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 Subject: Second round of crowdfunding for the BrickLink Designer Program opens November 9th featuring these nine LEGO® IDEAS 10k Club Projects!
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We’re pleased to announce the second round of crowdfunding for the BrickLink Designer Program will open November 9th at 12:00pm Pacific / 9:00pm CET / 8:00pm UTC. We invite LEGO fans to pre-order their favorites among nine fan projects on the BrickLink Designer Program page.


The first five projects to reach the goal of 3,000 pre-orders will be produced as a limited edition set. Up to 10,000 of each will be produced based on pre-orders received from registered BrickLink members. Round 2 crowdfunding will close at 12:00pm Pacific on December 14th.


Here are the candidates for the second round of crowdfunding, along with their prices:

Mountain Windmill by Hanwas for $179.99
Modular LEGO Store by Krisnow for $179.99
Seasons in Time Calendar by BrentWaller for $249.99
Retro Bowling Alley by avila for $229.99
Brickwest Studios by BrickyBricks82 for $279.99
Ruined House by Kirteem for $299.99
Clockwork Aquarium by Farquar for $64.99
Quest Builder by legobouwer for $259.99
Science Adventures by Alatariel for $35.99

Round 1 of crowdfunding was held during the summer of 2021, and a third and final round of crowdfunding will follow in 2022. Up to 15 out of 26 projects will ultimately be realized as a part of the program.


Designer Program sets will feature digital building instructions provided by the LEGO Building Instructions mobile app. Digital instructions help us fulfil our Planet Promise by using less paper and saving on shipping weight, which in turn reduces emissions while delivering your set to you. The app lets you zoom, rotate, and view your model in 3D and ghost view mode to see how far you’ve come and what part you’re in the process of building. The LEGO Building Instructions app is great at keeping track of complex builds and makes it easy to save your building steps online so you can recycle instruction books.


PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping.


Thank you,
The BDP Team
 Author: BuildTechnic View Messages Posted By BuildTechnic
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  "PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping."

So glad to hear that the Designer Program team has decided to release PDF building
instructions in addition to the digital ones in the app!
 Author: Llewyn View Messages Posted By Llewyn
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  "PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping."

So glad to hear that the Designer Program team has decided to release PDF building
instructions in addition to the digital ones in the app!

Me too, this is a great improvement to the plan.
 Author: randyipp View Messages Posted By randyipp
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In Designer Program, Llewyn writes:
  In Designer Program, BuildTechnic writes:
  
  "PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping."

So glad to hear that the Designer Program team has decided to release PDF building
instructions in addition to the digital ones in the app!

Me too, this is a great improvement to the plan.

So glad they decided to do this, to me this looks like yet another idea they
took from feedback from the first round.

Excellent!
 Author: Llewyn View Messages Posted By Llewyn
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Here are the candidates for the second round of crowdfunding, along with their prices:

Thanks for releasing the prices in advance for this round (assuming this didn't
happen with round 1 without me noticing).

Quick question about them - will the project pages be updated with local pricing
at some point before the 9th? First round projects had local prices on their
pages when they went live at least, without needing to click through to Lego
to check them, but it would help with planning.
 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
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In Designer Program, Llewyn writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Here are the candidates for the second round of crowdfunding, along with their prices:

Thanks for releasing the prices in advance for this round (assuming this didn't
happen with round 1 without me noticing).

Quick question about them - will the project pages be updated with local pricing
at some point before the 9th? First round projects had local prices on their
pages when they went live at least, without needing to click through to Lego
to check them, but it would help with planning.

Hi Llewyn,

Thank you for your question
Yes, the local prices will be updated prior to go live, unfortunately we are
not able to share the exact timing at this point.
 Author: Llewyn View Messages Posted By Llewyn
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  Hi Llewyn,

Thank you for your question
Yes, the local prices will be updated prior to go live, unfortunately we are
not able to share the exact timing at this point.

That's great, thank you. Personally I don't mind about the timing at
all, even an hour before is enough that I don't have to make the decision
on the fly while also trying to order things.

Very much looking forward to this!
 Author: Llewyn View Messages Posted By Llewyn
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In Designer Program, CE_Tanja writes:
  Thank you for your question
Yes, the local prices will be updated prior to go live, unfortunately we are
not able to share the exact timing at this point.

I notice the UK prices are now live, and in some cases quite a bit cheaper than
I expected Thanks for the changes that seem to have improved the program a
lot for this round.
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Right now we are told that the final product may vary from the current pictures.
Will the pictures be updated to reflect their final design? That would help a
lot in deciding which sets we want.

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  



We’re pleased to announce the second round of crowdfunding for the BrickLink Designer Program will open November 9th at 12:00pm Pacific / 9:00pm CET / 8:00pm UTC. We invite LEGO fans to pre-order their favorites among nine fan projects on the BrickLink Designer Program page.


The first five projects to reach the goal of 3,000 pre-orders will be produced as a limited edition set. Up to 10,000 of each will be produced based on pre-orders received from registered BrickLink members. Round 2 crowdfunding will close at 12:00pm Pacific on December 14th.


