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 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
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Dear Members,


We're excited to announce the projects for Round 2 of Crowdfunding in the BrickLink Designer Program! They are:

Mountain Windmill
Modular LEGO Store
Seasons in Time: Calendar
Retro Bowling Alley
Brickwest Studios
Ruined House
Clockwork Aquarium
Quest Builder
Science Adventures






Round 2 Crowdfunding will open in November.


Update on Anatomini


Due to the complexity of revising Anatomini to meet BrickLink Designer Program requirements, we are very sorry to have to withdraw the project. We hope that we will be able to work with the designer again in the future!


What about Round 3?


While it might seem obvious which projects remain, we’re waiting to officially name Round 3 projects until all of them have passed feasibility tests during test building.


For more questions on the BrickLink Designer Program, visit the FAQ page.


Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Aug 31, 2021 17:53
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear Members,


We're excited to announce the projects for Round 2 of Crowdfunding in the BrickLink Designer Program! They are:

Mountain Windmill
Modular LEGO Store
Seasons in Time: Calendar
Retro Bowling Alley
Brickwest Studios
Ruined House
Clockwork Aquarium
Quest Builder
Science Adventures






Round 2 Crowdfunding will open in November.


Update on Anatomini


Due to the complexity of revising Anatomini to meet BrickLink Designer Program requirements, we are very sorry to have to withdraw the project. We hope that we will be able to work with the designer again in the future!


What about Round 3?


While it might seem obvious which projects remain, we’re waiting to officially name Round 3 projects until all of them have passed feasibility tests during test building.


For more questions on the BrickLink Designer Program, visit the FAQ page.


Thank you,
The BrickLink Team


That Seasons in Time: Calendar is *very* nice. I may just have to get one of
those if I can. It would look awesome on my desk.
 Author: ThomosEvans View Messages Posted By ThomosEvans
 Posted: Aug 31, 2021 18:30
 Subject: Re: Announcing Round 2 Projects
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In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear Members,


We're excited to announce the projects for Round 2 of Crowdfunding in the BrickLink Designer Program! They are:

Mountain Windmill
Modular LEGO Store
Seasons in Time: Calendar
Retro Bowling Alley
Brickwest Studios
Ruined House
Clockwork Aquarium
Quest Builder
Science Adventures






Round 2 Crowdfunding will open in November. So I that true


Update on Anatomini


Due to the complexity of revising Anatomini to meet BrickLink Designer Program requirements, we are very sorry to have to withdraw the project. We hope that we will be able to work with the designer again in the future!


What about Round 3?


While it might seem obvious which projects remain, we’re waiting to officially name Round 3 projects until all of them have passed feasibility tests during test building.


For more questions on the BrickLink Designer Program, visit the FAQ page.


Thank you,
The BrickLink Team


That Seasons in Time: Calendar is *very* nice. I may just have to get one of
those if I can. It would look awesome on my desk.
 Author: ThomosEvans View Messages Posted By ThomosEvans
 Posted: Aug 31, 2021 18:35
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In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear Members,


We're excited to announce the projects for Round 2 of Crowdfunding in the BrickLink Designer Program! They are:

Mountain Windmill
Modular LEGO Store
Seasons in Time: Calendar
Retro Bowling Alley
Brickwest Studios
Ruined House
Clockwork Aquarium
Quest Builder
Science Adventures






Round 2 Crowdfunding will open in November. So that true wy it say soon not November so it November what date is 1 between 31


Update on Anatomini


Due to the complexity of revising Anatomini to meet BrickLink Designer Program requirements, we are very sorry to have to withdraw the project. We hope that we will be able to work with the designer again in the future!


What about Round 3?


While it might seem obvious which projects remain, we’re waiting to officially name Round 3 projects until all of them have passed feasibility tests during test building.


For more questions on the BrickLink Designer Program, visit the FAQ page.


Thank you,
The BrickLink Team


That Seasons in Time: Calendar is *very* nice. I may just have to get one of
those if I can. It would look awesome on my desk.
 Author: psusaxman2000 View Messages Posted By psusaxman2000
 Posted: Aug 31, 2021 20:15
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  That Seasons in Time: Calendar is *very* nice. I may just have to get one of
those if I can. It would look awesome on my desk.

I've been waiting for this calendar since the day I saw it on the ideas site.
I can't wait to add it to my collection.

Also looking forward to the bowling alley. As as such...I'm off to league
now.
 Author: Llewyn View Messages Posted By Llewyn
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Ouch, round 3 looks like being very crowded with the big builds - anticipating
I'll be very disappointed with what misses out on that one (or doesn't
make it to the start line, for that matter).

Looking forward to round 2 hitting in any case, I'd quite happily go for
many of these.

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear Members,


We're excited to announce the projects for Round 2 of Crowdfunding in the BrickLink Designer Program! They are:

Mountain Windmill
Modular LEGO Store
Seasons in Time: Calendar
Retro Bowling Alley
Brickwest Studios
Ruined House
Clockwork Aquarium
Quest Builder
Science Adventures
 Author: stebbersuk View Messages Posted By stebbersuk
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In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear Members,


We're excited to announce the projects for Round 2 of Crowdfunding in the BrickLink Designer Program! They are:

Mountain Windmill
Modular LEGO Store
Seasons in Time: Calendar
Retro Bowling Alley
Brickwest Studios
Ruined House
Clockwork Aquarium
Quest Builder
Science Adventures






Round 2 Crowdfunding will open in November.


Update on Anatomini


Due to the complexity of revising Anatomini to meet BrickLink Designer Program requirements, we are very sorry to have to withdraw the project. We hope that we will be able to work with the designer again in the future!


What about Round 3?


While it might seem obvious which projects remain, we’re waiting to officially name Round 3 projects until all of them have passed feasibility tests during test building.


