidisc (if any still exist).

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I don't get why they don't reject all Ghostbusters (there's another HQ almost at 10K...) and Star Wars, LotR, all that.

I know right, It bothers me too. "Should I support or should I not because it won't make the review". It is so weird. And removing them would also clear the way for other projects with less supporters. I don't know, I mean I am pretty sure they have noticed them.... Since once a project reaches 1000 it gets a comment any way, although most are copy pasted. But still.

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I don't get why they don't reject all Ghostbusters (there's another HQ almost at 10K...) and Star Wars, LotR, all that.

Why should they?

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Why should they?

Agreed. The fact that they have not approved anything from those licenses does not mean there's no possible case where they would.

Also, I highly doubt any of the large dinosaur models will be approved. I don't think there's any hope for the Indominus Rex.

Edited by x105Black

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Agreed. The fact that they have not approved anything from those licenses does not mean there's no possible case where they would.

Also, I highly doubt any of the large dinosaur models will be approved. I don't think there's any hope for the Indominus Rex.

I must agree. They already shot down T-Rex, which was a much more recognized dinosaur. Also, they already made the IR in the last wave of Jurassic World sets, which had a relatively small and limited presence on the shelves.

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I must agree. They already shot down T-Rex, which was a much more recognized dinosaur. Also, they already made the IR in the last wave of Jurassic World sets, which had a relatively small and limited presence on the shelves.

Not as a LEGO set though. I'd love to be able to build the Indominus Rex.

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But the thing is, I don't even think he actually ever plans to do instructions on such a big set. I suppose he could give out the files though, because, even he didn't build the real thing, and it was just digital.

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But the thing is, I don't even think he actually ever plans to do instructions on such a big set. I suppose he could give out the files though, because, even he didn't build the real thing, and it was just digital.

He wouldn't even need to do instructions. That's up to whoever would design the set to make it viable for a official LEGO release.

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The Particle accelerator reached 10,000, And I was the first one to say "1 left," How interesting.

He wouldn't even need to do instructions. That's up to whoever would design the set to make it viable for a official LEGO release.

I meant if it was not released, or should I say approved.

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The Ideas team is working pretty slow in my opinion, we have been waiting for the results to be announced for a long time now ... where is it??? Also what about the Ideas Maze set, I mean come on TLG???

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