The BrickLink Designer Program has come to a close as pre-orders in all rounds have sold out, revealing which projects earned a second chance.
Now that round 3 of the BrickLink Designer Program has sold the maximum amount of pre-orders after only one day since it started, we know exactly which previous LEGO Ideas projects succeeded in their second chance as part of the program.
Out of a total of 26 projects (not including those from users that back out of the program after they were initially announced as part of it), 15 were picked by backers to be made into real sets. As a reminder, only the first five to reach 3,000 in each round would be shipped out.
These models have now been sent to the backers so we can take a look at the official images for 910001 The Castle in the Forest, 910010 The Great Fishing Boat, 910016 Sheriff’s Safe, 910017 Kakapo and 910028 Pursuit of Flight. This first round of sets featured moving builds, life-like recreations and a popular homage to Castle that ended up doubling the maximum amount of pre-orders for the program after selling so well.
The second round of the LEGO BrickLink Designer Program featured a heavier focus on modular buildings in its line-up of builds to reach 3,000 pre-orders first. Interestingly, it also had another moving model, with the full list including a Modular LEGO Store, Venetian Houses, Retro Bowling Alley, Mountain Windmill and Clockwork Aquarium.
The third and final round of the BrickLink Designer Program featured a diverse selection of projects from astronauts to a submission delayed from a previous round. After just 22 minutes since it started, we knew which five would be part of this last phase. Rounding out the 15 LEGO Ideas projects that succeeded in their second chance in the BrickLink Designer Program is the 1950s Diner, Winter Chalet, Modular Construction Site, Mountain View Observatory and Studgate Train Station.
However, just because the BrickLink Designer Program is over doesn’t mean that other rejected LEGO Ideas projects are out of luck as the platform recently revealed a plan to bring back another in partnership with Target.