LEGO CUUSOO has just posted a message stating that LEGO CUUSOO beta will be ending and will be replaced with a new site called LEGO Ideas. Effective April 30th, 2014, everything that was related to LEGO CUUSOO will be migrated to LEGO Ideas. With the launch of LEGO Ideas, there will be some updated terms and conditions.
1. All projects will have one (1) year to reach 10,000 supporters. Existing projects will have until May 1st, 2015 to get the required number of supporters and will keep their existing supporters. Any projects submitted after April 30th will have one year from the publish date to reach 10,000 supporters. Projects that don’t get 10k within the year will expire and will no longer accept supporters. You may be able to resubmit the project but you will start with zero supporters.
2. If you are between 13-18 years old, you may now create and submit projects but if you reach 10k, you will need a written permission from a parent or legal guardian before your project will be considered for the Review Stage.
The current LEGO CUUSOO site will be redirected to LEGO Ideas for 6 months so during that time, everything will be automatically redirected. After November 1, 2014, all links going to LEGO CUUSOO will stop redirecting so you have to update your links.
There are some new images from The Simpsons LEGO 550th episode, “Brick Like Me.” From the images, the episode combines various types animations including the regular one that you would see in a typical Simpsons episode, LEGO animation, as well as a combination of both. Part of the main plot may revolve around a set called Perky Patty’s Princess Shop that Homer purchased for Lisa. Brick Like Me will be shown on May 4th on Fox.
Amazon.co.uk continues to give us images of the 2014 summer LEGO sets and this one gives us the LEGO Architecture Trevi Fountain (21020).
Construct a detailed LEGO brick model of the world-famous Trevi Fountain, the largest fountain in Rome. Designed by Nicola Salvi, the ‘Fontana di Trevi’ took 30 years to build and was completed by his friend – the sculptor, Pietro Bracci – in 1762, 11 years after Salvi’s death. This stunning Baroque monument carved from Travertine stone has been the backdrop for many classic movies, including Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. And, today, over 250 years later, the 49-meter-wide fountain still draws thousands of visitors to the small Trevi square.
- Interpretation of real-world architectural landmark, the Trevi Fountain
- Booklet included with details on the design, architecture and history of the fountain
- Measures 5″ (14cm) tall, 7″ (20cm) wide and 5″ (14cm) deep
- Collect the entire LEGO Architecture Landmark and Architect Series sets
- The LEGO Architecture product line is about celebrating the world of architecture
Fans of the LEGO Friends line also get the chance to see the official images of the summer 2014 sets courtesy of Amazon.co.uk.
First Aid Jungle Bike (41032)
Ride through the jungle on the First Aid Jungle Bike and look out for animals that need your help. There’s a monkey in distress, trapped in a cave by a heavy rockfall! Use the shovel to clear the fallen rocks and check the monkey with Emma’s medic bag before you help it find a banana to eat. Then use the walkie-talkie to radio home about your rescue mission. Includes Emma mini-doll figure and a monkey.
Jungle Falls Rescue (41033)
Help the tiger in trouble at the beautiful but powerful Jungle Falls! Rush to the riverside and find the tiger stranded in rough waters. Wade in and help Olivia build a dam to stop the waterfall before pulling the tiger to safety. Then head up to the cliff-top hut to cool down with a drink and some fresh fruit salad in the company of the friendly chameleon. Later you can explore the jungle caves together. Who knows what treasures you will find! Includes Olivia mini-doll figure, a tiger cub and a chameleon.
Summer Caravan (41034)
Head off on a summer camping trip with the LEGO Friends! Olivia and Joanna have a brand new car and caravan and are looking for the perfect spot outside Heartlake City to set up camp in the sunshine. Help them prepare a delicious lunch on the camping stove and sit down to eat at the table and chairs. Sit back and admire the beautiful view while saying hello to the friendly hedgehog. Then wash the dishes before setting up the sunbeds and switch on the MP3 player for an afternoon of sunbathing – don’t forget to make sure everyone is wearing sunscreen. Freshen up in the shower then settle down for the night, but not before sharing some secrets by lamplight! Includes Olivia and Joanna mini-doll figures.
Jungle Bridge Rescue (41036)
Save the baby bear from the rickety old rope bridge! Rush Matthew to the scene in his offroader. Hover Mia’s helicopter over the bridge and winch down the stretcher to rescue the bear. Now lift him to safety and help Matthew check him over with his medical kit. Later, explore the cliffs with Mia and Matthew and see what treasures you can discover. Includes Matthew and Mia mini-doll figures and a baby bear.
