Female Minifigure Set Skyrocketing to Cuusoo's #1 spot
Alatariel's Female Minifigure Set has gone from 2240 support six days ago to 8434 support at the time of this posting, and it is still growing fast.
A variety of communities are spreading the word: Parents, Women interests groups, science buffs, and general fans of LEGO. This is also the most tweeted about project on Cuusoo (surprisingly enough "Piano" is the second most).
This project really showcases that you don't need IP to get people behind a project, just a really strong idea with a passionate audience.
It is impossible to see this project and not immediately compare it to Friends, but replacing Friends is not its stated point or goal. While Friends showcases a set of young ladies enjoying a variety of activities, these vignettes showcase women in a variety of professional environments.
This table really showcases how extreme the support for FMS has been over the last few days, relative to the other projects on Cuusoo.
If you like Alatariel's work make sure to check out her equally impressive Megaman project.
Hispabrick Representing on Cuusoo
Lluis, the man behind Hispabrick, has posted his own project on Cuusoo.
Racing cars in general and Fromula 1 specifically are a popular theme on Cuusoo and Lluis's Grand Prix Circuit - Pit Lane Marshal's post is certainly one of the more thought out MOCs, which makes sense since Lluis has first hand experience.
The implementation of a MILS base adds a lot to the MOC, and it would be very cool to see this implemented in a Cuusoo set. Based on how rarely LEGO integrates bases into their production sets though, I would be surprised if that aspect made it to a final product.
Good luck Lluis!
A Week of Cuusoo
It should be no surprise to anyone that my favorite new project from last week was Nick Royer's Hyperborea. Some other great projects include a mini Bireme (those Roman boats), a Esherish use of headlight elements, and an action posable symbiotic Spider-Man.