The results are in from the latest LEGO Ideas Review, and depending on your perspective, it’s something of a good news, bad news situation.
Two of the sets up for review will indeed move into official production: “Doctor Who and Companions” and “WALL-E.” While LEGO has produced multiple Disney and Pixar-themed sets, this will be the first Doctor Who-themed LEGO release. (Who building sets have been released in recent years as part of the United Kingdom-based Character Building line.) Official details — final design, pricing and release date — are yet to come.
The Doctor Who set was submitted by gaming artist Andy Clark; WALL-E hails from Angus MacLane, a Pixar animator and director who worked on the 2008 film.
While those two will become a reality — following past LEGO Ideas submissions like the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and the Back to the Future DeLorean — two comic book-centric proposals will not. The “X-Men: X-Mansion” and Batman-based “Assault on Wayne Manor,” which both received swells of online support, will not move forward at LEGO. Of course, LEGO has the license to both Marvel and DC Comics characters, so it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that similar sets may be produced in the future. Also among those not making the cut: An AT-AT, Ghostbusters HQ and “LEGO Lightsabers.”
Originally known as LEGO Cuusoo, LEGO Ideas was introduced in 2008 to give amateur LEGO designers a chance to see their ideas produced commercially, along with royalties.
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