Road to OZ in final push for Fall Review

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To qualify for the Fall 2013 Review, a project must reach 10,000 by Midnight tonight GMT.

Currently, the Fall 2013 line-up is ATLAS, Female Minifigure Set, FTL, Poptropica , Ghostbusters (A), and Ghostbusters (B).

With only 150 votes to go, Road to OZ is taking it to the line to get into this review as well.

 

For the opportunist out there take note, part of the project is a raffle to win a series of brick-built Ozians. Based on the click and bolt nature of most Cuusoo supporters, your chances are likely pretty high for winning the MOCs. You do need to support and fill out the form though for a chance to win.

Update: Road to Oz reached 10k in time for the Fall 2013 Review.

28 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Woah, I literally saw this article come up!

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By in United States,

I see this being close but falling in to next review.

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By in Germany,

just voted

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By in Germany,

9955

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By in United Kingdom,

It is absolutely racing to the target now, only 40 to go at 19:56. With every refresh it is rising by 5 or 6 votes.

EDIT: It has reached 10,000! That was the fastest I have ever seen a project rise.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Brickset effect again, I wonder? :-)

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By in Netherlands,

Just voted. I might just have been the final vote!

Now there are two sets I would really like to see in a real LEGO box. This one and the female Minifigure set!

But it will probably be the ATLAS one.

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By in United States,

@Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored parts Still needs about 450 more, but I doubt it will be by tonight.

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By in United States,

They just passed 10,000

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By in United States,

There is one more making a last minute push:Macross at over 9,500 supporters

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By in United Kingdom,

^^^^Ooooo, I really hope it isn't the ATLAS project!! It's just a bit too geeky and it doesn't look pretty or interesting like the other science based Cuusoo sets do.
This project is really clever; if licensing allows I reckon Ghostbusters is nailed on; and I don't know anything about FLT or Poptropica but if they have anything like the fanbase of Minecraft the popularity of those sets might influence the decision. Is it a competition with one winner or might we get four sets from one review?

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By in United States,

If it does make it that would be a loaded review.

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By in United States,

It's made it,now let's see if the brickset effect will help out the Macross.

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By in United States,

huh, im not really interested in it, but im hoping that the 'micro shop series' passes the review (whenever the review is :P )

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By in United States,

I would like this set, i just want ghost busters more

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By in Germany,

@zips it's not a competition. There can be any number of winners.

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By in United Kingdom,

^Thought so, I reckon we'll get at least two from this one then. Thanks for clarifying. :)

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By in Australia,

Shame the current series of minifigs didn't come out earlier, as the Scarecrow figure would've been great, here.

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By in United States,

Here's hoping that in the near future we see a new CUUSOO set hit store shelves monthly!

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By in Ukraine,

@Schwallex,

Ah, did they announce that officially, that they will be willing to have more than one *immediate* winner per quarter?

I'm sure it will happen eventually, and I have a feeling this review will *have* to have multiple immediate winners!

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By in Germany,

@the_real_indy yes, they did state that officially, on various occasions actually. But look no further than the last review: Portals might still pass even though the Curiosity Rover already did.

Anything else would be stupid anyway. Anyone losing to a strong competitor would just resubmit their project in the hopes of getting into a weaker bracket the next time around. Rinse, repeat, again and again. It'd be a mess.

That being said, winners do go into a production queue of course. So if we get four winners this time, they won't be produced all at once, only eventually.

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By in Ukraine,

^Ah yes, I am talking about them actually **producing** two or more sets during a single quarter... So that we can have **more than just four** sets per year... Have they made any official announcement on that? Does anyone know?

It makes perfect sense for them to give themselves that option, and I am sure it is just a matter of time, especially since we have so many different winners with **distinctly different types of appeal** for different types of buyers.

Plus naturally, it would relax that feeling of a "Zero-Sum-Game", where people think I wanted this to get made and not that! =)

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By in United States,

@Arc Trooper Echo, I agree. If it makes it, it may be the first Cuusoo set I pick up!

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By in Germany,

@the_real_indy they won't release two or more Cuusoo sets during a single quarter simply so they don't eat up each other's sales, and don't gnaw too much collectively on the sales of regular sets. Besides, with all factories running at full capacity (or so they tell us) and Cuusoo still being the poor cousin at this stage, it always has to wait for a free production slot in the first place. Good luck trying to get half a dozen production slots in rapid succession, let alone at once.

http://blog.lego.cuusoo.com/2012/05/14/new-quarterly-lego-review-process/

"The remaining projects that pass Review will be placed in a queue where they will await an open production slot and may be chosen for production at a later date. The order in which they are produced is also dependent on strategy and the business case for each. As the LEGO Group alone takes on the cost of production and associated risk, we will choose LEGO CUUSOO sets for production at our discretion."

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By in United States,

prediction time:
ATLAS
Fails, marketability reasons, and lack of interesting features on the model

Female Minifigure Set
Fails, I think LEGO would just prefer to diversify minifigures via continuing to release them in "normal" sets, as they have been. anything female-exclusive is likely to be done in the Friends line as well. I don't think they want to start a precedent by getting involved in identity politics

FTL, Poptropica
2 more video games. do they both pass? both fail? one of each? I would guess FTL as a fail, but Poptropica passes - lots and lots of kids play that game.

Ghostbusters (A), and Ghostbusters (B).
let's assume they can get the license. Is this product as marketable as BTTF for example? Do they want to do another 30-year old movie tie-in? I say yes on both of those, leaving the HUGE question - which project gets the royalty or how do they split it?

Road to OZ
timeless movie classic, diverse and instantly recognizable mini-figure collection, compact and well designed vignette. Seems like a yes if they can get a license deal.

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By in Romania,

Hope you're right with that ATLAS thing.

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By in United States,

Does anyone know what model(s) the Minecraft project ran up against in its reveiw? Or was it the only one in its reveiw? Just wondering.

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By in United States,

Minecraft hit 10,000 before they had implemented the quarterly review system. At that point the thinking was each set would be evaluated individually after it hit 10,000. Shortly after that they announced the quarterly system, and the first review featured BttF, Modular western town, the Rifter, and Zelda

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