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 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 16:03
 Subject: Kicking off the BrickLink Designer Program 2021
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Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 16:06
 Subject: Re: Kicking off the BrickLink Designer Program 2021
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Very exciting!

-popsicle


In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: LegoLDK View Messages Posted By LegoLDK
 Posted: Apr 3, 2021 08:45
 Subject: Re: Kicking off the BrickLink Designer Program 2021
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For those that were waiting until 1st June to check back in I noticed today that
Robenanne has withdrawn from the Designer Program and (I have assumed the pronoun)
her 3 designs have been archived.

Sadly that means I won’t be buying the dive shop. Was gonna be a gift for a dive
shop owning friend.

Shame.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Apr 3, 2021 09:06
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In Administrative, LegoLDK writes:
  For those that were waiting until 1st June to check back in I noticed today that
Robenanne has withdrawn from the Designer Program and (I have assumed the pronoun)
her 3 designs have been archived.

Sadly that means I won’t be buying the dive shop. Was gonna be a gift for a dive
shop owning friend.

Shame.

Yes, shame.

PS it's a he...

https://brickset.com/article/30137/interview-with-robert-bontenbal-fan-designer-of-21310-old-fishing-store
 Author: LegoLDK View Messages Posted By LegoLDK
 Posted: Apr 3, 2021 11:58
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, LegoLDK writes:
  For those that were waiting until 1st June to check back in I noticed today that
Robenanne has withdrawn from the Designer Program and (I have assumed the pronoun)
her 3 designs have been archived.

Sadly that means I won’t be buying the dive shop. Was gonna be a gift for a dive
shop owning friend.

Shame.

Yes, shame.

PS it's a he...

https://brickset.com/article/30137/interview-with-robert-bontenbal-fan-designer-of-21310-old-fishing-store

Ah, sorry to Robert. Had guessed at Anne Roben.
 Author: Emporiosa View Messages Posted By Emporiosa
 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 16:09
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Emporiosa (2825)

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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team


I am so excited for this round! At least 4-5 that I'm 100% picking up. My
only gripe/comment from the 1st round was the method of shipping used because
it was some kind of bizarre Fedex international one where you couldn't track
it or have any clue where in the world it was stuck, and for many it was stuck
for weeks/months with no updates. Hopefully that gets resolved for this round
though!
 Author: Akbalder View Messages Posted By Akbalder
 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 16:33
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Will it be possible to have the sets sent from europe to prevent having to pay
import taxes?

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: paulvdb View Messages Posted By paulvdb
 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 16:37
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In Administrative, Akbalder writes:
  Will it be possible to have the sets sent from europe to prevent having to pay
import taxes?

According to the FAQ page: "The designer sets will be manufactured in Europe
and most likely to be shipped directly from Europe, too. However, we’re working
to arrange another US-based distribution center for US customers. We will update
the information before the crowdfunding begins."
 Author: csa_marvin View Messages Posted By csa_marvin
 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 18:25
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csa_marvin (110)

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Don't worry. All the BrickLink Designer sets will be shipped from Europe
this time.

Thanks,
Marvin

In Administrative, Akbalder writes:
  Will it be possible to have the sets sent from europe to prevent having to pay
import taxes?

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 16:39
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Who will be making the sets this time. You say they will be made in Europe. Will
that be EU or UK (as the first country named in Europe us UK).
 Author: STL_Brick_Co View Messages Posted By STL_Brick_Co
 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 16:53
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It is a bit unclear from the write up: are all 31 sets being produced? Or will
we get a selected amount?

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 17:01
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In General, STL_Brick_Co writes:
  It is a bit unclear from the write up: are all 31 sets being produced? Or will
we get a selected amount?

There’s the “Crowdfunding” step, so only those that get enough backing will be
produced.
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I believe I read somewhere that the first 13 projects to hit 5k in orders will
be produced (but I might be confusing this with the first program).

In General, STL_Brick_Co writes:
  It is a bit unclear from the write up: are all 31 sets being produced? Or will
we get a selected amount?