Here are the candidates for the second round of crowdfunding, along with their prices:

Mountain Windmill by Hanwas for $179.99
Modular LEGO Store by Krisnow for $179.99
Seasons in Time Calendar by BrentWaller for $249.99
Retro Bowling Alley by avila for $229.99
Brickwest Studios by BrickyBricks82 for $279.99
Ruined House by Kirteem for $299.99
Clockwork Aquarium by Farquar for $64.99
Quest Builder by legobouwer for $259.99
Science Adventures by Alatariel for $35.99

Round 1 of crowdfunding was held during the summer of 2021, and a third and final round of crowdfunding will follow in 2022. Up to 15 out of 26 projects will ultimately be realized as a part of the program.


Designer Program sets will feature digital building instructions provided by the LEGO Building Instructions mobile app. Digital instructions help us fulfil our Planet Promise by using less paper and saving on shipping weight, which in turn reduces emissions while delivering your set to you. The app lets you zoom, rotate, and view your model in 3D and ghost view mode to see how far you’ve come and what part you’re in the process of building. The LEGO Building Instructions app is great at keeping track of complex builds and makes it easy to save your building steps online so you can recycle instruction books.


PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping.


Thank you,
The BDP Team
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when does the Kakapo from round 1 get shipped out?


We’re pleased to announce the second round of crowdfunding for the BrickLink Designer Program will open November 9th at 12:00pm Pacific / 9:00pm CET / 8:00pm UTC. We invite LEGO fans to pre-order their favorites among nine fan projects on the BrickLink Designer Program page.


The first five projects to reach the goal of 3,000 pre-orders will be produced as a limited edition set. Up to 10,000 of each will be produced based on pre-orders received from registered BrickLink members. Round 2 crowdfunding will close at 12:00pm Pacific on December 14th.


Here are the candidates for the second round of crowdfunding, along with their prices:

Mountain Windmill by Hanwas for $179.99
Modular LEGO Store by Krisnow for $179.99
Seasons in Time Calendar by BrentWaller for $249.99
Retro Bowling Alley by avila for $229.99
Brickwest Studios by BrickyBricks82 for $279.99
Ruined House by Kirteem for $299.99
Clockwork Aquarium by Farquar for $64.99
Quest Builder by legobouwer for $259.99
Science Adventures by Alatariel for $35.99

Round 1 of crowdfunding was held during the summer of 2021, and a third and final round of crowdfunding will follow in 2022. Up to 15 out of 26 projects will ultimately be realized as a part of the program.


Designer Program sets will feature digital building instructions provided by the LEGO Building Instructions mobile app. Digital instructions help us fulfil our Planet Promise by using less paper and saving on shipping weight, which in turn reduces emissions while delivering your set to you. The app lets you zoom, rotate, and view your model in 3D and ghost view mode to see how far you’ve come and what part you’re in the process of building. The LEGO Building Instructions app is great at keeping track of complex builds and makes it easy to save your building steps online so you can recycle instruction books.


PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping.


Thank you,
The BDP Team
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The shipping date is supposed to be earlier next year, but later than what they
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  Will there be limits on how many a buyer can purchase? No one should be allowed to buy more than two, in my opinion.



We’re pleased to announce the second round of crowdfunding for the BrickLink Designer Program will open November 9th at 12:00pm Pacific / 9:00pm CET / 8:00pm UTC. We invite LEGO fans to pre-order their favorites among nine fan projects on the BrickLink Designer Program page.


The first five projects to reach the goal of 3,000 pre-orders will be produced as a limited edition set. Up to 10,000 of each will be produced based on pre-orders received from registered BrickLink members. Round 2 crowdfunding will close at 12:00pm Pacific on December 14th.


Here are the candidates for the second round of crowdfunding, along with their prices:

Mountain Windmill by Hanwas for $179.99
Modular LEGO Store by Krisnow for $179.99
Seasons in Time Calendar by BrentWaller for $249.99
Retro Bowling Alley by avila for $229.99
Brickwest Studios by BrickyBricks82 for $279.99
Ruined House by Kirteem for $299.99
Clockwork Aquarium by Farquar for $64.99
Quest Builder by legobouwer for $259.99
Science Adventures by Alatariel for $35.99

Round 1 of crowdfunding was held during the summer of 2021, and a third and final round of crowdfunding will follow in 2022. Up to 15 out of 26 projects will ultimately be realized as a part of the program.


Designer Program sets will feature digital building instructions provided by the LEGO Building Instructions mobile app. Digital instructions help us fulfil our Planet Promise by using less paper and saving on shipping weight, which in turn reduces emissions while delivering your set to you. The app lets you zoom, rotate, and view your model in 3D and ghost view mode to see how far you’ve come and what part you’re in the process of building. The LEGO Building Instructions app is great at keeping track of complex builds and makes it easy to save your building steps online so you can recycle instruction books.


PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping.


