The latest LEGO CUUSOO project to reach the 10000 supporters needed to be reviewed by LEGO to have the opportunity to become an official set is the FTL: Faster Than Light by CrashSanders and GlenBricker. The project is based on an real-time strategy indie video game from Subset Games and there are 15 micro-scale ships that were presented to the community to get it’s support. The micro-scale ships are similar to the Star Wars Planet sets in that it includes a ship, a minifigure, and a planet. Congratulations to CrashSanders and GlenBricker for this amazing achievement. Below is the official comments from LEGO.
Congratulations on 10,000 supporters, CrashSanders and GlenBricker!
Here we are, after only 6 months! While this project didn’t travel at the speed of light, it didn’t do bad for itself either. Okay, lame jokes aside, the fan community that sprung up around this project is really inspiring. Watching LEGO fans come together to work on this project and support it has really made us proud of the LEGO CUUSOO Community!
Of course, these little ships have a great collectability and history has proven that LEGO CUUSOO projects based on video games can have huge appeal.
What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A “LEGO Review Board” composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.
The LEGO Review Begins in September
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in September. For more information about the quarterly review process, see this blog post.
The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a “go/no go” decision to develop and sell a product based on the “FTL: Faster than Light” concept.
When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.
We will post follow-up information and our decision here.
The LEGO CUUSOO Team