Post by mrmolecule on May 22, 2012 20:58:03 GMT -5
The toys themselves, not any games. Besides, there are loads of high quality but unofficial LEGO-compatibles out there, stuff that LEGO wouldn't make anyway, like stuff from Citizen Brick, or Brickarms (military stuff).
Post by Shrikeswind on Jul 14, 2012 20:11:58 GMT -5
Disagree, Skunky. I've been pretty fond of most of the licensed Lego sets I've owned, and I've owned a fair number. Mostly Harry Potter and Star Wars, but still. As for Zelda? If this happens, my Christmas list is written right now.
LEGO has made earilier comments about the "Modular Western set", and they would like it just focused on one building for now, so don't expect a "town" (gonna update my previous post) or an entire western theme revival.
LEGO Licensed sets are a real mix of good and bad. On one hand it reduces imaganation and creativity a deisgner just creates a model from a movie or whatever.
While on the other it does, allow LEGO to make new pieces and designs such that can be used in other/future sets (the persian/middle eastern designs of The Prince of Persia LEGO looked quite nice and a lot of pieces have been reused in future sets). Also licensed sets are quite profittable, Star Wars LEGO pretty much saved the company and keeps constanlty selling, (people want them if they keep buying them right?) which in a way allows them to keep making more original LEGO themes.
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2012 15:37:05 GMT -5 by Da Robot
The only model that passed review was the Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine. Even better is that 1% of the royalty will be going to the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine by m.togami* and Sakuretsu After analyzing the supporters of the Back to the Future project, we learned that this product has a broad, worldwide appeal. The model presented in this project is built very closely to the LEGO Group’s design standards and has therefore provided a strong base to design the final product. It has a high play value and it fits well with supporters’ price expectations.
For these reasons, the Back to the Future project has passed the LEGO Review, and has been selected for production as the next LEGO CUUSOO set. The final product, pricing, and release dates are still being determined.
EVE Online Ships – Rifter by czar The supporters we received for the EVE Online Ships – Rifter project allowed us to examine the feasibility of another gaming-related product. However the Rifter presented a more challenging business case when considered alongside other potential products in this Review period. Therefore, the LEGO Review Board has decided that this project does not meet the requirements for the business case.
Modular Western Town by mb_bricks The Modular Western Town project conflicts with an ongoing project* at the LEGO Group. As a result, the project does not meet the business case requirements and has not passed the LEGO Review.
The Legend of Zelda by MINGLES The Legend of Zelda project shows broad support among gaming enthusiasts . This project has provided great inspiration and concept work for what could be a very nice product.
However, multiple new element moulds would be required to create the minifigures for such a product, and the expense of these moulds means that the Legend of Zelda project does not pass the LEGO Review on the basis of the business case.
Please note: If a project does not pass the LEGO Review please do not interpret that as an indication that we will not consider similar projects in the future.
* Most likely the Lone Ranger theme.
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2012 16:23:11 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Post by Dances in Undergarments on Dec 20, 2012 21:29:58 GMT -5
I'm glad Lego Zelda didn't make it - not because I'm against the idea, I'd be all for it, particularly if Nintendo took Mario with it, back off KNex or Mechano or whatever other knockoff it is and to LEGO, but there was nothing to the submission. It was just "oh yeah Lego Zelda would be cool probably" from the creator and a bunch of fanboys, and really seems to go against the idea of Cuusoo.
The Modular Western getting shot down is super disappointing, though. I get that LEGO need to act in a way that won't hurt their other properties (I fully expect the 'space Marines' submission to be shot down because LEGO themselves recently released a 'Galaxy Squad' theme, and that is fine by me), but I don't see the Modular Western really clashing with the Lone Ranger stuff at all. It was also the first, and so far, only, submission that wasn't based on recreating something that already exists, and I feel should've been rewarded for this.
There a good chance that LEGO and Disney have a non-competing clause that would allow LEGO to make a certain number of Lone Ranger sets but can't make anything else western/wild west related to avoid competing with those or piggybacking off there potential success.
"Hey, come up with a potential awesome Cuusoo model! Well, it better not be competing with any of our current / licensed / or future unrevealed themes or it's fucked!
Have a nice day!"
The western set does have a chance of being released in the future, just not at this time.
There's also another Zelda project that actually has some effort put into it, with set pictures and such.
In terms of cost, LEGO does have a point that to make a good Zelda set, it would require new "piece" molding machines for distintive parts such a Link's hat, sword, shield etc.
LEGO sets price points are in part determined by the cost of the pieces in them, common established pieces are cheaper (and can appear in a wide varity of sets and themes for years to come eg the classic 2x4 LEGO brick), while newer "specialty" pieces (most likely in fewer sets) are more expensive because the cost of the mold machine has to be payed back and even than that machine (and it's resulting piece/s) would be discontinued. Goodbye majestic and detailed 2012 LEGO T-rex
But than again maybe LEGO might start slowly sowing the seeds for a future Zelda project over the years to come by making new piece designs used in future themes that could be used in a LEGO Zelda set.
Oh fuck, I written enough . . .
Last Edit: Dec 21, 2012 1:28:04 GMT -5 by Da Robot
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