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February 4th, 2015 141 comments

Its Official! LEGO Doctor Who to Materialise in 2015

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group.


With Thanks to BBC Worldwide

CONFIRMED: Fan concept for a Doctor Who LEGO® set will enter production in 2015.

The LEGO Group have announced that they will be producing a LEGO Doctor Who set. The concept for a Doctor Who set came from the LEGO® IDEAS website where fans can submit ideas for a set and vote for their favourite idea to be produced.

The Doctor Who concept from fan Andrew Clark received the 10,000 votes requisite for The LEGO Group to consider it for production.

A licensing agreement between BBC Worldwide and The LEGO Group will see the new set available in all of The LEGO Group’s key markets before the end of the year.

Andrew’s winning design featured a range of Doctors, companions and monsters across the show’s history, but fans will have to wait until later this year to discover what will be produced.

Marcus Arthur, MD of BBC Worldwide UK said, “Both Doctor Who and LEGO enjoy a particularly close relationship with their fans and I can’t wait to see what LEGO produce.”

Emma Owen, UK spokesperson for LEGO Ideas commented: “We’re extremely excited to announce that a Doctor Who and a WALL-E set will be released as our next LEGO Ideas fan based sets, congratulations to the designers Andrew Clark and Angus MacLane!

“After receiving over 10,000 votes from the online community and having gone through rigorous toy testing from our expert panel, these awesome sets are on track to be on shelves later this year. The final set designs, pricing and availability are being worked out as we speak, so watch this space for the final details!”

LEGO® Ideas is a crowdsourcing community where LEGO fans can submit their own ideas for new LEGO products, and vote for other members’ ideas. Members collect votes for their ideas online, and ideas that receive 10,000 votes have a chance of being selected to become part of the LEGO Group’s product portfolio.

To date, nine products have been released via the platform and three additional products will launch in 2015.

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group.

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141 comments

  • jamie brennan

    April 11th, 2015 - 1:41pm

    i went to the lego store yesterday and i asked about it and they said its coming early December so thats going on my xmas list

    Reply
  • Exterminator

    February 14th, 2015 - 12:23am

    Lego time of the Doctor

    http://youtu.be/_FWP23X7JE4

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    • yognot

      February 17th, 2015 - 2:01pm

      I’ve seen that. It’s a really good animation. Love how Capaldi describes the fact that they’re crashing.

  • SeanG

    February 10th, 2015 - 8:08am

    I guess this explains why CB has not released any new Who in a while – and why the great new console room from last year is not available 🙁 I still love the idea of Lego Who…

    booboo – do you know if the DW licence has expired with CB?

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    • booboo

      February 10th, 2015 - 8:17am

      we don’t know it did

      Character hold (or they did) the master toy licence for Doctor Who which we assume covered CB unless there is a separate construction brick licence.

      We have to remember that Character have stopped all CB of which Doctor Who was a part.

      There have probably been some confidential behind the scenes negotiation (and some time ago) so i doubt we will ever know exactly how all this came about

  • Anonymous

    February 10th, 2015 - 12:15am

    My set idea:
    stonehenge/Pandora chamber/under henge set with

    11th doctor
    Amy
    River
    Roman Rory
    5 Roman soldiers
    cybersentry
    3 cyber men
    3 daleks (supreme eternal and drone)
    3 silurion soldiers
    3 Sontarans
    3 judo on
    Wevill
    uvodni
    blow fish
    Slitheen
    zygote

    And maybe even a few more characters but I can’t think of many more

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    • yognot

      February 10th, 2015 - 8:26pm

      This would have to be a HUGE set. And I doubt that they would make it. A simpler version of it maybe, but not as big as you’re suggesting possibly one of each of the Daleks, Sontarans, Silurians, Cybermen, and maybe 2 Romans plus the Doctor, Amy Rory and River. Brilliant idea though.

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