Lego Ideas is a popular community website wherein fans can share their awesome Lego models and sets. It doesn’t stop there because proposed projects that gain at least 10,000 supporters qualify for review from the official Lego Review Board. If a project gets the Board’s approval, then Lego transforms the winning design into an actual Lego product sold around the world. Of course, the creator receives 10 sets plus 1% royalty of the net sales of the product. That’s pretty life-changing if you sell a ridiculous number of sets.
The Big Bang Theory
Created by Ellen Kooijman and Glen Bricker, this set is the Lego replica of Sheldon and Leonard’s living room as seen on the TV hit show, The Big Bang Theory. It includes all the 7 main characters (Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard, Raj, Bernadette and Amy) plus loads of accessories that represent all the iconic elements in the show. It’s a must have for Big Bang Theory fans.
Created by Angus MacClane, this Lego version of Wall-E has a poseable head, adjustable neck, moving arms, and gripping hands for greater playability. It may be a surprise that this became a Lego product 7 years after the movie was released in 2008. The reason is that it took quite a long time to perfect the Lego version. But with all the impressive features, it was worth the long wait.
Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark, this Dr. Who Building Kit has impressive design details, which include the iconic blue police box TARDIS. With a clever transdimensional design, it transforms into a multifunctional set. The set includes 4 minifigures (Eleventh Doctor, Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald, Weeping Angel) plus two Daleks. As a bonus, the set incudes a booklet about the designer as well as the long-running BBC television series.
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
Relive the retro fun with John, Paul, George and Ringo in their Lego Yellow Submarine incarnation. Designed by Kevin Szeto, this set is based on the 1968 British animated musical fantasy comedy film.The iconic yellow submarine opens up at the top to accommodate the Fab Four. Each Beatle comes with accessories.
Designed by aBettermonkey, this Adventure Time set features Lego brick buildable minifigures of Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, Marceline, BMO, Ice King and Gunter, with their corresponding accessories. Arguably, this has the greater playability given the number of figures, moving parts, and accessories. This was released in December 2016.
Caterham Seven 620R
Racing aficionados will be thrilled to have the Lego version of this British super-lightweight sports car designed by Carl Greatrix. It’s an exact Lego replica of the real thing, complete with removable nose cone, engine and engine cover, and an opening boot containing four axle stands. This is the ultimate vintage racing car given the Lego brick treatment.
So there you have it, 6 Lego ideas that became great Lego building kits. Keep sending your proposed designs at Lego Ideas. Who knows, your idea could be the next big Lego thing.