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Or how about a UCS size space 1999 eagle :D
But ultimately, it's up to you on whether you think it's worth your time and effort or not. If YOU want an iconic UP house, I would recommend you get some bricks, start building it for yourself, keep tweaking it, and once your satisfied with it, you have a great model that you personally love and are invested in. At that point, snap some pics and throw it on Cuusoo. Whatever happens after that doesn't matter - you will already have won.
If that BTTF car is made at the scale in the pictures, I'm not going to be interested, that is a kids toy. Give me a thousand part version of it and I'm all over it.
That is just the reality of it...
I know Lego is mainly marketed at kids and always will be but a huge part of their sales are from AFOL, especially now that Lego are regularly producing large scale exclusive sets and im sure Lego know that aswell
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It might be stepping on TLG's current hospital theme territory, but I think by the time it reaches any significant vote count, they'll probably be back to focusing on Police and Fire sets :P
Had no idea those box ambulances even had a "type", shows what I know!!! :)
You have to wonder what the effect would be if every AFOL stopped purchasing Lego for a month to say hey Lego you're wrong on this.
I have personally witnessed, more times than I can now count, parents buying 10188 Death Star for their 10 year old... From what I've been told by multiple Lego store employees, including the manager, far more Death Stars are going to kids, than are going to adults.
It is a $400 dollhouse... but before you think that is insane...
This is cheap Chinese plastic that will be forgotten in a year or two, and it is $136...
A pair of Olivia's House or the modular Pet Shop is about the same price, but a much better quality toy that will last.
This is $300, will get played with for 1 summer, and probably not survive being stored over the winter in the garage. This is selling many units a day on Amazon right now.
How about a PowerWheels? This Jeep is $265, it also is very popular (more than one is driving around our neighborhood as I type this).
So $200-$400 for parents to spend on Lego for their kids is not crazy or out of line at all...
You may think spending $400 on a kids toy is just nuts, but that doesn't mean everyone else does.
I would agree that the "average" person does not do this, but there are enough people above the mean that can afford it to make a market.
Kids came in showed their parents what Jonny just got and the parents bought it.
I think that the Shaun of the Dead set could have been sold online only and would have been a worthy modular building, throw in the fact that it was Shaun of the Dead and it was even better in my opinion. That could have been an AFOL targeted set.
Then again maybe I am just the small side of the AFOL world. I am not in to the UCS Star Wars. I liked the movies, don't get me wrong but it is not my thing as far as adult Lego building would be concerned.
Speaking of Star Wars, Dark Bucket just passed 10,000 supporters...
Anyone want to place odds on what happens next with that set?
Also, I think the Death Star is a special case in a category all its own. What percentage of, say, IS or Town Hall sales are going to bratty kids who get whatever they want? I say tiny overall. Also, this doesn't count kids who use all or most of their own money to buy the sets. Anyway, sorry, back on topic.
The second issue if of course the price point. LEGO isn't going to want to put 20 minifigures in a bucket and sell them for $50 when they can continue to strategically place the same minifigures into a wide array of more expensive sets and make more money.
I think the battle packs are what we are going to continue to see to fill the "army building" role. they sell very well, and allow LEGO to hit a price point in the SW theme that they otherwise wouldn't be able to.
UCS Douglas DC-3 http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/17534
ALA-N: Astronautical Lunar Android 9 http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/10265
Futra CS Concept Car http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/8833
UCS Tron Light Cycle http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/15895
I also really like the idea and concept being suggested on the Futra CS, essentially a New Age Space theme. I would hoard all those nice carbon fiber printed pieces he used on the Concept Car.
But one of my faves right now on Cuusoo is getting zero attention.
I thought this was a perfect rendering of a classic mech. Just look at the shield alone, not to mention how accurate the shapes and lines are to the original source. This one makes the new Ninjago Samurai Mecha look like it was designed by a child.
On the star wars figure front it struck me that Lego has sold, or at least given away individual fingers for some time, most recently the TC-14 droid, so there must be something in the agreement that allows them to do just figures.
I'm no expert but my understanding is the licence issue is the conflict with Hasbro's licence, which would be an interesting compassion.
I don't think the idea will pass, but it might be a closer call than we all thing, financially Lucas and Lego will want this, maybe not on the scale proposed but similar packs as Lego do for other ranges, five figures, maybe ten sort of thing. Could be interesting and what Lego say will certainly be interesting on this one.
I was never in to Gundam, I watched Voltron a lot when I was like 5/6ish then lost interest in most Mech stuff.
Grew up on Voltron too, then went into Transformers, then to Robotech, then finally onto Gundam. Those were the great mechs of my time and its been nice to see a few renderings on Cuusoo of each. Seen a couple nice Optimus Primes, a Robotech Valkyrie in hybrid mode, Voltron fully assembled. But mechs don't seem to have a solid spot in the demographics for Lego, so not sure how a large (>1,000 pieces) one would do on the open market as a shelf set. Let alone one that is >3,000 pieces like the Gundam one I referenced. Hence the low <600 votes for this Cuusoo candidate I suppose?