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Back to the Future & No Western Town

Postby Athos » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:46 pm

Cuusoo announcement:

http://legocuusoo.posterous.com/results-of-the-summer-lego-review

Super disappointed with the rejection of the western town. Especially since it was because of the Lone Ranger license. They should have at least modified it to fit the license and sold it as a Diagon Alley type set.

Not real into Back to the Future either, so will probably be skipping yet another Cuusoo set... :roll:

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Re: Back to the Future & No Western Town

Postby RichardAM » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:40 pm

Further confirmation of why Cuusoo is a service that promises more than it can really deliver.

Very disappointed about the rejection of the Western set too, but with the only approved idea worryingly being Back to the Future it shows again that LegoLuvzLicenses.
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Re: Back to the Future & No Western Town

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:04 pm

Too bad about the western town, but I think they really would have gone with it if they didn't have a licensed product coming out right now. Maybe they'll reconsider it in the future. On a tangent, the Lone Ranger sets look pretty good, so I'm excited about new Western offerings in general.

Delorean is pretty cool. I am surprised as this seems a little dead as a licensed property. Of course, it seems like I see those movies playing every time I flip through random channels late at night, so I guess kids today would be pretty familiar with the set.

Hmm, what's next? Ferris Bueler sets?

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Re: Back to the Future & No Western Town

Postby Mark of Falworth » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:44 am

Yep, I too, was very disappointed to see the Western town not getting through.

But I am really looking forward to the Lone ranger sets! :)
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Re: Back to the Future & No Western Town

Postby Medieval Guy » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:21 pm

It's too bad we won't get to see a modular western town. I think there was some real potential there.

On the Legend of Zelda sets, LEGO wrote
"Please note: If a project does not pass the LEGO Review please do not interpret that as an indication that we will not consider similar projects in the future."
How do you guys interpret that?
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Re: Back to the Future & No Western Town

Postby Azaghal » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:56 am

My response on hearing that Back to the Future made it: "YES! YES! YES!" :D (It's my favorite movie ever, pretty much, so - yeah. I'm excited. :spin: )
Medieval Guy wrote:On the Legend of Zelda sets, LEGO wrote
"Please note: If a project does not pass the LEGO Review please do not interpret that as an indication that we will not consider similar projects in the future."
How do you guys interpret that?

That it's not that a Legend of Zelda set is totally out of the question, but this particular vision would have been too expensive to make - I believe they talk about new minifigure molds specifically. So if someone wants to put together a less new-mold-intensive version . . .
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Re: Back to the Future & No Western Town

Postby OverLoad » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:23 pm

Azaghal wrote:
Medieval Guy wrote:On the Legend of Zelda sets, LEGO wrote
"Please note: If a project does not pass the LEGO Review please do not interpret that as an indication that we will not consider similar projects in the future."
How do you guys interpret that?

That it's not that a Legend of Zelda set is totally out of the question, but this particular vision would have been too expensive to make - I believe they talk about new minifigure molds specifically. So if someone wants to put together a less new-mold-intensive version . . .


There is another, less mold intensive project currently on CUUSOO. M1NGLES (the creator of the original project) has redirected attention towards that project.

Ragaru's new Legend of Zelda project: Seen here.
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Re: Back to the Future & No Western Town

Postby Kev » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:21 pm

Not surprised the Western town got rejected. It would have been too expensive a set/risk. They could have rejected Back to the Future if they wanted to due to a 'licensing problem,' but Lego likesit cause it will be cheap.
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Re: Back to the Future & No Western Town

Postby Athos » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:13 pm

Kev wrote:Lego likesit cause it will be cheap.


I wonder if that will be the Cuusso key. Keep the set size to a $30 - $50 range... So far that is what they have gone with and have rejected the larger options...

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