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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old February 27 2014, 04:05 AM   #1
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DW Lego now a possibility

Sometimes we have to turn down project submissions that refer to specific brands or licensed properties. We do this to avoid getting your hopes up for something we know we aren't able to make. In these cases, we already know the LEGO Group can't secure licensing rights to produce construction toys based on a particular brand or property, due to a conflicting interest with a third party.



If such a conflict goes away, we'll then be able to accept projects based on a particular brand or license.

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Resolved Past Licensing Conflicts



We now welcome projects based on the following licenses that used to have conflicts:
  • Doctor Who - February 2014
LEGO Cuusoo

For those who aren't familiar with LEGO Cuusoo, it's something LEGO set up to allow people to submit and vote on custom LEGO set designs, with a possibility of becoming actual products. LEGO has already produced Back to the Future and Ghostbusters sets based on successful Cuusoo submissions.

This doesn't mean that LEGO will definitely be producing DW products in the future, just that it's no longer impossible.
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Old February 27 2014, 07:19 AM   #2
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I really hope this happens. I've been wanting LEGO Doctor Who for years now.
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Old February 27 2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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So does this mean Character Building have lost/will lose their licence?
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Old February 28 2014, 05:47 PM   #4
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They could have also acquired (the possibility of) a sub-license, much as AudioGO had the Doctor Who audio license, which was then sub-licensed to Big Finish.
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Old March 1 2014, 06:10 PM   #5
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The inner child in me is screaming with joy!

I always did really want Doctor Who Lego as a child, Lego and doctor who were two essentials to my childhood.
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Old March 1 2014, 08:43 PM   #6
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So does this mean Character Building have lost/will lose their licence?
Nope. At least nothing like that has been announced.
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Old March 2 2014, 02:07 PM   #7
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I hope Character lose the licence lots of fans are fed up with them producing super rares.
Okay Lego did it once with Mr Gold but he was limited to 5000. Character Building super rares are limited to 500, 250 and 100.
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Old March 17 2014, 07:57 AM   #8
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Re: DW Lego now a possibility

That was quick. A Doctor Who set has already hit 10,000 supporters... which means it's headed to the review phase!

We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.


What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A "LEGO Review Board" composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We'll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.


The LEGO Review Begins in May
This project qualifies for the Second 2014 Review beginning in May and ending in September.

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The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a "go/no go" decision to develop and sell a product based on the Doctor Who concept.


When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.
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Fantastic!
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Old March 17 2014, 06:23 PM   #9
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*happy moment*
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Old March 18 2014, 03:35 AM   #10
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Am I the only one who thinks actual Caucasian flesh coloured Lego people look weird?
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Old March 18 2014, 11:18 PM   #11
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Yes.
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Old March 22 2014, 03:22 AM   #12
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Am I the only one who thinks actual Caucasian flesh coloured Lego people look weird?
They did at first, but I've gotten used to them, mostly.
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Old March 22 2014, 01:35 PM   #13
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I grew up when the flesh coloured ones were only just coming in. I collected the Harry Potter Lego back when they were still using the yellow figures and if your brought all the sets it'd built up into a massive big playset (I had most of the sets). Then when the third film was coming out, they scrapped all that (no more compatibility ) but the figures were now in the flesh colour. I'm not sure if I already had some Spider-man 2 sets that were flesh or not but either way I didn't have any other flesh lego till this. The first flesh Harry Potter set I got was a tiny one with Malthoy as the only figure. I loved it and thought it was an improvement, it was weird having a flesh version of the figure you had about 100 times in yellow but I loved it. Looking back though my most sentimental Lego times were with mainly yellow figures (Jack Stone, yellow harry Potter and I also brought some old Spider-man 1 sets which I preferred as it has green goblin with it.)

I can see how flesh lego looks weird to some of you as you grew up only with yellow figures but I can take both.
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Old March 22 2014, 03:19 PM   #14
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I can see how flesh lego looks weird to some of you as you grew up only with yellow figures but I can take both.
I wonder which was the harder shock: the flesh tone, or non-standard facial expressions (that started showing up on the yellow figures in the 90s)?
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Old March 28 2014, 05:46 AM   #15
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More important than the toys is Lego Doctor Who: The Videogame.
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