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    LEGO Ideas has made some updates into their submission rules. In particular, they will no longer accept any additional LEGO Ideas submissions that have already been produced as a LEGO Ideas set based on a third-party property.

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    Today we’ve updated our Guidelines and House Rules and Terms of Service to clarify the range of submission we’re able to produce as LEGO Ideas sets. This includes new limits to project size, scope, and subject matter. We’ve also simplified guidelines for collaborative projects. Here’s a summary of the updates:

    • Once we produce a LEGO Ideas set based on a third-party property, we will not accept more Ideas submissions based on that property. This sharpens our guideline on follow-up products based on LEGO Ideas submissions. Once we approve a licensed project for production through LEGO Ideas, we’ll archive other projects based on the same property and not accept new submissions based on the that property.
    • Projects must fit in a single product box, so we’re setting a part count limit of 3,000 pcs. While we can’t count the pieces in your photos, if your model looks too big we’ll send it back and ask you to submit a smaller model at our own discretion.
    • Projects must focus on a single concept or third-party property. This essentially expands on the “no playthemes or series” rule and also rules out “mass customization” projects (e.g. custom mosaic or minifigure makers) as well as combining more than one third-party property into a single project. (e.g. a project containing both Porsche and Ferrari cars).
    • It’s now simpler to collaborate on projects. We’ve removed the requirement to email us declaring your collaboration. You must still receive explicit permission from someone else before including their original work in your project. All new collaborative projects must mention collaborators’ LEGO Ideas usernames in the description, and state that their original work is included with the member’s explicit permission.
    • New restrictions on project contents
      • No iconic elements referencing third-party properties we find inappropriate for the LEGO brand
      • No large or human-scale weapons or weapon replicas of any kind, including swords, knives, guns, sci-fi or fantasy blasters, etc.
      • Projects may not propose LEGO Dimensions expansion packs
      • You may only use logos that belong to third-parties in the context of your model, similar to LEGO logo guidelines. You may not display logos that do not belong to you in your artwork, since this can imply endorsement from the logo owner.
    • New guidelines to help improve project descriptions
      • At minimum, please write your description to include a description of your model, why you built it, and why you believe it would make a great LEGO set.
      • In some cases, moderators may make basic grammatical changes on your behalf so we can speed up the approval of your project. We will never change the nature of your project and we’ll notify you by email if we make any changes.
    • Terms of Service now preserves projects that gain a significant following. While we understand you may occasionally want to delete a project with only a handful of supporters, to either re-submit with improvements or clean up your project portfolio, once a project reaches 1,000 supporters it will not be removed.
    • Terms of Service revises language regarding assignment of rights. We’ve worked with our Legal department to clarify how you assign us rights when you submit a project, and reassure you that you may share and publish your submission to promote your project online, in media, your portfolio, and other places for non-commercial purposes.

    We introduce these guidelines with the following steps:

    1. New Guidelines and moderation responses
    2. Archiving projects based on third-party properties commercialized through LEGO Ideas, including Hayabusa, Minecraft, Back to the Future, Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover, Ghostbusters, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, WALL·E, Caterham, Adventure Time, Beatles, and Apollo missions.
    3. Removing projects that don’t fit our new appropriate content requirements such as life-sized weapons or references to inappropriate third-party properties
    4. Other guidelines will be applied going forward and not retroactively

    Why these updates now?

    We write our Guidelines to help you submit projects that have a reasonable chance of being selected as a product in our LEGO Review. The paradox is that we can only learn what is possible to produce through LEGO Ideas by evaluating a wide range of projects and identifying project attributes that fit our capabilities over time.

    You’ve also shared opinions and suggestions about how to make LEGO Ideas an even better experience. We feel fortunate to have a passionate community that strives for this as much as we do. While we can’t accommodate every wish, your collective feedback has been incredibly valuable in making these changes to improving LEGO Ideas for as many as possible.

    Throughout the rest of 2016 and beyond, our team is working to improve the way we engage on the platform and social media, improving our internal LEGO Review process, and working on the overall long-term growth of the LEGO Ideas experience.

