LEGO Ideas hurtles towards record-breaking review with a NINJAGO project

The latest LEGO Ideas review could be on course to set a new record for the platform, as a project based on the NINJAGO TV series clocks in at 10,000 votes.

That’s enough to see it over the line and into the second 2022 review, the qualifying period for which closes in September. At the moment, there are 39 projects in this review: four more than the second 2020 review, which for a time held the record for the most builds in a single round, and not dramatically far off the first 2021 review, which holds this particular crown with 57 projects in one review phase. We’ll need 19 more submissions to hit 10K, but with a month to go, anything’s possible.

LEGO Ideas user GenericStud presumably feels like that’s true, too, because their Ed and Edna’s Scrap Junkyard build has just become the 39th project in this review – despite being based on one of the LEGO Group’s longest-running themes. Conflicts with the current portfolio are usually a major barrier to seeing a LEGO Ideas project get the green light, and indeed the current guidelines include a long list of restricted IPs.

Those mostly only extend to third-party licences or real-world subjects, such as Architecture’s buildings – and that means projects based on the LEGO Group’s original themes, such as NINJAGO, are absolutely fair game. (It’s what’s allowed so many modular buildings, castles and so on to reach the review phase.) It doesn’t mean Ed and Edna’s Scrap Junkyard won’t run into the same issues of conflicting with a current theme, however.

We’ll find out for sure when the results of the second 2022 review are announced in 2023. For now, there’s still a month left for this list of 10K projects to grow even further, and perhaps surpass the first 2021 review.

Ed and Edna’s Scrap Junkyard
Armada Port
Garfield – 2-in-1
Medieval Watchtower
Heartstopper Charlie’s Room
The Treasury – Petra
The A-Team: I Love it When a Plan Comes Together
Golden Trumpet Tree With Park Bench
Sony Walkman
Chinese Gardens
Gravity Falls – The Mystery Shack
The Great Wave off Kanagawa 
The Old Train Engine Shed
Witch House
Red London Telephone Box
Ski Chalet
Medieval Guarded Inn
Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk Cal Fire Edition
Viking Village
The Krusty Krab – Spongebob Squarepants
Traditional Japanese Village
Tuscan Villa
University of Brickester
The Art Center
The World of Civil Engineering: Types of Bridges
LEGO Mushroom House
Working Polaroid Sun 600 LMS
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Escher Room
Working Orrery
Medieval Alchemist
Lisbon Tram (Elétrico De Lisboa)
Fishing in the Muddy Waters
Escape Game: Carter’s Secret
Auto Repair Garage 1930s
Motorized Steampunk Ship
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark – 40th Anniversary
Lilo & Stitch: Beach House

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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.

One thought on “LEGO Ideas hurtles towards record-breaking review with a NINJAGO project

  • 09/08/2022 at 15:39

    Oh right, I actually saw GenericStud’s video (for those who don’t know GenericStud is a Youtuber as well) in which he made three Ninjago-themed sets (in which he actually talks about the building process) when it first came out, with this being one of them so if this fictional set does manage to become a real official set i’ll be excited about it for several reasons.


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