LEGO fans really want Shrek LEGO to be a thing
The cries for LEGO Shrek are growing increasingly deafening, as yet another Ideas project based on the big green ogre has surpassed 10,000 votes.
Dreamwork’s Shrek Swamp by 19-year-old builder Pedro_RuizMx joins two other 10K projects inspired by the animated movie in the review stage, only one review behind: Ashnflash and danielbradleyy’s Shrek submissions are both currently being considered for production in the first 2023 review, while this latest project will have to wait until the second 2023 review window closes in September.
We probably won’t know the results of the first 2023 review by then (expect that announcement to come in October), but given how similar these builds are – each one depicts Shrek’s swamp – it seems unlikely that the LEGO Group would pass up the other two only to green-light this one. The biggest differences in this build are the presence of a bigfig Shrek alongside the regular minifigure, and brighter and more expressive colours.
With all three LEGO Ideas Shrek projects reaching the review stage within a few months of one another, though, it’s pretty clear that there’s heavy demand for the Dreamworks movie in bricks. And with 2024 marking the 20th anniversary of Shrek 2, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the LEGO Group give one of these projects the nod, bringing it to life as an official product available on store shelves.
We’ll have to wait until at least October to find out for sure, while Pedro_RuizMx won’t learn the fate of their specific build until around February 2024. But if Ashnflash or danielbradleyy get the go ahead in the first 2023 review, this project definitely won’t make the cut.
Every LEGO Ideas project in the second 2023 review
|Number||LEGO Ideas project||LEGO Ideas user||Date qualified|
|1||“Big Boy” Locomotive||Lassehfl||May 2, 2023|
|2||Retro Arcade||If You Build It||May 7, 2023|
|3||Spartan Helmet of Leonidas||Delusion Brick||May 8, 2023|
|4||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider||Lego.Ozzy.Fan||May 15, 2023|
|5||The Muppet Show||BulldoozerBuilder||May 20, 2023|
|6||Red Bull Racing F1 Team RB18 1:12 Scale||LukasRS||May 20, 2023|
|7||Scooby Doo Mystery Machine||Let Them Fly||May 20, 2023|
|8||Western River Steamboat||CTDpower||May 23, 2023|
|9||Dreamwork’s Shrek Swamp||Pedro_RuizMx||May 25, 2023|
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that bigfig head looks like a veggietales character