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That's the Jakks Pacific giant Link figure. Part of the World of Nintendo line. Interesting that it's standing there...

Still holding out hope for a Zelda set, I don't care how long it takes!

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That's the Jakks Pacific giant Link figure. Part of the World of Nintendo line. Interesting that it's standing there...

Still holding out hope for a Zelda set, I don't care how long it takes!

I thought K'nex had the licence for Zelda, they already produce Mario Bros sets.

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I thought K'nex had the licence for Zelda, they already produce Mario Bros sets.

I seriously doubt Nintendo would bundle every single one of their IPs in with the Mario Bros. license, especially when K'Nex has so far displayed zero interest in developing sets based on any of Nintendo's other franchises. Nintendo tends to be very protective of its trademarks, and it's not going to license out a property to a company that isn't actually going to do anything with it.

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Oh, something else I noticed:

I guess the Big BangTheory set hasn't been a very good seller, on sale now for about $12 off regular price.

Well, it has also been around for a while. I imagine it's done all right for most of that time.

Eh, it's been out since August, and I believe it went on sale... last month? That's not very long. :look:

Compared to the NASA / JPL MARS Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover? Or the Research Institute? it's been out literally dozens of times as long as their entire windows of availability (in the U.S., at least).

But yeah, I'd forgotten that it didn't become available until August. Fair enough. Assuming it wasn't discounted in January, it's been available at full price for a little over six months - the lower end of the scale for licensed Ideas sets, true, but the upper end for non-licensed ones, it seems. It's pretty much right in the middle, actually (and it's been out for a period comparable to what the Exo Suit was).

I have no doubt it hasn't sold as well as the DeLorean time machine, the Ectomobile, the TARDIS, the Minecraft Micro-world, etc., but I imagine it's done okay. I suspect it's done better than Birds, which is a set I think might have been more admired than actually purchased (I'm very sorry to say I haven't gotten it myself yet, and I know it's sold out from LEGO, though I'm hopeful I may be able to pick it up elsewhere).

I'm mulling over The Big Bang Theory now myself. If I liked the show more, the set would be a clear must-have, but my feelings about the show are a bit mixed. I think the set is lovely, though, and I'd like to have it for the parts selection at the very least, if not for itself. As it is, it currently has the distinction of being the only minifigures-including CUUSOO / Ideas set that I haven't gotten, so far.

It's actually back up to full price now. It must have been just a sale, not a clearance.

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Johnny-Five is brilliant, as is that midi-scale Imperial Shuttle. I'd buy either instantly.

Anyone have a date or ballpark estimate on when we can expect Carl's Caterham to be released? Can we expect it to hit shelves in 2016?

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Something is scheduled for August. Given how.. long these things can take, I wanna say Adventure Time might be a 2017 thing, which I really hate, I don't like how long these things take to develop. Well, as it seems, or something. The Dr Who set was in 2016 retailer catalogs which were out mid-summer but the set wasn't revealed until like November or something. I don't get why they take so long.

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Regarding the Link statue, if you look closely in the photo you can see someone has a photo frame with their kid in it, vintage space sets, an old-school toy soldier etc... these are people's personal effects decorating their place of work. I think it's just a fan. Just like I have a sigfig standing on my main computer at work.

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Wait, it's the Caterham Super Seven that comes out first, right? :look: I'm still kinda (OK, very) confused about that set. Is it two different cars sold together, just one car, one that rebuilds into another with some different colored bricks a la 21305? :wacko: Do we have any idea how much this would cost? Is Adventure Time just going to be the brick built figures? That would be kind of a waste if that's all they did. :sceptic:

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Is Adventure Time just going to be the brick built figures? That would be kind of a waste if that's all they did. :sceptic:

But that's the project that was supported by voters. They have to keep the core concept of an Ideas set true to the project; anything else would be unfair to the thousands of people who voted for one thing and got something else produced.

Just what else are you expecting / hoping for?

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From what I understand, there's a very good possibility that Adventure Time will appear as minifigures for the Dimensions game. I'm hoping they also expand this into a theme of sets.

It appears that the Ideas set was a springboard towards obtaining the license. In that, I appreciate its value.

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Here is my latest Lego Idea

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If you like it support it on Lego Ideas

But if not please support the RNLI

Edit by WhiteFang: Please note posting of links with regards to self-promotion on LEGO Ideas is not encouraged. Thank you for your attention.

