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  • Lucifer_AdamsLucifer_Adams United KingdomMember Posts: 12
    @Shib Thanks very much! I'm moving forward with new characters and have three finished so far with several more in partial stages on completeness. I'm going to be debuting them at the Yorkshire Brick Show on May 2nd - 4th and then putting them onto Flickr and updating the Ideas page with them. My wife loves them, so I've got free reign to make as many as I can.
    Really appreciate the kind words from everyone, on here, Flickr and Ideas. 
    ShibMrs_WobbleheadKevin_Hyatt
  • ReekardooReekardoo Member Posts: 34
    Hello. This is a new project I have released in ideas.lego.com

    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/60680



    I would like to hear your thoughts about it?
    Do you consider this a viable product?

    Let me know!
     Cheers

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,910
    For me, not viable, too big - based on previous successes. Plus based on existing minifig parts, so not much new to sell it. Also probably not popular enough right now. The recent film wasn't great.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,389
    One of my favorite books. I think I might be interested in a set based on that. That being said the picture you have in and of itself is pretty awesome....very classic movie poster feel.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    So I know this probably won't get made but this is my first MOC and wanted to submit it anyway especially as the Avengers just released.

    It went live this morning so if anyone could vote on it next time they are logged in that would be great.

    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/101385

    Thanks all.
    Kevin_Hyatt
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,910
    ^ He's a good looking fellow. Do you have a full length picture?
  • LegoavatarLegoavatar Member Posts: 1
    Please check out my site (http://legoavatar.com.au/) or my projects on Lego ideas under Legoavatar!!!  Avatar mech, Scorpion, Sampson, Lego Football, Bat mobile with working Bat signal and more to come!!!
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    My first Lego Ideas project is live, YAY!!! :smiley: 

    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/102337
    Kevin_Hyattxiahna
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    Realised I forgot to include one of the pics of the project, here you guys go... :)

    khmellymelmatticus_bricksvitreolumjohnhenzAdeelZubairKevin_Hyattxiahna
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    Those look really nice! I'm not usually a fan of microfighters, but those really capture the look of their vehicles. I've supported your project. Good luck!
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Those are really neat (except for the flicks haha), wish they would release the rings in other colors, they're so useful.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    CCC said:
    ^ He's a good looking fellow. Do you have a full length picture?
    Sorry @CCC only just seen this. Have added one to the ideas page :)
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    Thank you @matticus_bricks & @vitreolum, I've tried to keep the flick missiles as simple as possible so that they can be easily removed without too much work, as I know its one of issues some people have with the Microfighters. I agree, sometimes some of the best parts just don't have enough colour options, I would love some 4L bars in the original trans-green or trans-medium blue.
    xiahna
  • Federick05Federick05 Member Posts: 1
    Please, support this new LEGO Project! I am the author of this original set, it's the union of surf and LEGO!
    I need 10.000 support, one year is the limitation of time. Please, help me to support this project, help me to spread this, because now it's time to ride the (LEGO) tube!!
    It's time to #RideTheTube #objective10000 #surf #Lego

    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/101124

    There is also a twitter account: https://twitter.com/Federico_Reds/status/590215379638714368

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SurfingWaveLegoIdeas


    Thanks
    ideas.lego.com


  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    edited May 2015
    Just posted my first update for my current project
    http://ideas.lego.com/projects/102337

    AdeelZubairxiahna
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    Not my project, but for any fans of the Imperial Probe Droid from Ep V, this one is worth a look.
    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/92233
    vitreolumxiahna
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    ^ That's an excellent project, but I don't see any project from a theme currently on the market ever happening through ideas.
    Elunebinaryeye
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    ^ I think if a project is based on current IPs that TLG holds & they had no plans for something like it, it could make it through the review & get approved, else I wouldn't have gone with the project I did for my first.
    xiahna
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    edited May 2015
    It most likely won't, especially an ucs style one. I don't see any sw project ever happening; if they wanted to release a certain set, they just would regardless of ideas. If it's not planned there's a reason they don't want to at the moment.

    Your project is not based on an existing IP. Sure, it's marvel, but it's a different ip than avengers or thor. The only conflict may be if they decide that could cut the sales of avengers sets.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,874
    vitreolum said:
    It most likely won't, especially an ucs style one. I don't see any sw project ever happening; if they wanted to release a certain set, they just would regardless of ideas. If it's not planned there's a reason they don't want to at the moment.
    This could even be an issue with some of LEGO's in-house brands. For instance, if LEGO thought the market could bear more Friends or Ninjago sets in a given year, then they'd have planned more for that year in the first place.

