LEGO Doctor Who Is Officially A Real Thing

LEGO Doctor Who Is Officially A Real Thing

Back in November I told you we were dangerously close to getting an official LEGO set based on the adventures of everyone's favourite Time Lord. Today LEGO Ideas made it official — we're getting an official Doctor Who set, courtesy of Andy Clark of Firaxis Games.

LEGO's Ideas program is a place for builders to submit their concepts for official LEGO sets. Once submitted to the site, a project must gain 10,000 votes to be considered by the LEGO review board as a potential product.

Fans around the world have been voting the hell out of Clark's Doctor Who concept on the LEGO Ideas page since the senior artist for Firaxis posted it in February of last year. It was one of two Doctor Who sets in the running during the first 2014 LEGO Ideas review, but while LEGO approved a Big Bang Theory and a birds set from the group, the Doctor Who concepts were left up in the air.

No longer, as LEGO announced today that Doctor Who and Companions will be making its way to store shelves later this year. No word yet on the composition and cast of the set — Clark gave the LEGO board several Doctors to choose from — but we'll almost definitely get an official LEGO TARDIS out of the deal, so everybody wins.

Along with a Doctor Who set from a gaming professional, LEGO Ideas also approved a WALL-E set created by one Angus MacLane while working for Pixar on that very film. Check out the video below for a look at the decision process and a tingle of excitement as LEGO Doctor Who becomes a real thing.


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    And next, the Lego Doctor Who videogame... Please???

      Looks like the rights steps are being taken.

      The BBC has obviously signed off on a set, hopefully all the parties can see the benefits of a Lego game.

      There would be so much potential in a Lego Doctor Who game due to the sheer number of characters and settings they can use.

        I would use the chestplate to Billy Piper in all of my custom minifigs.

    Hurry up and be in store, my money is waiting

    *Insert obligatory 'shut up and take my money meme' here*

    ...I'm gonna need a new set of pants. These ones are soiled.

    All I heard was Doctor Who and Lego. Take my money now!!!!!

    If there's a set with the 10th Doctor and Donna...don't know if I'll be able to not buy it.

      "You're not mating with me sunshine!"

        Seriously, that was what so great about her. There was no romantic interest with her and the Doctor, there was no romantic interest between her and someone else, it was just Donna, The doctor, and travelling to crazy places and times going on adventures. Doctor Who.

        These days we have the Clara Oswald and Relationships show. D:

          Well to be fair it was still a relationship, just different as it has been with all the companions.
          If we stick to the reboot you had love interests with Rose and Amy already, Martha was similar to Donna in that she wasn't attracted to him, Jack...in his own way.

            Martha was similar to Donna in that she wasn't attracted to him

            Are you kidding? She spent at least half of her time pining over the fact the Doctor wasn't interested in her.

              Ah you're right, she was the one with the crush when he was still pining after Rose. I forget her time the most, too short.
              (When I thought back I remember her being somewhat dismissive)

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          I can understand why people don't like Donna or the Donna episodes, but there's no denying that as a team they hit on something great. Personally Clara is my favourite companion but I wish they had of went in that direction again with her.

      Thanks for making me cry again.
      Donna!

    sweet jesus did you see all those star wars kits? Man, need to work for Lego!

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