With Friends in Space, Builder42 showcases perfectly aspects of my favorite projects on Cuusoo, stepping outside the box and preconceived notions and does so in a very cool way.
Builder42 has done an amazing job customizing these figures, reimagining them in an more action driven sci-fi perspective with a real anime feel, of course the Macross inspired flightsuits and helmets add that effect.
When LEGO produces the VF-1 (fingers crossed), I might just have to commission Builder42 to make me one of these amazing figures.
Also make sure to check out Builder42's Calamity Jayne 2. The other reason I am bringing you this project today is to showcase the importance of tags.
I can't believe that both these projects would be lounging around in the SUB 100! range if people knew they existed and in Cuusoo, if you don't have the right tags, you are a blip on the radar and if you have NO tags, it's like you don't even exit.
Tags are what drive the web of interconnectivity on Cuusoo. If you have no tags, you are basically sitting outside the network.
Majestic Airship Voted Fan Favorite
With 39% of participants in favor, The Majestic Airship has been selected for special recognition within the community of FOLs.
This recognition comes in the form of the widget you see on the right sidebar which will serve to direct the attention of FOLs to this amazing MOC.
A Week of Cuusoo
My pick for this week is Invader Zim. That is probably a surprise to a lot of people who have been following my excitement over the new Jurassic Park set.
First off, really, take a look at the project, seriously it is a fantastic MOC. At this scale, the house might look just like a sketch but the team behind it has intentionally gone for a cartoon-like effect. The build is actually fully designed with fantastic play features.
The larger reason though is that it has been brought to my attention that Jurassic Park is licensed to Kreo for 2014, When a license is threatened in such a way, I find it difficult to overlook other strong projects without a known licensing conflict.
There is also an Amazing Lamborghini and even a Baba Yaba with Chicken Legged Hut that came out on Cuusoo this week.
The Road to Oz project has also implemented a tactic that I have been expecting to crop up. JeremiahKC will award one supporter/entrant a collection of brick build Wizard of Oz characters when the project reaches 10,000. I have looked into this a little bit before and there is sometimes some legally nebulous grounds to stand on so we will have to see how that turns out.
Additionally this week, I take a look at a new app called Mini Mi which allows you to create very attractive minifigs on the fly. This could be a very good tool for presenting figures as part of their Cuusoo projects.
There is also an interesting LEGO sorting table on Kickstarter, not for everyone but definitely for some people.