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: Emporiosa View Messages Posted By Emporiosa
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Emporiosa (2825)

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Oh in the FAQ so they say the first 13 projects to successfully be crowdfunded
(and in another part of the FAQ, they state 3000 units orders is considered successful).
And they each will have a limit of 5000 produced.

In General, Emporiosa writes:
  I believe I read somewhere that the first 13 projects to hit 5k in orders will
be produced (but I might be confusing this with the first program).

In General, STL_Brick_Co writes:
  It is a bit unclear from the write up: are all 31 sets being produced? Or will
we get a selected amount?

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: exectails View Messages Posted By exectails
 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 17:27
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In what form will the instructions be made available? The FAQ says there won't
be physical ones, which is already unfortunate, but it sounds like they'll
only be available on mobile...? And only for the owners? What does that mean?
I really hope there'll at least be PDFs, for preservation, potential
selling, etc.

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: Akbalder View Messages Posted By Akbalder
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I'm disapointed that there won't be printed instructions. I hope that
at least the instructions will be in pdf to still be able to read them in a few
years.

Does the lack of printed instructions also means that there won't be beautiful
packages?


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  In what form will the instructions be made available? The FAQ says there won't
be physical ones, which is already unfortunate, but it sounds like they'll
only be available on mobile...? And only for the owners? What does that mean?
I really hope there'll at least be PDFs, for preservation, potential
selling, etc.

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: Brickitty View Messages Posted By Brickitty
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Wow! What a selection of sets. I could only easily eliminate 7 that I wouldn't
want, and possibly the 3 Fishing Village ones as well, so that still leaves 21
to 24 sets I'll likely want to crowdfund. Gonna break the bank on this.

I'm quite surprised that TLG/Bricklink picked so many large sets. I thought
for sure that half the sets would be smaller or medium-sized, like the last
round of voting.

Also, given that I spent hundreds Bricklinking that Construction Modular years
ago, I'm a little sad that it might be mass-produced. My copy won't be
as special! I also reverse-engineered and Bricklinked Pursuit of Flight, but
it's so brilliant that everyone should own one. I was shocked it wasn't
picked for production by Lego Ideas in the first place. Maybe because JKBrickworks
have already had 2 produced -- they're the best MOC designers out there,
IMO.
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In General, Brickitty writes:
  Wow! What a selection of sets. I could only easily eliminate 7 that I wouldn't
want, and possibly the 3 Fishing Village ones as well, so that still leaves 21
to 24 sets I'll likely want to crowdfund. Gonna break the bank on this.

I'm quite surprised that TLG/Bricklink picked so many large sets. I thought
for sure that half the sets would be smaller or medium-sized, like the last
round of voting.

Also, given that I spent hundreds Bricklinking that Construction Modular years
ago, I'm a little sad that it might be mass-produced. My copy won't be
as special! I also reverse-engineered and Bricklinked Pursuit of Flight, but
it's so brilliant that everyone should own one. I was shocked it wasn't
picked for production by Lego Ideas in the first place. Maybe because JKBrickworks
have already had 2 produced -- they're the best MOC designers out there,
IMO.

Gonna break the bank on this even though only 13 will be produced, is what I
meant to say.
 Author: busyman96 View Messages Posted By busyman96
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team


I am disappointed in two things:
1. That you only ship to 30 countries, mine not included.
2. That you will not publish the building instructions, which would have been
a consolation for people who aren't allowed to buy them.
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calebfishn (1709)

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How can I view the sets? I clicked on the link in the message, but all I get
is blank page.
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In Help, calebfishn writes:
  How can I view the sets? I clicked on the link in the message, but all I get
is blank page.

Yep.  And it takes forever to reload.  And then you can see a the text. 
And the images take forever to load… and when they are almost there, they timeout
and you can’t see them anymore.

I guess the page is under heavy load as several fan sites have already announced
the program.
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In Help, calebfishn writes:
  How can I view the sets? I clicked on the link in the message, but all I get
is blank page.

Yep, I can't see anything but a blank page, either.

