Roses Must Build’s microscale Motorized Lighthouse has achieved the 10,000 votes required to progress to the platform’s review stage. The LEGO Ideas team will now weigh up whether to produce it as an official set.
The project took just six months to garner support, which is pretty impressive for a model that’s not attached to a licence. Even more impressively, it’s Roses Must Build’s first – and only – LEGO Ideas project. That’s the kind of success rate you can really build upon.
You can see his model in action in the video below. It uses a motor squirrelled away in its rocky base to control a rotating light brick at the top of the lighthouse.
The LEGO Group has a peculiar affinity for lighthouses. In recent years, they’ve appeared across CITY, Creator, Friends, Hidden Side and even NINJAGO. That suggests the company may have a lot of time for Roses Must Build’s project. Or it may simply decide that it conflicts with the company’s existing products. We’ll have to wait until next year to find out for sure.
The Motorized Lighthouse is now the 10th project to reach the third review period of 2020. It joins the Classic Castle, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Red Dwarf Starbug, Bag End, Gravity Falls: The Mystery Shack, Boeing 737 Passenger Plane, Brick Town Police Station, and Colosseum (Architecture Style) in contention for a future LEGO Ideas slot.
In other Ideas news, The Earth Globe and Legendary Stratocaster recently passed the review process and will be released as LEGO Ideas sets next year. 21313 Ship in a Bottle and 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V are also about to be reissued, shortly after being retired.