I've decided to remove my UCS Sebulba's podracer from the Cuusoo.
Yes, my model has very few votes. But it's fine. I expected it not to make it at all. No matter how well executed it is, it is way too big to make it. I just put it on the Cuusoo to have a confirmation of what I thought.
Now, I know how Cuusoo works. And I confess that I'm very disappointed (but not surprised at all).
I'm sorry if I sound harsh, but 90% of the MOCs presented on the Cuusoo are crap
The 2 models which already made it (Shinkai #001 and Hayabusa #002) are pretty crappy. How hell is it possible to offer something that ugly to the Lego fans ?
A kid with some skills can do something better.
If you think I'm too severe regarding the quality of the MOCs people present, let me explain.
The models presented on the Cuusoo aim at being real Lego sets.
So, maybe MOCers on the Cuusoo do their best, but it seems it is not enough...
The question people must answer is not :
- Do the MOCer is my friend ?
- Do I like the theme of that MOC ?
No, the question people must answer is : Would this MOC make a nice Lego set ?
In other words, people have to estimate the quality of the MOC (colors, design, build, details, size, feasibility, etc) and to compare this quality to the quality of a real Lego set.
I take 2 examples (I do not know the people who create these MOCs, and in advance, I'm sorry if I hurt them) :
These projects are pretty well supported. But hell, look how poorly designed it is compared to a Lego set ??!?
What would you say if Lego would design a Delorean like this in an official set ??
People would be outraged if TLG release an official of such a poor quality. :/
My point : Cuusoo was a nice idea. But it seems to be rather something created to promote the brand and not to offer nice fan models to the community.
Eventually, it turns out to be a way for many
people to flood with their crap. :/
Indeed, people become crazy when they think that one of their model can become an official set.
In the end, Cuusoo will be nothing more than another Brickshelf, given that :
- projects are not filtered (in order to remove the poor project)
- some people are too proud and are dreaming regarding the quality of their models.
PS : there are many MOCs worse than the 2 MOCs I selected.
Edited by Anio, 28 October 2011 - 01:24 AM.