The BrickLink Designer Program Continues with Series 1

by | Dec 09, 2022 15:17 EST
Calling all fan designers! BrickLink Designer Program is back with Series 1.

Dear BrickLink Members,

We’re proud to share that the BrickLink Designer Program will live on! We’ve learned from the BDP 2021 Invitational, and the program is here to stay. Series 1 is the first in the new, permanent program. We’ll continue learning and adjusting to make each future Series better.

How Series 1 will work

Series 1 will span 2023 and early 2024, with these milestones:

  1. Create Your Designs: December 9, 2022—February 2023
    We invite all LEGO enthusiasts 18 and older to design your models in Studio.
  2. Open Submission: February 1—28, 2023
    Submit your models during a 4-week window to be considered before the deadline on February 28, 2023 at noon Pacific US time.
  3. Crowd Validation: March 7—March 31
    We invite all BrickLink members to vote for their favorite submissions. This crowd vote weighs in alongside the BDP’s internal selection criteria and influences the designs chosen for crowdfunding.
  4. Review: April—May 2023
    Our team checks every design for building experience, brand fit, and crowd favorites.
  5. 5 Designs Announced: Late May 2023
    We’ll reveal the five Series 1 designs. Then we’ll collaborate with fan designers to prepare them for production.
  6. Crowdfunding: February 2024
    BrickLink members will be invited to pre-order their favorite designs, with a limit of 2 of each set per household. All designs that receive over 3,000 pre-orders will be produced. We will manufacture up to 20,000 of each set on a limited production run.
  7. Production and Shipping: Summer/Fall 2024
    We produce the sets in the factory. Orders will be ready to ship approximately 6 months after crowdfunding. Actual dates and shipping times may vary.

What calling it “Series 1” says about the Program’s future

We’re committed to helping you realize your ideas through the BrickLink Designer Program. By calling this iteration Series 1, we’re indicating the BrickLink Designer Program has matured from the one-off 2021 Invitational into a program we can sustain over time. With this and each future Series, we’ll issue a fresh brief and Submission Guidelines. This way, the program can evolve as we learn from experience during each series.

Next Steps for aspiring Fan Designers

  1. Check out the BrickLink Designer Program homepage for the overview and detailed timeline.
  2. Before you start building, Review the Submission Guidelines, which all submissions must follow.
  3. Download the latest version of BrickLink Studio, which includes the BDP Series 1 Palette.
  4. Register for our live webinar December 14th at 8am Pacific / 5pm CET to learn more about the Submission Guidelines. Can’t join live? We’ll make a video available after the session.
  5. Ask any questions in the new BrickLink Designer Program forum, where we will monitor and respond.

We’re looking forward to your submissions!

The BrickLink Team

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This news has 9 replies
View Thread Re: The BrickLink Designer Program Continues with Series 1   -   Nubs_Select(3789)
Sounds Great!
(532 days ago, 2022-12-09, to Designer Program)
View Thread Re: The BrickLink Designer Program Continues with Series 1   -   jonwil(82)
Are things previously submitted to Ideas (either that didn't hit 10k or that hit 10k and didn't get approved for production) allowed to be submitted to this program? (after be...
(532 days ago, 2022-12-09, to Designer Program)
View Thread Re: The BrickLink Designer Program Continues with Series 1   -   kzinti(4925)
[...] When can we expect movement on the orders from the last series of sets from May 2022?
(506 days ago, 2023-01-04, to Designer Program)
View Thread Re: The BrickLink Designer Program Continues with Series 1   -   uticabrix(12012)
It is great that there are always updates to the designer program but what about Bricklink as a whole? This platform is over 20 years old now and very well outdated. Paying over $500 a month ...
(475 days ago, 2023-02-05, to General)
View Thread Re: The BrickLink Designer Program Continues with Series 1   -   popsicle_3000(106)
You guys need to do something to avoid the immediate resale of these sets at a profit the second they are shipped. It screws people in the community like me who want access to these sets. how tha...
(432 days ago, 2023-03-19, to Buying)
View Thread Re: The BrickLink Designer Program Continues with Series 1   -   Striate(1)
Hello, I'm new here, so I will apologize for my very newbie question. I understand how this Series 1 will work, except for the part where it says the parts will be produced in the factory. T...
(431 days ago, 2023-03-21, to Designer Program)
View Thread Re: The BrickLink Designer Program Continues with Series 1   -   ankayeb(35)
There needs to be an easier way to vote (either up vote or down vote) EVERY design for Series 2. You either need to be able to do a slideshow-type navigation where you go from one design ...
(382 days ago, 2023-05-08, to Designer Program)
View Thread Studio 2.0 Costum Parts Button for Delete All   -   Daniel31xx(0)
It would be great again if there would be another update that could delete everything at once for the Costum Parts, so that you don't have to delete everything individually every time. Or is ...
(172 days ago, 2023-12-05, to Designer Program)
View Thread Re: The BrickLink Designer Program Continues with Series 1   -   fahimdewan(-5)
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(116 days ago, 2024-01-29, to Events)
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