The previous highest number of projects rejected in a single review stood at 34, during the second 2020 review – which in itself saw a record number of concepts hit the 10K mark within a single review window.
Short of the LEGO Ideas team completely overloading the entire portfolio with crowdsourced sets, though, that record always looked certain to be shattered by the first 2021 review. An incredible 57 different projects reached the review stage in the first four months of this year, so 24 of them would have needed to get the green light for the previous record still to stand.
That’s obviously an impossible number, but it doesn’t take anything away from just how packed this review was – and how difficult it must have been for the Ideas team to decide which projects to take into production. As it happens, only two have made the cut in Hsinwei Chi’s Jazz Quartet and Jaijai Lewis’s The Office.
Harry Finkel’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, meanwhile, is still under consideration – just as Sonic Mania once was – with an update apparently due in the next review results announcement in early 2022.
Only 34 projects hit 10,000 votes during the qualifying period for the second 2021 review, so this record won’t be broken any time soon. In fact, the pace at which LEGO Ideas projects hit 10K has seemingly levelled off again following the height of the pandemic, so this could well be a record that lasts indefinitely.
Click here to take a closer look at the two newest LEGO Ideas projects approved for production. The latest LEGO Ideas set to hit shelves is 21329 Fender Stratocaster, while the next is rumoured to be Home Alone.