What a wonderful start to the program! Invisible sets!
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Awesome news!


Two questions:

1.) What payment methods will be available? It would be great to have more than
one payment option!

2.) In some parts of the FAQ you are mentioned 32 designs. But there are actual
31. What is the one missing set?

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1) You will be able to pre-order the sets with your credit card or PayPal.
2) 32 sets are invited to the program, but 31 of them have accepted the invitation.

Thanks,
Marvin

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  Awesome news!


Two questions:

1.) What payment methods will be available? It would be great to have more than
one payment option!

2.) In some parts of the FAQ you are mentioned 32 designs. But there are actual
31. What is the one missing set?

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  A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.
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papluh (35)

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Please fix the page.
It is really messy.
When, or better if it loads it is really huge - the page itself is 12MB.
And all the additional images add up to whooping 60MB when finished ... after
almost 2 minutes. Compression on or not. It is just not fit for this load.

If this is not optimized until the crowdfunding starts it will be a riot.
The load that happened now is just lite version what will happen when the crowd
will try to secure their favorite MOC, just ask LEGO how it goes on their Shop@Home
on launch day...
 
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Hi papluh,

We're very sorry for the inconvenience with the slow loading of the page.
Our engineers have identified the issue and currently working on to fix it. I'm
sure this will be optimized much before the crowdfunding starts.

Best,
Marvin

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  Please fix the page.
It is really messy.
When, or better if it loads it is really huge - the page itself is 12MB.
And all the additional images add up to whooping 60MB when finished ... after
almost 2 minutes. Compression on or not. It is just not fit for this load.

If this is not optimized until the crowdfunding starts it will be a riot.
The load that happened now is just lite version what will happen when the crowd
will try to secure their favorite MOC, just ask LEGO how it goes on their Shop@Home
on launch day...
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papluh (35)

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Hi Marvin,

I hope you will use the time given to make some lean and mean page that will
run rounds around the Zeppelin sized corporate system that is used at Shop@Home.
It is a once in a lifetime chance to show LEGO a launch can end up other than
messed up

Good luck.

Matej

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  Hi papluh,

We're very sorry for the inconvenience with the slow loading of the page.
Our engineers have identified the issue and currently working on to fix it. I'm
sure this will be optimized much before the crowdfunding starts.

Best,
Marvin
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Update: The pages have been optimized and performance issue has been fixed.

In Problem, papluh writes:
  Please fix the page.
It is really messy.
When, or better if it loads it is really huge - the page itself is 12MB.
And all the additional images add up to whooping 60MB when finished ... after
almost 2 minutes. Compression on or not. It is just not fit for this load.

If this is not optimized until the crowdfunding starts it will be a riot.
The load that happened now is just lite version what will happen when the crowd
will try to secure their favorite MOC, just ask LEGO how it goes on their Shop@Home
on launch day...
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The main page itself is now substantially smaller (10+M to 50k ).

But the use of PNGs and low/no compression JPGs is still there. Plus the page
loads 2 pictures per project. Which totals to like 50MB. Each of the Bionicle
pics is like 2MB.

Still takes tens of seconds to load.

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  Update: The pages have been optimized and performance issue has been fixed.
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It takes about 4-5 seconds for the entire page to load for me. But I am on a
200 Mbps connection.


In Problem, papluh writes:
  The main page itself is now substantially smaller (10+M to 50k ).

But the use of PNGs and low/no compression JPGs is still there. Plus the page
loads 2 pictures per project. Which totals to like 50MB. Each of the Bionicle
pics is like 2MB.

Still takes tens of seconds to load.

In Problem, Admin writes:
  Update: The pages have been optimized and performance issue has been fixed.
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thanks,
it made me boot up the workstation and there it takes just bit more than 10 seconds.
Compared to 3-4x more on the laptop with integrated GPU and probably slower WiFi
it is also somehow HW related.

Yet the 10 seconds match the measured speed I have to US servers - about 50mbit
for me.

