Thank you for NOT being a friend, Lego. If you threw a party, invited everyone you knew, you would hear the biggest bitch would be from me, and the card attached would say…”WHAT THE HELL? NO FAN IDEAS APPROVED THIS TIME?” Like, are those Science Adventures figures really so hard to do?
While we don’t share specific reasons why an individual project did not pass, there are a number of reasons why projects don’t make it through the review process. For example:
Perhaps we can’t come to an agreement with the companies who own the Intellectual Property rights to the models or characters involved, or it is possible companies are just not interested in having a LEGO version of their product.
Other projects sometimes come too close to a number of the products that the LEGO Group already has today or has plans for the near future.
Some projects can challenge the rules we have on safe and good building experience for all LEGO builders. We can also have difficulties simply producing some of the larger projects with the production capacity we have for LEGO Ideas.
It is never easy to reject any project, and we are very disappointed that we couldn’t announce the next LEGO Ideas product here today.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist