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CUUSOO Corner

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  • 11... I wonder how many people are waiting so they can be the 10,000th voter? :p
  • And we have 10k!
  • Achieved! Just watched it click over to 10,001. Guess an extra one snuck in there. Be interesting to see TLG's response regarding the potential licensing.
  • Good news, I really hope this gets made.
  • I think the Delorean has a great chance at getting made, will be interesting to see what they do with 2 (and possibly more) products at 10K at the same time. I doubt they will do the EVE and BTTF at the same time.
  • Wow, I hadn't actually looked at the Back to the Future set until now. It's a fugly little thing. I still doubt they're going to do it given the licensing but looking at it I can definitely say I'll pass on that one.
  • Anyone out there with the brick inventory and the time to do a 3000-5000 piece AT-AT that's roughly inline with minifig scale? That's the one Lego will take notice of. I wouldn't like to see much detail lost on the head or legs (maybe a little less complexity in the feet and body to drasticall reduce the piece count). Something like that would be massively more popular than the UCS SSD IMO, all OT SW fans love the AT-AT.
  • has anybody made a parts list for the delorean from bttf1?
  • ^^That would be Cavegods AT-AT

  • edited April 2012
    ^ No - his has more than 8,000 pieces.
  • Something tells me TLG is working on, or has plans to make, their own UCS AT-AT...so no go on the 8k piece model IMO.

    BTTF has a chance but I don't know if TLG is going to spend megabucks on a license for one small set. With the 30th Anniversary for BTTF coming up in 2015 and constant rumors of a film remake I think they might wait a few years and do a whole line.
  • edited April 2012
    ... stuff about license costs ...
    I think it's premature to dismiss the BttF set based on the expectation that the cost to acquire a license would be prohibitive; there are lots of reasons (other than cost) that could scupper a license, such as what existing licenses are in place for BttF toys (and their extent/exclusivity) and what plans they for the franchise in the next few years ... but on the other hand, licenses come in all sorts of shapes and sizes (and costs), and it might be fairly straightforward & relatively low cost for Lego to go with this. Frankly, none of us has the first clue, so let's just wait & see :-)
  • ^ No - his has more than 8,000 pieces.
    Opps thought @Monkeyhanger meant a UCS AT-AT rather than a detailed mini figure one.
  • If the author of the Shaun set really wants it made, he just needs to release the plans himself. He could either sell them, or give them away. The main figure is available already.

    If people wanted it, they could make it from their own collection or bricklink it.

    Lego (the company) is not needed.
  • @CCC unfortunately I don't think that is now possible. Doesn't part of submitting stuff on cuusoo involving handing over the rights to the idea. So even if it isn't chosen as a TLG project, the creator isn't then allowed to sell it elsewhere.
  • Andhe

    Once Lego turn it down they'd find it almost impossible to prevent the original poster to do whatever they want with the design. Not only would it probably have no legal standing the PR of going after a fan would be horrendous. The only time when they might bother would be if you took the design to a competitor brand and they took it on.
  • I think that's why a lot of MOCers have been put off submitting ideas. I'm no lawyer but the terms of service http://lego.cuusoo.com/terms do seem to imply signing your soul, sorry I mean MOC, and any potential profits to TLG.
  • There is an important line ...

    Although you are assigning the rights above, you may continue to share and promote your work on your own website, online profiles, and event displays.
  • What would be great is if Cuusoo ideas reached the 10k mark but got rejected, then the designer could optionally upload some instructions, or an LDD file, so that others could build it if they were able to source the parts themselves...

    I am amazed by the response to the DeLorean - the BTTF films were enjoyable but I had no idea they still had such a cult following! That said, the Cuusoo set is good because it's pretty original (aside from the obvious BTTF licence) and small so it could get a nice price point - will be interested to see what happens there.

    Not too sad about the WInchester - it was a nice model but actually the building isn't very inspiring if you take away the figures (clearly the people who owned the real place didn't think so either, it's now been demolished), and was definitely a highly priced, overly niched product - it was cool, but not suited to the desires of Cuusoo.

    Ultimately I'd like to only see non-licenced sets on there. It would surely simplify a few things for TLG, and I'd like to think that it would fire people's imagination there a little better rather than just seeing the same Star Wars things again and again (yes, Cavegod's AT-AT is brilliant, and hopefully I'll get to see it at one of the events in the UK sometime, but the practicalities of it being on Cuusoo have already been discussed in circles here).
  • Although you are assigning the rights above, you may continue to share and promote your work on your own website, online profiles, and event displays.

    Indeed, but I don't think that involves selling (instructions or kits). It just means that you don't have to take your MOC off flickr just because it's on Cuusoo.
  • I'm guessing those T and C's wouldn't stand up in court anyway especially for the projects that are turned down - particularly because you aren't being paid for your IP and LEGO aren't doing anything with it.
  • I also wonder what happens if you submit a lisence theme who gets the one percent you or the company. Like the minecraft sets the 1% went to the company not the builder.

    Im not to sure about the plans I always assumed it was everything. But that you can display your own one if you have built it.
  • Almost certain that the project author gets the 1% irrespective of a license, and its totally separate to the licence %age.

