It’s that time of year again maties! The time when all the 10K LEGO Ideas submissions during the past 4 months are tallied up and enter the review phase.
This time there a “record-shattering” 71 submissions reached the 10K milestone – so does that mean a record-shattering number will be rejected during the review phase?
Here be the official announcement from the official LEGO blog:
71 Product Ideas Qualify for the First 2023 LEGO Ideas Review
This morning, we closed the latest review qualification round with a record-shattering 71 submissions reaching the 10,000 supporter milestone and qualifying for the First 2023 Review.
These 71 product ideas have hit the 10,000 supporter milestone between the months of early January 2023 and today’s review qualification date, the 1st of May 2023. Congratulations to all 10K members who’ve made it to this milestone!
Product Ideas hitting 10,000 supporters after today’s deadline will be eligible for the next review period instead which starts on the 4th of September, 2023.
We look forward to celebrating our 10K Club members through the 10K Club Interview series, which will kick off as soon as we’ve announced the Third 2022 review results.
Have a favourite or perhaps multiple favourites? Let us know in the comments what you’re hoping will make it through this review.
71 submissions ay? Perhaps LEGO Ideas popularity has increased over the years and achieving 10K supporters is somewhat less challenging than before. Maybe it’s time to shift the goal posts and make the requirement 15K!
The Pirate-Themed Submissions
Now, this is the part where we disappoint you! There aren’t any classic-style pirate-themed submissions in this review.
*The Classic Pirates duck the incoming barrage of rotten tomatoes*
But there be a couple of submissions relevant to the Pirates theme.
“The Crown – A Piece of History” by Piraten
We’ve extensively covered Piraten’s crown in the past and announced it had reached 10,000 supporters on 12 January, 2023.
But if you missed this glorious news, here’s a visual quick reminder…
So now we’re pleased to report The Crown has officially entered the review phase. Some fans probably be wondering what relevance a crown has to pirates – there wasn’t even a crown in any of the LEGO Pirate sets! Wait a minute…
Crowns are some of the most valuable booty in existence! Imagine how difficult they are to acquire. It’s not like there’s an abundance of monarchs sailing about, and even if one should happen to be encountered, imagine the challenge of capturing their ship. Such royalty would have their finest naval forces at their command and a fleet to escort them. Some say, the crown of King Dandelion be the only crown in the Brick Seas, and it is currently in possession of the Imperial Armada. Therefore, crowns are definitely worthy addition to yer treasure horde!
“Double Helix Coaster” by Nachapon L_e_g_o
Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to cover this submission due to insufficient capacity… in other words, we don’t have enough bloggers to keep on top of all these wonderful MOCs!
Nonetheless, this submission is quite an interesting concept, and while Nachapon didn’t state why pirates were chosen as the thematic, this information was provided:
DNA is a double helix formed by base pairs attached to a sugar-phosphate backbone.
This Double Helix Coaster is the first-ever, brand new concept for a Lego roller coaster elevator mechanism and track layout. It is equipped with two helix/spiral rails. One is a helix lift using a worm gear gearbox operated by hand crank or a motor to push many carts to the top continuously, another one is a helix slide rail for carts to coast down in a spiral. Both of them were built in the same tower just like the shape of DNA! What makes this design possible? The answer is the cart has a lift hook only on its left side. The hook is inside and pushed by the lift when the cart is climbing. but when the cart coasts down the hook are outside so it will not hit the lift parts.
The helix lift is safer, more reliable, and compact. The whole thing was built on two base plates only.
Connect many new coaster rail parts #80566 “rail 13X13X3 1/3, ¼ circle” to form this beautiful double helix tower.
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Learn more about the Double Helix Coaster on the LEGO Ideas submission page.
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Third 2022 LEGO Ideas Review
If yer can recall back to last year and still wondering what be happening (despite there being zero Pirate submissions) here be a quick announcement…
Third 2022 LEGO Review Results
The LEGO Review Board is currently working their way through the Third 2022 LEGO Review which consists of 35 wonderfully creative product ideas. We look forward to sharing the news with you all as soon as they are ready. Check out the fantastic submissions that are currently being reviewed below.
The results will arrive during the Summer of 2023 and you can learn more about those piratically-deprived submissions on the official LEGO blog.
What is LEGO Ideas?
New in these waters? Here’s a quick briefing:
LEGO Ideas is a platform which provides you the opportunity to submit your creations in the hope of having them produced as official LEGO sets. To be considered for production, your submission must achieve 10,000 supporters and pass a review phase.
Should your creation succeed (at the time of writing, Pirates of Barracuda Bay is the only pirate-themed submission to do so), you receive a 1% commission on sales and awarded ten LEGO sets from those currently on the market.
Take a gander at all the pirate-themed submissions on LEGO Ideas right now!
What Were the Other Submissions?
If for some crazy reason yer interested in themes other than LEGO Pirates, here be a list of the other 69 submissions which qualified for review:
What Do Yer Think?
Will any of these pirate-themed submissions pass the review phase? Or will they be mercilessly rejected and disappear into obscurity? Do you think these submissions aren’t piratey enough for the Classic Pirates to mention? Or would you eagerly buy them if they were released as official sets?
Share your thoughts on the first 2023 LEGO Ideas Review in the LEGO Pirates Forum!