Now that 21330 Home Alone, 21331 Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone and 21332 The Globe have been released or revealed, the collection of approved LEGO Ideas projects currently in development for future official builds has shortened.
Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night
As the only approved submission in the second 2020 review round, Truman Cheng’s Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night was revealed to be an upcoming model in the first half of 2021 and faithfully recreates the unique painting style of the original artwork.
Like the previous project, the Motorised Lighthouse by Sandro Quattrini was the only selected submission in the third 2020 review with the LEGO Group already wanting to make it into an official set before it reached 10,000 votes.
The moving elements of the original build are a huge part of the set with the miniature scale meaning it can look huge, but at an appropriate price that minifigure-scale might not allow for.
The USS Cardboard is an upcoming GWP based on the original project from Ivan Guerrero after winning a space-themed contest. The model includes a child’s bedroom with a cardboard rocket made of old LEGO boxes and packaging, ready to explore the imaginary stars.
There is no information on when this GWP will be available at the time of writing.
Ray the Castaway
LEGO Ideas review rounds aren’t the only way that a future set gets approved on the platform. Contests can also be a proving ground for fan-designed models like Ray the Castaway from the coastal GWP competition.
The set will be part of a future offer on the official online store and with the contest ending last year, we might see it available in 2022, though this hasn’t been confirmed.
As part of LEGO CON, the winner of the We Love Sports LEGO Ideas contest was announced on the livestream to be Donát Fehévári’s Foosball table, recreating the sport at a smaller scale, completely in bricks.
Every function that you can expect from a real foosball – or football – table is present in the project and seems likely to remain in the final version of the set. This model was announced around 6 months ago, but nothing more regarding its release has been revealed since.
The first LEGO Ideas review round of 2021 saw not one, but two projects being approved for a future official model. One of these was Hsinwei Chi’s Jazz Quartet, featuring brick-built musicians performing in a band atop a decorated stage.
Also part of the first 2021 LEGO Ideas review phase was The Office from Jaijai Lewis. As indicated by the name, the submission is based on the popular sitcom and proposes a wide cast of minifigures being included in an open-plan office space with additional rooms to recreate moments from the show.
LEGO Ideas has been filled with plenty of sitcom-inspired sets so far including 21319 Central Perk and the more recent 21328 Seinfeld. It’s not the first project based on the show to be pitched on the platform, but Jaijai Lewis’ version was the one chosen by judges.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Still under consideration for a future set is Harry Finkel’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from the first 2021 review round. It’s not been confirmed whether or not this project will get an official model just yet, though we can expect to find out the fate of the build soon with the LEGO Ideas blog recently mentioning that it will be part of the next results announcement.