Cute LEGO on Cuusoo: Mini Animals by Car_mp

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I think that we can all agree that all LEGO has a certain "cuteness" factor.

The chibi nature of the minifigs is often even played up by the expressions that LEGO gives them, and the LEGO Star Wars films certainly pull on this.

Many Cuusoo projects embrace the cute and do it quite well, but none more so than Mini-Animals. These are like cuddly little teddy bears, except you know, being made out of sharp, hard plastic.

Car_mp does a great job with each of the presented builds, showcasing a variety of cute critters possibilities.

On top of that Car_mp uses a technique not often seen in official LEGO builds, creating a base frame with studs out in five orientations, similar in principle to the LEGO sphere technique. This does increase the complexity but, besides making it more interesting, it does allow for greater options in modeling the creature features (hah!).

 

Now, each LEGO Cuusoo project can only result in one set. In the case of this project, I assume LEGO would draw that line at one critter. If you like the idea of this project enough to support it generically, great but if you are specifically interested in one of the builds, I recommend you make that clear in a comment (on Cuusoo), and the supporter feedback.

Personally, I like the dragon, but I am really surprised there is not a bear.

 

A Week of Cuusoo

This week, my favorite project was the Beechcraft Super King Air 200. This craft is built with accuracy in mind, avoiding aircraft specific LEGO elements, while maintaining scale that is true to minifigs. It has been very popular with fans of the Douglas DC-3 project which is designed on similar principles.

There was also strong support for Leonardo's glider, Flórián Albert Stadium, and the Nebulon Void Fighter.

My review of these projects, a showcase of all the projects that came out in the last week and my opinion on how Cuusoo can change to allow AFOL-favorite projects to see the light of day, can be found here.

10 comments on this article

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By in Belgium,

Of the cute animals, I like the parrot best.

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By in Italy,

The chicken is the best :)

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Very amusing.

Those are fantastic! Even though the dragon looks like it's made of LEGO vegetables.

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By in United Kingdom,

Those animals are absolutely adorable, and I can see them being made if they make the magic 10,000 mark!

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By in Russian Federation,

I think it's possible to make a set of three birds - the chicken, the eagle and the parrot - they are fantastic!

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By in United States,

I'm a big fan of the parrot! The wings were very well done, as was everything in the set. This set also fits all of lego's guidelines for the review, so there's a good chance of it being made if it gets all of the necessary support.

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By in United Kingdom,

Loving these and supported. Great work @car_mp
This is a complete no brainer if it hits 10,000

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By in United Kingdom,

Hello @car_mp, I adore these, and would buy them all if they were in production, the hedgehog is excellent. You also have another supporter on cuusoo. Good luck

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By in United States,

Absolutely love the pig! Fantastic!

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