Ghostbusters 30th anniversary set rapidly approaching 10k
With Back to the Future having made it into production, many see Ghostbusters as a shoe in as well. Ghostbusters in also one of the rare intellectual properties that has received a Staff Pick on Cuusoo. Not just one pick even, but a whole week of picks!
On top of that, is it just me or is there at least one Ecto-1 at every LEGO Con if not the entire station? It is obviously a favored subject of FOLs.
Update: unsurprisingly, overnight the project reached 10,000!
The 30 Year Anniversary project is the creation of BrentWaller, the creator of the Tumbler Project that also reached 10,000. This will make him the second Cuusoo creator to so, after MB Bricks. Before a barrage of comments about how unlikely it is that Cuusoo will make a set big enough to include the Station, I wish to add that BrentWaller himself has stated in the project comments that he does not think that it will be included in a final product.
As many of you know, this project shot up and surpassed a much earlier Ghostbusters project submitted by TeeKey. The real difference between the projects (given that the station is out of the question) is that Teekay has an Ecto-1 apparently scaled to hold the whole team and their equipment and a custom Slimer element, while BrentWaller has a more attractive but less roomy Ecto-1, Slimer based Rotta figure, and custom head piece for Peter.
Personally I was hoping that both projects would reach 10,000 in the same review period so we could see what LEGO Cuusoo would do with the situation. But then BrentWaller's really started picking up speed and it is very unlikely that TeeKay's project will reach 10,000 by the end of the month.
It is interesting to point out that the majority of votes for each project are not coming from the single users voting for both but from users voting for each singularly. My opinion is that in most cases this is less of a case of opinion and more one of timing, followed links, and the propensity for people to not investigate Cuusoo once they have voted. There are actually seven Ghostbuster minifigs with Ecto-1 projects on Cuusoo. So in many ways the Ghostbuster's have achieved well more than 10,000 votes already, a fact I imagine would be hard for the Cuusoo Review to overlook.
I am happy to see that TeeKay and BrentWaller have been very honorable in the comments regarding their situation. Here is an exchange between them on the site:
Congrats on surpassing my Ghostbusters project! You've earned it. Just between you and me, your models always did look better. Although I doubt build quality would drastically affect the final product, since a LEGO designer will rework your set, build quality definitely helped you get exposure and take the lead. Best of luck on your way to 10,000! At the end of the day, I just want to have my hands on a LEGO ECTO-1!
Thanks TeeKay, It's not over yet though! At this rate we BOTH might be in the same review, I daresay if that was the case LEGO would probably just consolidate our submissions into one so everybody wins :)
Having both our creations so high also shows how badly the community wants to see a Ghostbuster set become a reality.