Thank you,
The BDP Team
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Yes, after the first round debacle with a limit of 5, they reduced the limit
to 1, see https://www.bricklink.com/v3/designer-program/support/main.page

Section "July 7th Program Update", question "Why are additional pre-orders a
limit of 1 per customer when previously you could order 5?"

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How do we cancel the first order and get a refund? Call Lego or ask Admin here?
Thanks,
James



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We’re pleased to announce the second round of crowdfunding for the BrickLink Designer Program will open November 9th at 12:00pm Pacific / 9:00pm CET / 8:00pm UTC. We invite LEGO fans to pre-order their favorites among nine fan projects on the BrickLink Designer Program page.


The first five projects to reach the goal of 3,000 pre-orders will be produced as a limited edition set. Up to 10,000 of each will be produced based on pre-orders received from registered BrickLink members. Round 2 crowdfunding will close at 12:00pm Pacific on December 14th.


Here are the candidates for the second round of crowdfunding, along with their prices:

Mountain Windmill by Hanwas for $179.99
Modular LEGO Store by Krisnow for $179.99
Seasons in Time Calendar by BrentWaller for $249.99
Retro Bowling Alley by avila for $229.99
Brickwest Studios by BrickyBricks82 for $279.99
Ruined House by Kirteem for $299.99
Clockwork Aquarium by Farquar for $64.99
Quest Builder by legobouwer for $259.99
Science Adventures by Alatariel for $35.99

Round 1 of crowdfunding was held during the summer of 2021, and a third and final round of crowdfunding will follow in 2022. Up to 15 out of 26 projects will ultimately be realized as a part of the program.


Designer Program sets will feature digital building instructions provided by the LEGO Building Instructions mobile app. Digital instructions help us fulfil our Planet Promise by using less paper and saving on shipping weight, which in turn reduces emissions while delivering your set to you. The app lets you zoom, rotate, and view your model in 3D and ghost view mode to see how far you’ve come and what part you’re in the process of building. The LEGO Building Instructions app is great at keeping track of complex builds and makes it easy to save your building steps online so you can recycle instruction books.


PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping.


Thank you,
The BDP Team
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You haven't been billed. They may have placed a temporary authorization
at the time of order placement, but that should have expired within 30 days.

Go to the Lego website to see your purchase and order number (it should say "in
process"). I expect that is where you would cancel too, if possible.

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  How do we cancel the first order and get a refund? Call Lego or ask Admin here?
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Thanks tEoS.
I'll have to give them a call to cancel it.
Thanks,
James


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  You haven't been billed. They may have placed a temporary authorization
at the time of order placement, but that should have expired within 30 days.

Go to the Lego website to see your purchase and order number (it should say "in
process"). I expect that is where you would cancel too, if possible.

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  How do we cancel the first order and get a refund? Call Lego or ask Admin here?
Thanks,
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Dear all,

As you might have heard, there has been a recent tragic incident on the movie
set of Rust. Due to this tragedy, we have decided to move Brick West Studios
to Round 3 and move Venetian Houses in to Round 2 to take its place.

We are doing this out of respect for people affected by the recent tragedy on
the movie set of Rust. We didn’t want to draw any unintended and inappropriate
association between the fan design and the tragedy at this difficult time.

Venetian Houses will sell for USD 289.99/ EUR 244,99.

We communicated this to the fan designers affected by this last week. I want
to say a warm thank you to them for their understanding!

The BDP Team
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We’re pleased to announce the second round of crowdfunding for the BrickLink Designer Program will open November 9th at 12:00pm Pacific / 9:00pm CET / 8:00pm UTC. We invite LEGO fans to pre-order their favorites among nine fan projects on the BrickLink Designer Program page.


The first five projects to reach the goal of 3,000 pre-orders will be produced as a limited edition set. Up to 10,000 of each will be produced based on pre-orders received from registered BrickLink members. Round 2 crowdfunding will close at 12:00pm Pacific on December 14th.


Here are the candidates for the second round of crowdfunding, along with their prices:

Mountain Windmill by Hanwas for $179.99
Modular LEGO Store by Krisnow for $179.99
Seasons in Time Calendar by BrentWaller for $249.99
Retro Bowling Alley by avila for $229.99
Brickwest Studios by BrickyBricks82 for $279.99
Ruined House by Kirteem for $299.99
Clockwork Aquarium by Farquar for $64.99
Quest Builder by legobouwer for $259.99
Science Adventures by Alatariel for $35.99

Round 1 of crowdfunding was held during the summer of 2021, and a third and final round of crowdfunding will follow in 2022. Up to 15 out of 26 projects will ultimately be realized as a part of the program.


Designer Program sets will feature digital building instructions provided by the LEGO Building Instructions mobile app. Digital instructions help us fulfil our Planet Promise by using less paper and saving on shipping weight, which in turn reduces emissions while delivering your set to you. The app lets you zoom, rotate, and view your model in 3D and ghost view mode to see how far you’ve come and what part you’re in the process of building. The LEGO Building Instructions app is great at keeping track of complex builds and makes it easy to save your building steps online so you can recycle instruction books.


PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping.


Thank you,
The BDP Team


It would be really nice if all these projects in the future could be downsized
to affordable amounts to only include maybe 2-3 big sets above 150 USD .. this
is just too much. Only 2 sets are below 100 infact below 200!!! And I barely
like 1 of those. SO I will probably end up with 1 set. maybe you increase the
number of available smaller sets to compensate the overally turnover on those
like 4x the amount of a 200 USD set. Who can actually afford any of this this
is crazy and I am in LEGO like 30 years. All the sets out start to be extremely
big and expensive 500-800 etc .. Would really love to see more sets in the 30
USD range.
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It would be really nice if all these projects in the future could be downsized
to affordable amounts to only include maybe 2-3 big sets above 150 USD .. this
is just too much. Only 2 sets are below 100 infact below 200!!! And I barely
like 1 of those. SO I will probably end up with 1 set. maybe you increase the
number of available smaller sets to compensate the overally turnover on those
like 4x the amount of a 200 USD set. Who can actually afford any of this this
is crazy and I am in LEGO like 30 years. All the sets out start to be extremely
big and expensive 500-800 etc .. Would really love to see more sets in the 30
USD range.

There are plenty (literally 100s) of other lego sets issued every year to choose
from. These sets would never had made it to 10K votes on IDEAS if they were just
300 parts.
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There are plenty (literally 100s) of other lego sets issued every year to choose
from. These sets would never had made it to 10K votes on IDEAS if they were just
300 parts.

Yeah, that’s how IDEAS (perversely?) works: bigger sets are more impressive,
have more details, and therefore get plenty of votes, but they also are too big
and too expensive to be produceable.
Then they end up here on BDP… and are even more expensive… or perceived as such
because of the “now it’s time to open your wallet” cooling effect
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  In Designer Program, yorbrick writes:
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There are plenty (literally 100s) of other lego sets issued every year to choose
from. These sets would never had made it to 10K votes on IDEAS if they were just
300 parts.

Yeah, that’s how IDEAS (perversely?) works: bigger sets are more impressive,
have more details, and therefore get plenty of votes, but they also are too big
and too expensive to be produceable.
Then they end up here on BDP… and are even more expensive… or perceived as such
because of the “now it’s time to open your wallet” cooling effect

And don't the designers get more money if their set is bigger? Which again
incentivizes larger builds. So a cynical view would be that as there is a maximum
number produced*, there is no real advantage to having smaller ones that might
appeal to more people as they cannot sell more of them due to the maximum limit.
*and assuming they are popular enough to sell the maximum number.

So it looks like a game theory problem to maximise income. Maximise the size
of the build but not so large so that it still appeals to enough people to hit
the maximum number that can be sold.

Although from a less cynical design point of view, if you are going to have one
set produced by LEGO (even if through BDP and not a real LEGO set), you'd
want it to look the best it could be which normally means a large number of parts.
I wonder if LEGO designers feel the same, preferring to get the big sets in a
series rather than the smaller ones. Although there, at least small set designers
might get the bragging rights that their design got the most sales that year
- which is not possible in the bricklink program due to the maximum numbers imposed.
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I don’t think, or prefer not to believe, that the AFOL designers are aiming
for a higher profit, even unknowingly.  It’s just that they are adults and are
aiming for “big,” “realistic,” and “standalone complete.”  They don’t make a
series of sets that can be combined, like Poudlard or even City sets, just one
big one.  Even when they “copy” official sets, like Modulars, they add more and
more details (which LEGO also does with Modulars: piece counts and prices are
going up).

And even though small (or micro) builds can be found imaginatively/cleverly impressive,
bigger builds will always also be found impressive by their size alone (“bigger”
being associated with “more work” / “more difficult”).

Anyway, IDEAS will always be “oh shiny! vote yes. next” without any consideration
for “how much?” or “will I really buy it.”
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In Designer Program, SylvainLS writes:
  I don’t think, or prefer not to believe, that the AFOL designers are aiming
for a higher profit, even unknowingly.  It’s just that they are adults and are
aiming for “big,” “realistic,” and “standalone complete.”  They don’t make a
series of sets that can be combined, like Poudlard or even City sets, just one
big one.  Even when they “copy” official sets, like Modulars, they add more and
more details (which LEGO also does with Modulars: piece counts and prices are
going up).

Yes, I am sure you are right, and that these are more a labour of love than a
money making opportunity. This first time, nobody really knew what was going
to happen (and even LEGO/Bricklink seemed to be making up rules about limits
and so on as they went along). But now the program is in place, in future I wonder
if there will be that incentive when redesigning - add in an extra 200 parts,
that's an extra $20 or so on the price, times that by 10,000 sets, and so
on.

