The Ghostbusters project by TeeKay has become the second project based on the film this month to reach 10000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. The project also becomes the 6th project to qualify for the 2013 Fall Review phase and joins the Female Minifigure Set, the ATLAS Mini Model, FTL: Faster Than Light, the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary project, and Poptropica: Dr. Hare’s Lair for the Fall review.
TeeKay’s version of the project features Ecto-1 and the four Ghostbusters with accessories. Ghostbusters was started on January 12, 2012 and had been going steady but has been recently climbing up the ranks of supported projects on CUUSOO. This will also mark the first time that two projects with similar concept ideas will face off during the review stage joining Brent Waller’s Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary project. Both creators were respectful of each other’s projects and have even talked about combining the projects and splitting the royalties. LEGO CUUSOO Community Manager Tim Courtney also has chimed in:
This is a first for us – two very similar concepts based on an IP in one review batch. While we don’t know what the outcome will be in the review, we’re all really happy to see both of you showing such a collaborative and cooperative spirit throughout the process. You should be proud of your exemplary leadership in this creative community. Now, good luck on the home stretch, TeeKay!
There’s still a few more days before the Fall Review deadline and the Macross VF-1 Valkyrie also has a chance to reach 10k as well. Congratulations to TeeKay for this amazing achievement!
Congratulations on 10,000 supporters, TeeKay!
Congratulations on reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. Your work provides a great approach to consider a LEGO set based on Ghostbusters.
It’s unprecedented to have two projects based on the same licensed property in the same LEGO Review period. While we don’t yet know what the outcome will be, we’re very pleased to see the collaborative spirit demonstrated between both Ghostbusters project creators.
Ultimately, Ghostbusters fans have spoken loud and clear by supporting your work. We’re looking forward to evaluating this project during the next LEGO Review.
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 “Ghostbusters” 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
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