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    The LEGO Movie Sequel has been delayed and will be pushed back to 2019. It was originally suppose to air on May 18, 2018, but will now be pushed to on February 8th, 2019. The good news is that the movie hasn’t been cancelled, but only has been delayed! (via Gizmodo)

    LEGO Movie 2 Sequel Delayed to 2019

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    LEGO Creator Expert 10252 Volkswagen Beetle - Toysnbricks

    A brand-new LEGO Direct to Consumer set is coming soon! LEGO Creator 10252 Volkswagen Beetle is the next Volkswagen vehicle set from the LEGO Creator Expert line. Available for direct LEGO Shop at Home and LEGO Brand Retail beginning August 1st, 2016. VIP early access begins on July 14th, 2016. Additional images available on our Flickr Photostream account.

    10252 Volkswagen Beetle

    Ages 16+. 1,167 pieces.

    US $99.99 – CA $129.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK £69.99 – DK 799.00 DKK

    *Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

    LEGO Creator Expert 10252 Volkswagen Beetle Product - Toysnbricks

    Head for the beach with the VW Beetle!

    Celebrate the iconic VW Beetle with this awesome LEGO® Creator Expert reproduction. This detailed model comprises a number of special features and elements that help recreate the distinctive Beetle characteristics, including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, flat windshield, VW logo, and an authentic 4-cylinder air-cooled engine and fuel tank. The accessible interior features beige-colored, forward-tilting seats, dashboard and steering wheel, and the roof-mounted surfboard and a cooler box can be removed. This model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia.

    LEGO Creator Expert 10252 Volkswagen Beetle Back - ToysnbricksLEGO Creator Expert 10252 Volkswagen Beetle Front - ToysnbricksLEGO Creator Expert 10252 Volkswagen Beetle Top - Toysnbricks

    • 1960s VW Beetle with surfer theme features an array of brick-built details including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, white rims with distinctive hubcaps, round headlights, wing-mounted turn signals and opening hood, trunk and doors.
    • Use the included stickers to choose 1 of 4 license plates.
    • Remove the cooler box and surfboard from the roof rails.
    • Tilt the rear seat forward to access the storage space with fabric beach towel.
    • Lift the hood to access the spare tire and fuel tank.
    • Open the trunk to reveal the authentic, 4-cylinder air-cooled engine.
    • Open the doors or remove the roof section to access the detailed beige-colored interior with dashboard, steering wheel and tiltable front and back seats.
    • Special elements include a round tile with printed VW logo, arched fender elements and an updated windshield design.
    • VW Beetle including surfboard and cooler measures over 11” (15cm) high, 10” (29cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

    LEGO Creator Expert 10252 Volkswagen Beetle Back Box - Toysnbricks

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    A new LEGO Dimensions E3 Expo Trailer has been released. Looks like there will be a lot of new licenses and excitement coming up. There’s rumors that these licenses may come up: Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, The Goonies,  Gremlins, Sonic the Hedgehog and more! Thanks to John for writing in and forum members StClair and Brick_r for the news.

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    42056 LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS

    Part 2 of our review of the latest Technic flagship set, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, is finally up – find out how it rates in the forum and let us know how you feel in the comments and poll!

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    Third 2015 LEGO Ideas Review Results

    The third 2015 LEGO Ideas Results are now out. Congrats to  saabfan, whatsuptoday and Kevin Szeto! These LEGO Ideas projects have passed the LEGO Review Stage and will be made into official LEGO products. You can read more about it on the LEGO Ideas blog.

    Apollo 11 Saturn V LEGO Ideas Creation by saabfan and whatsuptoday

    Apollo 11 Saturn V LEGO Ideas Creation by saabfan and whatsuptoday

    Beatles Yellow Submarine LEGO Ideas Creation by Kevin Szeto

    Beatles Yellow Submarine by Kevin Szeto LEGO Ideas 2015

    Below is a youtube video showing the outcome of the LEGO Ideas 2015 creations.

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    A new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes set has been revealed. LEGO 76060 Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum. The set contains three minifigures including LEGO Doctor Strange, Wong and Baron Mordo. (via MarvelToyNews)

    LEGO Doctor Strange Set – Sanctum Sanctorum 76060

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    Today, the latest major Technic set will be released – the brand new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Thanks to the LEGO and the Community Engagements & Events, we here at TnB have a copy to review!

     

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    So, does it live up to the hype? Read on to get a good idea of what this set is all about!

     

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