The LEGO Jury has completed their review of the LEGO CUUSOO Summer projects and the results are in. The sets that are under consideration are the Eve Online Ships – Rifter, the Back To The Future DeLorean Time Machine, The Legend of Zelda, and the Modular Western Town. And the next LEGO CUUSOO set will be…
Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine (21103) by Masashi Togami
There was much speculation of which project would pass the review and I’m really ecstatic that the DeLorean was the one chosen. Right now, the set is so new that there’s no pricing or availability as of this time. What’s cool about it is that Masashi will be donating the 1% royalties to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Looks like Christmas came early for Masashi and Team BTTF and congratulations to them for this accomplishment. I would also like to congratulate the other sets for making to the review process as well. I’m certainly looking forward to the release of the DeLorean Time Machine. Below is the official press release for the review:
At long last, we’re thrilled to announce the results of the Summer LEGO® Review in a video message to all of you. In June, four LEGO CUUSOO projects entered the first of what will be regular quarterly reviews of projects that successfully reach 10,000 supporters. These four projects— Back to the Future™ DeLorean™ Time Machine, EVE Online™ Ships – Rifter, The Legend of Zelda™, and the Modular Western Town—have gone through a lengthy review process.
Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine
by m.togami* and Sakuretsu
After analyzing the supporters of the Back to the Future project, we learned that this product has a broad, worldwide appeal. The model presented in this project is built very closely to the LEGO Group’s design standards and has therefore provided a strong base to design the final product. It has a high play value and it fits well with supporters’ price expectations.
For these reasons, the Back to the Future project has passed the LEGO Review, and has been selected for production as the next LEGO CUUSOO set. The final product, pricing, and release dates are still being determined.
EVE Online Ships – Rifter
The supporters we received for the EVE Online Ships – Rifter project allowed us to examine the feasibility of another gaming-related product. However the Rifter presented a more challenging business case when considered alongside other potential products in this Review period. Therefore, the LEGO Review Board has decided that this project does not meet the requirements for the business case.
Modular Western Town
The Modular Western Town project conflicts with an ongoing project at the LEGO Group. As a result, the project does not meet the business case requirements and has not passed the LEGO Review.
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda project shows broad support among gaming enthusiasts . This project has provided great inspiration and concept work for what could be a very nice product.
However, multiple new element moulds would be required to create the minifigures for such a product, and the expense of these moulds means that the Legend of Zelda project does not pass the LEGO Review on the basis of the business case.
Please note: If a project does not pass the LEGO Review please do not interpret that as an indication that we will not consider similar projects in the future.