Motorized Lighthouse reaches 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas

The LEGO Group may soon be adding yet another lighthouse to its line-up, courtesy of one mechanically-minded LEGO Ideas user.

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 AirbenderRed Dwarf StarbugBag EndGravity Falls: The Mystery ShackBoeing 737 Passenger PlaneBrick 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.

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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 @chriswharfe.

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