Since 2008, toy brick enthusiasts have used the LEGO Ideas platform to share their original LEGO creations in the hopes that their designs could one day become real-life sets. Proposals that get 10,000 votes make it to the review stage, where some are chosen for future production. Last week, LEGO announced that an Adventure Time set by amateur builder aBetterMonkey is among the latest projects chosen for release.
The details of the set haven't been revealed just yet, but the fan model included brick-built figures for the Cartoon Network show's main characters, Finn and Jake, and several side characters, including Princess Bubblegum, BMO, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Gunter, and Lady Rainicorn. aBetterMonkey writes that the small scale of the figures helped in keeping the brick count down to 640, which is important for the LEGO team when reviewing sets and deciding whether producing them is feasible. A caption in the announcement video (below) says that the fan model is not the final product, so it's possible that some of the 15 characters shown won't make the final cut.
In addition to the Adventure Time set, LEGO Ideas also announced that photorealistic car models by Carl Greatrix will be produced this year. The next batch of finalists currently under review include a Jurassic Park Explorer, a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Nautilus, and The Beatles' Yellow Submarine.
Check out aBetterMonkey's Ideas page to learn more about the plan, and watch the announcement video below to see what else LEGO Ideas is up to.