Posted October 6, 2013 by Em Ramser in Products & Tech
 
 

Have You Ever Wanted to Create Your Own LEGO Set?

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Now you can and LEGO might make it!

How many of you have heard of Kickstarter? I know we talk about it pretty often here on Geeksmash, so I hope so! If you don’t know, then we’ll clue you in: Kickstarter is a crowd-funding site that lets users get their products off the ground by allowing people from all around the world to donate to them. Now there’s another site similar to Kickstarter growing in popularity, but it’s a little different.

First off, it doesn’t require you to donate money to support a project. Secondly, it supports a different kind of project: Lego sets. Yes, you read that right, I did say Lego sets. LEGO CUUSOO lets users submit their own ideas for Lego sets which other users then support, similar to how Kickstarter users donate to projects. If a project receives support from at least 10,000 people, it is submitted to the Quarterly LEGO Review. Here, a “LEGO jury” made up of designers, corporate and licensing counsels, and a handful others look of the projects and decide if they’re feasible. If they are, they get designed, created and you should be able to find them in stores within a few months.

There are a ton of projects on the site, everything from Avengers-based sets to ET. In fact, there’s even a motorcycle one. These projects will only find their ways on to shelves if people like you and me support them.

To help get a few of these sets to stores, I’ve picked out three that you should take a look at. If you like these and want to support them, all you have to do is create an account on LEGO CUUSOO (or just sign in with your Facebook or Twitter account) and click the big, green “Support” button.

First off there’s the “Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter”.

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“We have a very pose able brick-built Iron Knuckle, and a custom Link Minifigure. The Link Minifigure is not as high quality as I would like as the details are all hand painted rather than printed professionally and the head piece is made from sculpey and is not very smooth and prone to chipping, but you get the basic idea. For more detailed concepts on the Link Minifigure click on the link at the top of this page.

Also I have gather 6 pots that hold two red rupees two green rupees and two pink healing fairies. And of course the treasure chest at the end holding a key to another dungeon. What other dungeon you ask? well that depends on what kind of dungeon you want to build!”

-Creator WesTalbott

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“The micro-scale Tree Fort also comes complete with micro versions of your favourite characters from the show: Finn, Jake, BMO, Ice King, Princess Bubblegum and Marceline. The set also features three minifigures so that you can create your own full scale creations: Finn the human, Jake the dog and of course BMO!

The Tree Fort also comes with a revealable interior where you will find Finn and Jake’s bedroom and the main living room.

But why create only the Tree Fort in micro-scale Lego form? The Land of Ooo is filled with interesting locations just waiting to be given the Lego treatment. Although these extra models are not part of this Cuusoo submission, hopefully they will demonstrate the potential for an entire series of Adventure Time micro-scale models!”

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“The Muppets would make an excellent series for LEGO sets, and have potential for both young builders and Adult Fans Of LEGO. There are dozens of popular characters, but there are also vehicles, playsets, and scenes that would make great buildable LEGO sets. Like other Disney properties that LEGO has produced, including Toy Story, Cars, and Pirates of the Caribbean, there’s a built-in audience of fans young and old that would be able to enjoy the system.”

-Creator jedikermit

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So now that you know about them, make sure to tweet me @ChickadeePoems or leave a comment below if you guys find any awesome LEGO designs (or design your own)!

-By Em Ramser

Em Ramser

 
The world is filled with many strange things, and Emily enjoys finding out about them by writing. Her daily habits including writing, browsing webcomics, more writing, a cup of coffee, editing and Magic the Gathering tournaments (she runs a blue/black mill deck). Writing is her life (except for her Dr. Who breaks). She is currently pursuing a degree in English and Creative Writing at Salem College.