Power Rangers LEGOIdeas Rejected

Source: TheModernGafa, LEGOIdeas

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November 2, 2016, LEGOIdeas user, bruceywan had submitted his idea for a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Command Center to be built. In it’s inital 4 days, 1,500+ people voted for the LEGO set to be created. From there, it quickly grew to have massive support, even from Saban Brands employee Jason Bischoff, the official Power Rangers twitter, and Green Ranger himself, Jason David Frank.

On April 7, 2017, it reached 10,000 votes; the goal that needed to be met to have the set be looked at by an official review board. The official LEGOIdeas comment explained the process as follows:

What happens now?

This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. 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. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.

The review is a thorough process and from its start it can take several months. When finished, we make a “go/no go” decision to develop and sell a product based on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

If approved, the set would then be moved onto the Development phase which includes:

LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run.

Over a year later, we finally got our answer: Unfortunately, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Command Center LEGO set was rejected by the company — as seen below in the results graphic, you can see the Command Center image with a red and white X.

This comes much to the fans’ disappointment. The fandom all came together to provide support for the project and were excited for what could come from the business venture, and have discussed their wish for a LEGO set for ages. However, Mega Construx currently holds the rights to Power Rangers for building toys and may have been a reason as to why this project was rejected.

You can read the original write up of the set, and what it would include, here: Vote to Have a MMPR Lego Set Created

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