I'm going back to my youth for the next set. Friends was the biggest thing when I was around 12 and I have memories of laughing so hard I stopped breathing. When this set was announced I knew it would be one I'd get, not really for me (the nostaglia isn't THAT strong) but my wife is an absolute Friends-fanatic. It wouldn't be hard convincing her on letting me buy this set.
LEGO 21311 Voltron is a LEGO Ideas set that hit it's 10K supported milestone over 2 years ago, and then finally approved for production about 1 year ago. I've been waiting not-very-patiently for it to arrive, but it's finally here. This final LEGO produced version looks fairly different to the original fan-designer's model, so let's take a look at how it turned out.
The Caterham project has been on Lego Ideas for about two years before reaching ten thousand votes and being approved into an official set. I wasn't expecting it to be choosen, honestly, but i'm happy to be wrong. Lego car lovers will be enthusiastic of this set, that, despite being a different theme, joins the recent wave of similar scaled cars like the F40, the Volkswagen Beetle, The Mini Cooper, etc.
Doctor Who is the latest from the LEGO Ideas line of sets. The original submission was in Feb 2014 and included some variations and alternate possible Doctors. The final design chose to include two Doctors (but only one companion), and was pretty faithful to the original idea. It includes the detachable Tardis and interior control console.
So here we are, The Big Bang Theory set is finally available, and we can finally see if it's worth or not. When Lego Ideas announced the production of this Idea, i was undecided. On one side i'm a huge fan of the show since its inception, so of course i rejoiced at the news. On the other side i couldn't help but grumble about how much franchises became dominant in Ideas, despite the abundance of worthy unlicenced models (such as this one for example, which i choose for reasons completely unrelated to me being the author). TBBT is actually one of the worst offenders here, as there's very little "model" in this set, it's more a bunch of minifigs with a literally half a room to provide a background.