Recently a trio of these pixie dust powered packages made it through the acceptance process on the LEGO Ideas site. Winnie the Pooh’s home, the Main Street Train station and The Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion are on their way to the next step towards becoming an official LEGO product.
Building with LEGO bricks sparks imagination and creativity. LEGO kits have inspired all kinds of creations from horror to Harry Potter playsets. Of these clever creations, Disney-inspired LEGO kits definitely delight fans of the snap-together toys. This is evidenced by the numerous Disney related suggests found on the LEGO Ideas website. Three such kits recently received access to the next step on becoming a mass-produced product.
Disney-inspired LEGO ideas success stories
First up, the Main Street Train Station. As reported by Inside the Magic, this ingenious incarnation involves not only a brick building kit, but becomes a working, motorized train set! LEGO VIP members already have access to this kit as it was selected by the company to produce without having to earn the required number of supporters. The new kit retails for $329.99.
The Haunted Mansion, where there’s always room for one more, LEGO kit that is. ITM first brought news of this Spooktacular kit back in May this year. Since then, fans of the Walt Disney World version of this ghostly retirement home rallied enough support to push this paranormal powered spooky set to the next level.
Finally, the 1000-acre wood wonder known as Winnie the Pooh’s treehouse home took on enough votes to reach the consideration stage in the LEGO Ideas program. The kit includes mini-figures of Pooh, Rabbit, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger.
“This fun creation has been designed to look great as a display piece but also has great playability. With a removable house roof access to Winnie the Pooh’s house and also the hidden nesting area in the tree is made easy.” – LEGO ideas
What happens now in the LEGO Ideas process?
For the train station, it is already in production as LEGO selected that kit without waiting for it reach the required 10,000 supporters. Meanwhile, Pooh’s treehouse and the Haunted Mansion move into what is known as “LEGO review.” The process commences this month may take several more to reach completion.
“This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A “LEGO Review Board” composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.” LEGO Ideas
Congratulations to all three creators for these fine Disney-inspired LEGO kits. Hopefully, all three sets will soon see store shelves as part of the LEGO family of fun.
Source and images: LEGO ideas, ITM Archives