It also seems less likely that someone would reduce the size at this stage (as
was asked for). It would be unfair on that designer to have to change their design
(meaning more work) to make it smaller and mean lower income from it. Unless
there was a limit on the number of part sales rather than set sales. So if a
2000 piece model can have 10000 sets produced, then a 1000 piece model can have
20000 sets produced. Then there might be some incentive for a designer to go
smaller to hit lower price points.

On the other hand, there are designers that go directly for profit in numbers
(but not necessarily parts). Some of the Modular MOC instructions sold on various
sites seem to be handle turning productions. Often never physically built, enough
changes from the last one to make it look different even though the structure
is really rather similar. If someone has designed 50 Modulars, are they all designed
with the care and attention that someone puts in to design one? Probably not!
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In Designer Program, yorbrick writes:
  In Designer Program, SylvainLS writes:
  In Designer Program, yorbrick writes:
  […]
There are plenty (literally 100s) of other lego sets issued every year to choose
from. These sets would never had made it to 10K votes on IDEAS if they were just
300 parts.

Yeah, that’s how IDEAS (perversely?) works: bigger sets are more impressive,
have more details, and therefore get plenty of votes, but they also are too big
and too expensive to be produceable.
Then they end up here on BDP… and are even more expensive… or perceived as such
because of the “now it’s time to open your wallet” cooling effect

And don't the designers get more money if their set is bigger? Which again
incentivizes larger builds. So a cynical view would be that as there is a maximum
number produced*, there is no real advantage to having smaller ones that might
appeal to more people as they cannot sell more of them due to the maximum limit.
*and assuming they are popular enough to sell the maximum number.

So it looks like a game theory problem to maximise income. Maximise the size
of the build but not so large so that it still appeals to enough people to hit
the maximum number that can be sold.

Although from a less cynical design point of view, if you are going to have one
set produced by LEGO (even if through BDP and not a real LEGO set), you'd
want it to look the best it could be which normally means a large number of parts.
I wonder if LEGO designers feel the same, preferring to get the big sets in a
series rather than the smaller ones. Although there, at least small set designers
might get the bragging rights that their design got the most sales that year
- which is not possible in the bricklink program due to the maximum numbers imposed.

So, to carry that to it's maximum logical conclusion, I should give up any
hope of assembling the UCS Woodstock Music and Art Fair BDP ? I've a hunch
that 400k minifigs (attendees), plus another ~3K-4K (performers, crew, security,
and the people from the Hogfarm feeding most of them) is totally out of the question.
Sigh, and would have been such an impressive MOC.

Perhaps TLG will make one copy, and display it at LEGOLAND.

Nita Rae
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In Designer Program, cosmicray writes:
  In Designer Program, yorbrick writes:
  In Designer Program, SylvainLS writes:
  In Designer Program, yorbrick writes:
  […]
There are plenty (literally 100s) of other lego sets issued every year to choose
from. These sets would never had made it to 10K votes on IDEAS if they were just
300 parts.

Yeah, that’s how IDEAS (perversely?) works: bigger sets are more impressive,
have more details, and therefore get plenty of votes, but they also are too big
and too expensive to be produceable.
Then they end up here on BDP… and are even more expensive… or perceived as such
because of the “now it’s time to open your wallet” cooling effect

And don't the designers get more money if their set is bigger? Which again
incentivizes larger builds. So a cynical view would be that as there is a maximum
number produced*, there is no real advantage to having smaller ones that might
appeal to more people as they cannot sell more of them due to the maximum limit.
*and assuming they are popular enough to sell the maximum number.

So it looks like a game theory problem to maximise income. Maximise the size
of the build but not so large so that it still appeals to enough people to hit
the maximum number that can be sold.

Although from a less cynical design point of view, if you are going to have one
set produced by LEGO (even if through BDP and not a real LEGO set), you'd
want it to look the best it could be which normally means a large number of parts.
I wonder if LEGO designers feel the same, preferring to get the big sets in a
series rather than the smaller ones. Although there, at least small set designers
might get the bragging rights that their design got the most sales that year
- which is not possible in the bricklink program due to the maximum numbers imposed.

So, to carry that to it's maximum logical conclusion, I should give up any
hope of assembling the UCS Woodstock Music and Art Fair BDP ? I've a hunch
that 400k minifigs (attendees), plus another ~3K-4K (performers, crew, security,
and the people from the Hogfarm feeding most of them) is totally out of the question.
Sigh, and would have been such an impressive MOC.

Perhaps TLG will make one copy, and display it at LEGOLAND.

Nita Rae

Now I want to see this at a Brick Fest. That in scale next to a Star Wars scene
would be great.
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In Designer Program, psusaxman2000 writes:
  In Designer Program, cosmicray writes:
  In Designer Program, yorbrick writes:
  In Designer Program, SylvainLS writes:
  In Designer Program, yorbrick writes:
  […]
There are plenty (literally 100s) of other lego sets issued every year to choose
from. These sets would never had made it to 10K votes on IDEAS if they were just
300 parts.

