LEGO BrickLink Designer Program Round 2 launch date and set prices confirmed

The LEGO Group has confirmed all the details for the second round of crowdfunding in the BrickLink Designer Program, including when it will begin and the prices for each set.

As previously revealed, a total of nine rejected LEGO Ideas projects will be included in the next round of crowdfunding, including: Harry Finkel’s The Mountain Windmill, Alatariel Elensar’s Science Adventures, Alan Avila’s Retro Bowling Alley, Pablo Sánchez Jiménez’s Brickwest Studios, Jordi (kirteem)’s Ruined House, Brent Waller’s Seasons in Time: Calendar, Mark Smiley’s Clockwork Aquarium, Krisnow’s Modular LEGO Store and legobouwer’s Quest Builder.

Not all of those will go into production, however: only the first five to reach 3,000 backers will make the grade, with pre-orders maxing out at 10,000 copies per set. Unlike the initial stage of the first round, you’ll only be able to pre-order one apiece of the five successful sets.

Here’s how much you can expect to pay (in USD) for each of the nine sets in this round, along with their prospective piece counts. Prices in other currencies have yet to be revealed, but it’s shaping up to be a much more expensive round than the first batch of sets.

The Mountain Windmill – 2,085 pieces, $179.99
Modular LEGO Store – 2,149 pieces, $179.99
Seasons in Time: Calendar – 3,010 pieces, $249.99
Retro Bowling Alley – 2,779 pieces, $229.99
Brickwest Studios – 3,741 pieces, $279.99
Ruined House – 4,002 pieces, $299.99
Clockwork Aquarium – 874 pieces, $64.99
Quest Builder – 3,415 pieces, $259.99
Science Adventures – 414 pieces, $35.99

You’ll be able to back your preferred set (or sets) at BrickLink from November 9 at 8pm GMT / 12pm PST /  9pm CET. Crowdfunding will then remain open until December 14 at 8pm GMT / 12pm PST /  9pm CET. 

The instructions for these sets will be made available through the Building Instructions app, while PDF instructions will be available publicly once the sets begin shipping. There’s no word yet on when that will be, but the first pre-orders from the initial round of crowdfunding should start shipping from January 2022, while additional pre-orders in the re-opened first round will be delivered from June.

The third and final round of crowdfunding will take place next year, but a specific date (or even month) has yet to be confirmed. You can check out all the projects in that round by clicking here.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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