Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!

We begin accepting entries on September 18th

by BrickLink Team | Sep 12, 2018 14:05 EST

After we posted a teaser about the AFOL Designer Program, we closely monitored the conversation surrounding it. It was fun to read what you all thought this program would be. So what is it exactly? In case you missed it, BrickLink and the LEGO Group are celebrating 60 years of the LEGO® brick with the AFOL community by realizing unique designs with truly original themes. Through this program, your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!

 

How does the AFOL Designer Program work?

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The program will have three main phases: 

 

  1. Accepting entries - To give you some time to think about what you’d like to design, we will begin accepting entries on September 18th until November 18th. Your designs will not be displayed publicly during this time. The LEGO design team will review your submissions made with Studio 2.0, and up to 20 finalists will be selected.
  2. Crowdfunding - Selected designs will be announced and displayed for crowdfunding beginning February 2019. You will be able to pre-order designs at this time.
  3. Release - Successfully crowdfunded designs will become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set exclusively available on BrickLink. We will begin shipping orders April 2019.

 

Why should I submit my designs?

Besides being able to share your designs with the AFOL community, designs that are selected for realization will also be reviewed and produced as limited edition box sets. On top of that, BrickLink will pay 10% of total sales revenue to designers for all successfully crowdfunded AFOL designs including pre-order. You will retain full IP rights for non-selected designs, meaning you can freely use your original designs for any other purpose after the event.

Even if you aren’t a designer, we’d still love everyone to get involved! You can share your ideas with the AFOL community in the Studio 2.0 forum.

 

Ready to get started?

The AFOL Designer Program requires that your designs are submitted with Studio 2.0, which has improved functionality and new features for this program (new features will be available Sep 18th). A building palette made specifically for the AFOL Designer Program will be included so that you are able to focus more on the design itself. Next, check if your design is stable with the all-new stability check because we want to fall for designs, not have them fall apart. Then you can export breathtaking images and even create building instructions for your designs!

 

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Stability check feature in Studio 2.0

 

Go here for more details about design requirements or FAQs, or go here to download or learn more about Studio 2.0.

 

