The LEGO Group launched the initial fan vote on January 17. Thirty different themes were originally on the table, from Classic Space and Pirates to BIONICLE and Adventurers, but only the top three will advance to the next poll, which goes live on February 3.
One of those themes will then be chosen as the basis for a set to commemorate the company’s 90th anniversary next year – but while you’ll be able to vote, the results won’t be transparent, and ultimately the LEGO Group will decide which theme to produce.
Regardless of which theme comes out on top in this initial poll, then – and it’s looking likely that BIONICLE will take the crown – it’s no guarantee that it will materialise in a new set in 2022. But given the constraction theme had an 11.9% share of the vote (with more than 17,000 nominations) as of Friday, it’s safe to say that there’s certainly a huge audience out there for its return either way.
By Friday, roughly 55,000 LEGO Ideas users had taken part in the poll; by its close this morning, that number had crept up to 58,626, according to the voting page. That’s only a nominal increase over the weekend, so we’re not expecting the results to change too much from StoneWars’ mid-vote report, which placed Classic Space and Pirates in second and third place respectively.
With nine days between this first poll closing and the next one starting, we likely won’t learn the true results of the fan vote for a little while yet. Keep an eye on Brick Fanatics for the announcement – we’ll bring you news as soon as we hear it.