Five Of Our Favourite Submissions in Bricklink Designer Program Series 3
10th October 2023
The voting period for Series 3 of Bricklink’s Designer Program (BDP) has just opened, with Bricklink member’s having until 20 October 2023 to support their favourite submissions.
As with Series 1 and 2, the standard of submissions is very high and there are designs to interest everyone.
We’ve chosen five of our favourite designs that we’d like to see make it to production.
LEGO’s “good guy” pirate ships have always been a bit of let down, as they’ve always been undersized and under-armed. The only exception is the Imperial Flagship, which was released way back in 2010. Unsurprisingly, that set has shot up in value in recent years and is now unaffordable for the majority of us.
The Imperial Frigate Concordia is a 20-gun ship designed to take on the LEGO Pirates. It fills a significant hole in LEGO back catalogue of sets, which is why we’d like to see it make it to production. It also looks to be a fantastic build with a beautiful curved brick-built hull and realistic bow, bulkhead and figurehead.
Italian architecture is a thing of beauty and so is this modular design. The colours really pop out and the geometry is very pleasing. We particularly like how the staircase has been fitted between the two buildings. The interior is as packed with detail as the exterior and includes a rock and mineral shop, ice cream parlour, restaurant, and apartment.
Agricultural life has never been given enough attention by LEGO in our opinion. The few farming sets produced have been aimed at a younger age group and so lack the detail of an 18+ model. This design features a small farm house, barn, horse pen, tractor, silo tank, and various plants. Great attention has been given to making the build as realistic as possible and we think the overall result is very impressive.
Another underrepresented area is the industrial sector. LEGO is yet to give us a single factory set, yet they’re a key part of almost all cities.
While this set is not the most visually appealing, it does accurately capture the architectural style of industrial buildings and has a certain charm to it. The green and brown colour scheme works very well and the internal production line has some clever part usage. Like many submissions in Series 3, solar panels are included on the roof of the building.
Like usual, there are a large number of Castle-themed submissions in Series 3. There are some nice fortresses and medieval buildings to support, but our favourite is the Town Manor, as it would bring something new to LEGO Castle. The theme has never had a manor house set before, and this one looks particular ornate and imposing.
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