5 Candidate Bricklink Products Chosen for Crowdfunding
The final selection of 5 candidate designs for the Bricklink Designer Program Series 2, aiming to transform user creations into Bricklink-branded products through crowdfunding, has been made.
Crowdfunding is scheduled for June 2024
Crowdfunding sales are planned to take place in June 2024. With over 3000 orders expected during the crowdfunding campaign, it’s almost certain that the products will be produced under the Bricklink brand. Reaching the 3000 order threshold is highly likely.
Check out the final 5 candidate designs now.
*Note: The final product designs may undergo slight changes compared to the entry images.
2706 pcs | Bricklink
A fictional railroad company based in Oregon, the ‘Planter and Children Logging,’ operates a train dedicated to transporting logs.
While train designs are highly popular on the LEGO(R) Ideas platform, most of them are based on real-life trains. However, these designs often face challenges during the review process due to being considered niche or localized subjects, resulting in limited chances of being approved for production.
What sets this particular train apart is that it features entirely fictional rolling stock and includes a design element of a trestle bridge. This unique aspect distinguishes it from other train designs. Moreover, the intricacy of the design extends to the bridge being curved rather than straight.
The Ocean House
2157 pcs | Bricklink
A stylish, Southeast Asian-inspired house extending over the water’s surface. Equipped with a crane and boat for lifting catches, it appears to be a fisherman’s abode. The interior of the house is also open and airy, providing a cool ambiance.
Although it was unsuccessful in the 2nd LEGO(R) Ideas Review in 2020, this design, which features an elegant house with Southeast Asian influences, has been chosen as a final candidate for commercialization in the Bricklink Designer Program Series 2.
943 pcs | Bricklink
An elf house shaped like a mushroom.
With its white polka-dotted roof and the rounded mushroom-like appearance, it exudes a charming cuteness. Inside the building, there’s a living area and a bedroom with a bed made of leaves.
The snail vehicle and the purple unicycle add to the fantasy-like, nicely designed features.
While this creation didn’t pass the 2nd LEGO(R) Ideas Review in 2022, it has been selected as a final candidate for commercialization in the Bricklink Designer Program Series 2.
In its previous version, the building had a hinged opening, but the new design has simplified it by removing the hinges.
Brick Cross Train Station
3034 pcs | Bricklink
The concept involves restoring an old stone-built station and modernizing it. The station features detachable components like the roof and walls, with its glass sections converted into a cozy café.
While station designs have been a popular category with numerous entries on LEGO(R) Ideas, they have yet to be produced as official sets. However, in the previous Bricklink Designer Program event held in May 2022, which included crowdfunding, station-themed designs were available for sale.
2773 pcs | Bricklink
The island serves as the stronghold for the Lamb Chop Pirates. Its prominent feature is a massive skull-shaped gate.
The island is modular in design, allowing for various configurations and appearances to be enjoyed. Interactive elements like moving gates, bridges, and hidden spots offer opportunities for exploration and adventure.[enlego]
What is the price range?
Considering the previous pricing, for a set around 3000 pieces, the expected range would be between $200 and $300. For a set around 2500 pieces, the estimate is around $150 to $200.
Crowdfunding is planned for June 2024. Which one are you excited about?
From May 15, 2023, Bricklink Designer Program Series 2 submission phase begins.
What is Bricklink Designer Program?
A project to sell LEGO fans works under the Bricklink brand.
The LEGO Group’s database and parts trading site “Bricklink” brand was a project to package and sell works that failed the LEGO IDEAS review by crowdfunding, but from February 2023, users will design directly. Changed to a plan to recruit.
Currently, after a user vote and a review by the management team, carefully selected works will be sold when they exceed 3,000 orders. The number of criteria may change in the future.
How to Join BDPSeries2
The general flow of BDPSeries2 is in the order of design submission, user voting, review by the management team, and crowdfunding.
Submission of works
Submission Phase: May 15 to June 2, 2023
The submission period is from May 15, 2023 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time to June 2, 2023 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time. The work is submitted with Studio data.
- Design submitted as Studio data
- LEGO Group line-up, no copyright elements allowed
- The number of parts is more than 400 and less than 4000
- Family fun content. Works that are inappropriate for children, even if they are aimed at adults, cannot be entered.
- *There are many other rules, so check them yourself
Fan Vote: June 12th to June 30th, 2023
Voted by Bricklink members. All members can vote.
Although this vote does not determine which works will be crowdfunded, the results of the vote will be heavily weighted in the final review.
Final review by management team
Review period: July-August 2023
The management team reviews each work.
Select works that can be crowdfunded by considering factors such as whether they can be assembled, whether there are copyright issues, and the results of user voting.
5 works announced
Finalists announced: August 23, 2023
The management team announced the 5 final candidates for crowdfunding.
After that, the designers of each selected work and the management team will contact each other and make final adjustments to the design for packaging.
BDP Series2 Crowdfunding
Date: June 2024
Implemented crowdfunding of 5 works. All works that have reached 3,000 pre-orders will be sold.
The production limit for each work is 20,000 sets. Users can order up to 2 sets per address.
Production and Shipping
Period: Scheduled to ship by November 2024
After the crowdfunding ends, the production of the works decided to be sold will start. It will take about 6 months to ship. It may be delayed depending on the situation.
Many attractive works
Of the three Bricklink Designer Programs that have been held so far, the 2nd and 3rd that corresponded to shipping to Japan, Studs also purchased one work each.
It took about 10 months for both the second moving tank and the third 1950s diner to arrive, but the Bricklink Designer Program is like a festival. If it reaches you, that’s OK! Wait patiently.
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