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  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331


    Impossible? (Honestly, why do people throw around such absolutes around here?).
    ...
    There is no way in the world that a 99% complete model wasn't created, tested and fully evaluated by the Lego team well before it was announced as a winner.

    This made me smile on a crappy Monday morning!
    magri
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,523
    edited February 2014


    There's no way they hadn't already done this before it was announced as a winning model.


    (Honestly, why do people throw around such absolutes around here?).

    Why indeed?
    roxio
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,937
    Hey, I wrote 99%. 1% of 4 billion is 40 million. It's all relative right? It's impossible to be not wrong all the time in perpetuity forever.
  • fohzenfohzen Member Posts: 4
    Hello to the Brickset community!
    I recently submitted a project to the Lego Cuusoo program based on the Disney
    Frozen brand. Looking to gain votes and your support for this project and hoping
    to get to the finish line with 10,000 votes! It was built for my daughter and
    it just became an obsession from there. I've been a long time observer of
    this community and am happy to join. Looking for a warm welcome hopefully and
    thank you for your consideration and time in looking it over. It takes about
    3-4 minutes of your time to set up a Lego Cuusoo account and support the project.

    Cheers!


    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/58608

  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,157
    Looks canny. With the Disney Star Wars connection now in place, the Ice palace might be the new Sith/Imperial lair in Episode 7. :)
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,986
    While cool, Disney already has a brand new Princess line. Considering how well Frozen has done, I just can't fathom Lego and Disney are not already designing a Frozen set or two for that line or already designing an entire Frozen line already including this sort of castle.

    I thought it was a bit 'bizarre' that the initial wave did not include at least one Frozen set, although, I can see the advantage of waiting and putting out several sets or a line.
    dougts
  • fohzenfohzen Member Posts: 4
    edited February 2014
    Thank you for your interest and comments! I agree that Lego missed the boat so to speak on the first wave of Disney Princess sets. As far as I know, Frozen and it's characters are not yet included in that license but Elsa and Anna should be officially announced soon as official Disney Princesses! Lego approved my project for voting on the Cuusoo site so my hope is that even if they are currently obtaining the Frozen license, they at least look to my build as a guide on how to make it. I can't imagine the Ice Palace made with anything other than translucent bricks and pieces. It is made from ice after all. Again, thank you for your support and interest!
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,110
    They don't have to obtain the liscense, they already have it

    While your submission is very well done, I suspect there is zero chance this would be approved as a Cuusoo set. As mentioned above, it is a near certainty that the next wave of Princess sets will include something from Frozen

    While Cuusoo hasn't yet prohibited submissions for licenses they already have, I would be shocked if there is not an unwritten rule that they will not approve a project from one if those licenses
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,523
    Would they make a set with so many polycarbonate connections.
  • fohzenfohzen Member Posts: 4
    Thanks for your thoughts and interest!
  • fohzenfohzen Member Posts: 4
    Have had many requests for higher resolution photos of the project. Here they they are. Thanks!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • PilkotesaPilkotesa Member Posts: 1
    Hi All, Following on from the BTTF Delorean and the Ghostbusters Ecto 1 I was wondering what people thought about putting forward the idea of the A-Team van and figures as in the picture?
    If people think it would be viable could someone advise how we can put the idea to Lego Cuusoo?

    Thanks for your opinions
    Cosworth3d
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,523
    You'd need more than just a few minifigs. You'd probably need to design the A-team's van at least then upload the project to cuusoo, then get on A-team forums and get members to vote on cuusoo to show it is popular.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    I'd love to see famous vehicles...
    Herbie
    The Magicians corvette stingray
    The General Lee
    The Nanny and the Professor, Nanny's old car.
    The Italian Job
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    Supernaturals Chevy Impala

    Just to name a few. This would be an excellent collection. Just a dream.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,503
    I believe there is at least one current A-Team project on Cuusoo and probably others. I would buy a van in a heartbeat if it came to be.
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 972
    Not family-friendly enough?
    dougts
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 950
    I'd love to see a Wacky Races set with 3 cars and some track scenery (couple of trees, oil barrels, etc). I think there were 11 cars in the cartoon series but I think 3 would be fine in an official set - Dick Dastardly and Muttley in the Mean Machine, Penelope Pitstop in the Compact Pussycat and maybe Sergeant Blast in the Army Surplus Special.
    LostInTranslationscrumper1265pharmjod
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 972
    edited February 2014
    I hope they give the licensed sets a rest and do something more inventive. Like the Japanese Architecture series.

