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Why has 21337 Table Football been scaled down?

Changes are sometimes needed between LEGO Ideas projects and the final products, although few examples are as dramatic as 21337 Table Football, which is significantly smaller than the original model by Donat.

Fortunately, LEGO gave a fairly comprehensive explanation for their decision to reduce the size of the creation so substantially during Fan Media Days last week.

This account of the development was given by LEGO Ideas Design Manager, Samuel Johnson, and model designer, Antica Bracanov:

Samuel: This is probably the most tested LEGO model of all time! We have been through some real highs and some very deep lows with the development, to the degree that we came close to cancelling it at times. The original submission was obviously eleven-a-side and we extensively tested different designs at that scale.

We never just take a submission from the website and put that into production. We always hope to give you even more than you voted for. In the case of table football, the game is not necessarily as relaxed as we might hope, so we built loads of eleven-a-side models and they were all utterly destroyed in testing! We found that cross axles, which were the obvious elements to create the control rods, were actually bending and even snapping at times.

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