Modular Western Town to hit 10,000 votes at Cuusoo in the next few hours

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We've (nearly) done it! As I write the Modular Western Town stands at 9950 votes at Cuusoo and is sure to reach 10,000 in the next few hours which will be quite an achievement given it's not based on a licensed property and has been promoted only within the AFOL community.

If you haven't supported the project yet, please do so now and do your bit to help it reach its goal!

Update: 22:00 GMT: We've done it! Well done everyone and thank you!

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By in Netherlands,

chances seem good for this one, they can't turn down everything! yeah!

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By in United States,

^ Yes, no license, no controversial content, it stands a good chance. However I think it's LEGO's intention is to do just one building to start with, so maybe once they've done that we'll all have to vote for another, and another...

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By in United States,

Let's see what excuse Lego comes up with this time to say no. Just kidding!

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By in United States,

I saw on Cuusoo, that Lego had asked the creator to pick one building and give more details on it.
Looks like they chose the saloon.

I for one am WAY excited for this. If they are done with the detail of the modular town piece, I would easily spend 150 on each of these

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By in United Kingdom,

Done (9961). :o)

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By in Canada,

YES! :D Finally a Model that I think will actually be made, well this and Back to the Future hopefully.

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By in United States,

Easily the most "support-worthy" creation on Cuusoo! Got my vote :)

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By in United States,

^ I would say that sales of the first one will be the driver of whether or not there are future buildings to add to the series, not having to Cuusoo vote each and every one.

Also, I hope LEGO keeps the open-back style of these rather than going full backs like the existing Modulars have. It's a nice touch along with the deeper buildings (longer sides), and full interiors that allow for diorama-style setups, and it creates a nice distinction between this series and the other Modular series. I like it.

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By in United States,

^^Agreed.
^Also Agreed about the backs

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By in United Kingdom,

9,971, very close indeed now!

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By in United States,

Only 25 left!

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By in United States,

Combine it with the BTTF Cuusoo set.

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By in New Zealand,

Only 18 votes left! Supporters stand at 9982!

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By in Netherlands,

17 left...

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By in United Kingdom,

It's clear to see the skill of the build and the fantastic detail, but I am on the fence about supporting it as I have a young daughter who loves Lego, and I am not that comfortable with the prominence of the gun store in this model. I know its for an AFOL audience, but guns (in a realistic sense) are not my thing at all, and anything that potentially gives them prominence in what is a toy is not for me.

I must say the UCS Sandcrawler the guy built is fantastic, and I will be supporting without question.

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By in Canada,

10 left...

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By in United Kingdom,

9...!

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By in Germany,

9 left...(voted earlier ago)

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By in Canada,

4....

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By in United Kingdom,

Great Friday night entertainment watching this count down! 9997 as I type - Go on - someone on Bricklist be number 10000 - Tell us who you are!

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By in United Kingdom,

We're there! 10,000 votes!

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By in United States,

Awesome...so glad it made it. I can't wait to buy the first set, with several more to come, hopefully.

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By in New Zealand,

WOO HOO! Good on ya MB BRICKS!

10,000 votes. oh yeah.

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By in United States,

I have a lot of hope that this passes. Would love a modular western town. I would even pre order it at full price!

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By in United States,

Yeah! CONGRATS!!!
Love the "Original" Theme!

Cheers!

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By in Germany,

MADE IT!!! :D

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By in United Kingdom,

Surely this is the 'Brickset effect' again? Cuusoo Corner goes live and the next day Modular Western Town hits 10,000! This is great, finally a non-licensed idea gets through. Not that licensed ones are bad or anything, I just prefer ones with a little more originality.

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By in Sweden,

Congratulations to the first non-license project on cuusoo to reach the goal.

It'll be intresting to see what this will lead to. And hopefully it'll sell too.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is fantastic news and I thought it would reach 10,000 by the weekend.

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By in United States,

Whether or not this set gets made (and how it gets made) will likely determine whether or not Cuusoo has a future.

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By in Belgium,

This isn't just a set, it's a series, the revival of the western theme! I'm ready to part with some serious cash for such a complete town... Crosses fingers hoping Lego will make this happen.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yippeeeeee! Now That's What I Call CUUSOO.

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By in France,

Je dis BRAVO ! ( et enfin ! ) (excuse my french but it's a fantastic news :)

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By in United States,

Survey: If you voted/supported it, what did you say you would pay? I said up to $200, coworker of mine said $250, did you say $150+ ?

