LEGO® Ideas has been buzzing with news of late. The biggest scoop came earlier this week with the announcement of the first 2020 Ideas set. A whopping 26 ideas reached 10,000 supporters on the LEGO® Ideas platform earlier this year. Of them, the first 2020 LEGO® Ideas set is the Earth Globe by Guillaume Roussel (aka Disneybrick55).
Roussel designed the Earth Globe as a display piece in a calculated move. In his 10K interview, he noted that successful sets were often display models with some educational value. Roussel also states the model was born in just three days and consists of 2060 bricks. Of course, the fan model is likely to change before it hits the market. However, the build techniques used to attain the globe structure will certainly be of interest.
Wait, there’s more!
The second set that will see the light of retail is a contest winner. Not long ago, LEGO® Ideas hosted a Music to Our Ears contest. The winner was Tomáš Letenay (aka TOMOELL) with a Legendary (Fender) Stratocaster design.
Finally, one more set remains in the running. Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone by Viv Grannell (aka toastergrl) might still be a future set. All we know right now is that it requires further review.
Interestingly, two retired Ideas sets are also making their way back to store shelves in the coming months. Ship in a Bottle and the Saturn V Rocket are coming back with new set numbers. The LEGO® Group released the following brief statement concerning the re-numbering: “The two sets are being re-launched due to popular demand, and as they had already left the market, we could not keep the original numbers. The agreements with the Fan Designers remain unchanged.”
The next round of LEGO® Ideas 10K submissions is looking quite large. 35 product ideas made it through to review. The results should come in early 2021. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the first 2020 LEGO® Ideas set? Will you pick up the Earth Globe? For more LEGO® news, click here.
Until next time,
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