Ideas

The must have Lego Handheld Arcade

Here is a nifty idea for a rebuildable handheld game pad up on Lego Ideas.  It is set up where the basic pad has hand grips and triggers for pinball style gameplay.  The set proposes 5 initial game modes and encourages the player to come up with new game ideas from their imagination.  The youtube video explains the features best:

The first 5 games already developed are: Skee Ball, Baseball, Space Pinball, Target Practice, and Soccer.

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Here is a photo showing two units linked together to make two player options available.  And the project proposes that it would come with an exclusive Green/Blue Jester, and introduce a Globe printed in natural Earth colors as apposed to the old map colors featured in previous sets.

Lego Handheld Arcade 2 player Lego Handheld Arcade figures

The idea is slowly gaining support over on Lego ideas and could certainly use some more.  So head over to the ideas site to hit the support button.

What other game modes can you think of for this Handheld Arcade? – Go ahead and post them in the comments.

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Lego Ideas – Speculations on why the Old Fishing Store Won

Lego Ideas – Speculations on why the Old Fishing Store Won

In this particular Lego Ideas review we have 9 projects that ranged from prehistoric to a galaxy far far away.  Today Lego announced the winner on their Ideas Blog.  The lucky winner is: The Old Fishing Store!

The poll results we hosted a while back with 435 votes predicted the winner to be the Fossil Museum with Johnny 5 in second place…so we as a whole were wrong.

Lego Ideas 2016 Results

Lego posted their announcement on their blog.  As usual, they do not give specifics about why a contender was knocked out, or what brought them to their conclusion, but I will dare to speculate why the Fishing store beat out the other options.  First, it may be a process of elimination; so why might the other contenders have been knocked out:

  • Fossil Museum – Possibly because they already did an ideas set with a dinosaur bones component.
  • Gingerbread House – Its big and they have a gingerbread house set already.
  • BB-8 – If the magnets (swallowing hazard) didn’t kill this, the likelihood that Lego was producing their own BB-8 set did.  This set by the way, was my submission, may it rest in “piece”.
  • Jedi Council – Large and goes against Lego’s money making tactic of doleing out the good figs over multiple sets.
  • Jurassic Park Visitor Center – Its big, so many of the people that voted for it, are unlikely to buy it.
  • Train Station – Same as the JP center, except this one can at least link to the current modular city sets.
  • Particle Accelerator – I’m guessing that even though it had a cool video, not a lot of people will storm the stores to buy this.
  • Johnny 5 – This guy looks great, they must have decided that this movie wasn’t popular enough to bring on a lot of sales.  It couldn’t have been a licensing thing since the owners of it were probably aching to get some more revenue.

Its highly likely that not all of the contenders were knocked out at first leaving just the fishing store, so what made it rise up against the others?

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Lego Adventure Time: Ideas vs Dimensions

Lego Adventure Time: Ideas vs Dimensions

So what changes did Lego make to the Adventure Time Ideas set they recently approved?  And whats the impact going to be on the Ideas set when the Dimensions sets are going to be released first??

Lego had recently accepted 2 new Ideas sets during their second 2015 review, one was the Brick Built Adventure Time figures.  This was announced March 11th, 2016.  At the time, the fan submitted model was 16 characters and 772 bricks and looked like this:
Lego Adventure Times Ideas
Only 3 months later, Lego has revealed their version to be released around January 1st 2017.  They have reduced the proposed set down to 8 figures and are down to 495 bricks putting it at a 50$ expected release price.
Lego Adventure Time Brick Ideas

So, what are the notable differences?

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POLL – Lego Ideas 2016 1st Review

POLL – Lego Ideas 2016 1st Review

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Do any of these ideas stand a chance?  

Which do you think are going to make it through?  The official announcement won’t be until September 2016 or so, so there is plenty of time to ponder.  Select your top 2 from the poll:

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Lego Ideas 3rd 2015 Review – Who will Win?! [POLL]

Lego Ideas 3rd 2015 Review – Who will Win?! [POLL]

Nine go in, how many will come out?  The 2015 3rd Review period is near a close so the question on thousands of supporters and at least 9 designers minds is which ideas will make it to actual production.  All of these have something going against them and some things in their possible favor.  Select the two that you think have the best chance:

I can’t say that I know who is going to make it through to production, but here are a few thoughts on each submission:

  • Jurassic Park Car – JP is a current lego theme and they do have plenty of sets, but mostly from the newer movie.  This car is neat, but almost seems like the designer was factoring the success of other Ideas Movie Car sets such as Ghostbusters and Back to the Future.

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The Rolling Lego BB-8

The Rolling Lego BB-8

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This little Lego BB-8 is attempting to become a reality. Much like the Lego Dr. Who set, this Lego BB-8 is starting off as a grassroots movement on the Lego Idea submission system known as Lego ideas. If the little idea with big heart makes it to 10K supporters, Lego vows that they will review it for product potential. If you are hoping to get your hands on one then vote today at: Lego Ideas! This project has blown up with over 6000 supporters in about two weeks, but still has plenty more ground to cover so offer your support today!

Some Assembly Required
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What sets this little Lego Droid apart from a crowded field of competitors is its ability to actually move. Continue reading →

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