The LEGO Group has officially announced this morning that it will be producing a LEGO Doctor Who set later this year. The concept for a “Doctor Who” set came from the LEGO IDEAS website where fans can submit ideas for a set and vote for their favorite idea to be produced.
Submitted by fan Andrew Clark, the set received the 10,000 votes requisite for The LEGO Group to consider it for production, the set featured a range of Doctors, companions and monsters from across the show’s history. A licensing agreement between BBC Worldwide and The LEGO Group will see the new set available in all of The LEGO Group’s key markets before the end of the year.
Marcus Arthur, MD of BBC Worldwide UK said, “Both Doctor Who and LEGO enjoy a particularly close relationship with their fans and I can’t wait to see what LEGO produce.”
Emma Owen, UK spokesperson for LEGO Ideas added, “We’re extremely excited to announce that a Doctor Who and a WALL-E set will be released as our next LEGO Ideas fan based sets, congratulations to the designers Andrew Clark and Angus MacLane! After receiving over 10,000 votes from the online community and having gone through rigorous toy testing from our expert panel, these awesome sets are on track to be on shelves later this year. The final set designs, pricing and availability are being worked out as we speak, so watch this space for the final details!”
You can check out the initial concept for the set below and check back here for further details on the set as we learn them! Production on series 9 of “Doctor Who” is currently underway and will premiere this fall.
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