Red Dwarf Starbug achieves support on LEGO Ideas

LEGO Red Dwarf could soon become a reality, as Bob Turner’s Starbug project has achieved 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas.

It’s the second time the proficient builder has taken an Ideas project based on the cult TV show to the 10K mark. Bob’s first proposal reached the milestone in November 2016, but was ultimately rejected by the LEGO Group.

This time, he’s gone for a more recognisable staple from the sci-fi comedy: the vivid green Starbug spacecraft. And it’s taken just under seven months for the project to reach the 10,000 votes required to advance to the review stage.

Red Dwarf Starbug

Starbug is now the sixth project to reach the third 2020 Ideas review stage. It joins 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. Expect to see the results announced next year.

Last month, the Ideas team revealed that Guillaume Roussel’s The Earth Globe has been chosen for release as an official set. And earlier this week, the platform launched its latest contest, which gives fans the chance to have their model displayed in the home of the brick.

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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.

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