    But if we're doing licensed sets.... can I have Mysterious Cities Of Gold set with Golden Condor please?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,523
    ^ Great, I'm going to have the theme tune in my head all day now.
    legomatt
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 972
    Doo do do do do. La ah aaah.
  • iamterryiamterry Member Posts: 166
    The latest project guidelines update from cuusoo now allows Doctor Who themed projects. That could be interesting!
    https://legocuusoo.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/325064-license-conflicts-and-resolutions
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    iamterry said:

    The latest project guidelines update from cuusoo now allows Doctor Who themed projects. That could be interesting!
    https://legocuusoo.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/325064-license-conflicts-and-resolutions

    I fully expect a Tardis to be up within a day or two, with a well presented design making it to 10k votes fairly fast. The only question is which doctor ends up being produced.
    AanchirLostInTranslation
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,523
    The best one - Tom Baker. If BTTF and Ghostbusters are going to be selling well to kids of the 70s and 80s, go retro.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,998
    CCC said:

    The best one - Tom Baker. If BTTF and Ghostbusters are going to be selling well to kids of the 70s and 80s, go retro.

    Retro could work, but I think it'll likely be one of the newer doctors just because those will be more familiar to a global audience. My uncle has been a Whovian for decades, and back when he was a kid Doctor Who was pretty obscure here in the States. Nowadays, perhaps in part thanks to the Internet, a lot of the kids at my younger brother's school are familiar with the series in its current iteration.

    Unlike Doctor Who, most of the current notoriety of the BttF and Ghostbusters franchises comes from reruns and re-releases of the original movies, not from ongoing media projects.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,543
    ...Someday we will find the ci-i-ties of goooooooooold
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,110
    I'm a total child of the 80's, having spent the ages of 6 to 16 in that decade. That said, I'm completely done with 80's pop culture Cuusoo sets. Let's try something else please.
    FollowsClosely
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,116
    ^^
    The 80's was and still the best years of my life - ages of 13 to 23.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 1,996
    I'm pretty astonished to know more people have heard of The Mysterious Cities of Gold. I spent a fair amount of my young adulthood hoping that they'd release this series on DVD, and when they finally did, I was surprised at how well it held up (unlike Thundercats, Silverhawks, Teddy Ruxpin, etc., etc.).
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    Agree with @Aanchir. I think the retro thing is nice, but going with a modern doctor would dramatically expand the audience. I know many fans who are only vaguely award of Doctor Who from the pre-modern era. The show had a way more fringe fandom in the US before the current incarnation.
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 272
    I already had a TARDIS built, but never considered putting it on Cuusoo because of the obvious license conflict. After reading the recent update from Cuusoo I submitted the model. My project features the tenth Doctor.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,503
    The fact that they are openly promoting this possibility surely means as soon as a Dr project makes review it will pass.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,157

    I hope they give the licensed sets a rest and do something more inventive. Like the Japanese Architecture series.

    But if we're doing licensed sets.... can I have Mysterious Cities Of Gold set with Golden Condor please?

    What about Ulysses 31 - Great spaceship he had that split into a few pieces. Spaceship, Ulysses, the crew, maybe the mechanical Cyclops that got him wandering through Olympus in the first place. Great potential.

  • PoMoPinkPoMoPink UKMember Posts: 275
    7 to 17 for me in the 80s ... :)
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited February 2014
    I feel young around here :p although I was still born in the 70's.

    If we are going down the cult classics path, then I'll take Seinfeld's apartment (including cereal boxes) with Jerry, Kramer, George and Elaine Minifigures.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,523


    What about Ulysses 31

    I've only just got the theme tune to Cities of Gold out of my head, just to be replaced by Ulysses 31.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,523
    I'm actually not really that bothered about which Doctor is made. I want two things to come of out it - Cybermen and Daleks. Oh, and Davros obviously. It would be great if Daleks were made like minifigs, so you could put a minifig torso onto a dalek base for Davros.

    But it will lead to a dilemma. What will this now be called?

    image
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,659
    and now all those memories of Captain Herlock (known as Albator for me) and Grendizer (known as Goldorak for me) are all filling head...