    The Minecraft project was different, as the cuusoo project was 'taken over' by the Minecraft creators themselves and they said they'd give the 1% to charity (I believe).
  • Ah okay that makes sense. Otherwise there would be no point in submiting and doing all the work.

  • I'm excited to see the BTTF set hit 10k as I have fond memories of that series. But all this talk of licensing fees makes me wonder about this set - wouldn't it be a double license as Lego not only has to secure the rights for Back to the Future but also for Deloren? Hopefully they can work it out.
  • Looks like a retweet by none other than Nathan Fillion on Twitter has sparked a run of support for Serenity on CUUSOO. It's gained around 2500 votes by my count over the past few days. I think it'll take a bit more publicity to get 10k but it seems to have the most momentum of any idea at the moment. Another licenced idea, but I do love Firefly and Serenity so I'm not complaining.

  • Hurrah for Nathan Fillion! Serenity for Cuusoo win! Bring back Firefly, horrendously underrated series!
    *goes off to vote for Serenity and calm down a bit before Afolcon*
  • ^ wow, you and 700 others in the past few hours, could this be the next one?
  • Nathan has been working with Simon Pegg recently, they seem to enjoy friendly rivalry based on tweets I've read... I imagine there'll be some victory dances if Firefly gets approved!
  • edited May 2012
    I don't know if anyone else will use this discussion, but I felt like I wanted to post a few decent projects on CUUSOO that are pretty good and should get to 10,000 supporters.

    The Legend of Zelda:
    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/6809

    Space Marines!:
    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/5127

    Firefly Serenity playset:
    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/12902

    Modular Western Town:
    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/1787

    Battle of Kashyyyk: (My project)
    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/11902

    Please post other projects that you should think should make it to 10,000 supports. (Also sad that the Winchester did not pass the LEGO review.) http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/7451

    [EDIT : Merged with existing "Cuusoo Corner" discussion thread]
  • Those projects are pretty cool, but don't you think they should go in this thread: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/4344/cuusoo-corner/p1 ?
  • Good idea.
  • nice i supported all of those. Here is mine that i made http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15562. It is my rough draft of Tony Stark' lab or Iron Man's lab. It might not look amazing but i think the idea of iron man's lab is awesome.
  • edited May 2012
    Hey guys, I would like it if you checked out my Doctor who cuusoo project and support if you like it.
    I'm doing plenty of minifig designs for it.

    LINK

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    [EDIT : merged with existing Cuusoo Corner thread]
  • Space Marines - isn't this just going to be the space patrol figure from CMF S7 but in red instead of blue? I guess less costly for Lego, but then you could build a theme around most of the CMF series characters.
  • @homelesshomie you may get your wish if we see IronMan3 sets (which I'm guessing we will).
    @deskp you've done some great designs, but I think 'Character' currently hold the licence to Dr Who building block sets (which is a shame).

    That Serenity/Firefly ship is hideously ugly (I quite enjoyed the film), but seems to have shot up in votes. Wild West is still slowly climbing though... :s
  • ^ I agree, it'd be nice if something that has merit in it's own right - rather than by association with something that has merit - wins for a change!
  • edited May 2012
    A friend just forwarded this link to me on facebook to 'Win Shaun of the Dead Lego'. Seems like a scam, should I/we inform @Yatkuu?
    http://cheezburger.com/6165018368?siteId=7
  • edited May 2012
    I am not sure if most of you on here know this. The Back to the Future set has a message on it from Lego stating there are now quarterly reviews instead of individual reviews for each set that reaches 10,000. The next quarterly review is in June. The Modular Western Town is just shy of 2,000 supporters. If the project doesn't reach its goal by that review then it would yet another 3 month wait to get reviewed in September.

    I know you guys have pushed for that one, hence the reason I am posting this change on Cuusoo, perhaps with that knowledge your site and EuroBricks can get it there before it misses the June review.

    [Merged by atkinsar]
  • You should.
    nice i supported all of those. Here is mine that i made http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15562. It is my rough draft of Tony Stark' lab or Iron Man's lab. It might not look amazing but i think the idea of iron man's lab is awesome.
    I think is a really good idea, but are those Megabloks?

  • Sorry it is.
  • edited May 2012
    What's the rush? If anything it stands a better chance of development if not up for review/production with a bunch of other sets. It's not like they're shutting Cuusoo down.
  • The Quarterly is coming up next month!
  • A friend just forwarded this link to me on facebook to 'Win Shaun of the Dead Lego'. Seems like a scam, should I/we inform @Yatkuu?
    http://cheezburger.com/6165018368?siteId=7
    I'd guess that the "win" in the tile is a win in the "Epic Win!" type of expression rather than in win as in a contest :)
  • I was just looking at the new Jabba's Palace picture and thinking "It's pretty good, but where's the Rancor?".

    Found it: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15138
  • Your right where is the Rancor?http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/11628
    I was just looking at the new Jabba's Palace picture and thinking "It's pretty good, but where's the Rancor?".

    Found it: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15138
  • It appears that the Legend of Zelda concept will be next to hit 10,000...maybe before the weekend. It's currently at 9,400+
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