Winner of the LEGO Ideas third 2020 review is revealed to be the Motorized Lighthouse [News]

The third 2020 review for LEGO Ideas has just been announced. Taking into account the first and the second reviews for 2020, the total number of projects reviewed was 86. For the third 2020 review, there were 25 projects who gathered the 10,000 supporters needed to be eligible, and only one made the final cut: Motorized Lighthouse by Sandro Quattrini (Roses Must Build).

The images showcased here is a model and rendering made by the designer and not the final design of the Ideas product

The original design of motorized lighthouse is 47 cm (18.5 in) tall and stands on an isolated island. With the help of a light brick placed inside the top and a small motor installed at the bottom of the model, it’s possible to create a small replica of a real lighthouse with rotating lights to be seen from a distance.

Sandro is 20 years old and from Canada studying animation for film. The inspiration for building the lighthouse came from his mother who loves them and have been encouraging him to build such a structure for years.

He’s created a video showcasing some closeups and the main feature of the rotating lights.


The 24 sets that did not make the review process are listed below:

1. Boeing 737 Passenger Plane by BigPlanes-Customs
2. Colosseum (Architecture Style) by SkyWalter
3. Gravity Falls: The Mystery Shack by TopLego8 & Minibrick Productions
4. Brick Town Police Station by Bricked1980
5. Bag End by saabfan
6. Red Dwarf Starbug LEGO Idea by Bobs Vintage Bricks
7. Avatar: The Last Airbender – YIP YIP! by StudioTRico
8. Classic Castle by DERBOOR
9. Open MRI by Apollo Exconde
10. Avatar: The Illuminated World of Pandora by bulldoozer
11. Spirited Away by legotruman
12. Jumanji of 1995 by NIKANA
13 The Little Venice by Bricky_Brick
14. Auto Union Type C Racecar by redera00
15. Automated Garbage Truck by MochiMaster & Alexander Hamsterton
16. TX Master Games by TXMaster
17. Milwaukee Art Museum by Vida András
18. The Car Wash by Bricky_Brick
19. Wallace & Gromit by Tom Gerardin
20. Among Us: The Skeld by MinifigInDisguise
21. Roman Warship by Iyan Ha
22. The Addams Family Mystery Mansion by Disneybrick55
23. GMC – Blue Chip 100 [1957] by Ing-Manuel
24. Viking Village by BrickHammer

The release date, price range and availability of the LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse are yet to be announced.

6 comments on “Winner of the LEGO Ideas third 2020 review is revealed to be the Motorized Lighthouse [News]

  1. Tracy Dicken

    Not to be disparaging to the creator of this set, it is quite nice, but there are so many others that deserve to win in this round.

  2. Otto

    It would really help if Lego gave us some more inside in the selection proces. Why this build was select and why others weren’t. It’s no that I don’t like the build, it’s fine, but, well, you know, there are a lot of other stunning builds that to me show more exciting results.

  3. Michael Wiviott

    while i am sure this will be a fine set it is not one i find as interesting as other would have been. While i am quite partial to the Milwaukee Art Museum (which is quite impressive in person) there were others that i would have ranked above this choice in general. Perhaps the criteria could be made more clear in the future beside meeting 10k in votes. I hope this sells better than i personally think it will.

  4. winstonheard

    @Otto just curious as to which builds you’re referring to. With just a quick glance, I could make some educated guesses about why they weren’t selected. I think allowing so many submissions to make it this far creates unrealistic expectations about what can actually be produced and sold.

  5. Jimmy

    I’m a bit surprised the garbage truck wasn’t chosen, I was thinking that they would want to add an ideas set with a lower part count to help balance all the huge sets. And the truck is just wonderfully creative and engaging to play with!

  6. Johnny Johnson

    Ooh, I want this lighthouse very much! Can’t wait to see what they do with it.

    As far as the garbage truck goes, it’s a FANTASTIC model, but it fits perfectly into their LEGO Town theme (And I REALLY hope it will end up there!). LEGO Ideas has never had a small-format set that could simply have been released under some other theme, and I’m not sure why they would start. People would be upset that a small set was being released instead of a big extravagant one. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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