The latest project to hit 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO is the Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter by Wes Talbott. The set features Link running into the Iron Knuckle in a very nice looking playset filled with little trinkets as well as breakable pillars much like in the Ocarina Of Time.
CUUSOO has had a couple of Legend of Zelda sets reach the Review Stage but were eventually turned down, most likely with the IP issue. Even Wes in the comments section stated that his project may not be chosen as an official set but it doesn’t take away from the fact that it has a fairly large number of supporters. We’ll just have to see what happens when the Winter 2013 results are out. Congratualations to Wes for this amazing achievement!
Congratulations on 10,000 Supporters, WesTalbott!
Huge congratulations to WesTalbott and all of the supporters of this LEGO® CUUSOO project. This is now the third project based on the Legend of Zelda to reach 10,000 supporters, so it’s very clear to us that LEGO and Zelda fans worldwide really want to see this happen.
Even though we haven’t been able to move forward with the past two Legend of Zelda proejcts, our team is happy to consider this project in the Winter 2013 LEGO Review period on its own merits.
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, including playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.
Timing of the LEGO Review
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in January, which will also include all projects that reach 10,000 between now and January 6. For more information about the quarterly review process, see this Knowledge Base article.
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 Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter 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