Yeah, that’s how IDEAS (perversely?) works: bigger sets are more impressive,
have more details, and therefore get plenty of votes, but they also are too big
and too expensive to be produceable.
Then they end up here on BDP… and are even more expensive… or perceived as such
because of the “now it’s time to open your wallet” cooling effect

And don't the designers get more money if their set is bigger? Which again
incentivizes larger builds. So a cynical view would be that as there is a maximum
number produced*, there is no real advantage to having smaller ones that might
appeal to more people as they cannot sell more of them due to the maximum limit.
*and assuming they are popular enough to sell the maximum number.

So it looks like a game theory problem to maximise income. Maximise the size
of the build but not so large so that it still appeals to enough people to hit
the maximum number that can be sold.

Although from a less cynical design point of view, if you are going to have one
set produced by LEGO (even if through BDP and not a real LEGO set), you'd
want it to look the best it could be which normally means a large number of parts.
I wonder if LEGO designers feel the same, preferring to get the big sets in a
series rather than the smaller ones. Although there, at least small set designers
might get the bragging rights that their design got the most sales that year
- which is not possible in the bricklink program due to the maximum numbers imposed.

So, to carry that to it's maximum logical conclusion, I should give up any
hope of assembling the UCS Woodstock Music and Art Fair BDP ? I've a hunch
that 400k minifigs (attendees), plus another ~3K-4K (performers, crew, security,
and the people from the Hogfarm feeding most of them) is totally out of the question.
Sigh, and would have been such an impressive MOC.

Perhaps TLG will make one copy, and display it at LEGOLAND.

Nita Rae

Now I want to see this at a Brick Fest. That in scale next to a Star Wars scene
would be great.

You know, I thought about this for a while today ... There is no way it could
ever be a single set (UCS or otherwise). What it could be tho, is a modular build,
with a series of sets, that allows each AFOL to decide how comprehensive (i.e.
maniacal) they want go with it ...

one set for the main stage.

one set for each band (which could be upwards of 15-20 sets right there)

one set for each spotlight tower (there were four towers, each with three Strong
Super Trouper 1300w carbon arc spots)

one set for the sound control panel and remote recording truck

one set for the all the celebrities that ran the event, and were not musicians
(including Max Yasgur, the owner of the farm)

one set for the Hogfarm kitchen tent and first aid station (and a similar one
for the Hare Krisna)

a variety of attendee transportation sets (all late 1960 vintage vehicles, but
especially the VW microbus)

a New York State Air National Guard helicopter set (used to ferry performers
in/out, and to evac serious medical cases)

a series of sets for the attendees (~100 minifigs each, and aligned to the various
types of people who made the journey)

a set for the local community officials (who tried to prevent it happening at
all)

I'm sure there are other sub-specialty sets I'm missing here, but you
get the idea.

Nita Rae (who did not make the journey, but saw the pictures in Life magazine
soon thereafter)
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  So, to carry that to it's maximum logical conclusion, I should give up any
hope of assembling the UCS Woodstock Music and Art Fair BDP ? I've a hunch
that 400k minifigs (attendees), plus another ~3K-4K (performers, crew, security,
and the people from the Hogfarm feeding most of them) is totally out of the question.
Sigh, and would have been such an impressive MOC.

Perhaps TLG will make one copy, and display it at LEGOLAND.


It still needs to follow the IDEAS rules to have a chance of getting to 10K.
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It would be really nice if all these projects in the future could be downsized
to affordable amounts to only include maybe 2-3 big sets above 150 USD .. this
is just too much. Only 2 sets are below 100 infact below 200!!! And I barely
like 1 of those. SO I will probably end up with 1 set. maybe you increase the
number of available smaller sets to compensate the overally turnover on those
like 4x the amount of a 200 USD set. Who can actually afford any of this this
is crazy and I am in LEGO like 30 years. All the sets out start to be extremely
big and expensive 500-800 etc .. Would really love to see more sets in the 30
USD range.

There are plenty (literally 100s) of other lego sets issued every year to choose
from. These sets would never had made it to 10K votes on IDEAS if they were just
300 parts.

I've always used the 1,000 parts -- $100 USD in my head with the exception
of some large sets (Star Wars UCS) and such. Even without this, the Ideas concept
is structured around building for detail and I can't imagine that many would
see a set for even 2,000 parts and not expect it to be less than $150-$175.
You have to keep in mind that these all received the 10k votes from the community
and some of there received them rather fast from their initial arrival. While
the smaller and then cheaper cost sets do make it through, most of the sets on
the site that are built with detail in mind, which inherently drives cost.
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It would be really nice if all these projects in the future could be downsized
to affordable amounts to only include maybe 2-3 big sets above 150 USD .. this
is just too much. Only 2 sets are below 100 infact below 200!!! And I barely
like 1 of those. SO I will probably end up with 1 set. maybe you increase the
number of available smaller sets to compensate the overally turnover on those
like 4x the amount of a 200 USD set. Who can actually afford any of this this
is crazy and I am in LEGO like 30 years. All the sets out start to be extremely
big and expensive 500-800 etc .. Would really love to see more sets in the 30
USD range.

