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LEGO CUUSOO project: LEGO animals

There is an interesting LEGO CUUSOO project I would like to bring to your attention; a whole range of LEGO animals still missing from the world of LEGO. Check them out below! 🙂

LEGO has been quite slow catching up with the ongoing requests of fans for more LEGO animals, although they have been doing better in the last couple of years. Here is a bit of recap on the history of LEGO animals:

The first LEGO animal was the horse – a perennial favorite in pretty much any LEGO theme. Then we got a few more (shark, parrot, monkey) with the LEGO Pirates sets of the late 80s. In the 90s some creepy-crawlies were added: the snake, the frog, the spider, and the scorpion. Oh, and also the cat – I guess to keep the aforementioned critters at bay. 🙄

In 2003 LEGO released an awesome LEGO elephant in two shades of gray, but only in two sets. (Those elephants are now highly coveted and going for enormous prices on the secondary market.) In 2004 the first dog, and starting in 2009 LEGO finally began to release the long requested farm-animals: cows, pigs, goats, and chickens. And also the lovely LEGO camel and ostrich in the Prince of Persia sets. And this year we got a bear! Oh my! 😀

Through the years there were also dinosaurs, dragons, and animals from the Star Wars Universe, but those are more specialized to specific themes.

Anyhow, LEGO is clearly starting to listen, however there are still lots of animals missing; especially in the wild animal group. How about populating your LEGO forests and plains with tigers, lions, deer, elk, moose, and kangaroos! This is where the LEGO CUUSOO Wild Encounters project comes in with a whole range of new LEGO animals!

Here is what LEGO CUUSOO project creator Wrinkledog says: “Thousands of different minifigs populate the world of LEGO, and it really is time for the animals catch up. My idea is to add animal family-units to help fill in the world of LEGO. All the packs I envision would have a male, a female, and some baby animals. Here I will share with you some of my ideas, but I could see this expanding to cover other animals from other parts of the world. Think of Africa or South America and you can start to see the possibilities open up. From LEGO Town to LEGO Castle and beyond, most LEGO themes could benefit from having more animals.”




You can see more animals in Wrinkledog’s flickr gallery, and also on the CUUSOO project page. If you like this project, please vote for it on CUUSOO as it will need to have 10,000 supporters for LEGO to consider production: VOTE FOR LEGO ANIMALS PROJECT HERE

I believe this CUUSOO project has great potential! It is also a welcome break from the constantly fighting, chasing, and jail-breaking scenes LEGO is so full of. I can imagine some beautiful forested LEGO scenes with these lovely creatures… ready to be chased by exuberant minifigs with great hunting skills… eh, never mind – so much for the peaceful forest. 😐

I would also love to see some other, smaller animals like fox and squirrel, and birds like ducks and eagles. What do you think? How do you like the LEGO animals CUUSOO project? And what kind of other animals would you like LEGO to make? Share your thoughts below! 😉

And to learn more about LEGO CUUSOO projects check here:

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  • THOSE ARE AWESOME (iv seen white tigers in real life before 😀 ) there AWESOME :mrgreen:

    • Cole's Girl June 19, 2012, 12:14 PM


  • nace10 June 19, 2012, 10:36 AM


  • gid617 June 19, 2012, 11:40 AM

    I like the idea of small animals – I think the minifigs need some pets. And a Zoo (or safari?) theme – not Duplo 😉 – would be nice 🙂

  • coz June 19, 2012, 1:02 PM

    hmmm, nice…

    And nothing on the preemire of Batman 2?

    like who is doing the voices?



  • nace10 June 19, 2012, 2:36 PM

    Admin, got any info on The Hobbit sets???

    • admin June 19, 2012, 8:13 PM

      Nace, the Hobbit movie and sets are still really far away. News will probably star to surface in November. 😉

      • legolotr June 20, 2012, 1:37 PM

        I know there is a hobbit game coming out. 394 pieces. I wonder if the Bilbo and dwarf microfigs will be smaller than normal ones (assuming they have them).

        • admin June 20, 2012, 4:14 PM

          Oh, nice! That should be a great game! Yeah, also curious if the hobbitsies will be smaller. 😉

          • legolotr June 20, 2012, 8:44 PM


            • admin June 20, 2012, 8:51 PM

              That would be interesting. I wonder how they would do that! 🙂

  • The Yellow Ninja June 19, 2012, 4:39 PM

    I used to have one of the elephants but I lost it and I wish I could find it.

    • admin June 19, 2012, 8:15 PM

      That’s sad. I hope you find it! 😕

      • The Yellow Ninja June 20, 2012, 1:54 PM

        I do to. it was in the lego adventurers set.

  • legolotr June 20, 2012, 1:38 PM

    I want a duck. I love ducks (because I can speak like Donald D.)

    • admin June 20, 2012, 4:14 PM

      LOL! Yeah ducks would be great! And swans too! 🙂

  • Jacob June 21, 2012, 1:20 PM

    I do want more LEGO animals, but these feel a little too realistic (but then again, they are just to give an idea what they would look like, I am sure that LEGO would make them more like their other animals if it gets accepted. Personally, I want to see more zoo sets than animal packs (but NOT duplo) maybe an aquarium, herpitarium display wall, a monkey house, a few cages exhibits for general larger animals, and an aviary, complete with zoo keepers and zoo visitors. Don’t get me wrong, I would like animal packs as well, but I think a zoo with some new animals would be great.

    • admin June 21, 2012, 1:37 PM

      Jacob, yes, whatever is submitted in CUUSOO is just a suggestion. LEGO does require you to include pictures of your idea as that helps everyone get the concept the creator has in mind. But it is ultimate up to LEGO to design them. 🙂

  • Wrinkledog June 26, 2012, 7:24 PM

    Howdy… I came across your blog today. I am the creator of the Cuusoo project Wild Encounters. I want to thank you for posting about my project. I really appreciate all the support. The designs I have on the project are just my own ideas on what Lego animals could look like. My main goal is to make Lego aware that there is a huge community of people in the world that would enjoy more Lego critters. I will be continually updating the project with new critter designs as my time allows. So be sure to check back. Thank you again! –Wrinkledog

    • admin June 26, 2012, 8:21 PM

      Nice to have you! Your project is wonderful and I hope it reaches 10,000 votes! 🙂

      • Wrinkledog July 19, 2012, 6:31 AM

        Thank you 🙂

  • Padawan Ahsoka Tano June 29, 2012, 3:57 PM

    Oh man I really would like to have that tiger family! Tigers are my favorite animals! And I agree, lego REALLY needs more animal figures! One of the reasons I got the Kingdoms Barn was because of the horse, goats, pig, and chickens. Come on, LEGO, we need an animal theme! (Along with a time travel theme, don’t you think?)

    • admin June 29, 2012, 5:18 PM

      Ahsoka, yeah, the barn is one of the nicest sets! Hopefully there will be more sets like that with more animals! 🙂

  • Tydroid Ninja of NINJAGONESS June 30, 2012, 9:06 PM

    Awesome idea!

    • Wrinkledog July 19, 2012, 6:32 AM


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