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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Lego Doctor Who a Possibility?

Lego Cuusoo, an online crowd-sourcing platform where people can submit and vote on designs for Lego toy sets, has announced that projects for a theme centered around Doctor Who is now welcome.

Sometimes we have to turn down project submissions that refer to specific brands or licensed properties. We do this to avoid getting your hopes up for something we know we aren't able to make. In these cases, we already know the LEGO Group can't secure licensing rights to produce construction toys based on a particular brand or property, due to a conflicting interest with a third party.

If such a conflict goes away, we'll then be able to accept projects based on a particular brand or license.

The Fine Print:
If your project was previously turned down, archived, or deleted due to a licensing conflict that is now resolved, you may re-submit it as a new project. Supporters from past projects cannot be applied to a future project.

Resolved Past Licensing Conflicts
We now welcome projects based on the following licenses that used to have conflicts:
  • Doctor Who - February 2014

If a project receives 10,000 votes of support, it is considered by a Lego review board, which decides whether the project is suitable to be produced commercially. This does not mean that Lego is definitely going to license and produce Doctor Who toys, but it does mean that they now consider it a possibility.

This has also raised concerns about the current Doctor Who Character Building system produced by Character Options, which is compatible with Lego, with rumours stating that their license to produce such toys is close to its end.