There are plenty (literally 100s) of other lego sets issued every year to choose
from. These sets would never had made it to 10K votes on IDEAS if they were just
300 parts.

I've always used the 1,000 parts -- $100 USD in my head with the exception
of some large sets (Star Wars UCS) and such. Even without this, the Ideas concept
is structured around building for detail and I can't imagine that many would
see a set for even 2,000 parts and not expect it to be less than $150-$175.
You have to keep in mind that these all received the 10k votes from the community
and some of there received them rather fast from their initial arrival. While
the smaller and then cheaper cost sets do make it through, most of the sets on
the site that are built with detail in mind, which inherently drives cost.

Indeed, the 10c a part rule of thumb is often used for LEGO sets unless they
are somehow special or different to normal. That rule of thumb doesn't work
well for CMFs, minifigure packs, individual components such as motors or PF parts
(or similar). I think these are not quite a normal LEGO set, in that they have
no (printed) instructions, no unique parts, no unique minifigures, and so on
that you would expect to get in a 10c per part set. And so these wouldn't
compare so well to a normal LEGO set if the price per part was the same.
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  I've always used the 1,000 parts -- $100 USD in my head with the exception
of some large sets (Star Wars UCS) and such. Even without this, the Ideas concept
is structured around building for detail and I can't imagine that many would
see a set for even 2,000 parts and not expect it to be less than $150-$175.
You have to keep in mind that these all received the 10k votes from the community
and some of there received them rather fast from their initial arrival. While
the smaller and then cheaper cost sets do make it through, most of the sets on
the site that are built with detail in mind, which inherently drives cost.

Indeed, the 10c a part rule of thumb is often used for LEGO sets unless they
are somehow special or different to normal. That rule of thumb doesn't work
well for CMFs, minifigure packs, individual components such as motors or PF parts
(or similar). I think these are not quite a normal LEGO set, in that they have
no (printed) instructions, no unique parts, no unique minifigures, and so on
that you would expect to get in a 10c per part set. And so these wouldn't
compare so well to a normal LEGO set if the price per part was the same.

I agree completely which is why I feel these are still on par.

Bowling Center - ~2800 parts - $230
Desktop Clock - ~3000 parts - $250
Ruined House - ~4000 parts - $300

The reduction of cost per part allows for that "gap", but if you go in with the
1,000 part per $100 USD, then it is a happy coincidence that now they are cheaper
than originally expected.
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  I've always used the 1,000 parts -- $100 USD in my head with the exception
of some large sets (Star Wars UCS) and such. Even without this, the Ideas concept
is structured around building for detail and I can't imagine that many would
see a set for even 2,000 parts and not expect it to be less than $150-$175.
You have to keep in mind that these all received the 10k votes from the community
and some of there received them rather fast from their initial arrival. While
the smaller and then cheaper cost sets do make it through, most of the sets on
the site that are built with detail in mind, which inherently drives cost.

Indeed, the 10c a part rule of thumb is often used for LEGO sets unless they
are somehow special or different to normal. That rule of thumb doesn't work
well for CMFs, minifigure packs, individual components such as motors or PF parts
(or similar). I think these are not quite a normal LEGO set, in that they have
no (printed) instructions, no unique parts, no unique minifigures, and so on
that you would expect to get in a 10c per part set. And so these wouldn't
compare so well to a normal LEGO set if the price per part was the same.

I agree completely which is why I feel these are still on par.

Bowling Center - ~2800 parts - $230
Desktop Clock - ~3000 parts - $250
Ruined House - ~4000 parts - $300

The reduction of cost per part allows for that "gap", but if you go in with the
1,000 part per $100 USD, then it is a happy coincidence that now they are cheaper
than originally expected.

Yes, I guess the downside is so many big ones at once. I've seen comments
on other sites along the lines of this round will cost me $1000s, rather than
this model is decent value at $300.
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 Subject: Re: Second round of crowdfunding for the BrickLink Designer Program opens November 9th featuring these nine LEGO® IDEAS 10k Club Projects!
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In Designer Program, yorbrick writes:
  In Designer Program, psusaxman2000 writes:
  
  
  I've always used the 1,000 parts -- $100 USD in my head with the exception
of some large sets (Star Wars UCS) and such. Even without this, the Ideas concept
is structured around building for detail and I can't imagine that many would
see a set for even 2,000 parts and not expect it to be less than $150-$175.
You have to keep in mind that these all received the 10k votes from the community
and some of there received them rather fast from their initial arrival. While
the smaller and then cheaper cost sets do make it through, most of the sets on
the site that are built with detail in mind, which inherently drives cost.

Indeed, the 10c a part rule of thumb is often used for LEGO sets unless they
are somehow special or different to normal. That rule of thumb doesn't work
well for CMFs, minifigure packs, individual components such as motors or PF parts
(or similar). I think these are not quite a normal LEGO set, in that they have
no (printed) instructions, no unique parts, no unique minifigures, and so on
that you would expect to get in a 10c per part set. And so these wouldn't
compare so well to a normal LEGO set if the price per part was the same.

