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LEGO CUUSOO: The Wizard of Oz set

by admin on August 25, 2013

in Featured Creations

Today I would like to show you a really nice project on LEGO CUUSOO, based on The Wizard of Oz. As you probably know, CUUSOO is a platform where LEGO fans can submit ideas for future LEGO sets, and if they reach 10,000 votes from the public, LEGO will consider the set for production. The next deadline for reviewing eligible projects by the CUUSOO team is September 1st (so yeah, just a few days!), and this particular project is almost there, so if you like it as much as I do, please vote! 🙂

LEGO CUUSOO Wizard of Oz

The LEGO Wizard of Oz project was created by Jeremiah Boehr to coincide with the upcoming 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz movie. It was posted on LEGO CUUSOO a little over a month ago and it already has over 7,000 supporters. The set focuses on the Road to Oz, and recounts the story of Dorothy’s journey to see the Wizard – as she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and encounters the Wicked Witch of the West – and finally arrives at the Emerald City gates. Here is what Jeremiah says about his LEGO CUUSOO project:

“Growing up I watched the 1939 The Wizard of Oz, and enjoyed the timeless characters and magical story. Also, the memorable phrases like “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” and “There’s no place like home” are frequently applicable to my hometown of Kansas City, as the city sits on the border of Kansas and Missouri. My passion for LEGO and the city I live in have brought together an idea to bring the iconic film The Wizard Of Oz into the world of LEGO, realized by this product concept, on the eve of its 75th anniversary. The Road to Oz is a set designed to complement the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City’s The Wizard Of Oz display that includes Dorothy’s farm, her visit to Munchkinland, the Emerald City, and lastly the Wicked Witch’s castle. My goal with this design is to capture the iconic scenes and magical moments of the original film that fans of all ages could build and play with at home.”

The minifigures that would accompany the LEGO Wizard of Oz set are: the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy’s dog Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, Dorothy, and the Cowardly Lion.

LEGO CUUSOO Wizard of Oz Minifigures

In the first vignette of the LEGO Wizard of Oz set Dorothy meets the Scarecrow for the first time. After an encounter with the apple trees, Dorothy finds the Tin Man as well.

LEGO CUUSOO Wizard of Oz Details

In the second vignette of the LEGO Wizard of Oz set Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man run into the Wicked Witch of the West at the cabin. Watch out for the fire! Next they run into the Cowardly Lion who jumps out from his perch in the forest.

LEGO CUUSOO Wizard of Oz More Details

In the final vignette of the LEGO Wizard of Oz set the group arrives at the Emerald City gates, but not before falling asleep in the poppy field. Will the Wizard help them? All sections of the set can be attached together to create a long yellow brick road or side by side to create a wider road.

LEGO CUUSOO Wizard of Oz Emerald Gate

I believe this LEGO CUUSOO project has a great potential not just for achieving the required 10,000 votes, but also to become an actual LEGO set; it depicts scenes from a much-loved story to coincide with a milestone anniversary, it has play-features, a modular design, lovely minifigs, and it is not too large to be affordable. If you would like to help this LEGO CUUSOO project to make it before the fall deadline, you can vote here (if it doesn’t meat this deadline, there is no loss, you can still vote, and it will be reviewed at a later date): VOTE FOR LEGO WIZARD OF OZ

Vote for LEGO CUUSOO Wizard of Oz

What do you think? How you like the LEGO Wizard of Oz project? Did you vote for it? Would this be a set you would buy? How do you like the minifigures and scenes in the set? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section! Also, if you have any questions about the project, Jeremiah is happy to answer them. Just ask below. 😉

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

CraggerThePrinceOfChima August 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

I’ve actually just seen the movie! It looks pretty cool but I probably wouldn’t buy it since it doesn’t have a lot of action…

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admin August 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Cragger, yes, it doesn’t have as much action as say a set with spaceships would have, but The Wizard of Oz is something a lot of people grew up on. Just having the characters would sell these sets! And it is a nice display model with some play-features. I think it would be a hit. 😉

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Håkan August 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Classic movie! I read that on the initial release they had included a “jitterbug” scene featuring a lot of dancing, shaking life-size bugs. Alas, someone thought that the scene would make the film feel dated, so it was cut and is now considered lost. It’s a shame. I love lame puns like those.

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benny the padawan of the grand army August 25, 2013 at 10:15 AM

the dog and the apples are nice peices. im not a wizard of oz fan so i wont get it even if i vote. it looks at really good set for some peices that i think r rare

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Chi-bacca August 25, 2013 at 10:16 AM

That’s quite cool but I’ve never been a fan of The wizard of oz. I came across this yesterday but didn’t vote for that reason.
I hope space troopers gets to be the next set/s!!! It looks awesome and it should beat Purdue Pete (I don’t even though who that is!) 😀

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D.B. Bricks August 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Ditto, But I supported for the pieces!

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Chi-bacca August 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Yeah there is some cool pieces but even so I wouldn’t buy the set so I didn’t vote. Go space troopers!!!

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D.B. Bricks August 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

All those Tree pieces! <3

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Beardless Dwarf August 25, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Looks like a decent set. I’ve never seen the movie (that I can remember) so I probably wouldn’t buy it.

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Heather August 25, 2013 at 11:57 AM

We would totally buy this set! My 10 year old daughter would love the set!

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ninja of stealth August 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM

my grandma is a fan! (I think… I’m 90% sure) the LEGO cuusoo sets are pretty good. I got the back to the future set (my mom, sister and I are huge fans of those movies!) and no regrets on buying that set! definitely no regrets!

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Chi-bacca August 26, 2013 at 5:18 AM

Does anyone here have a cuusoo project? I’d be happy to follow it 😀

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admin August 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM

That’s a good question. Actually, all the projects I wrote about here so far are from our readers (linked at the end of the post). The creators contacted me personally to have their projects features. Please note that I don’t feature every project I get contacted about, only the ones that are well thought out and carefully designed. So yeah, if anyone else here who has a CUUSOO project going you are welcome to share! And if you have questions about how to get a CUUSOO project started we can discuss that as well. 🙂

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Shelby September 4, 2013 at 6:57 AM

Hello, this set is great! How many pieces are in it? There is a radio contest to answer this question in my city. If I win you get tickets to the local lego attraction. I really want to take my 9 year old twin brothers for their birthday, but cant afford it. Please help! 🙂 Thank you!

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admin September 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Shelby, are you sure they are asking about this set? Please note this is NOT an official LEGO set. It is just something a LEGO fan created and submitted for review. LEGO may make this into a set in the future if approved, but at this point the only person who would know how many pieces are used is the builder himself. And the only way to know that would be to ask him or to sneak into his house and count the pieces yourself. 😉

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