The 50MB wasted in eclectic mix of pictures of different formats and quality
(PNG,lossless JPEG) and sizes (up to 2000x1500) when the max displayed size in
index is something like 500x300 can't be called an optimization. A decent
picture browser app allows to fix it by running a 5 minute batch job (resize,
normalize format), that is including set up.

In Problem, randyf writes:
  It takes about 4-5 seconds for the entire page to load for me. But I am on a
200 Mbps connection.

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In Problem, papluh writes:
  thanks,
it made me boot up the workstation and there it takes just bit more than 10 seconds.
Compared to 3-4x more on the laptop with integrated GPU and probably slower WiFi
it is also somehow HW related.

Yet the 10 seconds match the measured speed I have to US servers - about 50mbit
for me.

The 50MB wasted in eclectic mix of pictures of different formats and quality
(PNG,lossless JPEG) and sizes (up to 2000x1500) when the max displayed size in
index is something like 500x300 can't be called an optimization. A decent
picture browser app allows to fix it by running a 5 minute batch job (resize,
normalize format), that is including set up.

Dear papluh,

Thank you for letting us know about this. We did have some performance issues
with this page, and we have worked to resolve them. Please let us know if you
are unable to access this page.
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Hi Russell

the page can be accessed and it loads.
But it is still highly inefficient, at least on PC, as the code loads hi-res
images on the project index page.
See stats from a fresh run in the attached screenshot. There is still ~50MB worth
of images loaded when about 1/10th-1/20th of that would suffice considering the
resolution needed for that page.
The result is that even on a relatively fine connection of ~50mbit and hi-spec
machine the page loads in like 10 seconds. It could have been like 1 second at
most with not drop in the perceived quality, if it would be optimized.


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Thank you for letting us know about this. We did have some performance issues
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are unable to access this page.
 
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papluh (35)

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can this FAQ topic be further explained ?

Q: How many sets can I pre-order?
A: There is no restriction on the number of pre-orders unless products are sold
out.

Does that mean that if a set reaches 5000 (aka sells out) the quantity in each
pre-order can be changed to lower one ?
Like spreading the quantity to as many people as possible...
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I could certainly be interested in a modular LEGO store or construction site,
but they don't really work. The LEGO store is way off scale with doors twice
as tall as a minifig and the construction site isn't a modular at all.

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
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Now that the page is finally loading... there are a lot of beautiful sets, but
I'm kind of disappointed that over half of them are buildings. I'm more
partial to vehicles, but I can see how it would be harder to get vehicle ideas
that are not IP. Still, would be nice to see more variety.
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I can finally see the sets, and I have to say that I am quite disappointed and
underwhelmed. I am most partial to space and vehicle sets, and the number of
those in this selection is extremely thin (one boat that is very nice and one
space set that is pretty bland). Almost every project is some type of building
or location which are my least favorite types of constructions. Ah well, I guess
I get to save my money for other things rather than this. Good luck to everyone
who got a design picked.


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  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
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Kicking off can mean “removed” as in “getting kicked off the team. Kicking off
can also mean starting something.
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In Announce, legoman77 writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team

Kicking off can mean “removed” as in “getting kicked off the team. Kicking off
can also mean starting something.
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Can someone fill me in on how this works? Is everything being made, and you'll
just receive what you crowdfund towards, or do only ones that receive a certain
amount of crowdfunding get made, and you receive it if you were one of the crowdfunders
for that set/project?

Thanks, I can't wait to get some of these!!

~Nicholas
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In Announce, magicalbricks24 writes:
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Can someone fill me in on how this works? Is everything being made, and you'll
just receive what you crowdfund towards, or do only ones that receive a certain
amount of crowdfunding get made, and you receive it if you were one of the crowdfunders
for that set/project?

Thanks, I can't wait to get some of these!!

It’s in the FAQ:
https://www.bricklink.com/v3/designer-program/support/main.page

Q1 and 5: At most 13 projects, with at least 3000 backings each.
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I'm kinda stressed out that it's a race to 13 approved projects. If it's
anything like last time, the 13 who get crowdfunded will all max out at 5,000.
I'm just really happy that bricklink staffers don't have to do the parting
and packing this time. They have too much on their plate already. I'm assuming
that the "Europe" reference means that LEGO will be handling that large and time
consuming aspect.

