Okay guys, now my models became more than just models. Now it is idea. Idea that may become real if you will help me.
First of all, what is CUUSOO?
Cuusoo is, in it's simplest terms, Lego Crowd sourcing, though some like to call it Lego Kickstarter. People submit ideas for new Lego sets as a pitch for a product. Project creator prove to Lego that their idea has merit by getting 10,000 people to support the project. Each and every supporter has the option of giving their feedback as they vote.
Every quarter, Lego takes all the projects that have achieved 10,000 supporters and reviews them based on market viability and brand fit. They also create their own version of the project in-house, based on the project concept, supporter feedback, and Lego "canon" building techniques.
In this review, each project will have one of three fates:
- Rejection: Lego has declined to make the product
- Pass: Lego has decided to push the decision to the next quarterly review
- Production: Lego will produce a set based on the project
To support a project all you need is a Cuusoo account and two minutes of your time. You can quickly generate an account by connecting through facebook or twitter. Once you have an account you go to the project of your choice and click on the great big green "Support" button. You will be asked what price point you think the set should be placed at, how many copies of he set you would like, and a area where you can say exactly what you like about the project.
We really hope you like the project as presented, but take note, Skilled Official Lego Craftsmen will be the ones designing the final product that reaches the market. If you think this project is rubbish, but still like the idea of a Lego set based on FTL, then supporting this project can get you what you want. If this is the case for you, give Lego the feedback: "I like this project because it is based on FTL."
Spreading the Word
The faster a project reaches 10k, the more seriously it is taken by the community. The current review deadline is March 4th. Given the expansive fan base of FTL, the required 10,000 supporters should be easy to acquire by then, but only if you can help us get the word out.
If you seriously want to hold a Kestrel in your hands than please, take action and join the Campaign
- Tell every FTL fan you know
- Post in relevant forums
- Send "Tip" emails to relevant gaming sites, for instance: Penny-Arcade, Joystiq, and [url=mailto:email@example.com]Kotaku[/url]
- Tweet your followers and send direct tweets to gaming personalities
- Use Reddit as intended and responsibly
You liked my models, now I ask you to help me to make at least one of them - The Kestrel - be real LEGO set.
Also feel free to check my comrade's blog in which our launch has been announced.