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BB-8 is cool. I would love to have one but looking at the photos...I see old fashioned magnets.

LEGO has done away with that style of magnet used in the BB-8 since 2009(?). They can be a safety and liability concern. There have been cases other toy companies being sued over children swallowing small magnets. Swallowing more than one can cause pinching of the bowel walls. That could cause a blockage or tearing of the walls which can potentially be deadly. Surgery is needed to remove.

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BB-8 is cool. I would love to have one but looking at the photos...I see old fashioned magnets.

LEGO has done away with that style of magnet used in the BB-8 since 2009(?). They can be a safety and liability concern. There have been cases other toy companies being sued over children swallowing small magnets. Swallowing more than one can cause pinching of the bowel walls. That could cause a blockage or tearing of the walls which can potentially be deadly. Surgery is needed to remove.

Yup. That represents a far more critical risk for this project than any other new molds. The only magnetic parts used in modern sets are train couplings, and those are now designed with the magnet fully encased in plastic and attached to a much larger preassembled part. And this project literally can not be made without magnets—they're integral to the functionality of the project, and this project is only succeeding to the extent it is on the back of that functionality. If not for those magnets, this project might have a greater chance of success than any other Star Wars project ever posted to Ideas, thanks to the wellspring of support. But because of them, it has a snowball's chance in hell of passing review.

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They no longer make the planet dome pieces either, but if the idea works well enough, it's not completely impossible they make a specialty magnet piece for that, it's just mostly impossible.

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I'm sure they could bring back the dome if they wanted to, but I do think the magnet issue is a likely obstacle.

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I knew the Caterham was going to pass the review

But Adventure Time?

Hmmm..... well...

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Adventure Time?

Hmmm..... well...

I have only watched a few Adventure Time episodes, but i am happy to see a LEGO Adventure Time set on the way.

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Oh and the Little Prince set got rejected

That guy is going to kill himself :sceptic:

That has to suck. I read the book and hate that it didn't get approved.

Edited by Ordinareo

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The car looks cool but Adventure Time? Not really impressed with that set. Also, why reject a modular library? Do they already have one or is it too complicated for the Ideas price point? Last question, wasn't Stay Puft on there for a long time and they just now rejected it?

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Hooray, AT! I stopped caring about the show a while back but it's cool to see it finally happening. That and the Dimensions packs.

Oh, and a car, cool.

Can't wait to see the next set be announced ;)

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I never thought that the Caterham project would pass the review stage and become the next Ideas set ... AMAZING!!!

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I am so jazzed for Adventure Time.

I knew the Caterham was going to pass the review

But Adventure Time?

Hmmm..... well...

...Wait. Adventure Time is still a thing?

Um... yes? You two sound surprised...

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Yay, Adventure Time. It'll be interesting to see what the LEGO designers do with it. AT fans are still out there.

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Excited about Adventure Time (well, excited about the license much more than the set), but disappointed about The Little Prince.

The rest was as expected.

Crossing my fingers for the Yellow Submarine in the next review.

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Alright, I guess it is in the end their choice. There goes the Little Prince, although totally wanted it to happen, And Senteosan, just want to say, don't give up, Maybe they're waiting for the Micro Park to get to 10,000.

And don't have much hope for the Yellow Submarine, Since there is a Knex one. But, I am not really interested in it any way.

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First time the choice really surprised me. The Caterham seems like a strange choice since it's mostly a european thing.

I don't know anything about adventure time, but i am willing to learn.

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Positively surprised the Caterham made it! I was afraid it might get rejected since LEGO already have the Creator Expert car series.

Don't even know what Adventure Time is.

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I don't know anything about adventure time, but i am willing to learn.

Don't even know what Adventure Time is.

It's a fairly surreal American adventure-comedy cartoon on Cartoon Network. It's very popular with kids and adults, has gotten lots of praise from critics, and has won a pretty impressive number of awards. It takes place in the magical Land of Ooo and stars Finn the Human, an adventuring boy, and Jake the Dog, his talking, shape-shifting companion. I'm kinda surprised how many people aren't aware of it, since I'm not even really a fan of it (never seen a full episode) and yet I've run into references to it on a pretty regular basis.

On the other hand, I'd never heard of the Caterham Super Seven before these results were announced. I guess it's probably more well-known in Great Britain or among car buffs. It's a very well-designed project, though. I can see it becoming a cool set. Congrats to both project creators!

Edited by Aanchir

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I am highly surprised they green-lit the Caterham given that its not something people who aren't car guys are likely to recognize and given that the VW, Mini AND F40 are still on the market (I am a car guy and watch a lot of Top Gear and even I dont know all that much about the Caterham)

It was obvious that Adventure Time would be green-lit as soon as they came up with a way to not need new molds just for an Ideas set.

Like the museum before, the modular library was big (even for a modular) plus libraries aren't exactly something people really want to buy models of...

Physics is too big and too niche a product.

Stay Puft is cool but I doubt they would sell anywhere near as many of the set as they have of the Ecto-1 or the Firehouse (plus they may well have the "its an existing license so that limits what we can do" problem)

Indomius Rex is bigger than the T-Rex AND licensed and far too hard to make into a viable set.

Both LOTR projects were too big plus LOTR as a theme has been a failure overall.

The Little Prince just isn't well known. And we dont know if there were issues obtaining a license for this.

It would have been cool to see the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (and I would have bought one) but I can understand that the existing license, the new film, the larger size and the fact that its not as popular as other things in Ghostbusters means its not viable as a set.

As for the next review list, the Jurassic Park explorer has all the problems of other Jurassic Park sets including the size.

2000 Leagues is far too big to be viable.

LandCruiser is also too big (plus its a very boring car)

Yellow Submarine requires a Beetles license (not exactly the easiest thing in the world to get these days) plus they would find it hard to get a market outside of die-hard Beetles fans.

HMS Beagle is too big and not all that well known

Concorde is great but the thing doesn't fly anymore and a lot of kids today wouldn't recognize the thing (especially in America where it wasn't as well known as it was in Europe even when it was flying) plus there would be a need to license the name and any airline names used on it).

Victorian London is far too big

I think the best chance would be the Saturn 5 Rocket. Kids like rockets. Space buffs like rockets. History buffs like Apollo era stuff. I would probably buy one.

Edited by jonwil

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