21102 LEGO CUUSOO Minecraft
Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:43 PM
Name: LEGO Minecraft
Release: June 2012 (?)
Price: US $34.99
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:14 AM
Mojang annoucned today that it was collaborating with fans and the LEGO Group to make the Minecraft LEGO set a reality.
“Seeing LEGO Minecraft sets is also our dream, so we linked to one of the projects. It’s clear to us that there are many creative people with good ideas for this and we want to throw our own hat into the ring and start this project to bring the best LEGO Minecraft builders together,” said the developer. Mojang also pledged that the proceeds of the project would go to an as of yet unamed charity
Edited by dennistrane, 06 December 2011 - 01:32 PM.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:59 AM
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:34 PM
I searched before posting but nothing came up so I didn't think that there was a topic on this.
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:42 PM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:17 AM
Edited by Darth Hagrid, 10 December 2011 - 12:22 AM.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:39 AM
It took the project only 48 hours to gather votes from 10,000 fans of the project from around the world.
“We’re really excited to see the fantastic enthusiasm of the Minecraft community. This is what LEGO CUUSOO is all about, connecting people’s passion to the LEGO brick,” says Paal Smith-Meyer, Head of the LEGO New Business Group. “It is still too early to say whether a Minecraft play set will become a LEGO product as it still needs to go through a review and approval process to ensure it meets our usual LEGO standards, but it is certainly a lot closer.”
A go/no-go decision should be reached within the next few weeks. Assuming it is given a “go,” then development on any new sets will begin. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product, while packaging, instructions, and marketing are developed ready for a production run. This will take several months.
LEGO CUUSOO is an idea collection system that asks the Danish toy manufacturers’ consumers to submit and vote for their favourite ideas for new LEGO products. It can be found at http://lego.cuusoo.com . The site is currently in "open beta" and has been well received by fans and niche interest groups eager to see their ideas become official LEGO products.
CUUSOO, which means 'imagination' or sometimes ‘wish’ in Japanese, has been developed with CUUSOO SYSTEM, a subsidiary of Japan-based Elephant Design that has worked with open innovation and crowd sourcing for more than 10 years.
The LEGO Group has worked with CUUSOO since 2008 on a Japanese site that has attracted hundreds of ideas and seen thousands of votes cast by a 35,000-strong community. Now the time has come to test the concept internationally.
The first Japanese product, the Shinkai 6500 submersible, went on sale in Japan in February 2011. The next Japanese LEGO CUUSOO model will be the Hayabusa unmanned spacecraft launched in the first quarter of next year.
It took the Shinkai 6500, 420 days to reach 1,000 votes in Japan. Hayabusa took 57 days to 1,000. With the launch of the LEGO CUUSOO worldwide site the threshold was raised to 10,000 to reflect the larger audience.
On LEGO CUUSOO, ideas that are supported by enough votes will be examined by a LEGO jury that will check that the models meet LEGO standards of safety and playability and support the LEGO brand. Consumers who have their ideas chosen for production will earn 1% of the total net sales of the product.
In the case of the Minecraft project, Mojang and the collaborators have offered the 1% CUUSOO royalty to a charity of Mojang's choice.
Sounds like we could be getting a licensed supplementary set. Oh joy!
Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:45 AM
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:49 AM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:54 AM
Seems I completely misunderstood what it's going to be. LEGO video game similar to minecraft would have been awesome, not so sure about Minecraft turning into LEGO.
...would we get square-y minifigs too? :D
Edited by Nobleman, 08 December 2011 - 03:02 AM.
Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:10 AM
Personally I'm not that ecstatic, as I have never played Minecraft and possibilities for a set seem rather dull, except for a good variety of earthy coloured basic bricks (but probably not for a cheap price).
Also, expect to see a lot copycats trying to follow in Minecraft's footsteps. There are surely dozens and dozens of fandoms and communities that could quite easily amass 10,000 voters even with a half-baked model if the thing was organised by the big players instead of some solitary AFOLs.
Edited by Haltiamieli, 08 December 2011 - 03:10 AM.
Supporting in Cuusoo: trebuchet, big trees, medieval theatre wagon, blacksmith's house...
Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:20 AM
Or perhaps just have bulk piece sets with no 'official' models, with the intention that the set can be used to build anything you can possibly think of.
Perhaps these could be themed, so a set for each biome with appropriately coloured bricks, plus a couple of mob minifigures.
I will definitely be interested in seeing where this goes, especially since I am a fan of both LEGO and Minecraft.
I would also like to add that this is probably good publicity for Cuuso. It will mostly be in the Minecraft community, but I'm sure there are plenty of LEGO fans amongst them (like me)
Edited by Matt The Tuba Guy, 10 December 2011 - 12:37 AM.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:45 AM
I'm no big Minecraft guy, so are there any 'official' builds or anything? I can't them using player-made creations.
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:05 PM
I voted for it on cuusoo anyway, i`m interested what it would turn out like if they make it.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:26 PM
Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:29 PM
I don't get Minecraft's popularity but I love Lego.
So maybe they will find something for both audiences (Lego people and Minecraft people), either way I will be interested to see the outcome (and if there will be any new and awesome new pieces for me).
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