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes! Best thing to come out of CUUSOO, I'm 99% sure it'll pass the review, I said £200 I think. But I think TLC said if they made it that it would come out a building at a time, hence the "Modular" theme idea.

P.S. I hope the car is made as well.

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By in Sweden,

While it'd certainly depend on the scope of the final product, this would definitely be the first CUUSOO project I'd be willing to buy. I'd love to see a saloon, with a bartender, a barmaid, a couple of bandits around a poker table and then a sheriff walking in the door. A classic saloon shoot-out sort of thing..

This could definitely turn into something really fantastic.

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By in Sweden,

@sloopsjohng: I'm pretty sure this will get a green light from the internal review. I think I remember reading a while back that one of Lego's designers had allready started looking into designs.

@VadimD: Lets not rush ahead of ourselves to much. Sure the suggestion is for a whole theme. But I think it's expecting to much to think we'll get a whole theme straight away. We'll get one set and then we'll have to see. If it does well it might result in a whole theme.

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By in United States,

Now THIS is what Cuusoo was made for! I really hope this passes review.

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By in United States,

Hooray! We did it!

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By in United States,

I love this one!!

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By in Canada,

Yes looking forward to a western model/theme

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By in United States,

YEAH YEAH I hope LEGO accepts this and actually revives the theme...

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By in United States,

I can't wait to see this as an actual lego set! The return of the western theme is long overdue, but it's worth all those years to see it in modular form. I hope this and Legend of Zelda will be made by Lego.

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By in United States,

Hopefully Lego doesn't make an excuse and say that this Model didn't pass the review due to excessive Root'n Toot'n...

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By in United States,

If they have all these Cuusoo projects achieving 10,000 votes, and they start making them, that could be a lot of shelf space... I wonder if most of them will be sold on line only, or maybe someday LEGO stores will have shelf space for all CUUSOO projects rather than just one here and one there...

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By in United States,

Woot!!!

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By in United States,

Even though I voted for it and think it's totally killer, I was secretly hoping it wouldn't win. I have too much freaking Lego as it is! I have one last hope. If it isn't a series but, rather, just a one-off set i won't feel obligated to get it. If it becomes a series I will have no choice but to jump in.

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By in Malaysia,

It'll be interesting to see what's the verdict for this one, since the AFOL community seems to like to bring this up as the 'perfect' example of what CUUSOO should have been and lament why isn't it getting the votes it deserved. Well, here we are. I admit it didn't appeal to me and still doesn't, and even now that it's finally got 10k votes I'm still not interested at all. I'd grab the DeLorean in a jiffy, but not this one.

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By in United States,

"excessive Root'n Toot'n"

ha!

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By in United States,

I think Root'n Toot'n would be a good name for this theme...

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By in United States,

^^^ Quite honestly I felt kind of the same way. At first it didn't appeal to me. Although I loved the old western theme and would love to see it return but when I first saw this set it was too big. I love the detail and the project in general, but I was just simply thinking of the shelf space a whole new line of modular buildings would take up. But now that it's made it to 10,000 votes I'll still buy it to support it, but I think it would have done better if it was a smaller set.

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By in Israel,

Woohoo! This will be awesome :)

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By in United States,

I fail to understand the optimism behind this project.
LEGO recently released a Western town set (7594) backed by a massive Hollywood franchise targeting its core demographic, and I see no indication that it did very well on the market, judging from indicators like Amazon rank and average price, ebay prices, etc.
Western films have been tanking at the box office for years. Other than 3:10 to Yuma, with two of the biggest and most surefire stars in Hollywood, and wide critical acclaim... and even that made only like $75 mil or something... peanuts in the age of Avatar.
And yet people think that LEGO will fall all over themselves to produce a hugely expensive standalone Western set of no interest to typical kids and with no marketing synergy?
It's a phenomenal MOC and the effort of AFOLs to rally for it is commendable, but I will be surprised if LEGO produces anything like it. There seems to be an assumption that because it doesn't violate the published content standards, it's golden. But how will it make money?
The Western tie-in to BTTF is a far more promising avenue to getting sets made in that thematic arena. In my opinion.