For more questions on the BrickLink Designer Program, visit the FAQ page.


Thank you,
The BrickLink Team


That Seasons in Time: Calendar is *very* nice. I may just have to get one of
those if I can. It would look awesome on my desk.
 Author: arminikonic View Messages Posted By arminikonic
 Posted: Sep 1, 2021 14:20
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let us purchase at least 2. One for us, one to gift.. unfair to drop it to only
1
 Author: firestar246 View Messages Posted By firestar246
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  let us purchase at least 2. One for us, one to gift.. unfair to drop it to only
1

5 was unfair, now 1 is unfair. How about they put it right in the middle: 2.5.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
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In Designer Program, firestar246 writes:
  In Designer Program, arminikonic writes:
  let us purchase at least 2. One for us, one to gift.. unfair to drop it to only
1

5 was unfair, now 1 is unfair. How about they put it right in the middle: 2.5.

3 is the middle of 1 and 5.

2.5 is the middle of 0 and 5 ... so more appropriate for (non) buyers of the
castle set!
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In Designer Program, yorbrick writes:
  In Designer Program, firestar246 writes:
  In Designer Program, arminikonic writes:
  let us purchase at least 2. One for us, one to gift.. unfair to drop it to only
1

5 was unfair, now 1 is unfair. How about they put it right in the middle: 2.5.

3 is the middle of 1 and 5.

2.5 is the middle of 0 and 5 ... so more appropriate for (non) buyers of the
castle set!

You're right. I felt like I was doing something wrong as I posted it. Time
to go back to first grade math.
 Author: psusaxman2000 View Messages Posted By psusaxman2000
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In Designer Program, arminikonic writes:
  let us purchase at least 2. One for us, one to gift.. unfair to drop it to only
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Ugh, here we go again. It's the rules. Do we really expect that they are
just going to change it for every round. It was modified from 5 - 1, they have
no reason to increase it again.
 Author: Eli_n_Me View Messages Posted By Eli_n_Me
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Of course they do. I'm entitled and they have to listen to me. I'm the
customer. i'm always right.


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  In Designer Program, arminikonic writes:
  let us purchase at least 2. One for us, one to gift.. unfair to drop it to only
1

Ugh, here we go again. It's the rules. Do we really expect that they are
just going to change it for every round. It was modified from 5 - 1, they have
no reason to increase it again.
 Author: Eli_n_Me View Messages Posted By Eli_n_Me
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In Designer Program, arminikonic writes:
  let us purchase at least 2. One for us, one to gift.. unfair to drop it to only
1

3 would be the perfect amount, 1 to build. 1 to keep sealed for collection and
one to gift to someone.
 Author: franktv View Messages Posted By franktv
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Agree that Round 3 is stuffed with lots of heavy hitters which means we'll
miss out on some great sets for sure. This was likely due to many of the sets
not having finished the test build phase.

My "must have" list has 2, possibly 3 sets in Round 2 vs. 7 sets in Round 3 -
oh well, saves me some money.
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The one consolation of the round 3 concentration is that we're pretty much
guaranteed to get a couple of those seven sets through the funding stage - the
risk if you only want two is that neither of them are in the first five to hit
3000.

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  My "must have" list has 2, possibly 3 sets in Round 2 vs. 7 sets in Round 3 -
oh well, saves me some money.
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  Dear Members, what they dont tell you here is once you have bought a project it can take up 8 months to come what use is that


We're excited to announce the projects for Round 2 of Crowdfunding in the BrickLink Designer Program! They are:

Mountain Windmill
Modular LEGO Store
Seasons in Time: Calendar
Retro Bowling Alley
Brickwest Studios
Ruined House
Clockwork Aquarium
Quest Builder
Science Adventures






Round 2 Crowdfunding will open in November.


Update on Anatomini


Due to the complexity of revising Anatomini to meet BrickLink Designer Program requirements, we are very sorry to have to withdraw the project. We hope that we will be able to work with the designer again in the future!


What about Round 3?


While it might seem obvious which projects remain, we’re waiting to officially name Round 3 projects until all of them have passed feasibility tests during test building.


For more questions on the BrickLink Designer Program, visit the FAQ page.


Thank you,
The BrickLink Team
 Author: dragonm View Messages Posted By dragonm
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  Dear Members, what they dont tell you here is once you have bought a project it can take up 8 months to come what use is that

You say that like 8 months is a long time. You realize the Quest Builders LEGO
Idea was posted in 2017, right? We've already waited years for some of these
sets. I'd happily wait another year if that's what it takes for them
to treat this as actual crowd funding and simply fill all the orders that they
get. As it is, the scalper bots are far too fast and aggressive so I never got
the two best sets from Round 1. I expect rounds 2 and 3 to be even worse, especially
since round 3 is full of so many very large sets.

The limit of 1 will help a tiny bit, but only a tiny bit, and it's a damn
shame. LEGO is leaving money on the table. Big heaping piles of money on the
table. Quest Builder in particular is literally designed to be bought in multiples.
I could see devoted tabletop gamers buying 10 sets and legitimately using them
all. If they quietly coordinate for another celebrity endorsement like the one
that pushed the original Idea to 10k votes so fast, they'd have a real winner
in sales.

Given how incredibly time-consuming setting up a production line apparently is,
The LEGO Group failing to utilize each one to the utmost boggles my mind. Once
it's up and running they should be running it every day until they exhaust
however many orders they get. This custom ordering technique means they can
know with exactitude how many will sell, essentially eliminating the problem
of excess inventory. Instead they're going to all the trouble to put together
the army of robots necessary to bag all the elements for a set, then tearing
it down after 5000. I don't know what math they're using that says this
is their most efficient use of those robots, but it seems erroneous to me.