33 LEGO Ideas projects rejected in second 2021 review

A total of 33 LEGO Ideas projects have been rejected in the second 2021 review, including one held over from a previous review phase.

Harry Finkel’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was still under consideration from the first 2021 review, but the LEGO Ideas review board says it’s now ‘made the difficult decision that we will not be able to move forward with this product idea’.

It means the Disney-inspired build joins 32 others in falling at the final hurdle as part of this announcement, including a few retro licences like The A-Team, Knight Rider and Jaws. None of those projects have been given the green light in a review that’s seen only two designs approved for production.

Those are Andrea Lattanzio’s A-frame Cabin and Josh Bretz and Jacob’s BTS “Dynamite”, both of which will now join the queue of Ideas builds awaiting release. Next on the list chronologically is Truman Cheng’s Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night, though there’s no guarantee that will actually be the next Ideas set to hit shelves.

LEGO Ideas second 2021 review results

This isn’t a record-breaking number of rejections – that unfortunate title still belongs to the first 2021 review, which saw 54 projects passed over for production. Harry Finkel’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was originally part of that review, so that number now technically stands at 55.

Check out links to our spotlights on each of the 32 rejected LEGO Ideas projects from the second 2021 review below – if only to see what could have been…

Log Cabin
The A-Team: Van and Crew
House of Time
The Medieval Fortress
The Apartment
Minas Tirith
The Nanny
Carl’s House
John’s Medieval Watermill
Basement & Storage
Nyhavn – Copenhagen, Denmark
Knight Rider: KITT and the FLAG Mobile Command Unit
Outer Solar System Explorers
Traditional German Cottage
GameStop Classic Shop
Airport Firetruck Rosenbauer Panther 8×8
Aircraft Engine Workshop
Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine
Floating Island
Medieval Harbour
Brick Walk
Working Mini Golf Course
Women of Computing
The Tavern Under the Snow
Medieval Tavern
Boston Dynamics Spot 1:4 Scale Motorized Model
The Costume Store
Lifeguard Shack
Movie Set
Imperial Island Fort

The results of the third 2021 review will be announced in the summer.

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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.

5 thoughts on “33 LEGO Ideas projects rejected in second 2021 review

  • 01/03/2022 at 19:42

    Sooo bummed!! The sets Lego moved forward with really surprised me. Al four I was hoping to buy were rejected. Wish they would make a way to buy the rejected sets!!

  • 28/02/2022 at 23:48

    The BTS set is the absolute worst set of the bunch. It’s so bland, obviously Lego will do their magic and make it look good, but it was clearly picked because of the name. I have no idea what a BTS is I’m assuming it’s a show or something. Minas Tirith is a set I would die for. I know licensing is hard, but man that’s a beautiful set. Hell they are all great except BTS.

  • 25/02/2022 at 20:25

    The BTS kit is a joke. It won’t stand the test of time like many of the others not selected. The Lego Idea Team needs to up their game substantially.

  • 25/02/2022 at 19:40

    That mini golf course ? looks so cool!

  • 22/02/2022 at 09:38

    I won’t be buying any of the recently approved sets, I would have loved to own the Knight Rider set but the powers that be disappoint again.


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