Rammstein Stadium Tour removed from LEGO Ideas first 2021 review

The LEGO Ideas team has removed a project based on Rammstein’s European tour from the first 2021 review – despite the model hitting 10,000 supporters in just one week.

According to the LEGO Ideas blog, the project was struck off the list because its creator Aurelien Franssens failed to disclose that the build was based on an intellectual property. While the project page made no mention of Rammstein, the German industrial metal band’s postponed European tour was very clearly the inspiration behind the model.

“When submitting creations based on intellectual properties it is imperative that members follow the guidelines for intellectual properties that we have, including listing whether or not a submission is based on such if that is the case,” the LEGO Ideas team announced.

It’s a curious bit of bureaucracy given the project clearly had the backing of the band, with Rammstein’s official Facebook page sharing a link to the proposal back in April (and presumably giving it a major helping hand in gathering 10,000 supporters).

Either way, it means the first 2021 review – the qualifying period for which closed yesterday – will now proceed with only 57 projects, rather than the expected 58. That’s still a new record, dwarfing the second 2020 review’s already incredible 35 projects in a single round, so we’re sure the Ideas team won’t be too distraught.

Franssens, on the other hand, will no doubt be severely disappointed by the decision. But given there’s an obvious demand for a Rammstein LEGO set, re-uploading their project with clear signs that it’s a licensed set may be the solution. Not that the LEGO Group will be quick to approve a set based on a stage show that involves setting fire to a fake baby, of course.

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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 “Rammstein Stadium Tour removed from LEGO Ideas first 2021 review

  • 11/06/2022 at 16:15
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    Hola escribo desde México, antes que nada mi familia y yo somos SUPER FANS de Rammstein. Tengo tres hijos adolescentes (17, 15 y 13 años de edad) y ayer por la noche por alguna razón, alguien de ellos encontró imágenes del “Lego de Rammstein”.
    La emoción y el deseo de adquirir dicho Lego de apoderó de cada uno de ellos. Investigué sobre el tema hoy por la mañana y veo que desafortunadamente el proyecto está en el aire.
    Personalmente creo que es genial la idea y que tendría muy buena aceptación entre los fans de Lego y sobre todo en los que somos fans de Rammstein.
    De entrada yo compraría 4 sets, uno para cada uno de mis hijos y otro para mí, así que hay te dejo ésto de tarea Lego…

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