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LEGO CUUSOO Hayabusa now available!

The second-ever LEGO CUUSOO set, originally developed in Japan is now available at the Online LEGO Shop! It is really hard to find it on LEGO’s website, so here is the direct link: #21101 LEGO Hayabusa

And here is the official description of the LEGO Hayabusa: Build and display the first unmanned asteroid explorer! Recreate Hayabusa, a modern marvel, selected by LEGO CUUSOO members of Japan!

Create a detailed display version of the technology that changed scientific history! In a 2003 mission, this Japanese spacecraft went deep into space to successfully collect asteroid samples and return them safely to Earth – without a single person on board! Selected by more than 1,000 LEGO CUUSOO members from Japan as the most-demanded model, this build features cool solar panels, moving equipment, a satellite-dish and gold elements. Includes a display stand with name labels, minifigure and detailed history booklet.

  • Features minifigure, baseplate with display stand and name label
  • Details include rare solar panel design, satellite dish and gold elements
  • Recreate the first unmanned asteroid explorer!
  • Build the model that more than 1,000 LEGO CUUSOO members requested!

The LEGO CUUSOO Hayabusa has been requested by many LEGO-fans outside of Japan, but previously you were only able to get it for crazy prices on eBay. Now it is available at the LEGO Shop for only $49.99, so get it while you can. I’m also thinking this will be a great set to keep for re-sale as it is extremely rare and likely not many copies are made.

What do you think of the LEGO Hayabusa? Are you planning to get it? And how about its investment value? Are you planning to stash away a few for future return? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

If you would like to learn more about LEGO CUUSOO check these posts:

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  • CD's Lego Blog July 15, 2012, 11:40 AM

    That’s cool!

  • Shade Snake July 15, 2012, 12:55 PM

    That’s really cool

  • Quad July 15, 2012, 1:35 PM

    I’m surprised by the price of it. I usually figure around 10 cents a piece is a good deal when looking for sets but this set is listed as $49.99 when it only has 369 pieces. Now you always have to expect licensed sets like Star Wars or PotC or if the set has a lot of minifigures or new molds. But this? I hope the rest of the CuuSoo projects won’t be as overpriced as this.

    • admin July 15, 2012, 2:06 PM

      Quad, you make some very good points, and yes, if you are only looking at the price-per-piece, this set is more in line with the licensed sets.

      Remember though that this is an exclusive, so there are other factors involvolved. Compared to other LEGO sets very few CUUSOO models are made, and they are packed and boxed by hand, rather than machines – that has a price. In addition, the booklet with both this and the CUUSOO Minecraft project is really nice, including details on the history of the project as well as the inspiration for it.

      In otherwords CUUSOO projects are not meant to be part-out sets, or even regular sets. Nor is it really meant for little kids as a toy. They are more catering to older kids and collectors who are looking for something interesting and unique; somewhat similar to the LEGO Architecture sets, the LEGO Cube Dudes, or some other unique exclusives, where the parts may not be as unique, but LEGO puts a lot more effort into the presentation and the display aspect of the set.

      An other aspect of exclusive sets is their investment value. With such limited production they are bound to go up in price significantly if you are willing to hold on to them for a few years. 😉

      Of course this doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want CUUSOO sets to be cheaper, and I’m particularly looking forward for the Minecraft set to go on sale. It may or may not. So far I have heard they are selling like hotcakes and LEGO can hardly keep up. 🙄

  • Nrg Jay-mol July 15, 2012, 5:00 PM

    Eh it’s ok

  • legolotr (Nick) July 16, 2012, 9:35 AM

    Guys, the new preview for ninjago. https://web.telly.com/JUYSW?fromtwitvid=1 . I will also have this comment in the new post, so that more people will see it.

    • admin July 16, 2012, 10:33 AM

      Thanks, Nick. I guess this should be made into a post for our Ninjago fans. 😉

  • Chris of Yoda Archives August 8, 2012, 12:52 AM

    Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover on Cuusoo.
    He’s already posted instructions on rebrickable

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