Heartlake Shopping Mall (41058)
Head to Heartlake Shopping Mall for a girls’ day out! Stephanie and Emma are driving there in their new convertible for a fun day of fashion. Check out the sports shop and try on a dress in the bridal boutique. Then head to the food court for a slice of pizza before a well-earned relax in the spa with Sophie. Take some pictures in the photo booth before strutting down the catwalk in the charity fashion show while the DJ spins the decks, all to raise awareness for jungle animal rescue. Phew – what a day! Includes 4 mini-doll figures: Stephanie, Emma, Sophie and Julian, plus Emma’s dog, Lady.
Jungle Tree Sanctuary (41059)
Look after the creatures rescued by the LEGO Friends at the Jungle Tree Sanctuary. Help Mia feed the lion cub in his paddock before she goes to top up the parrot’s biscuits in the birdhouse. Now it’s time to give the monkey a bath – watch him slide down the vine right into the bucket of water! Then head to the laboratory to examine some jungle samples and note your observations on the computer. Watch the playful animals from the platform before settling down for the night in the cozy bedroom. Includes Mia mini-doll figure and 4 animals.
Amazon.co.uk has listed the new LEGO City summer 2014 Arctic sets for pre-order. This sub-theme makes its return this year after last being released in 2000.
Arctic Snowmobile (60032) – 44 pcs – $6.99
Search for the secrets of the ice with the super-cool LEGO City Arctic Snowmobile! Venture out into freezing polar conditions with the explorer in his specialist Arctic gear. Crack open the huge ice block with the axe to reveal the mysterious crystal inside. Use the walkie-talkie to report your discovery, then load the ice and crystal onto the sled and return to base camp to conduct more tests. Includes an Arctic explorer minifigure with assorted accessories.
Arctic Ice Crawler (60033) – 113 pcs – $14.99
Reach the remotest destinations with the LEGO City Arctic Ice Crawler! This super-robust utility vehicle has multiple lights and tracks to cope with icy terrain, plus a radar and antenna to maintain contact with the support team. Help the Arctic explorer to uncover the secrets of the ice with the pickaxe and circular saw. Lift exciting discoveries safely onto the truck using its powerful rotating crane and drive back to base camp. Includes an Arctic explorer minifigure with assorted accessories.
Arctic Helicrane (60034) – 262 pcs – $39.99
Provide aerial back-up for an expedition of discovery with the cool LEGO City Arctic Helicrane! Head out into the wild with the Arctic explorer on a husky sled equipped with a camera, light and radar screen. Scan the huge ice block for hidden crystals frozen inside and then contact base camp with the walkie-talkie to call in the awesome Helicrane. Hover above the icy terrain and use the winch to lift up the container with the mysterious block of ice before flying back to base camp for more investigation. Includes Arctic explorer and pilot minifigures with assorted accessories.
Arctic Outpost (60035) – 374 pcs – $49.99
Drive out into remote areas with the mobile LEGO City Arctic Outpost and investigate the secrets of the ice in its high-tech laboratory! The truck’s powerful engine and massive tires means it can cope with the toughest conditions. Pull out the box of tools from the trunk and unclip the circular saw and wrench from the sides of the truck. Open up the detachable mobile lab to reveal an impressive array of equipment, including computer screens and microscope, to support the explorers in the search for the secrets hidden in the ice. Cut through the ice block with the chainsaw and attach the all-terrain vehicle’s chain to drag it back to the Outpost. Then activate the crane to lift the ice into the lab for analysis. Includes 3 Arctic explorer minifigures with accessories.
Arctic Base Camp (60036) – 733 pcs – $89.99
Head out into the wilds and set up the hi-tech LEGO City Arctic Base Camp to explore the secrets of the ice! Set out on major expeditions with the snow scooter and husky sled team. Investigate the secrets of the ice with the powerful tracked exploration vehicle. Call for helicopter back-up and deploy the winch and net to carry large blocks of ice back to base. Transfer the mysterious crystals into the laboratory on the conveyor belt and open the walls and roof of the lab for easy play. Help the scientist and research assistant analyze your findings with the 2 computers, microscope and other equipment. Then relax in a cozy corner of the garage and watch TV before lowering the door, driving out on the snow scooter and beginning another research mission. But beware – this is a dangerous place with extreme weather conditions and a polar bear lurking near the camp! Includes 7 minifigures with assorted accessories: 4 Arctic explorers, pilot, scientist and a research assistant.
Continuing with the reveals of the summer 2014 official images of various LEGO sets, Amazon.co.uk is back with images the LEGO City and LEGO Creator themes.
