LEGO CUUSOO has announced the latest round of fan-made sets up for consideration to be made into real products that anyone can buy. Previous winners include the Back to the FutureDeLorean time machine with Doc and Marty, Minecraft, and most recently, Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary set. That puts the latest round of sets up for consideration in very good company.
The sets up for the Winter 2014 LEGO Review are:
Sherlock - "This project has everything you need to act out your favorite scenes from 221B Baker Street, including a consulting criminal and a gaggle of characters for Sherlock to coyly insult."
In order to make it into the review stage a proposed project must receive backing from at least 10,000 supporters. Reviews are held three times a year (previously four) and so far seven projects have been approved.
My thoughts on the new round of finalists: Sherlock doesn't seem to have the world-wide appeal that most LEGO sets have. Harmony Gold is notoriously difficult to work with and could prevent the Macross set from winning. This is the third time Zelda has had a set in the finals, this set may not fair any better, especially if K'nex has the Nintendo license. The Japanese architecture stands a strong chance as LEGO has done similar sets like this before, plus the first two finalists were the Shinkai research sub and the Hayabusa asteroid research spacecraft. Adventure Time seems like a strong possibility as well since the series lends itself well to blocks figures. The UCS DeLorean is different enough from the previous winner that it could stand to win a second time.
So what do you think, any of these sets look like something you'd buy. I don't normally buy LEGO's, but even I might shell out the money for that Valkyrie.
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