Fans can start crowdfunding their favourite LEGO fan designs in the Bricklink AFOL Designer Program, starting today.
The third party selling platform Bricklink launched the AFOL Designer Program, a crowdfunding scheme that intends to produce sets using LEGO bricks based on fan designs. Starting today, fans can choose their favourite models and vote for them. It is much like LEGO Ideas, only those who want to own the fan designed sets must put their money upfront.
A LEGO designer supervised the evaluation process, which has seen fans submitting their builds for consideration. Crowdfunding is scheduled to open today, with the following designs available to support:
Wild West Saloon – Legopard
Eight Studs – kleinraum
Vintage Roadster – Galaktek
Poiseidonia – dbodky
Lowenstein Castle – Raziel_Regulus
Bikes! – mdt.maikel
Imagine it! Built It! – Brickbaron
Steampunk Mini Chess – CorvusA
Viking Ship 3D Mosaic – janyap
Clovershire Castle – NewEletia45
Science Tower – TBrick
Antique Fire Engine – BooneLangston
Hot Shot Carnival – BRIXONATOR
Skyline Express – jazlecraz
The LEGO Story – BrickJonas
Isle of Peril – JakeSadovich
Pre-orders end in March and production begins, with AFOL Designer Program sets due to begin shipping in April.