They stay where they are.
LEGO actively looks around for interesting suggestions and follows up on them when they're inspired. They also have LEGO Ambassadors to help them with that task. If you have a suggestion, post about it. (Just not here. Start a discussion in the appropriate theme forum).
But don't send it to LEGO. They don't accept unsolicited suggestions.
LEGO's claim is that they don't do this for legal reasons. Technically, that's sort of correct. Ish. Legally, if you submitted an idea to LEGO, and they accepted your suggestion, that's legal evidence you can submit in court to prove that they were aware of an idea and possibly acted upon it, given a specific timeframe. So yes, legally, in theory, sorta, there's a reason that they don't accept suggestions.
But the REAL reason is due to the fact that 99% of people's "suggestions" are OVERWHELMING, and mostly trivial. "Have a roman theme!" "Make a Bantha element!" "Provide more colors on Pick-A-Brick!" Those really aren't developed enough to be a legal issue if LEGO pursued them, and people are thinking those things up all the time. If LEGO accepted those suggestions, they'd be INUNDATED with them. Steve's email would overflow (heck, it probably already does) with people giving the same suggestions over and over, most of which would hardly qualify as "suggestions", since they're typically so very generic.
Hence, the policy is: DO NOT PROACTIVELY SEND YOUR SUGGESTIONS TO LEGO. If you do, they're probably intentionally ignored, returned, unaccepted, or otherwise tossed out. LEGO does its own idea searching. So if you have an idea, talk about it online with other fans, and LEGO will probably notice if it looks worthy.
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