It's the news that Doctor Who fans young and young-at-heart have been waiting for: Doctor Who Lego is in production.
The concept for a Doctor Who set came from the Lego Ideas website where fans can submit suggestions for a set and vote for their favourite idea to be produced. Various sets have gone through the site but none have come to fruition until a concept from fan Andrew Clark who received the 10,000 votes requisite for The Lego Group to consider it for production.
Andrew’s winning design features 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 actually be produced. A set based on Disney animated film WALL-E will also go into production. The sets were announced by Lego via the video below.
Emma Owen, UK spokesperson for Lego Ideas, said: “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 [WALL-E] 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 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 – including The Big Bang Theory – have been green lit via the platform with three new products set to launch in 2015.