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By in United States,

I hate to say that I never cared for the current modulaters, but these I would care about. Hope they come out

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By in United States,

^^ Of course, modulars have never been for kids. They were a large and more intricate build for older fans. It's not that Lego doesn't like catering to a older age group, they just don't like doing it with sets that their key demographic would not be able to buy.
I think this has a very good chance of becoming a set, though I am concerned about the author picking the saloon as the building.

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By in United States,

^^^Also, please remember that 7594 had little to no intricacy, and was in every way a kids set, whereas this is a beautiful model with great detail that is really for AFOLs.

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By in United States,

@JD4M, I said I would pay $750. That was like two months ago though, and I thought it was going to be a series.

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By in United States,

I am a Technic Builder and I would most definitely buy this... Afterall, I didn't support it for nothing... ;)

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By in United States,

Now everyone can vote for Space marines!!!

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By in United States,

Now, sorry for being ignorant of this process.
But is LEGO going to approve this? If so I think it would be the first minifig model that would be approved, and Im doubting it, it seems like LEGO wants to keep this Cuusoo thing small. But I guess this display will test that :-)
It would be nice, but so far I have not see the first models be minifig scale.

My guess is there would break it into 2 sets if they were to build it, and it would probably be more around 200 than 150 with the way prices are going....
OR they will make it an official 'line' sell each set as its own for about 30-40 and then you have the option of sticking them together....
Otherwise I do not see a wide majority of people (excluding members of this forum, of course) of buying this for 400 dollars as a whole set....

I kinda chuckled at the Dark bucket.. considering the 'line' is that a minifig costs about 3 bucks (and I'm guessing with licensing a SW fig costs about 4-5 dollars) that they would need to sell the bucket for about 400-500 dollars, IF they also do not want to charge more of Vader of course.
Id love to see the UCS Sandcrawler made, but jeez is it going to be expensive

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By in United States,

This is a wonderful set with great potential. I like the open back concept....much like a doll house. With the open design it give what's been missing in Lego toy design....the imagination and creativity of an individual of storytelling and playability. I hope Lego creates a series of open back design of this Western theme.

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By in Sweden,

^^ The description sas that it's supposed to be released ad a series with one building per set. Just like the Modular Buildings series.

And it wouldn't suprise me the least if the first, and perhaps only, house to be released is the sheriffs office. I've seen that many wish for a saloon but I don't think we'll be getting one at all as at least drinking is on the no-go list. Im not sure but i think gambling was on it too...

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By in United States,

Open back concept: Yes!
Just one buildling: No!
$200 (USD) kit: Yes!
Part of the modular series: No!

As has been said, the chances are good for this one. I just hope they keep it as close to the original as possible--it's already so beautiful. Any variance would likely take away from it.

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By in Taiwan,

I think if this set doesn't get some sort of a green light from TLG it will be the last nail in Cuusoo's coffin.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone else pronounce it as 'ku so'. I do, and I always chuckle at what that means in Japanese.

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By in United States,

^Why? Why is Cuusoo in a coffin at all? It seems to be as lively as can be, with several projects in a row hitting the 10,000 vote mark.

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By in Norway,

Congratulation to the author in the first place. I hope this will be approved, because I would like to buy some products fromnthis line. Once more congratulations!

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By in Taiwan,

@ninjagoyo - I say its coffin is getting nailed because we've recently seen a number of great looking projects reach the 10K mark only to be shot down. I've read several Cuusoo threads and there seems to be a lot of frustration with the concept. TLG has perfectly valid reasons not to produce those sets. They can do whatever they want. But knowing those reasons, it seems a bit misleading that these projects were allowed to get as far as they did.

Don't dangle candy in front of children only to eventually tell them "I was never going to give that to you anyway." It's misleading and rather disingenuous. There should be a review way before the 10K mark where TLG steps in and says, "be advised this is a something we can/will not produce." Then perhaps work with the designer to make instructions available through Cuusoo. Because the only hope I still hold out for vast majority of works on Cuusoo is that it enables the designers of some of these fantastic projects to post instructions on how to build them. For example, I would love to build tbone_tbl's Serenity from Firefly. I can only hope he makes the instructions available and then it's on to Bricklink.

This western modular town lacks any of the getout clauses we've seen applied to recent successful Cuusoo models. So I think this will be the one that determines whether TLG is serious about the Cuusoo concept for turning excellent MOCs into real Lego sets, or if the Cuusoo concept is really just a bunch of kuso.

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By in United States,

I would be more happy with a few MMV size sets than a modular building size set.

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