Breaking news: Mars Curiosity Rover revealed

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NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

Images of the Cuusoo Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover, which will be available from January 1st, have just been revealed on the Cuusoo blog and Facebook page where there's also more information and an interview with the submitter.

Price in the US will be $30.

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By in United Kingdom,

That looks pretty cool! I might buy it, depending on price.

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By in United States,

295 pieces, probably £29.99/$29.99

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By in United Kingdom,

I like it! The suspension mechanism looks particularly interesting, and I am pleased to see that the designers have made only a very few changes.

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By in Germany,

Near-perfect copy of the original "idea", it seems.

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By in France,

NEED

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By in United States,

The blog says "available in the LEGO Shop online for $29.99 from January 1st, 2014"

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By in United States,

Woohoo! Indeed, very little was changed from my original design. Certainly the least modified CUUSOO set so far (perhaps that means I could be a good LEGO designer some day). The suspension is definitely a lot of fun to play with.

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By in France,

Very nice work indeed, and it's cool to have the original designer with us :) Thanks Stephen !

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By in United States,

Very nice! Can't wait!

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By in United States,

I like the fact that they included the rock to show off the suspension. I think it managed to look just as good as, maybe even better than, the original submission, something that has seemed rare for CUUSOO to pull off. Sky crane would have been cool, but I definitely understand leaving it out to keep cost down. Looks great!

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By in United States,

Yes, very nice work on the design. Can't wait to get this one.

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By in Canada,

Ooh, I like it! And the original design is mostly intact. I think I'll definitely get this.

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By in Germany,

Looks pretty sweet, and a much better representation of the original model than the DeLorean.

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By in United States,

Thank you red5, clearly I was in too much of a hurry to post this article and didn't read the blog fully :-)

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By in Denmark,

@perijoe Are you the designer of the cuusoo version?

Pretty cool job, sir! I would be very intrrested to hear/read your experience of the whole process from LEGO contacted you till you saw this image. How and how much interaction has there been between you. We have heard LEGO's version a few times, but never the cuusoo-designers version. :-)

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By in United States,

Awesome! I've been waiting for this since it's original debut on CUUSOO. Glad to see it will be available soon. It certainly looks true to the original. You must feel like a proud dad @Perijove !

p.s. .... and how can I get an autographed copy? ;-)

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By in United States,

@legogeek, I certainly do feel a little like a dad, so you can imagine how nervous while I was while waiting to see how the LEGO designers might modify my baby. In the end, they did an excellent job!

As for an autograph, I am a member of WAMALUG and regularly attend their meetings/displays. I also enjoy attending the annual Brickfair conventions in Virginia.

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By in United States,

Could use different wheels, but that will do :)

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By in United States,

@Perijove, Chances are I'll never make it out east, but if you're ever in So Cal (maybe visiting JPL? wink wink), I might be able to meet you for that autograph one day. Once again, congratulations!

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By in United States,

@legogeek, Thanks! It's possible. I used to live out there and and attend LUGOLA meetings. Also, I would never turn down an opportunity to visit JPL again.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll probally use it in a space scene in my upcoming movie :)

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By in France,

Very interesting... I want it !

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By in Indonesia,

I like it. I think the model is great, design-wise. Now, excuse the very bias opinion, but I'm just frankly not too interested in real-life Space. However, doing a resolution to focus on CUUSOO sets, I'm entitled to get this somewhen along the road...I'm genuinely excited about the Exo-Suit, though!

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By in United Kingdom,

Ooh, not bad!

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By in United States,

IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, it doesn't look like crap.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks Huw, and oh hec, just noticed this was posted here lol, well its now in the forum too ;-D

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By in United States,

This thing is amazing, and it seems like exactly the same concept model. Congrats, Perijove! I want it now!

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By in Australia,

Looks like an excellent set, congratulations Stephen!

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By in United States,

The first Cuusoo set I have had any desire to buy. Well done, looks great.

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By in United States,

I understand that Cuusoo sets are supposed to be small, but all I can think of is how great a larger Technic/Mindstorms version would be. Then it occurred to me what a great project that would be to design one my damn self! Thanks for the inspiration.

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By in South Africa,

Nice Looking set ,but I wont at get it at first it because of all The Lego Movie and Ninjago stuff I want.

EDIT: I forgot about all the over sets I want so I will be getting this really later on. :p

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By in United Kingdom,

I shall definitely be picking one of these up - it looks splendid.
An excellent design, Perijove, and congratulations on having your model selected.

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By in United States,

AWESOME and congrats!! Will be picking this up for sure!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Perijove - congratulations and excellent model!

I'll *definitely* be buying one of these. And like many others, I'll intend making an EV3 version too :-)

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By in United States,

Lovely design. Personally I think LEGO Cuusoo has had a much better track record for quality set designs than a lot of people give it credit for. But this one stands out from a lot of the others in that the original concept model was already exceptional on both a functional and an aesthetic level, so it's great to see that the designers were able to maintain that quality and even make further improvements!

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By in United States,

I quite like it, probably going to try and get it sometime next year.

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By in United States,

Can't wait to buy this set and put it on my desk at work. I work at JPL so this set is going to be a great addition to my collection.

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By in United States,

This will be my first LEGO Cuusoo set. Not only is it a perfect representation of the rover, but how fun will it be exploring our homes for life! :-) great set.

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