    10,000 supporters might be enough to tell LEGO that an idea is popular, but when it fits into a wider range that they already KNOW is popular with far more than 10,000 people, it doesn't give them a lot of new information to work with. On the other hand, if something's based on an IP they've never held or an inactive IP (or a project not tied to any IP at all), that gives them a new direction to expand their market, not just an opportunity for the new project to piggyback off of a market they already have secured.
    Elune
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    @VorpalRyu it has already happened when the UCS Sandcrawler on Cuusoo reached 10K and was rejected. Only to then see TLG release their own UCS Sandcrawler months later.
    Elune
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    ^ I'd like to think TLG spends a bit more time than a few months developing a set the scale of the Sandcrawler & would hope that, like the Helicarrier, it was just coincidence & these two sets were already on TLG's books. If it is the case with existing IPs, that TLG plans to deny them approval & use the Ideas concepts, I can see Lego Ideas would eventually be abandoned by the majority, leaving only projects not even worth looking at; Half-baked concepts, rehashes of old sets, barely disguised grabs for exclusive minifigs/sets & pointless junk ideas.
    xiahna
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,337
    When you get talking to any of the LEGO designers it quickly becomes apparent that there are far more of them than the few who we see on the designer videos etc, as a result it's safe to say that just about anything that could be built under their existing IPs has probably been explored. 
    I think its unlikely we'll see an existing IP Ideas project pass review but not impossible.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    I also think piece count factors into if an Ideas project will get approved, so far the biggest is the Birds project with 580 pieces. I have suspected for a little while now that there is an upper limit on how big an Ideas set can be. I'm thinking that given the 10k supporters target, TLG probably see Ideas projects as a bigger risk than their own concepts, so they don't want to commit too large a volume of pieces to these sets. Until I see otherwise, any Ideas projects I am considering, I'm trying to keep below a 1k total of pieces.
    xiahna
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    edited May 2015
    Part count is a big factor as well... they should really add an upper limit, there's plenty project that will never ever happen even if they decide to do big sets (like the previous helicarrier at 20k+ parts if I remember correctly). And most of the time these sets pass 10k and eclipse many projects that may have a shot. Not to mention the waste of time for the creator of the project, advertising and such.

    At least they do the license check at 1k now.

    In regards to the IP, I'm honestly not bothered they don't encourage existing IP's. Afterall those are sets that may eventually happen anyway; I'd rather see sets like Ghostbusters and Big Bang come out of this, which would most likely never happen otherwise.
    VorpalRyuElune
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,474
    edited May 2015

    also, if the project gets approved, they have to send 5 boxes to its author. maybe they don't want to send 100.000 free bricks to the author of the helicarrier.

    what I'm wondering, if they already planned to release a sandcrawler / helicarrier, why allow those projects to even show on the site?

    VorpalRyu
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,337
    Because they don't want to give away what they've got coming out in the future. Remember how te news of the Helicarrier leaked? An image used briefly in the designer videos - if TLG start blocking certain sets it could be a whole year before the release, people ill start to see the patterns.
    VorpalRyuEluneRedbullgivesuwind
  • jackdude101jackdude101 Tampa Bay, FloridaMember Posts: 10
    I believe the maximum price tag for regular Lego sets you typically see on store shelves is $199.99 USD.  This equates to about 2,000 pieces (~10 cents per brick).  If you can, when making a new Lego Ideas project, do your best to keep its piece count at or below that figure.  Anything noticeably higher than that is not sellable. 
  • jackdude101jackdude101 Tampa Bay, FloridaMember Posts: 10

    This is a cool one: National Park Service Centennial Vignettes!  Vote for it here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/96402 There are additional NPS vignette concepts on its Updates page.


  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,337
    ^That's nice little idea - might be worth seeing if you can get any interest from any National Park Facebook pages etc or even environmental groups.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,910
    ^ I cannot see that happening, it's too regional for an IDEAS set. But especially with the black minifig. Minifigs are yellow as they are race-less. Having a brown skinned one with yellow skins implies all yellow ones are caucasian.

    binaryeye
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,337
    ^That sort of detail is something that can be changed from the project to the final product. I agree that compared to some other projects it's not a sure thing, but it's not worth killing an idea before it's done. I was surprised when the birds set passed review so now I keep pretty open minded.
  • jackdude101jackdude101 Tampa Bay, FloridaMember Posts: 10

    Vote for my Golden Spike Ceremony Lego Ideas project here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/95531

    The Golden Spike Ceremony was an event in 1869 in the US state of Utah (a territory at the time) where the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, linking the rail networks on the East and West Coasts for the very first time.  The ceremonial last railroad spike driven was made of solid gold, hence the name of the event.  In summary, it's the most important historical milestone in American rail history.  The set is meant to replicate a famous picture taken at the event showing two steam locomotives facing each other from the two railroad companies constructing the railroad (they started from opposite ends of the route and met in the middle).  If you open any American history textbook and turn to the chapter about the 19th Century, this picture has a very strong likelihood of being on the first page. 


