Ghostbusters About to Reach 10k for a Second Time.

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TeeKay's Ghostbusters is less than 200 support away from 10,000. With its current track record and the 10k sprint phenomenon, it would be quite unusual if it did not close up today, but given that it has until NEXT Monday to get those votes, we can definitely call this one as being in the review. (Macross is still taking its time though).

I always like to see some new phenomenon in a review period and this one is a doozy with Ghostbusters (30th Anniversary) already in the same review block.

BrentWaller and TeeKay have been quite cordial through the entire process with a series of exchanges in the comments on their projects. It is clear that they are both lead by a desire to see Ghostbusters with an official LEGO stamp on the box.

Granted it is not much, but this is one of the rare times in which we get to hear from a LEGO representative on the topic:

Tim Courtney (Community Manager for LEGO Cuusoo):

"This is a first for us - two very similar concepts based on an IP in one review batch. While we don't know what the outcome will be in the review, we're all really happy to see both of you (BrentWaller & Teekay) showing such a collaborative and cooperative spirit throughout the process. You (BrentWaller & Teekay) should be proud of your exemplary leadership in this creative community. Now, good luck on the home stretch, TeeKay!"

This comment can be found here on Teekay's project.

Update: It has made 10,000 supporters!

44 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I think LEGO would have trouble making Slimer.

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By in United States,

Oh sure, where are you going to find enough ectoplasm these days?

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By in United Kingdom,

Supported! Would buy this if it ever got made as a LEGO set (more than likely).

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By in United States,

^^ Ha!

As long as the licensing can be secured, I'd think Ghostbusters is a hands-down favorite to be selected for production. Having Ghostbusters reach 10,000 *twice* surely shows not just the strong fan support but also the market potential.

Slimer definitely would be a problem. Brent Waller's idea to use a Rotta the Hutt minifig is probably the best use of what's already out there, though I'm really hoping TLG will come up with something else. Maybe there's some way to brick-build one and use printing or stickers for the face?

Given that this is the most number of projects to reach review in a period, and most of them are very good, maybe TLG will decide to produce more than one for that quarter? I guess they have until mid-2014 to figure it out.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think lego could choose from a few cool options for slimer, one way to go might be the alien conquest style mini fig accessory that sat on a minifig head, that way slimer could actually slime a minifig. Alternatively, there are a lot of minifigs with more maleable castings, so that could be another way to go, perhaps supported on transparent bricks for a flying effect? If this goes into production, it has potential to be a really cool set.

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By in United Kingdom,

Would Rotta the Huttlet be a good slimer?

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By in United States,

Less than 100 away XD

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By in United States,

Rotta is a great MOC use of Slimer but I doubt Lego will be allowed to use it. I assume that some parts Lego make are licensed parts. Disney, one would image has some form of co-ownership of the Rotta mold and they are unlikely to share it with Ghostbusters.

That is likely one (of many) reasons the Zelda mold project was a non-starter. Not only was it a request for a whole bunch of new molds, but molds that Lego could not use whenever and however it liked.

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By in Belgium,

Ghostbusters is a prime target for a movie remake or reboot, the film remains popular and with improvements in special effects and 3D tech I think people would be interested in seeing something. There's also a lot more merchandising possibilities these days what with consoles and collectible toys being more popular than ever.

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By in United States,

If only the JP community was like this.....

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By in United Kingdom,

I think they'd just not include slimer. That seems the easiest thing to do.

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By in Ukraine,

A sure winner, and it seems clear that BrentWaller will be the one they choose, since:

1) He added a tiny touch of extra useful value by pointing out that Rotta the Huttlet could be used as Slimer,
2) He finished in far less total time, over three times faster I think,
2) Plus, in the end, he did finish first!

So objectively, it must go to Brent, on all three points, no?

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By in United States,

I do like BrentWallers Ecto better, but in the end I will be happy with whatever we get. (Hopefully)

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By in United States,

I supported it! now it is at 9,958!

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By in United Arab Emirates,

Need lego to make this, and the MARSHMELLOW man!

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By in United Kingdom,

10,000 supporters at 17:33 BST

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By in Ireland,

10,000

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By in Germany,

Since LEGO wouldn't leave the Ecto the way either one of them are - as seen with the delorean - it wouldn't seem quite fair to select one over the other, IMHO.

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By in Philippines,

I'll buy the set without the building, since it would be more expensive for us if it does have it.

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By in Denmark,

I wonder how many voted for both GB entries?

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By in Canada,

Could Slimer be a trans green baby Hutt? Then it's not just a renamed Rotta but an actual ghost. Not a bad compromise.

I'm still hoping for a translucent ghost minifig of Count Vigo.

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By in United States,

Lego would just make a new fig or model for slimer. Still I hope this is released!!!

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By in United States,

I voted for both because I felt TeeKay deserved credit for having the project up first but thought BrentWaller's had slightly better over-all presentation and build quality. Until now, in the instance of multiple projects with the same subject matter, I was reserving my support for the cream of the crop. After seeing how different the BTTF Delorean was from the original proposal, I realize that it's not always going to be a brick-for-brick recreation and agree witih GlenBricker that supporting _all_ examples of the same subject will send a stronger message that the project deserves a lot of consideration at the approval stage.

I'm glad to see them both in the final review and think it would only be fair for them to each receive the 2% profit.

