That’s the second-highest number of 10K projects in a single review to date, narrowly edging past the second 2020 review’s 35 contenders. It still doesn’t come close to the first 2021 review, however, which saw an eye-watering 57 projects reach the necessary 10,000 votes to progress to the next stage of the crowdsourcing process.
As we all know by now, though, increased numbers doesn’t necessarily mean more projects will be approved: just two were given the green light in the first 2021 review, while only one made it through the second 2020 review. As such, we wouldn’t be surprised to see only one or two projects announced from the third 2021 review shortlist.
Among the models in contention are some familiar subjects – space, sitcoms and castles – along with builds from familiar faces, including The Riverside Scholars by Harry Finkel, whose Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs project is still under consideration. There’s also yet another Legend of Zelda submission, a revival of a retro theme and multiple licensed ideas.
It’s a Wonderful LEGO Life
The Garden and Greenhouse
Sherriff’s Office – Wild West
NASA SR 71 Blackbird
Asterix the Gaul
McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969
Union Pacific “Big Boy”
The Riverside Scholars
The Meeting Point
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct
LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working)
The LEGO Emergency Box
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Motorised Johnny 5
Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop – 20th Anniversary
Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sister’s Cottage – Updated
Clockwork Solar System
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns
Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary
Great Coral Reef
The results of this review will be announced in the summer, while we can expect to hear the outcome of the second 2021 review in February. The qualifying period for the first 2022 review is now open, and one project is already in the running.