    EluneBrickDancerRevBlues
  • jackdude101jackdude101 Tampa Bay, FloridaMember Posts: 10
    CCC said:
    ^ I cannot see that happening, it's too regional for an IDEAS set. But especially with the black minifig. Minifigs are yellow as they are race-less. Having a brown skinned one with yellow skins implies all yellow ones are caucasian.


    If there were, as an example, a British National Trust Vignette set, I and many others would be interested in that regardless of the fact that we might not live in Britain.  I don't think most people are going to discard a Lego set just because its based around something in a foreign country. 
  • EluneElune QuébecMember Posts: 99
    @jackdude101 I love your trains and supported your project. :) Though I must admit I prefer the red one and would only be willing to buy that one. The whole set is nice, but it would be too expensive for me, since I'm neither a huge train lover nor a United States resident.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,474

    I think a possible problem with lego ideas, is that if Alatariel's idea never reached the stores, I guess that we would see far less vignettes sets, but people saw it works, and also probably that it looks easier to design than modular building (which also look rather popular). Not that I have a problem with vignettes of course.

    well, it's not just lego ideas, that's what happens when you rank by popularity, the most popular drives the crowd. now, fortunately, the ideas that are in the spotlight often change. because lego makes them change.

    I remember the far cry 2 custom map database in particular. I think without ubi intervention to make 5 maps or so official ranked maps, there would have been no major changes in the most popular maps from the beggining to the end of the lifetime of the game.

    well, here's my project :

    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/92499

    Cemetery for lego city. I don't remember lego doing one. I mean a regular non-horror one.

    ricecake
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,910
    CCC said:
    ^ I cannot see that happening, it's too regional for an IDEAS set. But especially with the black minifig. Minifigs are yellow as they are race-less. Having a brown skinned one with yellow skins implies all yellow ones are caucasian.


    If there were, as an example, a British National Trust Vignette set, I and many others would be interested in that regardless of the fact that we might not live in Britain.  I don't think most people are going to discard a Lego set just because its based around something in a foreign country. 
    It's not that it is in a foreign country. It is more that it is not very well known outside of the country. For example, I've heard of the Everglades, but not the other two. I can guess they are desert so probably in Arizona or Nevada and frosty so probably Alaska.

    They are also a little too boring for me.

    Elune
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,160
    I'm not sure I'm that fond of the vignettes that have popped up, but mainly because it's been done already.

    Regarding it being regional, wasn't the very first Ideas set a Japanese exclusive?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,910

    Regarding it being regional, wasn't the very first Ideas set a Japanese exclusive?
    Yes, when cuusoo was essentially a Japanese only brand. Things have moved on since then.
  • EluneElune QuébecMember Posts: 99
    It's rather ironic that I happened to say: "The whole set is nice, but it would be too expensive for me, since I'm neither a huge train lover nor a United States resident." right below jackdude101's comment: "I don't think most people are going to discard a Lego set just because its based around something in a foreign country." (I had not seen it before I posted.)

    Now I feel like I need to explain myself a bit more. Like CCC said, it means that I had never heard of that ceremony and don't care too much for it, just like nobody but Quebeckers care about the Battle on the Plains of Abrahams.
  • jackdude101jackdude101 Tampa Bay, FloridaMember Posts: 10
    edited May 2015
    Elune said:
    Now I feel like I need to explain myself a bit more. Like CCC said, it means that I had never heard of that ceremony and don't care too much for it, just like nobody but Quebeckers care about the Battle on the Plains of Abrahams.

    If people won't value the Golden Spike Ceremony set for the historical event on which it is based, they may still be interested in it due to its Wild West theme.  This moment in history may not have reached the ears of many people outside the US, but almost everyone knows about the American Wild West.  Plus, Lego has had Wild West sets in the past, most recently with the Disney Lone Ranger series.  The primary difference with my set compared to past Lego Wild West sets is that it is a non-fictional interpretation of the theme. 

    On a different note, I looked up the Battle on the Plains of Abraham and after reading it, I was already picturing in my head potential, sellable interpretations of it in Lego form.  Actually, if that is promoted right, it could get a ton of votes in Quebec and Canada.  Personally, I love history, and learning about historical things I never knew about before fascinates me. 

    Elune
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,910
    But then lego have already just done a Wild West train in the LR theme. Why do another one now? A large part of the market that might buy the set will already have the existing one.

