The Space Marines project on LEGO CUUSOO has garnered more than 10,000 supporters and will soon be reviewed by LEGO to see if the concept will be turned into a new set or a theme. The creators of the project have made numerous concept images and a promotional video as well, showcasing what a potential Space Marines theme or set might look like.
LEGO has previously tested the waters with a Space Marines style concept with its Collectible Minifigures Series 7 , the Galaxy Patrol figure (pictured above), which, in fact, the LEGO CUUSOO Space Marine armor are based upon. Currently, LEGO has two Science-Fiction inspired themes, Star Wars and the newly released Galaxy Squad. LEGO Space Marines has the possibility to carve out another niche in the LEGO lineup, which has grown increasingly diverse over the years, with themes such as Ninjago and the upcoming Legends of Chima, to licensed themes such as The Lord Of The Rings and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Space Marines, in recent years, have perhaps most been popularized by the popular video game franchise Halo and to a lesser extent the wargame, Warhammer 40,000. Halo has a line of construction sets produced by Mega Bloks while Games Workshop has been producing Warhammer 40K Space Marine miniatures (pictured above) for years. Since the Space Marines project is part of the review that began on December 3rd, it may be a few more months before the results are announced by LEGO.
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What apples are to the iPhone, the ubiquitous green robot is to devices running on the Android platform. With Android grabbing a 68% share of the smart phone market as of late, it is only natural that demand for a brick built Android robot has grown. In fact, it has grown so much so that a LEGO CUUSOO project aiming to put the lime green machine into production has gathered more than 5000 supporters in just one week! Featuring multiple points of articulation and a fair amount of detail, the project is well on its way to reach 10,000 supporters and garnering an official review from LEGO.
The concept for a The Legend of Zelda theme, not surprisingly, has gathered more than 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. The theme concept features a variety of new parts, such as weaponry, swords and shields as well as minifigures of the main characters from the game franchise, namely Link and Zelda. The project will be reviewed by LEGO in June as reviews are now only conducted quarterly. Licensing will likely be the biggest issue during the LEGO review as Nintendo would need to be on board with the idea for the production of such a theme to occur. In addition, it is not yet known if LEGO would be willing to release another fantasy theme alongside the new The Lord of the Rings lineup slated to come out this summer. Continue reading
Thanks to the support of fans of the science fiction TV Series Firefly and the former cast of the show, a model of the Serenity spaceship from the program may soon be becoming part of the LEGO lineup. The Serenity gained more than 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO and will likely be undergoing LEGO review soon to evaluate whether is it possible to put the model into production. The Firefly TV series aired briefly in the early 2000′s and was cancelled after garnering poor ratings. Since then, it has gained popularity and attracted a strong cult following allowing for the LEGO model based on the iconic spaceship from the show to gather so much support on LEGO CUUSOO.
Production of LEGO Minecraft Micro World has begun, according to a post by LEGO on their official Facebook page. The post showcases LEGO model designer, Steen Sig Andersen, holding up the first production copy of the CUUSOO backed set at the LEGO production facility in Denmark. The set will begin shipping this summer and can be pre-ordered at Jinx for $34.99.