Basement and sewerage Lego set takes one step closer to reality

Thousands of votes helped the project idea enter the review stage of the brand's new product creation process.

The Basement & Sewerage project idea celebrates those who work underground. Image credit: MOCingbird
The Basement & Sewerage project idea celebrates those who work underground. Image credit: MOCingbird

A Basement and Sewerage idea has received enough votes to make it through to the next stage of becoming an official Lego set.

This week, the set from MOCingbird hit the 10,000 votes milestone needed to move to the review stage of the new Lego set production process.

In an official comment on the idea page on 9 August 2021, Lego wrote: “We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.

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“A ‘Lego Review Board’ composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a Lego product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the Lego brand."

Lego will review the Basement and Sewerage idea in September, as part of a process that can take several months.

“When finished, we make a ‘go/no go’ decision to develop and sell a product based on Basement & Sewerage!” Lego said.

A months-long development phase will then follow, during which Lego’s model designers will refine the product and produce all the materials needed for release.

MOCingbird told ICE: "Selecting Basement & Sewerage as the winner would raise awareness and recognition for all the professionals working in jobs related to planning, designing, building, running and maintaining the infrastructure of our cities.

"Adults and kids alike would get to know much more about their crucial work in a playful way. It remains to be seen what the review board will decide. Everything is possible."

About the design

MOCingbird, an adult fan of Lego, said that the model is “the first-ever underground extension” for the brand’s ‘Modular Buildings’ line.

In a blog on ICE’s website, MOCingbird said that the set provided a good opportunity to “pay tribute to all the men and women working underground every day, keeping everything running down there”.

As well as being a “nice display piece” for adult Lego fans, MOCingbird said the set is sturdy enough and playable for children. 

Other than the sewarage section, the design features a complete basement at the back, a mechanical room, a janitor’s room, a secret ‘safe room’, and much more.

Follow the project’s progress.

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