Cuusoo Winter Review Concludes, DeLorian didn't run OUTATIME

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The Cuusoo Winter Review will consist of these sets:

Sherlock, Macross VF-1 Valkyrie, Legend of Zelda (#3): Iron Knuckle Encounter, Japanese Old Style Architecture, The Adventure Time Project,

And BTTF - UCS DeLorean Time Machine came in with a mere 8 minutes to spare.

Thanks to all the Bricksetters who helped carry the DeLorean into the Winter review and thanks to everyone who has contributed to the discussion on Cuusoo. Cheers!

23 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

Hmm... I don't want this myself, as I think one DeLorean is enough, but I know other people want it so maybe I should vote so they won't have to wait months more just to get a decision on it...

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By in United Kingdom,

It has made it, just by the skin of its teeth!

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By in United States,

Just made it! Supporter 9994!

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By in Canada,

When I went to the page there were 9,998 supporters, I logged in to support it and it had already hit 10,000 :-)

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By in United States,

IMO, I don't think the UCS DeLorean is going to make it past the Review. They've already made one of the exact same model'; and since BTTF isn't a theme, more than one set of the same isn't going to cut it.

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By in United States,

Glad to see that I was able to help it make it. If they do produce this (easier since they know they can get the license) I will definitely get it. I was supporter 10,000 which is also pretty neat. :)

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By in United States,

Yikes, this looks like a difficult review

Sherlock - doesn't fit from a branding perspective for children's toys
Macross - will likely be caught in licensing hell
Zelda - Whatever killed it last time will probably again/new molds
Japanese Architecture - Didn't they already warn the creator that they were too big?
Adventure Time - Probably the likeliest, but the multiple sets is kind of confusing.
UCS DeLorean - They just released a DeLorean, not gonna happen.

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By in United States,

Kind of glad myself, I'd prefer less competition for the Bird project, whichever bird they pick, though I fear it would be judged too close to Creator animals. It's just nice to see a less technological and and unlicensed project get some attention.

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By in United Kingdom,

Out of interest, with all of these projects having big potential reasons to fail, do TLG have to produce something from each review, or can they all be turned down?

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By in United States,

"Zelda - Whatever killed it last time will probably again/new molds"

A.k.a. "It's Zelda"... sad that there likely won't be a Zelda project from Cuusoo (and probably won't be a theme for a very long time, if even at all).

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By in United States,

You could say that this project went at 88 miles per hour!

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By in United States,

1.21 jigawatts!!

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By in United States,

I would say the UCS DeLorean's chances depend on how the existing set is doing, which is an unknown for us mere consumers... but based on Amazon rankings, lack of discounting, etc, it seems to be doing great. The IP is a known quantity for them now, the skids are greased. In a batch full of problems (many of which CUUSOO created themselves by going all hardass on the rules), the BTTF set may be the least problematic.

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By in United States,

If the only problem with the Zelda projects were the new molds like Cuusoo explained when they rejected the first Zelda project, the project creator or even the Cuusoo team should figure out how to make it work. They could use the Garden Gnome hat mold or the Holiday Elf hat molds from the Collectible Minifigures series and just print the hair. If it is a licensing issue, no Zelda project will be approved until Nintendo agrees.

Other than that, there aren't really any others that will get approved as is.

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By in United States,

The chances of a second DeLorian are going to depend on how good sales were on the first one. They did, after all, make 2 more Minecraft sets after the first one was successful. If they're happy with the sales of the first BTTF set, then a second one becomes extremely possible. They already know they can get the license, after all.

Aside from that, the only one that looks at all likely to me is Adventure Time. Sherlock is just too adult - no kid appeal at all. Macross is largely the same - though based on a kid's show, how many people under 30 have any idea what it is? Zelda will be killed by licensing. Japanese architecture is just way too big - there's a slim chance they might produce something of the same general concept, but going to be seriously gutted if they do.

So that leaves BTTF, which depends on sales of the existing set, and Adventure Time, which depends on the ability to get the license.

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By in United States,

^ Adventure Time is extremely plausible, considering LEGO has made Ben 10, and the upcoming Mixels sets, plus both of LEGO's TV shows are on Cartoon Network.

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By in United States,

You really can't compare any cuusoo project to Minecraft, though. It was rocketed into production thanks to the company that created the game. It would be like if Nintendo officially endorsed a Zelda cuusoo project (which would probably be just as successful).

Just because the DeLorean sells well, it is nothing like Minecraft. The DeLorean would have to be constantly sold out to come close to being as successful as Minecraft. Plus, they made different Minecraft worlds, not the same one only bigger and more "realistic".

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By in United States,

I think the marketers assumption will be that UCS DeLorean can achieve X% of minifig scale DeLorean, due to cost and the narrower popularity of Technic in general ... plus Y% of Technic enthusiasts who would not purchase a BTTF set that was not Technic. Doing it as a limited edition would be possible... look how fast the recent one sold out; that would rope in even more of the collector/reseller demographic. I would say it is not impossible that the variables - sales of existing set, X and Y - are figures that make a set possible. I do not think replicating the success of minecraft (which, in terms of hard numbers, we can also only speculate about) is a requirement for a set to get made. UCS DeLorean, to me, is the clear frontrunner in this batch, and it will be that or nothing in all likelihood...

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By in United States,

I think the DeLorean may have jumped to the top of the most likely list. The smaller version is doing well. It might make a nice UCS type branch off. No complicated licensing. No mess no fuss. Ya never know.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's a nice model but like, er, they just made one of those. Does this idea really need to pass thru the clunking bureaucracy of the Cuusoo review system? Seems like a waste of time.

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By in Spain,

I hope it made it, as it's the only one of those above products that stands a chance currently, seeing the current tie in with the smaller model.

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By in United States,

Id really like to see the delorean get accepted!

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By in United States,

Id really like to see the delorean get accepted!

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