We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program

by The BrickLink Team | May 12, 2021 18:43 EST

Dear BrickLink members,


Based on your feedback to the structure of the BrickLink Designer Program, as well as challenges related to the current Covid situation, we decided to extend the Designer program and postpone the crowdfunding start a bit. This change aims to accommodate for equal opportunities for the designers and maximize the number of designs that can achieve crowdfunding.


What is the new structure?


Instead of one round of crowdfunding, there will be three rounds. For each round, eight to ten projects will be chosen based on feasibility and part availability. The first five of these designs that are successfully crowdfunded will then go into production.


In the illustration below, you can see the difference between the old and new structure.

Old and new crowdfunding structure infographic

Will the projects I can crowdfund remain the same?


The designers are currently working hard to make sure that their projects can reach crowdfunding, and we are rooting for all of them to make it, no worries, they are well on their way! The projects available for crowdfunding will still be the ones currently in the BrickLink Designer Program.


The downside to the new structure is that some designs will be available 3-6 months later than with the old structure. On the other hand, that might make it possible for you to support all the projects you like!


When can I start pre-ordering?


Pre-ordering begins July 1st with the first round of crowdfunding. Rounds 2 and 3 will begin in September and November respectively. To see which projects will be ready for the first round of crowdfunding, please visit the BrickLink Designer Program landing page.


You can also visit the FAQ page for more information about the program.


Thank you,
The BrickLink Team

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This news has 25 replies
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   tEoS(5297)
I'm ready to preorder Castle in the Forest any day now. I will have pulled out all my hair waiting for July 1st to come. [...]
(932 days ago, 2021-05-12, to LEGO products)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   Errd(2)
Dear BrickLink Team. Because you're making changes in Design Program I would like to ask if there's a chance to remove the 5000 limit on the number of created sets. I love everything abo...
(931 days ago, 2021-05-13, to Buying)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   Marina108(31)
When do you plan to correct the discrimination of not sending designer program sets to all EU countries? I can understand that you might limit sending all over the world, but you can have absolut...
(930 days ago, 2021-05-14, to Shipping)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   i_r_on(415)
Any change in the eligible countries?
(930 days ago, 2021-05-14, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   kpierce8(106)
Hi, I am wondering About your announcement in the lego developer’s program. Does this change mean that some of the projects that had to drop out might again be available in the later rounds? S...
(930 days ago, 2021-05-14, to Announce)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   shanefreeman84(1178)
How about an announcement rescinding the stupid idea to not produce physical instructions to go with the BrickLink Designer Program sets?!
(929 days ago, 2021-05-15, to Suggestions)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   DeLuca(277)
Will these sets be added to the Catalog, as the ADP sets were? (URL)
(928 days ago, 2021-05-16, to Catalog)
View Thread (Cancelled)   -   FlyingGarlic(4)
Cancelled
(928 days ago, 2021-05-16, to Announce)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   FlyingGarlic(4)
Hi, I haven't been following all this carefully, but have been reading and looking at the designs. I recently read the full FAQ and am quite disappointed to learn that all of the new produ...
(928 days ago, 2021-05-16, to Announce)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   rvsrvs(67)
I seem to remember that there was a question in the faqs stating that if a design would not make it to the minimum of 3000 sold sets, you could still buy the instructions. This question is gone t...
(927 days ago, 2021-05-17, to General)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   SlackerBricks(180)
Is there an official "time zone" start for the July 1st pre-order?
(925 days ago, 2021-05-19, to Feedback)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   legoslen(64)
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(917 days ago, 2021-05-27, to Buying)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   Lord_Barthon(756)
Dear Admins, Can you tell us the exact time (UTC) when we can start preordering on July 1st? Thank you [...]
(916 days ago, 2021-05-28, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   Wesman(329)
Why was it decided to go for digital instructions for the 2nd AFOL Program. This is AFOL right...? Many of us are buying these sets because Box, Instructions and Limited Editions. What will th...
(915 days ago, 2021-05-29, to Feedback)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   FlyingGarlic(4)
WHY NO PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS? Has this already been discussed a lot? Has it already received an answer from Lego? Since we don't know the prices yet on the new designers sets we dont yet k...
(915 days ago, 2021-05-29, to Announce)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   ModulusBrick(23)
The FAQ Page for the Designer Program does not say anything about payment methods. It would be nice to know how you can pay, before crowdfunding goes live.
(913 days ago, 2021-05-31, to Payment Methods)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   NVass(349)
[...] Looking at the FAQ. It says 5000 sets of each design and max order qty of 5. I read that as: The first 1000 scalpers will be able to buy all the sets and resell at a huge profit! Why 5 of...
(896 days ago, 2021-06-17, to Buying)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   daveheath(76)
What time will the crowdfunding go live?
(889 days ago, 2021-06-24, to Payment Methods)
View Thread Instructions on app only is the worst!   -   cps2500(0)
Bricklink, you can't be serious - Instructions on app only? I want to be able to still build my Lego-Set in twenty years, and even further in the future which will be impossible with an app...
(888 days ago, 2021-06-25, to Technical Issues)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   wettfink(13)
BrickLink[/B], could you please clarify how the digital intructions will work. I can't find any specifics on this site. The press release says LEGO Building Instructions mobile app[/B] only. ...
(886 days ago, 2021-06-27, to Events)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   legokopen(834)
Looking forward to it, but please, please, please allow a maximum of one set of each of the designs instead of five. There is hardly any reason for anyone to buy multiple copies apart from resell...
(885 days ago, 2021-06-28, to LEGO products)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   Taohe_Netrus(62)
Will it be possible to pre-order sets from the project paying by IBAN or it's required to have a pay pal account? > >
(885 days ago, 2021-06-28, to Buying)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   Luk64(3)
As the one project of the Round 1 has been postponed and there are only 7 remaining shouldnt the number of the projects up for crowfunding be decreased to 4? Or increased in the future Rounds as ...
(883 days ago, 2021-06-30, to Feedback)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   hjdw(328)
On what page/page can I place my preorder? [...]
(883 days ago, 2021-06-30, to Buying)
View Thread Re: We are extending the BrickLink Designer Program   -   larrykluger(0)
Hello! It is almost September. What are the dates for the next Studio round?
(825 days ago, 2021-08-27, to Administrative)
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