As most fellow LEGO geeks here may already know, LEGO has a crowdsourcing platform called LEGO Ideas (previously known as LEGO CUUSOO), through which fans can propose ideas for things they'd like to see LEGO produce as official sets. Fans vote for projects they like, and anything that gets 10,000 votes within a certain timeframe will be officially evaluated and considered as a possible LEGO set. Even with 10,000 votes, there's no guarantee something will be produced, but every project that hits the vote target gets a fair shot. It's essentially a way for fans to pitch their Ideas to LEGO, with other fans helping to decide upon the best projects to enter review out of the thousands that get posted. The program has already produced a number of cool, fan-created sets, including some based on licensed entertainment properties such as Back to the Future
, and others.
Anyway, there's a really nice Indiana Jones Grail Temple project
(not mine, though I do intend to submit some Indy-related ideas of my own eventually) that's been there most of a year. It's due to expire in a little over a week, but it's also less than 90 votes away from a thousand, and if it gets a thousand votes before it expires it'll get a six-month extension. While honestly the project as proposed is so large as to be unlikely even if it gets all the way to 10,000, it can't hurt to try. I also thought if it does well in gathering votes, at the very least it'll generate more attention for and interest in other Indy LEGO, perhaps spurring additional Ideas submissions and / or voter support for them. And hey, you never know - it could
become a set! I just thought I'd share it here, then, to give it a better shot at gathering support. You'll need a LEGO Ideas member account to vote for it, but it's free and pretty painless to set up.
(Thanks to Attila the Professor for the OK to post this request here. Much appreciated!