LEGO Ideas currently doesn't allow submissions based on IP that is currently licensed to prevent ideas from overlapping with official themed sets. This is understandable, but the official list of restricted IP feels rather broad: For example, as popular as the LEGO: Star Wars line is, the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has not had a set made about it in the 17 years since its release. It seems extremely unlikely that a Knights of the Old Republic set will overlap in any way with an official Lego Star Wars set, especially since the game has little in common with the rest of the Star Wars canon aside from space travel and the existence of Jedi.
Because of this, I think it would make more sense if large franchises like Star Wars or Batman were split up into sub-categories, for example:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars = Restricted, Current 3rd-party overlap
Star Wars: KOTOR = Approved
Batman: The Animated Series = Restricted, Current 3rd-party overlap
Batman: Beyond = Approved
LEGO Ideas currently doesn't allow submissions based on IP that is currently licensed to prevent ideas from overlapping with official themed sets. This is understandable, but the official list of restricted IP feels rather broad: For example, as popular as the LEGO: Star Wars line is, the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has not had a set made about it in the 17 years since its release. It seems extremely unlikely that a Knights of the Old Republic set will overlap in any way with an official Lego Star Wars set, especially since the game has…3 votes
Unfortunately, we will not be allowing submissions based on any active intellectual properties that we currently produce sets on regardless of whether or not its a sub-theme.
Add another milestone (15000? 20000?). If an idea gets to this milestone while in review, there will be a guarantee that it will be a set. Or that there will be a set based on the same thing. Example: Boeing 747 (AN EXAMPLE) gets 10000 supporters and goes into review. However, it's very popular and it reaches another milestone. Then, LEGO will make a Boeing 747.1 vote
Unfortunately, we will never be able to guarantee a product idea is made on the basis of a fan vote. Especially not when it’s submitted based on an intellectual property to which rights would need to be obtained first (if it’s even possible).
I'd like to be able to say thanks to followers and supporters who have helped me reach certain milestones, by giving them the ability to download instruction sets to relevant MOCs, either in house or linked to a page like Rebrickable. Is this possible and if not, why?
You are already able to do this via the “Thank you message” on your Product Idea page (you can edit your product idea if you haven’t added this message before).
The “Thank you message” is only seen by fans who have supported your submission.
Note that instructions may only be shared for free, and any commercialisation is strictly prohibited.
After the winner is announced in a contest, I think that participants should be shown the scores they got in each judging category (relevance to theme, coolness/originality, etc.) so that they may know the strengths and weaknesses of their build, and use this information to improve future contest entries.8 votes
Although a great idea, unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to provide individual feedback on contest entries considering we get many hundreds, or sometimes over a thousand entries, in each contest.
Unfortunately, due to the significant complexity of creating new LEGO elements, this idea is not in-scope for the LEGO Ideas experience.
Receive emails for contests or other in our language (French,....), that the rules and conditions of the site be translated2 votes
Unfortunately, at this stage we are not able to provide localisation of the LEGO Ideas experience.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but according to the guidelines section, it seems like designers are only supposed to submit ideas that use pieces that are currently in production. Maybe I missed this somehow, but is there an updated list of "available LEGO pieces" that are valid to use in LEGO Ideas designs? If not, such a list could be helpful. A link in the guidelines section to such a list would be helpful too. :)1 vote
Members can submit Product Ideas using any existing LEGO elements they wish. They may however not submit ideas for new LEGO elements.
When it comes to contests, we may have restrictions on element types or have the expectation that members be able to build their creation in real LEGO bricks.
We are unfortunately not able to provide an overview of valid to user LEGO elements.
Unfortunately, due to international child safety laws we will not be able to reduce the age limit of LEGO Ideas.
The LEGO Ideas community may reach one million members before the end of 2019. If not then, it will certainly hit that number early in 2020. Please begin planning a special contest and/or event to celebrate that landmark in membership and participation.9 votes
Although we love a good celebration, our membership number can often fluctuate. For instance, we do delete members whose accounts are deactivated after a prolonged period of not being used. Therefore, we don’t consider this membership number too seriously.
As long as an Idea hasn't hit the 10.000 supporter mark, it can change by updates en edits. But as an supporter, you can't remove your support when the idea changes. I'd like to be able to remove my support, when an idea has changed, so the creator of the idea thinks carefully when changing a idea.3 votes
I believe it's right to keep a prohibition against strong religious or political references, but at the same time I think that to include a church in an "architecture" project is a bit exaggerated especially if there aren't explicits references or symbols. Do you know that the "leaning tower" in Pisa is the bel tower of the cathedral? And that San Marco in Venezia is another cathedral? But you have inserted them in your models! So why can't I publish a model of Florence with the cathedral?36 votes
LEGO Ideas maintains stricter guidelines than the rest of the LEGO Group when it comes to what we consider appropriate or inappropriate themes.
Religion is one of those themes where we opt to disallow submissions.
This is why,we don't have LDD so people don't have to download it but just use it.10 votes
Unfortunately, this suggestion extends beyond just updates to LEGO Ideas and is more related to LEGO Digital Designer or other software.
If you don’t wish to download software to build your digital LEGO models, you’re welcome to use Mecabricks as a solution.
LEGO Digital designer on phone4 votes
I like the idea of making a Harley Davidson. The problem is I don't have many LEGOS or space to build in right now. The app would be a brilliant solution, but the link provided said it's no longer supported. I run Chrome. My mobile is an Android.1 vote
So before the summer update, Lego Ideas had a friendly warm green color. Now it is mainly blue, much like social media seems to be. I believe it is important to distinguish this is more than just a lego social media site, it is a place to create, support, and eventually produce Lego Ideas. I would love to see a return to the green color scheme.1 vote
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