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

Thank you,
BrickLink Team

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This news has 32 replies
View Thread (Cancelled)   -   nectara(2784)
Cancelled
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   StarBrick(5049)
What's the crowdfunding part has to do with? Lego running out of funds... with that turnover... impossible!
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   venomsailor(516)
Can you discuss more about the crowdfunding? Is this like Kickstarter so if not enough people preorders it doesn't happen? [...]
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Feedback)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   BrickFeverParts(14212)
And who is going to sell the exclusive set then? [...]
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   modul(0)
[...] How many different sets can be produced? Is there a limit?
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   randyf(350)
After reading all of this more than once, I still can't figure out how The LEGO Group is involved in this process in any way. It sounds like BrickLink is collecting the entries, BrickLink is ...
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   Reki_Lobsheek(2291)
I tried to install Studio 2.0 ... my virus scanner warns me this is a potentially unsafe program and I should not proceed with the installation at the risk of damaging my PC ... Think I'm ...
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   WoutR(679)
[...] Just a few links for convenience, because they are all missing if you read this on the regular forum: Main announcement: (URL) links to Description of the AFOL Designer Program: (UR...
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   tomchiverton(5)
Only 2k5 of each set. Ebay scalpers will be all over this. What's the point ? No normal people will get one without paying massively over the odds.
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   WoutR(679)
[...] I have mixed feelings about this... It is uneasy to see BrickLink start producing and selling sets. Especially since it is not clear how the collaboration with LEGO actually works beyond...
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   Sammael(103)
This is huge news. Essentially, TLG approved BL for a commercial project and will allow BL to produce sets for resale. This effectively makes BL an official 3rd party set maker. The only peopl...
(188 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   yorbrick(628)
So BL is releasing and selling up to 20 afol designed sets to celebrate the 60th anniversary but they won't be available until after the 61st anniversary? LOL. Only on BL. MOC shop v2.0 "r...
(187 days ago, 2018-09-12, to General)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   BigBBricks(6903)
[...] Honestly looking forward to see how this plays out. I believe it is a fine idea and I really hope BL can get some excellent designs in for this as I would love to see some creators who hav...
(187 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   robobeg(0)
The legal conditions of the contest say "for winning models, designers must give the LEGO Group exclusive use of the rights for the duration of the program plus up to 3 years." , which means t...
(187 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Contests)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   Admin_Russell(0)
>The AFOL Designer Program requires that your designs are submitted with Studio 2.0, which has improved functionality and new features for this program (new features will be available Sep 18...
(187 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   macr237(64)
[...] Dang, no good for designers on Linux. :-(
(187 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   Jinasy(56)
How will these sets be packaged? Will they be "LEGO" products with an assigned set number and LEGO logos, or will the be "Bricklink" products?
(187 days ago, 2018-09-12, to LEGO)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   Teup(3971)
[...] "we have great news!" All sellers: "...." "we will become your competition by starting a shop on our own market place, with products that you don't have access to, unless you buy them...
(187 days ago, 2018-09-12, to General)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   shipbuilder1001(5)
Is it possible to submit images rather than having to create a model with studios?
(187 days ago, 2018-09-12, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   OldLegoBuyer(12)
Not sure how I feel about this. Shipping from US means that I as a Norwegian have to pay +25% tax fee in addition to handling fee of around $30 for just receiving the set. Many other countries ha...
(187 days ago, 2018-09-13, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   coenstegeman(184)
So you're forcing people to be skilled with some computer program for designing? What a major roadblock. I can imagine this really limiting some people in their ability to submit something. A...
(187 days ago, 2018-09-13, to Contests)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   jonhall000(1818)
Submissions only in Studio 2.0? That's me out then, I've never used it! Although I can see why using Studio 2.0 makes sense for the whole design-to-production process. [...]
(187 days ago, 2018-09-13, to Contests)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   ProphessorX(14)
Thank you, BrickLink Team, for working on bringing recognition to the AFOL community and creating what seems to be better protection for our IP than the Ideas submission process.
(187 days ago, 2018-09-13, to Contests)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   Admin_Russell(0)
[...] We are reading all comments here and elsewhere, and we will be adding more to our FAQ section in the coming days. Thanks for the input! :) Just a reminder - the contest will official...
(186 days ago, 2018-09-13, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   No1Reactor(174)
Speaking as a non-seller, I think this is an exciting idea and I'm keen to see how it plays out. I doubt I'll submit a design but I could see myself supporting and purchasing some. My ...
(186 days ago, 2018-09-13, to Announce)
View Thread (Cancelled)   -   ImagineAnything(35)
Cancelled
(186 days ago, 2018-09-13, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   buggster(0)
I wok for lego brand retail. am I still eligible to submit ideas?
(184 days ago, 2018-09-15, to General)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   Classicsmiley(257)
[...] When will the new build of Studio be available today?
(182 days ago, 2018-09-18, to General)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   Drakua(1)
So is there a threshold we have to meet for a build's stability in order for it to be eligible, or are there certain warnings that we can ignore?
(179 days ago, 2018-09-21, to Contests)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   Admin_Russell(0)
[...] An update for you... We launched the intake period on Tuesday as scheduled and Studio 2.0 was released at the same time. Since then, submissions have started to roll in. :) Based ...
(178 days ago, 2018-09-21, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   SylvainLS(29)
For those who don’t follow the other forum, Russell posted a short but interesting message there: >price range is $20 to $200 USD > >maximum number of each set produced is 2,500 T...
(178 days ago, 2018-09-21, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Your design can become a limited edition 60 Years Anniversary set!   -   Admin_Russell(0)
[...] We have a few updates regarding the AFOL Designer Program. First, we've added some video content and a few extra FAQs to the landing page: (URL) are four videos posted, all from the ...
(134 days ago, 2018-11-05, to Administrative)
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