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Second Doctor Who Project Makes It To Review Stage

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Second Doctor Who Project Makes It To Review Stage

Postby Staff » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:42 am

When CUUSOO announced they would be accepting Doctor Who submissions, I knew the flood gates were opened. After the first Who project made it through to the review stage, I figured it wouldn't be long before more joined it and here we are. While the first project had great ideas for a multitude of figures, I don't think it came together well as a cohesive set. Too many things were still up in the air when it achieved 10,000 votes and the set idea seemed rushed and not well thought out.

This set has a much tighter feel and AndrewClark2 did a really good job addressing some of the details that I have little doubt kill many projects at the review stage. He's provided a couple of different minifigure options and made it clear he is fine with LEGO making the choice as to which are included. The concept sits at just over 500 pieces and that is with the full consul and Totters Lane base. He has suggested that the lower section of the TARDIS consul could be scrapped to bring down the parts count and I say the Totters Lane part could also be stripped to reduce cost. If I had to choose which one to keep, it would be the street scene of course. The suggestion that many fans may buy two sets to be able to display in both configurations is a nice touch. Keeping the figure count low and basically admitting multiple concessions to appease many potential issues LEGO may have are very realistic and well thought out and I personally like the design of the TARDIS in this one. It opening to become the backdrop for the consul works really well and I can honestly say that I would buy this one. It is the front runner for me even over the BTTF train, which I still maintain is just far too obscure.

Congratulations Andrew! Well played and we'll see how this all pans out in the next review stage. Still time for more Who to make it through.
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Re: Second Doctor Who Project Makes It To Review Stage

Postby dWhisper » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:16 am

I like the look of K9 and Four a lot in this one, and think stickered windows work on a build like this. Not digging the Cyberman (and all the detail) as much, but get that Dalek a bit rounder (and make an Ironsides variety) and that would just be golden.

I still think that any set that focuses on the older doctors is hurting its chances though, or even the newer ones that have since regenerated off.
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Re: Second Doctor Who Project Makes It To Review Stage

Postby lego the hutt » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:33 am

I like the addition of a dalek and K9 as well though I agree the Dalek should be a bit more round.

As far as limiting the set so it can pass the review I don't think the inside of the Tardis is necessary. While it is a nice addition a simple set of the basic, outside of the Tardis, a Doctor with one of his companions and a brick built Dalek seems like the type of set that Lego would approve.
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Re: Second Doctor Who Project Makes It To Review Stage

Postby 3brent » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:33 pm

Inside of the TARDIS is all win from here. Love it, inside and out. Nicely done, Andrew.
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Re: Second Doctor Who Project Makes It To Review Stage

Postby Flynn » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:24 am

Yeah, this one's quite nice.

Don't know what y'all are talkin' about the Dalek needing to be rounder, though- seems fine to me (though the front's a tad busy).
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