    10 to 20 in the 80ies for me...
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,411
    I am happy with this shift with Dr who. I spent most of this winter designing a set of 16 figures, the image of which is posted on here somewhere, that I have on display at home and was a bit disapointed I couldn't throw them up on Cuusoo, now I can. Actually I just did and am waiting for the project to leave review. That said I see it as a bit of fun. I don't doubt that lego Dr Who is on the way with or without Cuusoo, but cussoo may just slow lego to gauge the pubic appetite.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,550

    ...to gauge the pubic appetite.

    ....

  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,998

    The fact that they are openly promoting this possibility surely means as soon as a Dr project makes review it will pass.

    Probably depends on the nature of the project. Some subjects are going to be more viable as a business case than others. Of course, chances are the first Doctor Who project to reach review will be something reasonably modest in scope — for instance, a minifigure-scale Tardis or Tardis console room, with one Doctor and his companions — and not something that would be absurdly pricy or require specialized or retired molds. So I'm definitely of the opinion that it won't be long before we see a viable project reach review!
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,937
    tamamahm said:

    While cool, Disney already has a brand new Princess line. Considering how well Frozen has done, I just can't fathom Lego and Disney are not already designing a Frozen set or two for that line or already designing an entire Frozen line already including this sort of castle.

    I thought it was a bit 'bizarre' that the initial wave did not include at least one Frozen set, although, I can see the advantage of waiting and putting out several sets or a line.

    I sure hope so. Either way I want my Lego Olaf and Sven.
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,110
    ^ Pointless waste of time. If LEGO is going to do that scene, they will just do it under their existing license, not as a Cuusoo set.
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 272
    This TARDIS on Cuusoo is my project:
    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/59178

    Please support it if like Doctor Who.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,998
    I'm still waiting for a really knock-your-socks-off Doctor Who project to appear on LEGO Cuusoo. This is the one that I like most of those currently there. It's nice, detailed, well-proportioned... but the roof doesn't look too great, and there's no interior. My favorite LEGO TARDIS is this one. It does rely on stickers/prints rather than doing more of the outside texture with bricks, but it's beautifully proportioned, has a charming interior console room and a mostly accurate exterior (ideally, you'd want one more panel on the doors), and the way it unfolds is brilliant. If that one were posted to LEGO Cuusoo, I'd support it in a heartbeat and get all my friends to do the same.
    BuriedinBricks
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,550
    Doing a TARDIS in mini-figure scale is in all likelihood impossible given the unrealistic proportions of the figures (ie, nearly as wide as they are tall). I've tried making one that's as close to scale with mini-figures while retaining as close to the approximate dimensions and had similar results to the one that Aanchir first mentioned though there are numerous aspects of that one which are completely wrong and is often the case with LDD models the brick-built result wouldn't hold up well.

    If mini-figures were left out of the equation a decent TARDIS made to a much larger scale would hold potential though. I haven't bothered with trying to make one though I once sketched out some ideas for one.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,523
    ^ It's the same problem with buildings and vehicles too. Minifigs are just too wide.

    Use minifigs and have buildings / things of the wrong proportions or forget minifigs and have something close to the correct proportions.

    I'd like to see at least one enemy in the set that makes it - either cybermen or daleks.

    For example - a smallish tardis (no interior necessary), one doctor and two daleks.

    I don't care too much for the interior of the tardis, simply because it cannot be done. Get the recognizable exterior right and forget the interior.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,550
    I designed this a few years ago for a friend. It's properly scaled for mini-figures but without doors or an interior. It would require eight stickers which I haven't yet designed (which is why he has yet to receive it).
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 272
    edited February 2014
    Nice basic shape for the TARDIS there prof, but the sides are a little too flat. Using stickers for so much detail on the sides is too much IMO when it could be done with Lego pieces.

    My TARDIS is the same width as yours, both the protruding base (an important detail) and the main box. I've been wracking by brain trying to find a way to make a functional door for it in the 3 stud wide area I have between the corners, which are 1x1 bricks.
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,411
    Still waiting for my Dr Who project to clear review . Hopefully up tomorrow. The thing is I see a lot, mine included, being similar. Not surprising given the characters are very well defined so there are only so many ways to represent them and the Tardis will appear in almost every offering and there are only so many ways to build a blue box. Just as long as one makes it to 10,000 that would be nice.
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