Also, I'm not surprised, but very disappointed that instructions will only
be digital. Digital instructions are fine for kids, but not for 18+ sets that
we will be paying a premium price for.
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In Announce, gogogovro writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

I'm kinda stressed out that it's a race to 13 approved projects. If it's
anything like last time, the 13 who get crowdfunded will all max out at 5,000.
I'm just really happy that bricklink staffers don't have to do the parting
and packing this time. They have too much on their plate already. I'm assuming
that the "Europe" reference means that LEGO will be handling that large and time
consuming aspect.

Also, I'm not surprised, but very disappointed that instructions will only
be digital. Digital instructions are fine for kids, but not for 18+ sets that
we will be paying a premium price for.

I can understand the want for physical instructions, but I've found myself
more and more (even with the bigger sets) using the online instructions from
lego.com. This give me more working space on my table so that I don't have
a huge binder book of instructions to worry about. No I have a desktop, so it's
only a monitor on the table top, but can easily understand if you are using a
table or laptop where this wouldn't work as well.
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In Announce, psusaxman2000 writes:
  In Announce, gogogovro writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
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I'm kinda stressed out that it's a race to 13 approved projects. If it's
anything like last time, the 13 who get crowdfunded will all max out at 5,000.
I'm just really happy that bricklink staffers don't have to do the parting
and packing this time. They have too much on their plate already. I'm assuming
that the "Europe" reference means that LEGO will be handling that large and time
consuming aspect.

Also, I'm not surprised, but very disappointed that instructions will only
be digital. Digital instructions are fine for kids, but not for 18+ sets that
we will be paying a premium price for.

I can understand the want for physical instructions, but I've found myself
more and more (even with the bigger sets) using the online instructions from
lego.com. This give me more working space on my table so that I don't have
a huge binder book of instructions to worry about. No I have a desktop, so it's
only a monitor on the table top, but can easily understand if you are using a
table or laptop where this wouldn't work as well.

I'm sure most people can live with digital instructions, but what concerns
me is them saying that only the owners will have access to those instructions,
as if they'll be linked to your BrickLink account or something, and other
people can't access them at all. That would be a problem in my opinion, border
lining on a deal breaker, because those instructions might then just disappear
some day.
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In Announce, exectails writes:

  I'm sure most people can live with digital instructions, but what concerns
me is them saying that only the owners will have access to those instructions,
as if they'll be linked to your BrickLink account or something, and other
people can't access them at all. That would be a problem in my opinion, border
lining on a deal breaker, because those instructions might then just disappear
some day.

Dear exectails,

We are aware of the secondhand market for these Designer Program sets, and this
has been taken into consideration.
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In Announce, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Announce, exectails writes:

  I'm sure most people can live with digital instructions, but what concerns
me is them saying that only the owners will have access to those instructions,
as if they'll be linked to your BrickLink account or something, and other
people can't access them at all. That would be a problem in my opinion, border
lining on a deal breaker, because those instructions might then just disappear
some day.

Dear exectails,

We are aware of the secondhand market for these Designer Program sets, and this
has been taken into consideration.

That's good to hear. Are there any information on what that will look like
yet? If not, will we know how it will work before the crowdfunding?
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Does it mean that there will be some kind of DRM on the instructions?


In Announce, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Announce, exectails writes:

  I'm sure most people can live with digital instructions, but what concerns
me is them saying that only the owners will have access to those instructions,
as if they'll be linked to your BrickLink account or something, and other
people can't access them at all. That would be a problem in my opinion, border
lining on a deal breaker, because those instructions might then just disappear
some day.

Dear exectails,

We are aware of the secondhand market for these Designer Program sets, and this
has been taken into consideration.
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In Announce, Admin_Russell writes:
  We are aware of the secondhand market for these Designer Program sets, and this
has been taken into consideration.

This answer is very... cryptic?

