With May on the way out and with summer on the horizon, this past month has been packed with significant LEGO releases and announcements. With new BrickHeadz, smartphone-enabled kits and the latest Ideas set from this morning, LEGO has certainly been on a roll throughout May. And for fans looking for a chance to have their creations adapted by LEGO, this past month has seen plenty of potential new kits landing on LEGO Ideas.
As the summer months approach, May was on the slower side on the LEGO news front. Luckily, the same can’t be said for LEGO Ideas kits, as we’ve spotted a variety of wonderful builds. Headlined by a fully motorized walking dinosaur, May’s potential kits stack up to some of the more creative and intricate models to date.
To catch those who are unfamiliar up to speed, in order for fan-made builds that are submitted to LEGO Ideas actually be turned into real sets, they have to garner 10,000 supporters in a given time frame that adjusts as support grows.
Once the LEGO community has spoken and a build locks in its required votes, the LEGO Ideas team, comprised of everything from set designers to marketing experts, reviews the set to ensure all’s well. Then, the build is converted into the finalized set and sent to store shelves. But without further ado, let’s dive in.
2001 Subaru WRX STI
To kick off this month’s builds, we’ll be shining the headlights on Alex Paschoaletto’s Subaru WRX STI. The fully brick-built vehicle captures all the car’s 2001 charm and stacks up to over 1,100 bricks. It boasts play features like opening doors, moving pedals as well as a gearshift and more. With under 300 days to go, the Subaru build is just shy of 770 supporters.
Our favorite build this month is from the creator DansBrickBuilds, who has wonderfully brought the Diplodocus dinosaur into LEGO form. Just from the looks of it, Dan has absolutely nailed this build. But what really makes the Dino notable is the functionally packed into it. Thanks to LEGO’s Power Functions bricks, it can walk entirely on its own, putting the RC Diplodocus in a class all its own.
The motorized dinosaur has currently gained just over 360 supporters, meaning it’ll have a long ways to walk before becoming a full set. But with over 400 days to go, there’s still plenty of time for one of the more clever builds we’ve seen to enter the review phase.
Lastly, for all those LEGO City fans out there, builder italovergnat has managed to channel some eastern influence into their latest creation, the Chinese Garden. The highly intricate build is packed with all of the ornate details you’d expect from its name and stacks up with two multi-story pagodas. Created to work with existing Modular City kits, the build does a fantastic job encompassing the Chinese aesthetic. With over 800 supporters, it currently has 332 days remaining to gather the rest.