NASA, Star Wars and Gilmore Girls the most wanted Lego sets
Lego tributes to space, Peru, sci-fi and a fictional diner are eligible for consideration to become official kits.
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A team of Lego specialists, including set designers, marketing and business representatives, evaluate every project that has 10,000 supporters to decide if it has potential to become an official Lego set.
The group analyzes the votes and the project information, and also figures out the set's playability, safety and whether it's a good fit for the Lego brand.
This latest round features six Lego Ideas projects that reached over 10,000 supporters between May and September, which makes them eligible for the 2017 review.
Those diverse projects included the NASA Space Shuttle, NASA Saturn-V Launch Umbilical Tower, Star Wars "I Am Your Father," Wonders of Peru and "Gilmore Girls" Luke's Diner.
The Wonders of Peru Lego kit takes inspiration from the Retablo Ayacuchano -- "a sophisticated Andean folk art in the form of portable boxes in which interior there usually shows different situations and landscapes," according to the idea page.