If you’re familiar with LEGO Ideas, you’ll know that when a user’s submitted set idea gets 10,000 votes of support, it’ll be then considered for retail release by a LEGO panel. A number of reviews are held every year, and we’ve just had the results of the latest review: out of 25 sets, a motorised lighthouse has been chosen for creation.
Hundreds of LEGO Ideas submissions are added to the site every month, and as LEGO becomes more popular, so does the interest in LEGO Ideas. It means that, naturally, more and more sets will hit the 10,000 supporter mark. Review pools are getting bigger (the first review set of 2021 has 57 sets in it), which means more sets are going to get turned down at the final hurdle.
That shouldn’t demotivate people, though. There are some truly excellent designs getting uploaded to LEGO Ideas every day. And even if they don’t ever see light of day on shop shelves, they’re a testament to people’s talent and creativity.
We’ve trawled through LEGO Ideas and found four sets that are oh so close to reaching their goal of 10,000 votes of support. Pay attention to these, because it’s likely they’ll appear in a review panel very soon.
Airport Firetruck Rosenbauer Panther 8×8
Currently on 9,666 supporters, this super-realistic Airport Firetruck is mere days away from ticking over to 10,000 votes. It’s been submitted by LEGO Ideas user redera00. It’s made up of 2,900 LEGO pieces, and has numerous moving parts: the turret can be raised, compartments can be opened, and the bodywork is removable in order to see the engine.
Scooby Doo Mystery Machine
This LEGO Scooby Doo Mystery Machine is another one very close to reaching its goal of 10,000 supporters; as of today, 24th June, it’s on 9,585 votes. Just another 415 and it’ll reach its goal. Designed by LEGO Ideas user Let Them Fly, we love this set – as will any Scooby Doo fan. And we know that LEGO is no stranger to the Scooby Doo franchise, either. It’s made up of 1,969 pieces, making it around the same size/scale as LEGO Creator Expert vehicles. There’s a fully detailed interior too, which can be access by pulling down the side and taking off the roof.
Nyhavn – Copenhagen, Denmark
This model of a tourist attraction in Copenhagen, designed by LEGO Ideas user MathiasJulin, is just wonderful. It resembles a LEGO Architecture set, but stands out thanks to its beautiful colours – a true representation of the gorgeous location of Nyhavn. Each building represents a real building in the area, as does the ship which can be seen docked in front. It’s not as small as it looks; 2,404 parts make up the set, which is 60 studs long. It’s currently got 9,100 votes of support, so just needs another 900 before it can be put in front of a panel of LEGO judges.
The Nanny, a set designed by Castor-Troy, is based on a building from a 1990s American sitcom. We’re not familiar with The Nanny ourselves, but we can still appreciate gorgeous LEGO architecture when we see it. Made up of four floors, this beautiful model is fully fitted inside, and features minifigs of all the cast. The model is about 2,900 pieces in total, making it of similar scale to existing LEGO modular builds. It really is an eyecatching model, whether or not you’re familiar with the TV series its based on. With 9,024 votes of support so far, it’s not far off meeting its goal of 10,000.