I agree completely which is why I feel these are still on par.

Bowling Center - ~2800 parts - $230
Desktop Clock - ~3000 parts - $250
Ruined House - ~4000 parts - $300

The reduction of cost per part allows for that "gap", but if you go in with the
1,000 part per $100 USD, then it is a happy coincidence that now they are cheaper
than originally expected.

Yes, I guess the downside is so many big ones at once. I've seen comments
on other sites along the lines of this round will cost me $1000s, rather than
this model is decent value at $300.

I agree, this round is definitely a heavy hitter for sure, but looking back a
the original full list, there was bound to be a case like this. That being said,
if you look at what is left for the last round, is most likely going to be the
same way.

I think it really is a side effect of the "project" as a whole that the bigger
sets are the one that get the support at the beginning of their "ideas" life
and were most likely chosen with the mind set the they would be the ones that
would sell to the community as well. While the small sets like the "Science
Adventures" and "Aquarium" are nice and provide detail for their scale, I feel
they are less likely to receive the support in the necessary timeframe as compared
to the bigger more detailed sets, even with the cost. That being said, I love
my fish and will still be pulling for the Aquarium to make it through.
 Author: peregrinator View Messages Posted By peregrinator
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In Designer Program, psusaxman2000 writes:
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the smaller and then cheaper cost sets do make it through, most of the sets on
the site that are built with detail in mind, which inherently drives cost.

There's also bound to be a factor of scale involved, surely the cost per
piece to produce a set for a run of 100,000 - or whatever Lego's typical
run is - is less than that for a run of 5,000 to 10,000.
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 Posted: Nov 8, 2021 11:06
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  



We’re pleased to announce the second round of crowdfunding for the BrickLink Designer Program will open November 9th at 12:00pm Pacific / 9:00pm CET / 8:00pm UTC. We invite LEGO fans to pre-order their favorites among nine fan projects on the BrickLink Designer Program page.


The first five projects to reach the goal of 3,000 pre-orders will be produced as a limited edition set. Up to 10,000 of each will be produced based on pre-orders received from registered BrickLink members. Round 2 crowdfunding will close at 12:00pm Pacific on December 14th.


Here are the candidates for the second round of crowdfunding, along with their prices:

Mountain Windmill by Hanwas for $179.99
Modular LEGO Store by Krisnow for $179.99
Seasons in Time Calendar by BrentWaller for $249.99
Retro Bowling Alley by avila for $229.99
Brickwest Studios by BrickyBricks82 for $279.99
Ruined House by Kirteem for $299.99
Clockwork Aquarium by Farquar for $64.99
Quest Builder by legobouwer for $259.99
Science Adventures by Alatariel for $35.99

Round 1 of crowdfunding was held during the summer of 2021, and a third and final round of crowdfunding will follow in 2022. Up to 15 out of 26 projects will ultimately be realized as a part of the program.


Designer Program sets will feature digital building instructions provided by the LEGO Building Instructions mobile app. Digital instructions help us fulfil our Planet Promise by using less paper and saving on shipping weight, which in turn reduces emissions while delivering your set to you. The app lets you zoom, rotate, and view your model in 3D and ghost view mode to see how far you’ve come and what part you’re in the process of building. The LEGO Building Instructions app is great at keeping track of complex builds and makes it easy to save your building steps online so you can recycle instruction books.


PDF building instructions will also be made publicly available when sets begin shipping.


Thank you,
The BDP Team

I'm trying to find the answer, but I can't find it anywhere. Are the
sets that get selected to be produced include a box? I'm seeing physical
instructions will NOT be provided so there's a part of me assuming there
wouldn't be a box and just bags of pieces. Can anyone confirm this?
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In Designer Program, Brickcinnati writes:
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I'm trying to find the answer, but I can't find it anywhere. Are the
sets that get selected to be produced include a box? I'm seeing physical
instructions will NOT be provided so there's a part of me assuming there
wouldn't be a box and just bags of pieces. Can anyone confirm this?

Nothing official but they also never said there wouldn’t be a box.  That would
be really surprising if there were no boxes.

LEGO’s production chain is set up to fill boxes (or polybags… but those sets
are a tad too big for polybags ).
And it’s easier to post boxes than bags.
Now, I get that you could fear that it would be plain boxes but there’s no real
reason to.  LEGO sending brown boxes?  Unthinkable.
And the 2018/2019 ADP sets had rather neat boxes.

IOW, I think you’re borrowing trouble here
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In Designer Program, Brickcinnati writes:

  I'm trying to find the answer, but I can't find it anywhere. Are the
sets that get selected to be produced include a box? I'm seeing physical
instructions will NOT be provided so there's a part of me assuming there
wouldn't be a box and just bags of pieces. Can anyone confirm this?

Each set will indeed be packed in a box, similar to what was done with the AFOL
Designer Program of 2019. Each box will have photos of the models, the set name,
set number, and other critical details. What you will receive is a finished product,
not a collection of loose parts.