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LEGO CUUSOO Exo Suit coming in 2014!

by admin on October 27, 2013

in LEGO Exclusives

Very exciting news from LEGO CUUSOO; the results of the latest review period are in! As you probably know, LEGO CUUSOO is a platform where LEGO fans can submit their ideas for future LEGO products. If the submitted idea receives 10,000 public votes, it will be reviewed by LEGO based on their criteria and may be chosen for production. So let’s see the results of the latest review! 🙂

LEGO CUUSOO Logo

First of all, an interesting aspect of this review is that this time the CUUSOO team combined projects from three previous review periods; Winter 2012, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013. I believe this is the result of more and more projects making it to 10,000 votes as both LEGO fans and the public in general become aware of LEGO CUUSOO. This allows LEGO to have more models to evaluate and choose from, however it also means a lot stiffer competition between projects. In this review period the CUUSOO team looked at ten projects from the above mentioned review periods.

LEGO CUUSOO Potential Sets in Review

From the ten projects the CUUSOO team have chosen Peter Reid’s original LEGO Exo Suit concept. This is particularly noteworthy because this is the first LEGO CUUSOO model that is not based on a license (like the #21103 LEGO DeLorean) or on a real-world model (like the #21101 LEGO Hayabusa). The Exo Suit set is now in development, which means professional LEGO designers are creating the final version that will become the next LEGO CUUSOO set. Final design, pricing, and availability are still being determined, but will be revealed leading up to the set release in 2014.

LEGO CUUSOO Exo Suit

This is of course great news, as the LEGO Exo Suit is one awesome model. Congratulations to Peter for his achievement! I do believe this is going to be an excellent set, as LEGO is particularly good at designing robots and mechs. I can’t wait to see the final version!

All other LEGO CUUSOO projects in the Winter 2012, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013 periods (plus the Thinking with Portals! project from the Fall 2012 period) will unfortunately not be produced as LEGO sets. However there is still hope for the Land-Rover Defender 110 by Sheepo. The LEGO CUUSOO team is still considering it and haven’t yet made a decision. Perhaps it will be the next LEGO Creator exclusive? Also, as a reminder here are the projects that are pending for the next review period:

LEGO CUUSOO Next Review Projects

Just a bit of review on how LEGO projects are chosen (and in case you are interested to submit one): Once a project is submitted on LEGO CUUSOO, the first step is to gain 10,000 supporters who will vote for the project. Once achieved, a fan-submitted project moves from the Idea Stage to the Review Stage, where it earns the opportunity to be considered as a future LEGO set in a quarterly process called the “LEGO Review”. The “LEGO Review Board” composed of LEGO set designers, marketing and business representatives, and other relevant team members across the LEGO Group examines each qualified project. They evaluate concept models and determine if the concept meets LEGO’s high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product; including factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product, including those developed internally, goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards. All submitted and qualified projects get fully evaluated before LEGO makes a decision about their viability as a set.

LEGO CUUSOO Website

So, although it is sad that so many LEGO projects got rejected this time, we can be sure that LEGO is doing everything possible to choose a project that they believe would have the best potential on the market. If you would like to check out current project on LEGO CUUSOO and vote for your favorites, visit the LEGO CUUSOO website. And to see currently available sets that originated in LEGO CUUSOO visit the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop for 2013 LEGO Summer CUUSOO Set

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the LEGO Exo Suit set? Did you support any of the other projects mentioned here that didn’t make it through the review period? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

If you would like to learn more about CUUSOO and see other featured projects, check out the following related posts:

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

~EliteBrick~ October 27, 2013 at 10:10 AM

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bilbo Baggins of the Shire October 27, 2013 at 10:44 AM

going to the bengals game today!

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Chris of Yoda Archives October 28, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I was just across the river from the stadium a couple weeks ago.

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Chi-bacca October 27, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Awesome, such an epic mech that no wonder its gonna be made a LEGO project as it was featured in the LEGO book with all the history and sets and stuff in the MOC section! 😀
But it’s a shame they shoved them all together I was sure that space troopers was gonna win over Purdue Pete and space troopers were one of my faves 🙁

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Chi-bacca October 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

*was one of my faves

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admin October 28, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Yeah, I thought that as sad too. I really liked space troopers also. 🙁

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ninja of stealth October 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

I want to get this mech! only one word for this mech, AWESOME!

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Brick addict October 27, 2013 at 9:36 PM

i wanted a zelda set but this will be cool to cant wait

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Chris of Yoda Archives October 28, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I really like the Mech suit. I’m glad it is getting made into a set.
Space Troopers would have been a cool series.

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Ray Kremer October 29, 2013 at 10:05 AM

It’s too bad Lego doesn’t explain themselves on the sets they turn down. I suspect many of them are more due to licensing issues than the sets themselves being unsuitable. The mini ship group would need four licenses, and anything Legend of Zelda is unlikely since a different building toy company is already partnered with Nintendo (though just Mario at the moment). Of course, the Marvel and DC licenses have been with other building toy companies before, too, so that could change. Speaking of, odd that the Batmobile got turned down, but on the other hand the scale of that thing wouldn’t really fit with the other Batman/DC sets they do.

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admin October 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Ray, yeah, it would be helpful if they would share more details on why a project gets rejected, as we could all learn from it for future submissions. I guess maybe there are just too many variables. I’m pretty sure though that anything with current licenses will not go through as LEGO likely already have the model (or something similar) planned, or have already decided not to make a particular model.

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