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Looking at the list of items for review:

...

BB8 has the magnet issue (its now illegal in many countries to use small magnets like that in toys, even the USA has imposed restrictions on toys with magnets small enough for a child to swallow) plus the "existing license" problem

...

I have a solution to the magnet issue, a safe but versatile magnet encasement scheme, smaller than the cumbersome buffer beam, that would prevent swallowing.

This is for my larger LEGO Technic BB-8 droid.

In the project blog, the third picture down is the one showing the magnet encasement.

The magnet scheme could be used in other models, perhaps singly for train couplings or for M-Tron as part of Classic Space revival.

The encased magnets are stronger than a pair of the previous train coupling magnets by about 8mm distance for the same attraction strength.

Whilst this could use the existing LEGO pieces (as per the rules of LEGO Ideas), it would be easy for TLG to make a 2-part case on similar lines, like a PF motor casing.

Please support the project if you would like to see me take the magnet scheme forward.

Thanks,

Mark

EDIT by Pandora: Please don't post links for self promotion. Whitefang literally just moderated in exactly the same way on the post before yours:

Edit by WhiteFang: Please note posting of links with regards to self-promotion on LEGO Ideas is not encouraged. Thank you for your attention.

If in doubt, check the Site Guidelines (tab, top right of each page) or PM me if you have concerns. Kind regards.

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Do you guys think the HMS Beagle will get passed?

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Do you guys think the HMS Beagle will get passed?

I think it's unlikely, though I'd love for it to happen.

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Which 2 ideas sets do you guys think will get passed?

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Which 2 ideas sets do you guys think will get passed?

Of the next batch for which we're awaiting results (the Third 2015 Review), I think the Concorde, Apollo II Saturn V, and Beatles Yellow Submarine are probably the three strongest contenders; I'd have a hard time narrowing it to two.

Of the batch after that (the First 2016 Review), I think the Gingerbread House is likeliest, and I have a tough time choosing a second-most likely from the remaining eight.

That said, I think I voted for all eighteen projects from both review batches combined, so I'll probably be happy with whatever's chosen.

EDIT: I forgot to mention there's a whole thread devoted entirely to almost this very question (differing only in not specifying "2").

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Could they not a approve a contender for later release, it might counter things like the previous review where no ideas were selected.

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Could they not a approve a contender for later release, it might counter things like the previous review where no ideas were selected.

They could; in fact, they've done that before (not specifically for that purpose, but it did have that effect). The Female Minifigure Set that became the Research Institute was originally part of the Fall 2013 Review (the same batch that gave us two Ghostbusters projects, one of which was of course approved), but was held over for additional consideration, and wound up being approved in the Winter 2014 Review. Similarly, at different times they've held over projects of a Landrover Defender, the F7A Hornet from Star Citizen, and two different, competing TARDIS projects from Doctor Who (again, one of which was eventually approved).

The Female Minifigure Set / Research Institute is the one project that got held over to another review, and then approved when nothing else was; those other four held-over projects were all either approved or declined when other projects also got approved. But the Female Minifigure Set / Research Institute did prevent us from having a whole review with no approved projects back in 2014; it took more than another year for us to finally have one (ironically, in the largest review batch to date, with a whopping thirteen projects at once, all declined together).

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If you don't watch Lego Ideas every day, how can you learn about interesting projects? We have the new worst of ideas blog. Is there a blog to showcase cool project? So far I've looked occasionally and sometimes do searches. I've looked at those who follow me which does uncover interesting projects sometimes. Lego does have the staff picks which might be considered a blog showcasing cool projects.

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Randomly

The only way could be sorting the projects by "most comments", to see which ones are the most popular.

Right now the most commented project is "Roblox Crossroads"

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Oh, I don't know about that. CM4Sci's Roblox project is still less than four months old, which makes it fairly new, and it already has over 5000 supports (including one from me, BTW), which is farther than lots of projects (most of them, actually, AFAICT) get in their entire existence. I'd say it's doing quite well, overall.

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The only way could be sorting the projects by "most comments", to see which ones are the most popular.

I'm looking to find hidden gems not necessarily popular ones. Granted most comments doesn't guarantee popularity. I found this police station with a large number of comments despite little support.

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