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Which Cuusoo or Ideas set has made the best transition from the original?

dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,395
edited July 2014 in Collecting
I just got my Ghostbusters set and was thrilled that it was a better interpretation than the Delorian was. Between this and looking at some of the rather drastic changes being made to the Exo suit I was wondering what everyone else thought. Which of the Ideas (or Cuusoo sets do you think made the best transition from the original design? I'm going with Ghostbusters here. I like the original design but I think the actual set holds up equally well.
MrMaracaMan

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,677
    Hayabusa
    Drmnez
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,686
    It was very close but I would have to say the Exo-Suit.
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,038
    I would say that the DeLorean is the worst and the Ecto-1, the Exo-Suit, and the Curiosity Rover are the best (sorry can't choose the bestest amongst the three). I think this has a lot to with the passion, dedication and skill of the original creators of the model and their close involvement with the model coming to life and being on the same wavelength with the LEGO designer.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,677
    DeLorean definitely gets the worst vote from me too.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,921
    Well, it's not my favorite, but Minecraft. The original project was vague and didn't seem to present a single, clear idea what a Minecraft set might be like. The final Minecraft Micro World set had a clear visual identity, covered a wide range of Minecraft subject matter, and had a design that was left opportunities wide open for future official and fan-made expansions. I am not nearly as fond of the idea of minifigure-scale Minecraft sets as I am of the Micro Worlds, though I'm sure part of the goal with those is to create a part of the Minecraft theme that younger fans can more easily enjoy, whether building and playing with the sets or modifying them to create worlds of their own.

    But generally I think that all of them have been good, staying true to the spirit of the original models while making substantial improvements.
  • PerijovePerijove Member Posts: 114
    I'd say the Curiosity rover set did an exceptional job sticking to my original design. Aside from that, I was supremely satisfied with the Ecto-1 and I'm sure my experience will be the same for the Exo-Suit.
    dougtsCaptain_EyebrowLegoKip
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Perijove said:

    I'd say the Curiosity rover set did an exceptional job sticking to my original design. Aside from that, I was supremely satisfied with the Ecto-1 and I'm sure my experience will be the same for the Exo-Suit.

    '

    these are the two I would say as well.

  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, somewhere between Brickset Towers and Narnia . . . .Member Posts: 154
    Perijove said:

    I'd say the Curiosity rover set did an exceptional job sticking to my original design. Aside from that, I was supremely satisfied with the Ecto-1 and I'm sure my experience will be the same for the Exo-Suit.

    Same for me as well, the Mars Rover was fantastic and deserves a second production run and to actually get in the Brand Stores this time and Ecto-1 was a fun build and a great piece to display.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,395
    See I had no interest in the curiosity rover as it does not fit the themes I collect, but after looking at pics I can see what many of you are saying. Still like the Ecto-1 as my favorite. It was a fun build and while there were many changes it still looked like what you wanted it to look like. I like the Exosuit but I'm actually thrown off by it being so much larger....that use of the barrels on the arms is odd too. Still want to get it mind you.
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, somewhere between Brickset Towers and Narnia . . . .Member Posts: 154
    Curiosity was really rather wonderful, the suspension system is a work of art! I was recovering from surgery in the summer of 2012 and I downloaded the part list and instructions of the original Cuusoo submission model and built it with parts ordered from Bricklink so I have two versions (the original and the Cuusoo) of the model and both a very nice.

    I really do believe that a more reality based model like that deserved a bigger production run and wider availability, after all it was only available on line and not even in the brand stores. After all if it inspires just one child to pursue science as a career then it would be a job well done.
    PerijoveLegoKip
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,420
    Aanchir said:

    Well, it's not my favorite, but Minecraft. The original project was vague and didn't seem to present a single, clear idea what a Minecraft set might be like. The final Minecraft Micro World set had a clear visual identity, covered a wide range of Minecraft subject matter, and had a design that was left opportunities wide open for future official and fan-made expansions. I am not nearly as fond of the idea of minifigure-scale Minecraft sets as I am of the Micro Worlds, though I'm sure part of the goal with those is to create a part of the Minecraft theme that younger fans can more easily enjoy, whether building and playing with the sets or modifying them to create worlds of their own.

    But generally I think that all of them have been good, staying true to the spirit of the original models while making substantial improvements.


    Completely agree with this, despite not being a minecraft fan I thought these were such a massive improvement on the original project.

    While I haven't yet purchased the Ecto-1 I was a bit disappointed with the finished thing compared to the original project for a couple of reasons that aren't really the designers fault. The original project included the firehouse and Ecto-1. The decision to just do the Ecto-1 from this would have been fine, except the same review had another Ghostbusters project which was just the Ecto-1. I know that the one that passed review was the first to reach the review threshold but it didn't sit right with me that the project that was closer to the final model failed the review. Like I say it's a bit if a petty thing, and not really anything todo with the designers but more the problems of the Cuusoo/Ideas site overall that held a blemish when looking at the projects against the product.
  • PerijovePerijove Member Posts: 114

    After all if it inspires just one child to pursue science as a career then it would be a job well done.

    My thoughts exactly. Glad you enjoyed the set.

    Captain_Eyebrow
  • CHERUBboyCHERUBboy Member Posts: 98
    Exo Suit and Ghstbusters look great. I'd like to say they learned their lesson after the awful BTTF set,1 but this is the company that just brought out the weird looking Mini Cooper!
    SuperTramp
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,686
    edited July 2014
    I change my mind it's the Research Institute.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,677
    The research institute changed the form of the unique, original minifigure that had the long torso for a lab coat. Seeing as that set was originally about the minifigures and not the setting (that was only decided right near the end), that change is quite significant.
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