Train Station (60050) – 423 pcs – $64.99
Take a taxi to the busy LEGO City Train Station, a place that never sleeps! On arrival, go up the stairs and through the opening doors. Check the time on the large clock hanging from the roof and the map of train services by the ATM. While you wait for your train, browse around the shop selling LEGO City products. Feeling hungry? Head to the kiosk and order a croissant or pizza and a drink from the menu signs hanging above the desk. Then take a seat on the clean platform, enjoy your snack and relax. Includes 5 minifigures: conductor, chef, taxi driver and 2 travelers.
High-speed Passenger Train (60051) – 610 pcs – $149.99
Travel around the city in no time with the motorized LEGO City High-speed Passenger Train! Operate the 8-channel, 7-speed infrared remote control to power around the curved tracks at top speed. This streamlined, super-efficient train has a high-speed front profile and electricity contact points on top. Lift off the roof of the front car to place the driver inside at the cool dashboard and open the passenger cars to access the seats and tables. Wait for the train with the traveler at the way station, and pedal safely across the crossing with the cyclist once the train has gone past. Includes 3 minifigures: train driver, traveler and a cyclist.
Cargo Train (60052) – 888 pcs – $199.99
Move heavy goods – and animals! – around the city with the super-powerful LEGO City Cargo Train! This awesome motorized train with 8-channel, 7-speed infrared remote control can transport almost anything. So it’s your job to make sure the cargo is in the right place at the right time to keep the city running smoothly. Attach the cattle wagon and 2 cargo wagons together and pull them around the circular rail track with the locomotive. Operate the forklift to move the pallets safely between the wagons and truck. Keep track of all the cargo leaving and arriving in the office at the impressive cargo train station. There you can use the sliding overhead crane with hook to move heavy cargo between vehicles or onto the ground. With so many play functions and cool features, this really is the ultimate set for train enthusiasts! Includes 4 minifigures: forklift driver, train driver, farmer and a truck driver.
Yellow Racers (31023) – 328 pcs – $29.99
Hold on tight! Take the 3-in-1 Yellow Racers helicopter for a thrilling ride. This awesome machine has a powerful, chunky main rotor, sleek cockpit and retractable front landing gear. Taxi to the helipad using its multidirectional tail wheel. Skim over the terrain at breakneck speed! Then land and rebuild it into a speedy race car or an ultra-fast speedboat.
Roaring Power (31024) – 374 pcs – $29.99
Feel the awesome power from the beefy exhausts of this flashy 3-in-1 Roaring Power sports car. Featuring a sporty red and white color scheme, alloy-colored wheels and a cool rear spoiler for ultimate style and handling. When you’re done cruising, you can rebuild it into a ferocious dino or a twin-propeller seaplane-all this from just one set of bricks! Now that’s what you call a three in one!
Bike Shop and Cafe (31026) – 1023 pcs – $89.99
Open a world of adventures with this exciting 3-in-1 Bike Shop & Cafe. Serve delicious muffins and espresso coffee to your customers at the cozy cafe. Then visit the neighboring bike shop, buy the cool red bike that’s for sale, mount it on your car rack and head for the hills! Fold out the Bike Shop & Cafe for your very own main street, where you can add your own LEGO creations! What kind of shop will you build next? You can also rebuild the set to create an auto repair shop or a flower shop. Includes 3 minifigures: 2 men and a woman.
Penkid11 on Eurobricks has posted images of the two LEGO Ninjago summer 2014 sets which come from Amazon.co.uk and are available for pre-order.
X-1 Ninja Charger (70727) – 426 pcs – $39.99
Kai’s X-1 Ninja Charger is an awesome 2-in-1 vehicle! Set off in hot pursuit of the Nindroids who have stolen Kai’s Techno-Blade. Aim the flick missiles at the Nindroid disc flyer and steer clear of its saw blades. Rotate the engine bay and fire the dual shooter to target the jet-packing Nindroid hovering above. Open up the hood, activate the built-in interceptor bike and accelerate to retrieve that valuable Techno-Blade! Includes 3 minifigures with weapons: Kai and 2 Nindroids.
Battle for Ninjago City (70728) – 1223 pcs – $119.99
The huge evil OverLord has powered up and is threatening to take over New Ninjago City. Help the Ninjas to defend the Ninjago temple using its awesome array of hidden features. Plan your strategy in the control room and activate the catapult stairs to send intruding Nindroids flying. Evade laser-cannon fire from OverLord and retaliate by triggering the tower’s dual catapult and hidden disc shooter. Zoom down the zip line from the roof with Lloyd, spin the rotating walls to reveal hidden weapons, and glide into battle with Jay. Outsmart those Nindroid invaders and lock them up in the prison! Includes 8 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Jay, Lloyd, Zane, Nya, OverLord and 3 Nindroids.