LEGO has approved the Tron Legacy Light Cycle set. The set reached the 10,000 supporters plateau required and was approved by the LEGO Ideas in an announcement video earlier in the day today.
There were 11 projects that met the 10,000 supporters requirement. Personally, I wish that The Office had won, as that is my favorite show of all time. To get a set of that would have been amazing. But I am glad that the Light Cycle won. These Ideas sets are no stranger to licensed properties. Previous sets include Wall-E, the Dolorian from Back to the Future, the living room from The Big Bang Theory, a Doctor Who set, the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, and more.
There is a bit of a backlash in the LEGO Ideas community, however. Fans want to see more original sets being made instead of them giving the people who base their ideas off of existing properties. In this round, there was a set called “Surf Rescue” that people were pulling for. In announcing the Light Cycle, they had this special mention on this one:
First of all congratulations to Damien and Aiden MacRae, creators of the Surf Rescue project, for making it to the LEGO Ideas Review. As with all members who reach this milestone, it’s a huge feat! We are humbled knowing Damien and Aiden wished to use LEGO bricks to express their important and personal message about surf and sun safety. Their story inspired us to share their message with many LEGO fans worldwide through LEGO.com.
Following the intensive LEGO Ideas review, we have however decided not to turn their Surf Rescue project into an official LEGO Ideas set. Despite this, we have offered to work with Damien and Aiden on some special projects to share their story and message. We will announce more about potential initiatives if they become a reality.
Nevertheless, we are getting an awesome Tron Light Cycle set. Pricing and availability is not ready yet. Expect it in stores next year.