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By in United Kingdom,

If TLG produced a mould for Rotta the Hutt what would be the problem with making a mould for Slimer? Is it just that a Cuusoo project won't have the same market as a normal licensed set? I wonder if the demand for the BttF DeLorean outstripping their projections will have made it more viable. I don't think there are any other new parts being proposed for these sets, so I'm hoping TLG will judge that it's worth making a new mould for Slimer.

@Lordmoral - I thought the JP projects were out of the question because Kre-O has the licence, so anyone who knows that wouldn't bother supporting it.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wouldn't there be a licensing issue with Lucas for using the Rotta the Hutt mold? They've produced similar figures before (The Krang, Alien Conquest et al) so they should be able to do a Slimer in trans green for a project like this with ease. I don't think any other new moulds are needed are they?

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By in United States,

I don't think a slimer type of fig is really necessary... As long as we get the Ecto-1 and all 4 figs, that is good enough for me... And of course all 4 figs can fit into the car.. ;)

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By in United States,

These Ghostbusters MOCs are fantastic! I don't care about which molds or characters we get - I'll be happy if we get anything at all out of all this hullabaloo. :-)

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By in United States,

Y'know, just because two separate GB projects reached 10K doesn't mean much more than if only one did. After all, I'm guessing that 90% of the supporters on both projects are the same.

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By in United States,

How did you link to Tim's comment?

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By in United States,

I could see a couple of sets released for GB. Having all 4 figures and maybe a Slimer in one set with "just" the Ecto-1?

Maybe 2 in a set with Ecto-1 and a firehouse set with the 2 others and possibly a Slimer. Since Slimer would require a new mold, he would be in the more expensive set. We didn't get all 4 turtles in one set?!

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By in United States,

^ That would be pretty cool if there were 2 sets, one for each designer that achieved the goal...

The Ecto-1 should come with Winston and Ray purely based off of this one iconic scene from the movie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jftOwxJWdRc

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By in United States,

If TLG decides to produce a GB set than it should select the best of the two entries based on the model build. I'm not buying this whole "cordial" thing between both builders. Sure, play nice online, but what it comes down to, there's got to be one winning model. I would hate to see a 50/50 selection. When did TeeKay's entry include the box art?

I agree with a previous poster that BrentWaller finished first and in a lot less time. Also, IMO his model and characters are much better looking. Plus, TeeKay's push over 10K resulted from sympathetic voters.

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By in United States,

I don't think it was sympathetic supporters, I think it was supporters trying to make a statement that they really wanted a Ghostbusters theme to happen, and these 2 were the ones that best demonstrated what the supporters wanted... There are similar Ghostbusters projects that have been on Cuusoo for well over a year that didn't gain anything...

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By in Australia,

we need more people to make the robotech/macross real, please support that as well

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By in United Kingdom,

^^^ @1265 "Sure, play nice online, but what it comes down to, there's got to be one winning model. I would hate to see a 50/50 selection. When did TeeKay's entry include the box art? "

There doesn't have to be one winning model only. Lego will adapt the designs anyway, so they could easily use features from both models. The winning design submits only a concept, rather than a detailed build. So either could win and lego could still come up with the same end model. Similarly both could win, and they come up with the same model.

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By in Taiwan,

> should select the best of the two entries based on the model build
If they're in two different time, the later one fails. But if not, I don't think it's that probelm.

Suppose that TLG don't have any license issues or rejection, maybe the feasible solution is ask the two to work together for an integrated idea. If we can have two GB sets at one time, I'd like to see two sets having different content and even including other characters like Janine.

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By in Portugal,

I would love one of the sets to be that HQ building featured in one of the projects presentation image. Probably not going to happen though :(

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By in United Kingdom,

It's great that the two designers can be suportive of each other.
It's a shame that some people commenting here seem to think it's their remit to drive a wedge between them.

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By in United States,

Well, I just found out that one of the members of my LUG helped create the first Minecraft set. He has a huge version built and he said that it was discussed to do that originally, but they ended up with a micro world to make it cheaper.

With that said, I don't see why they wouldn't incorporate both builders/designers to help with the end result. Of course, LEGO will have its own designers to work out everything, but they would allow the originators to collaborate.

But that's cool that both projects hit the mark. We can only hope that they secure the licensing and we get to see a cool set. I loved GB as a kid, so I'm definitely in for one (just like BTTF).

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By in United States,

@Sethro3

Yes, what happened with Minecraft is that there were two projects on CUUSOO proposing a Minecraft LEGO set/theme; and at least one of them was pretty popular. Mojang noticed the popularity of the projects and collaborated with the two project creators on a new project which was advertised on the Minecraft website. Thus the 10,000 supporters mark was easily achieved, and both of the collaborators got a reward.

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As for what LEGO decides about Ghostbusters, the easiest thing to do would just be to reject both of them. But that would be so upsetting to so many people that I don't think they'll do that. They have an opportunity to make money on this. I hope, rather than picking one creator over the other to have a set produced, they consult with both of them for ideas and they both get 1% of the net profit when the set comes out.

But we won't know for at least another year...

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm very hopeful for a GB set of some sort. Like the BTTF release, this is attracting a fair bit of attention outside of the FOL community (non-FOL friends have been sending me links on Facebook asking if I knew about it) which opens up a larger market and hopefully eases TLC concerns about licensing and new molds or prints being worth it.

Given previous Cuusoo releases I would suggest ECTO-1, the Ghostbusters themselves and Slimer would be the ideal contents of the set. I would certainly make it my first Cuusoo purchase!

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By in United Kingdom,

Rotta the Huttlet for a Slimer probably isn't out of the question. Twitch's head from Toy Story was reused for Galaxy Squad.

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