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BrickLink has officially announced that their Designer Program is set to return next year and be a permanent part of its future!

Series 1 will be very similar to last year’s Invitational period but with a few changes that support the new program and help it flourish. The main aspect remains untouched with the first 5 sets to reach 3,000 pre-orders will be chosen, with each set having up to 20,000 sets produced.

There is a countdown on the official Bricklink page that highlights when submissions will start. Check out the time line below of how the program is structured and what happens and when.

  • Create your designs (December 9, 2022 — February 2023) – Design your models in Studio. Follow the Submission Guidelines.
  • Open Submission (February 1 — 28, 2023) – Submit your models during a 4-week window to be considered before the deadline on February 28, 2023 at noon Pacific US time.
  • Crowd Support (March 7 — March 31, 2023) – We invite all BrickLink members to vote for their favorite submissions. This crowd vote weighs in alongside the BDP’s internal selection criteria and influences the designs chosen for crowdfunding.
  • Review (April — May 2023) – Our team checks every design for building experience, brand fit, and crowd favorites.
  • 5 Designs Announced (Late May 2023) – We’ll reveal the five Series 1 designs. Then we’ll collaborate with fan designers to prepare them for production.
  • Crowdfunding (February 2024) – BrickLink members may pre-order their favorite sets, with a limit of 2 of each set per household. All sets that receive over 3,000 pre-orders will be produced. Up to 20,000 of each set will be manufactured during a limited, one-time production run.
  • Production and Shipping (Summer/Fall 2024) – We produce the sets in the factory. Orders will be ready to ship approximately 6 months after pre-ordering. Actual dates and shipping times may vary.

Important Information about BDP Series 1

  • BDP Series 1 is accepting submissions between February 1 and February 28, 2023.
  • All submissions must follow the Submission Guidelines and use only parts from the BDP Series 1 Palette.
  • All are welcome to join our live webinar on December 14th at 8am Pacific / 5pm CET to learn about the Submission Guidelines. Can’t join live? We’ll make a video available after the session. You must register to attend at

What calling it “Series 1” says about the Program’s future

We’re committed to helping you realize your ideas through the BrickLink Designer Program. By calling this iteration Series 1, we’re indicating the BrickLink Designer Program has matured from the one-off 2021 Invitational into a program we can sustain over time. With this and each future Series, we’ll issue a fresh brief and Submission Guidelines. This way, the program can evolve as we learn from experience during each series.

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