Lego CUUSOO

Posted by: Murph

Lego CUUSOO - 04/30/12 11:11 AM

I haven't owned Lego since I was a kid but the fascination is still there whenever I see it. I got redirected to this via Wired at lunch today. Lego has a site where you can post new Lego concepts (you must build a demo to get it posted.) Users can then vote and if they hit a number (10,000 supporters maybe) Lego will build it as a production model.

I hit the link to get a look at this guys Firefly creation. A great job. It already looks like a production set but would have obviously been made from random set pieces.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 04/30/12 11:51 AM

Lego has some cool stuff out there now - Harry Potter, Star Wars, Toy Story, and, most recently, DC Superheroes (Batman and the gang).

It's amazing what fans can do. Thanks for the link, Murphshine!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 04/30/12 12:31 PM

I disagree.

I thought Lego was much cooler when you just got random pieces and made something of your own design...rather than a "kit" with instructions on how to make one thing in particular!

Hey you kids! Get off my lawn!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 04/30/12 12:35 PM

I fall between Mark and JP. I liked the sets (ie Legoland), but without the tie ins with other brands.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 04/30/12 01:16 PM

I prefer the Leg'os that come in stockings.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 04/30/12 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I disagree.

I thought Lego was much cooler when you just got random pieces and made something of your own design...rather than a "kit" with instructions on how to make one thing in particular!

Hey you kids! Get off my lawn!


I think both can work.
I'd be a sucker to buy and build ships from pop culture. However, it wouldn't be long before I took them apart and built my own creations. No law says you have to stick to the original design once you get all those cool custom pieces.

[Gets back on his lawn and moons him]
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 04/30/12 03:31 PM

Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I prefer the Leg'os that come in stockings.

It's good to love yourself.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 04/30/12 05:09 PM

As a kid, I had both. The set of just quasi-random pieces and a large book with tons of ideas of what you could build with it. I also had some typical spaceship ones.

After I build things from the books, they would get taken apart and I would put the pieces all into the same box and just build whatever from there.

My daughter on the other hand, who has been a crazed Harry Potter fan for a few years, has HUNDREDS of dollars worth of Harry Potter Legos. They are all assembled and being displayed on a shelf in her room. My fear is that if they ever came out with The Hunger Games Lego stuff, she would buy that stuff too.

Maybe the idea of just being creative and building stuff is why so many people I know who play any sort of "computer games" like Minecraft. You build entire worlds out of blocks. Sounded so lame until a buddy bought me a copy. Now I look forward to the time that I get to go online and dig sand, put it in the furnace to make glass blocks, turn glass blocks into panes of glass, and then continue constructing my massive glass tree-castle... But I digress...
Posted by: fredk

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 04/30/12 06:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
I fall between Mark and JP. I liked the sets (ie Legoland), but without the tie ins with other brands.

You like yelling "Hey you kids! Get off my lawn!", but think the new Lego is way cooler?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 04/30/12 07:10 PM

No, I like the stuff from when I was a kid. So. Get off my lawn, you damn kids.
Posted by: INANE

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 12:22 AM

Lego my Eggo!


Posted by: BobKay

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 09:28 AM

Way cool. Maple syrup doubling as bacon!!!!

They've come under a lot of heat for their new products, aimed specifically at girls, and themed in a very 1960's gender-relegated fashion---like kitchens and hair salons.

What thinkest thou 'bout such a thing?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 09:38 AM

I think it sucks. As a parent of a 3 y.o. girl, I'm appalled at the fact they're still shilling the same pink crap with the same old gender roles, except with more sex. Jeezus, let her be a kid! Let her choose what she wants, don't just force f*ing pink vacuum cleaners and kitchens on her. And no, making a lab coat pink with pink lab equipment doesn't f*ing count.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 09:40 AM

*takes off pink lab coat before going to work*
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 09:41 AM

Ken is stabbity this morning.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 09:45 AM

Ken, I think you're holding back your true feelings.

They claim that the sets "for girls" on the market are the result of several years of product testing with actual tiny female people--Danish ones. I thought all Scandanavian women were nymphos?

They shoulda made a massage parlor set, a lesbian school gymnasium set, and an evil restaurant chef/owner set. How's 'bout breakin' some financial career barriers with a Suse Orman doll?
Hmmmm, Lego goes voodoo?

I think most people with brains would agree with you, Ken.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 11:06 AM

So, the Lego Diaper Change set would also not be a good thing then Ken? 'Damn It, I hate returning things.'

Now what to get my niece then? I guess there is always the Lego Softball Set but then maybe I've swung the pendulum to far the other way?

How about a nice, politically correct, single, yellow block. She won't be able to build anything but it won't insult anyone either.

Just doing some pot stirring. Enjoy.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 11:12 AM

Hmmmm. I think I'll go and change my underwear.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 11:22 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I thought Lego was much cooler when you just got random pieces and made something of your own design...rather than a "kit" with instructions on how to make one thing in particular!


The big deals when I was a kid were the 8-pip blocks with the wheels that pushed into the ends and the rotary thing for helicopters.

Bren R.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 07:54 PM

Originally Posted By: BrenR
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I thought Lego was much cooler when you just got random pieces and made something of your own design...rather than a "kit" with instructions on how to make one thing in particular!


The big deals when I was a kid were the 8-pip blocks with the wheels that pushed into the ends and the rotary thing for helicopters.

Bren R.


They didn't have any of that stuff when I was a kid. What's a wheel?
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 07:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Murph

How about a nice, politically correct, single, yellow block. She won't be able to build anything but it won't insult anyone either.


You niece doesn't live in Communist China, does she?
Posted by: fredk

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/01/12 09:14 PM

Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Hmmmm. I think I'll go and change my underwear.

But, your cat told us pink suits you.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Lego CUUSOO - 05/02/12 09:39 AM

Originally Posted By: fredk
Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Hmmmm. I think I'll go and change my underwear.

But, your cat told us pink suits you.


Brian, in your new red living room, you would cut a mean jib decked out in pink. Who knows, someday pics of that combination could fetch the same prices as Mark's Golden Butt series.