    Elune
  • jackdude101jackdude101 Tampa Bay, FloridaMember Posts: 10
    CCC said:
    But then lego have already just done a Wild West train in the LR theme. Why do another one now? A large part of the market that might buy the set will already have the existing one.

    Yes, the Lone Ranger Lego train came out in 2013, only two years ago.  When my Golden Spike Ceremony train set gets 10,000 votes (I'm confident about it) and if it takes the entire two years that is allowed to get votes to do it, it will reach 10K in February 2017.  Then, if Lego approves it for production, that will be announced in May 2017.  Then, they will go through an internal development process to create their own version of the set and move it into production, which will take several more months.  So, under this scenario, it will not appear on store shelves until early 2018, five years after the last Wild West Lego train set was released.  Plus, of course, that will only be a year away from the 150th anniversary of the real-life Golden Spike Ceremony.  I am betting that domestic public interest in this historical event at that time will be very high due to the anniversary, which will increase sales for the Lego version.
  • EluneElune QuébecMember Posts: 99
    edited May 2015
    You both have excellent points. :)

    All I'm saying is that, even though I already own the LR train, I would still be interested by the red train from the "Golden Spike Ceremony" set because I think it's gorgeous. I'm just not sure I would get it at the price of a 2k+ set. Maybe I would, but I would have to think twice about it. However, I'd buy the red train alone without second thoughts. ;)
  • jackdude101jackdude101 Tampa Bay, FloridaMember Posts: 10
    edited May 2015
    Elune said:
    You both have excellent points. :)

    All I'm saying is that, even though I already own the LR train, I would still be interested by the red train from the "Golden Spike Ceremony" set because I think it's gorgeous. I'm just not sure I would get it at the price of a 2k+ set. Maybe I would, but I would have to think twice about it. However, I'd buy the red train alone without second thoughts. ;)


    If it means the difference between Lego producing and not producing it, I would accept only having one locomotive in the set instead of two.  It's better than nothing, and yes the price point would be more attractive.  I like the look of the red locomotive better, too. 

    Elune
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    Just curious, does anyone on this thread know how to shut down a project?
    xiahna
  • jackdude101jackdude101 Tampa Bay, FloridaMember Posts: 10
    VorpalRyu said:
    Just curious, does anyone on this thread know how to shut down a project?
    Once you submit a project, you can't make any changes to the original submission, including shutting it down.  This also goes for voting.  Once you vote for a project, you can't take it back.  If you are talking about someone else's project, there is a button in the bottom-right of the description of every project's page labeled "Flag Project."  You click this only if the project is in violation of the Lego Ideas guidelines.  
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    ^ I was referring to my own. Failing to gain serious traction, the best I've gotten in response to trying to get wider attention, was a tweet back from one S.H.I.E.L.D fan twitter account of "I'd buy it" & repost a Grant Ward fans Facebook page. Watching as a few projects I'd put in the WTF! category are racking up good numbers (been reading that you need around 195-200 per week to look at making the deadline). All in all, questioning where I'm going wrong...
    xiahna
  • jackdude101jackdude101 Tampa Bay, FloridaMember Posts: 10
    ^ With the rule changes, it's more like 100 votes you need per week now.  

    The best way to get a ton of votes is to get it published.  It can be a newspaper, radio station, TV station, digital news site, whatever.  They just need to have an online presence where a direct link to your Lego Ideas page can be placed.  The easiest way to get it published is to contact these types of places that are based where you live.  These folks love publishing stories about local people.  Also, the best way to contact them is messaging their Facebook pages.  They are a million times more likely to respond to a Facebook message than a traditional e-mail.  

    Lastly, the #1 easiest way to get votes (though it will only be a small number at a time) is to get other Lego Ideas members to vote for it.  Obviously, you can't ask them outright to vote for your project as that is against the rules.  Instead, vote, follow, and comment on their projects.  They will see your activity and may return the favor.  
    VorpalRyu
  • jackdude101jackdude101 Tampa Bay, FloridaMember Posts: 10
    ^ On a related note, I tweeted your project on my own Twitter feed and I saw instantly why you aren't getting votes for this: the Agents of SHIELD logo/text is not on the title pic and it's not even in the title of the project!  I know of the show, but I don't watch it, so if I just saw a pic of this as is I would have no idea what it was about.  All hope is not lost, though.  Take the title pic, add the official logo to it so it's large enough to be read when it is thumbnail-sized (the way it will appear to people on Facebook and Twitter) and use that when messaging people on Facebook and Twitter about it.  They will be more likely to share/retweet it.  
    EluneVorpalRyu
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