WALL-E is considered among the best of Pixar’s feature films. It also happens to feature one of the greatest characters to come out of the Emeryville-based studio. The titular character won the hearts of millions from the moment he started appearing in brief promos prior to the release of the film. He may not talk, but his penchant for making beeps and boops where you knew exactly what he was trying to say, along with the gorgeous visuals from Pixar that brought him to life, made him instantly relatable. With the film’s release a few years removed, new merchandise featuring the character is rare, but you can help make a new LEGO WALL-E set a reality. Find out how after the break!
Angus MacLane, a directing animator on the film, as well as the director of spinoff short BURN-E and recent non-feature projects Small Fry and Toy Story OF TERROR!, designed the LEGO set and uploaded it to LEGO Ideas, a site that allows individuals to create sets and potentially get them made by the company, depending on the response from the public. The WALL-E set was added to the site by MacLane late last year and has been slowly gathering support from the community. Many of you likely have already voted to bring the set to life, but if you haven’t, you may be asking what you need to do if you want to own it some day.
You do not pay anything. Actually, all you have to do is create an account with the site and answer a few questions about how much you think the set should cost and who you think would buy it. While some of you may be put off by creating another login for another site, it is a great filter for LEGO, as only those who are passionate enough will vote. See, a project requires 10,000 votes of support from the community before the legendary toy company will review it and weigh the possibility of making it real. If anyone could drop by and vote, too many projects would be up for review, and it would be difficult to gauge whether it would be successful.
Currently, the WALL-E LEGO set is hovering around 9,000 votes, with 278 days of voting left. The project has been gathering momentum in recent months and is close to the 10,000 mark it needs to move forward. If you would like to see it on your shelf one day (look at it – how could you not?), head over to LEGO Ideas and support it! After all, how many times do you have the chance to buy a toy that was completely designed by one of the people who originally helped bring the character to life?
Visit the set’s LEGO Ideas page and see more photos as well.