It could be interpreted this way: The secondhand market has been taken into consideration
and is not important to us.

Or, the secondhand market has been taken into consideration and so the instructions
will not be tied to the initial buyer.

Can you clarify?

Also, will the instructions be tied to an app or more of a password protected
document?
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There was 1 imperial ship and 2 imperial forts. Why didn't any of those 3
sets make it? I really wanted something to go with my barracuda bay.
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In Administrative, Styphelus writes:
  There was 1 imperial ship and 2 imperial forts. Why didn't any of those 3
sets make it? I really wanted something to go with my barracuda bay.

Dear Styphelus,

From the FAQ:

Considering the maximum number of sets we can produce, only 32 projects were
selected among all the unrealized LEGO Ideas projects. No IP-based models are
invited to the program as they cannot be produced through this program.
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Lego Pirates does not belong to an IP. It's sad that there were 3 Imperial/Pirate
sets and not one got selected.
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In Administrative, Styphelus writes:
  Lego Pirates does not belong to an IP.

Yes they do: LEGO’s IP.


   It's sad that there were 3 Imperial/Pirate
sets and not one got selected.
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By that logic so is Castle, Western, City, Bionicle and Space. So how come all
the others made it but the pirate sets got excluded?
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In Administrative, Styphelus writes:
  By that logic so is Castle, Western, City, Bionicle and Space. So how come all
the others made it but the pirate sets got excluded?

First and foremost, my answer wasn’t “LEGO Pirates is LEGO IP therefore
it wasn’t selected,” it was “you’re wrong when you say LEGO Pirates doesn’t belong
to any IP, it’s LEGO’s IP.”

Then, I don’t make the rules, I don’t even know them in details, and I don’t
apply the rules, I don’t know which rules applied or not here, but:
1. The castle, western, city and space (no capitals) sets don’t use iconic designs
or decors (no classic space logo, no Crusaders or Falcon flag, no LG+Blue+Trans-Yellow
or White+Blue+Trans-Blue palette…), so they don’t use LEGO’s IP.
2. The Bionicle set is a tribute to Bionicle, not a revival of Bionicle.  It
“only” uses names/trademarks, not designs.
3. LEGO Pirates was already revived with Pirates of Barracuda Bay, so the Pirates
IP is now (very) live.
That makes LEGO Pirates sets different from the other sets.
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Why is most of Asia -- and ALL of SE Asia(!) -- excluded from the BrickLink
Designer Program 2021?
It feels like a snub to millions of AFOLs, especially to those of us in the region
who supported the inaugural BrickLink designer campaign. Awaiting a clear explanation
from Lego/BL...
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Why is most of Asia -- and all of SE Asia(!) -- excluded from this?

It feels like a snub to millions of AFOLs, especially to those of us in the region
who supported the inaugural BrickLink designer campaign. Awaiting a clear explanation
from Lego/BL...
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Hi guys,

have you noticed that two BDP projects are no longer accessible? The links lead
to nothing.
Temple of Hermit: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/designer-program/designer-sets-for-adult-fans-of-lego/215758/Temple-of-Hermit
Old Japanese Style Architecture: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/designer-program/designer-sets-for-adult-fans-of-lego/215734/Japanese-Old-Style-Architecture


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  Dear BrickLink members,

Since we announced the BrickLink Designer Program back in December 2020, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Today, we are so happy to finally be ready to kick off the program and to start sharing with all of you.

The BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational is officially kicked off!

What has happened since December?

A total of 31 designs have been selected, and the LEGO Ideas 10K Club designers have been onboarded to the program.

Right now, the designers are working on the digital render of their projects, revising their designs to meet the program requirements in order to pass test building before May 31st.

Meet the LEGO Ideas 10K Club Projects in pre-production

Visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page for your chance to see all the projects that have been entered into the program, and to follow the progress of your favorite designs from digital modeling to test building and ready for production.

Time to start the count down!

On the landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an FAQ page that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions below this post.

Follow BrickLink on Social media for more program updates!

Thank you,
The BrickLink Team