Well this is cool. LEGO have not only released some images of their Research Institute set for the LEGO Ideas range but they had Alatariel (the designer of the concept for LEGO Ideas) present and review it.
As with all LEGO Ideas concepts it has undergone some adaptation from original presentation to actual execution, but it seems that Alatariel is pretty happy with how things have gone and it does seem to have stuck fairly closely to the original design. No word on the price yet though.
You can see more photos and read Alatariel's full review at her blog.