License Conflicts and Resolutions
Sometimes we have to turn down project submissions that refer to specific brands or licensed properties. We do this to avoid getting your hopes up for something we know we aren't able to make.
In some cases, we already know that the LEGO Group can't secure licensing rights to produce construction toys based on a particular brand or property, due to a conflicting interest with a third party.
More recently, we have also changed our guidelines to no longer accept product ideas based on third party licenses, which are currently produced or announced as official LEGO sets such as Star Wars, DC or Marvel Super Heroes, Volkswagen and many more. For a full list of currently active licenses that we currently do not accept please refer to the list below titled “Active Licenses.” This list will be updated on a rolling basis.
If a known conflict goes away or a particular third party license is retired from the LEGO Group’s product portfolio, we'll then be able to accept product ideas based on a particular brand or license.
In addition to the above, we no longer accept product ideas based on licenses that have been commercialized as official LEGO Ideas sets, even if the license is retired from the LEGO Group’s product portfolio. Please refer to the list “Restricted IP from LEGO Ideas” below.
The Fine Print:If your product idea was previously turned down, archived, or deleted due to a licensing conflict that is now resolved or third party license that has been retired, you may re-submit it as a new product idea. Supporters from past product ideas cannot be applied to a future product idea.
Entertainment & Gaming
Star Wars, MARVEL Super Heroes, DC Super Heroes, The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Movie (1 & 2), The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, Disney characters (Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Goofy, Tinker Bell/Peter Pan, Moana, Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Mulan, Aladdin), Disneyland/Disney World, Encanto, Cars, Harry Potter franchise (Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts), "Jurassic" franchise (Jurassic World/Jurassic Park), Queer Eye, James Bond, Toy Story, Stranger Things, Trolls, Minions, Top Gear, Avatar, Horizon Dawn Zero, The Lord of the Rings/Hobbit, Nintendo (Super Mario), Atari, Transformers, Rolling Stones & Elvis Presley.
Automotive & Aviation brands
Volkswagen, Ferrari, Fiat, Porsche, BMW, Volvo, Ford, Bugatti, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ducati, Lotus, McLaren, Aston Martin, Jeep, John Deere, Caterpillar, Nissan, Land Rover, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Jaguar, Pagani, Toyota, Vespa, Koenigsegg & Airbus.
Stand-alone buildings/structures (Big Ben/Palace of Westminster, London Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Louvre, Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Pyramids of Egypt, Colosseum, Old Trafford/Manchester United, Camp Nou/FC Barcelona, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium/ Real Madrid, the White House & LEGO House).Buildings contained in the skylines (London, Singapore, Paris & New York).
Restricted IP from LEGO Ideas:
- Shinkai 6500
- Back to the Future (Including the DeLorean brand)
- Mars Science Laboratory
Curiosity Rover (or similar Mars Rover designs or concepts)
- The Big Bang Theory
- Doctor Who
- The Beatles
- Adventure Time
- Apollo program
- Women of NASA concept (including Space Shuttle, Hubble Telescope)
- Ship in a Bottle concept
- Pop-Up Book concept (including Little Red Riding Hood & Jack and the Beanstalk)
- The Flintstones
- Treehouse concept
- Steamboat Willie/Mickey Mouse
- Friends TV Show/Central Perk
- Dinosaur Fossil Skeletons
- Sesame Street
- Piano concept
- Pirate Bay (including Pirate Ship/galleon style ships and pirate island) concept
- Medieval Blacksmith concept (Black Falcons)
- Winnie the Pooh
- Typewriter concept
- Home Alone
- Earth Globe concept
- Fender Guitars & electric guitar concept
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Vincent Van Gogh and his artwork
- Lighthouse concept
- Foosball Table concept
- The Office TV Show
- Jazz Quartet concept
- BTS (Bangtan Boys)
- A-Frame Cabin concept
- Hocus Pocus
- Orient Express train
- Tales of the Space Age concept
- Insects concept
- Family Tree concept
- Dungeons & Dragons
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- London Telephone Box concept