Q: Does the fact that projects are reviewed in groups mean there was only one production slot to make a LEGO set, and only one set had a chance to be produced?
Each project in the LEGO Review results was thoroughly considered for release on its own merits, and the Review Board reached a decision on each project independently. We’re not going to discuss our production capacity, as this is internal information related to our business operations.
Q: Why was the Avengers Helicarrier by YoSub Joo rejected when LEGO released the 76042 SHIELD Helicarrier?
The LEGO Group has licensing rights to produce products based on Marvel Super Heroes and developed 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier prior to the LEGO Ideas project that was considered in review. The fan-submitted LEGO Ideas project overlapped a product that was already in our pipeline--something we've predicted could happen and have covered in the LEGO Ideas Project Guidelines and House Rules. In cases like this, members acknowledge up front that any coincidence is unintentional; the LEGO Group's pre-existing product pipeline supersedes fan-submitted LEGO Ideas projects. For more information, please see the Guidelines here.
Q: Why don't you just disallow projects based on your own IP from LEGO Ideas?
LEGO Ideas intentionally allows projects based on licenses we already have rights to, because there's always the opportunity a LEGO fan will suggest something unique and off the beaten path. We think it's better to allow something unique to happen than to shut down a category of potential products because of the possibility of overlap. This is why we write our Guidelines the way we do, so members submitting to the site understand the opportunities and risks of suggesting projects based on existing LEGO Group licenses.
Q: When will we know the results of the F7A Hornet?
The LEGO Review Board is still evaluating the F7A Hornet as a potential LEGO set, but we’re not committing to a set timeframe. We’ll let you know once a decision is reached.