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LEGO Ideas results are in!

CUUSOOThe Winter 2013 LEGO Ideas results are here and the winner is somewhat of a surprise! Proposed sets included Macross VF-1 Valkyrie, Legend of Zelda: Knuckle Encounter, Japanese Old Style Architecture, Adventure Time Project, UCS DeLorean, Sherlock and the winning project Female Minifigure Set!

The set has been renamed “Research Institute” and is due for release in August 2014.

Here is the video announcement…

Six new sets are up for consideration as part of the Fall 2014 review including Big Bang Theory and two seperate Doctor Who sets (A and B).

It will be interesting to see how this develops. With Doctor Who sets only recently being allowed back on CUUSOO/LEGO Ideas and of course it is not the first time two sets from the same license have gone head to head. The Fall 2013 review had two Ghostbusters sets up for consideration


Doctor Who LEGO a possibility?

Character Building may currently have the licence for Doctor Who construction sets but according to Metro.co.uk the possibility of the time travelling Doctor appearing in LEGO form may not be too far away!

Currently a CUUSOO project for Doctor Who is garnering momentum and according to Metro, LEGO have resolved a former “licensing conflict”.

“Sometimes we have to turn down project submissions that refer to specific brands or licensed properties.

We do this to avoid getting your hopes up for something we know we aren’t able to make. In these cases, we already know the LEGO Group can’t secure licensing rights to produce construction toys based on a particular brand or property, due to a conflicting interest with a third party.

If such a conflict goes away, we’ll then be able to accept projects based on a particular brand or license.”

Here is a look at the proposed CUUSOO set

Brett Waller’s Ghostbusters the next CUUSOO set

CUUSOOCongratulations to Brett Waller and his take on the Ghostbusters theme, one of two Ghostbusters sets under review, which has been proclaimed as the winner of the LEGO CUUSOO Fall 2013 Review Results.

This year sees the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbuster so it seems like the perfect time for LEGO to introduce the ECTO-1 and the Ghostbuster team into their ever growing line.

Pricing and release are to be advised.

LEGO are still looking in to the possibility of producing Altariels Female minifigure set and an announcement regarding that will happen in due course.

Here is the video announcement…

Assault on Wayne Manor CUUSOO project

Assault on Wayne ManorA new Batman project has appeared on CUUSOO and it looks pretty awesome!

Assault on Wayne Manor is a modular set which features a basement for the Batcave, two floors and roof. We are not quite sure how this would work with existing modular sets as none have basements, but the premise is pretty cool!

There are plenty of nice little features throughout the design click here to see the description provided by the creator DarthKy.

As cool a set as this is, it is unlikely it will ever pass the LEGO Review Board as LEGO currently have the licence to produce DC sets. Previous sets such as the fantastic Brent Waller Tumbler failed at the review stage for similar reasons.

Batmobile Tumbler fails in LEGO CUUSOO bid

LEGO CUUSOO TumblerOne of our favourite recent LEGO CUUSOO projects has failed in it’s bid to become an official LEGO set.

Brent Waller’s amazing minifigure scale Tumbler based on Batman‘s ride from The Dark Knight Trilogy has been turned down by the LEGO Review Board.

No official reason as to why the set has not been approved, just the generic response given to failed projects!

By gaining 10,000 supporters, a fan-submitted project moves from the Idea Stage to the Review Stage, where it earns the opportunity to be considered as a future LEGO set in a quarterly process called the “LEGO Review.” Gaining 10,000 Supporters is just the first step in this process.

Another much loved CUUSOO project that won’t be seeing the light of day is the Mini Shop Series. The Mini Shops featured a small Apple Store, McDonalds, SevenEleven and Starbucks!

Seven projects qualify fro CUUSOO review

Seven projects have hit the 10,000 votes required for the CUUSOO team to consider for future LEGO sets.

Female Minifigure Set by Altariel
ATLAS Mini Model – Education Outreach Project by SaMe
FTL – Faster Than Light by CrashSanders and GlenBricker
Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary by BrentWaller
Poptropica: Dr. Hare’s Lair by PopCreators
Ghostbusters by TeeKay
The Road to OZ by JeremiahKC

Some great potential sets among the selection. With the popularity of the Back To The Future set, the Ghostbusters sets is sure to be a success but we also like the Female Minifigure Set and The Road to Oz projects.

LEGO Jurassic Park removed from CUUSOO

Jurassic ParkThe much loved LEGO CUUSOO Jurassic Park project has been removed by the LEGO CUUSOO team.

The project had garnered a lot of support in recent weeks reaching nearly 6,500 votes. Unfortunately the license has been picked up by Hasbro who intend to make Kre-o sets for the much loved 90′s film.

Here is the official statement from CUUSOO:

First and foremost, congratulations on the well over 5,000 supporters for this project on LEGO® CUUSOO! You’ve created a beautiful 3D rendering of a Jurassic Park scene that could make a great LEGO set and have really rallied a community of fans behind it.
The bad news is, we’ve looked into the possibility of producing a set based on Jurassic Park, and since another company has the construction toy license for this IP, we can’t pursue this further as a potential LEGO set. We’re sorry to be the bearers of this disappointing news.
With any IP on LEGO CUUSOO is that there is the potential of a license conflict, either with an existing license or with a competitive licensor. Still, we think it’s better to be open and allow for possibilities, knowing there will be “no” answers along the way, than shut out the potential of IP-based products altogether. After all, just because this project isn’t a possibility doesn’t mean all IP projects wouldn’t be.
We’ve archived this project now since we know it isn’t feasible, and we’ll also archive Jurassic Park-based projects as they achieve 1,000 supporters. Your project will remain visible on LEGO CUUSOO, but in a status where it can no longer be supported or commented on. This way fans can still admire your creation.
Opening ourselves to new product suggestions invites popular ideas that don’t always work. We are grateful for the spirit behind projects like this Jurassic Park project and for the opportunity to be challenged. It keeps us sharp and looking toward the future of the LEGO brick. We hope to see more projects from you soon.

A round-up of LEGO Minions from around the web!

Evan Bacon, a 15 year old LEGO artist built a 24,000 brick LEGO Minion live during the Rooster Teeth convention in Texas.

Evan is not the first to have a go at building everyones favourite character from the Dispicable Me series, there are also a couple of CUUSOO projects click here and here to show your support in the meantime heres a look at a few others!

New images of LEGO CUUSOO Back To The Future set

New images have appeared of the fourth LEGO CUUSOO Back To The Future set which is due to be released later this week!

Consisting of 401 pieces and two minifigures – Marty McFly and Emmett “Doc” Brown the set is priced £34.99 and is available only at LEGO stores and the online LEGO store.

The Marty McFly minifigure looks improved on from the original CUUSOO proposed version, however the Doc Brown minifigure looks like he has Wolverine’s hair only in white! And I know there has been a recent debate over the expressions on minifigures faces but would the Doc’s face have been better with a scowl than a big happy face?

Nathan Sawaya miniature Yellow on CUUSOO

Nathan SawayaNathan Sawaya, the LEGO certified professional whose The Art of The Brick exhibit is currently showing in New York, has gotten involved in LEGO’s CUUSOO.

Nathan’s iconic Yellow sculpture has been re-created on a smaller scale and is rapidly gaining support!

To show your support for this project click here and vote!