LEGO CUUSOO is an official LEGO website, a product of a partnership with the Japanese website CUUSOO . On the site, people may submit ideas for new LEGO sets or parts. Other users may "support" the project. If 10,000 users support a given project, The LEGO Group (TLG) will review the project. If LEGO likes the idea then they will create their own version of the project using TLG design standards and then produce it as an official LEGO set or product. People 13 and older are allowed to comment and for the ability to create a project you must be 18 years or older. It is part of LEGO and was created on 2008. In 2011, excessive amount of traffic and activity started. Since then, they've released 4 products, recently which is the DeLorean Time Machine, and 3 other which were Shinkai 5000 (sold in Japan), the Hayabusa, and LEGO Minecraft.
The available products for them can be seen here:
The projects on CUUSOO can be found here:
- Product #004, Back to the Future(BTTF) - DeLorean Time Machine, by m.togami
- Product #003, LEGO Minecraft, by Mojang
- Product #002, 小惑星探査セット 小惑星探査機「はやぶさ」 あの感動をもういちど。 (Hayabusa), by daisuke
- Product #001, しんかい探検セット (Shinkai 6500), by at_guy
There are a lot of other truly devoted LEGO Fans who want to help make there dreams come true, and some other like Poptropica have came to make a project, and the wish came true. Here are some projects that have achieved 10,000 supporters that will wait for the review.
- Poptropica: Dr. Hare's Lair by PopCreators
- Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary by BrentWaller
- FTL:Faster than Light by CrashSanders
How does the LEGO Review work? Here's what CUUSOO said.
"The LEGO® Review is the next phase a project goes through after it has reached 10,000 supporters. The LEGO Review happens quarterly, so each project that reaches 10,000 during the previous quarter goes through the review at the same time.
The LEGO Review is the process within which the LEGO Group decides whether or not to produce a project based on pre-defined criteria related to brand values, licensing, business case, and model design. You can read these three articles for details about how the quarterly LEGO Review process works:
- Projects Reaching 10,000 Supporters Will Now Be Reviewed Quarterly
- The Quarterly LEGO Review: How does it work?
- Cheat Sheet: How to Pass the LEGO Review with Flying Colors
If a project passes the LEGO review it will then enter the Product Stage, and begin production to become a product. At that point, it could take 6-9 months for the product to be produced in the factory, shipped to distribution centers, and made available for purchase.
What is the current status of projects in review?
Projects in each quarterly review are considered in batches, so we announce the results for each project simultaneously. Timeframes for each review can vary, and we share the news for each review once the process is complete. "
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