There is now a trailer for the new LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles. Created by Wil Film, the show has has similar visuals as the previous animated shows such as The Padawan Menace and The Empire Strikes Out. It also includes some of the humor that was in the other shows. The biggest question is, who’s the mysterious figure at the end of the trailer?
Yesterday, we did a post saying the Space Marines! LEGO CUUSOO project by Nick Royer was taken down due to a trademark infringement imposed by Games Workshop. Today, there is an blog update from LEGO stating that Nick and the LEGO team have reached an agreement to rename the project to Space Troopers!. The project is now back on track for the Winter Review. Below is the official update from LEGO.
Update: We agreed with the project creator, NickRoyer, to re-name the project “Space Troopers.” It is now back online, and will continue to participate in the LEGO Review. For background information, see the post below. -TC 12/11/2012
With the LEGO Legends of Chima sets not even released yet, there are already set names and numbers for the 2013 Summer wave. The action figures listed are probably similar to the LEGO Super Heroes Ultrabuild figures.
Eglor’s Twin Bike (70007)
Gorzan’s Gorilla Striker (70008)
Worriz’s Combat Lair (70009)
The Lion Chi Temple (70010)
The Croc Swamp Hideout (70014)
If you’ve been searching for the Space Marines LEGO CUUSOO project by Nick Royer, you’ll see that it’s been taken off the site…temporarily. According to LEGO, the name is trademarked buy another company and have requested that LEGO stop using it. After doing a little research, Games Workshop owns the name “Space Marines” and LEGO is obligated to agree to the other company’s wishes. Although the project is removed at the moment, LEGO has been in contact with Nick to choose a new name for the project. When a new name is chosen, it’ll be back online and and continue on in the Winter Review. Below is the official statement from the LEGO CUUSOO blog:
Hi LEGO Fans. You’re probably wondering what happened to those awesome-looking space military guys on LEGO CUUSOO; you know, the ones that reached 10,000 supporters just before the Winter Review deadline. Well, the name of the project used by the fan builder is actually a trademark owned by another company, and they requested we stop using it on our site.
While we let you submit projects that refer to trademarks owned by others, we don’t enforce others’ trademarks ourselves. However we are legally obligated to comply when we receive a request from a rights holder to remove their trademarks.
Since all of you voted the project to 10,000, and since the artwork is original and based on LEGO elements, it’s our opinion that the only trademark infringement here is the use of the name. So, we’re in contact with NickRoyer to pick a new name and continue to consider the project in the Winter Review. We hope to have it back online soon with the new name.
Sorry about the surprise, and happy building!
Update 1: The products that have claimed the phrase “Space Marines” are the Warhammer 40,000 characters which have been used since the early 90’s. The name will also be used in a brand new game named “Space Hulk” which features
…a team of heavily armoured Space Marines stomp through the infested carcass of an immense spaceship, ripping its chitinous inhabitants to shreds with mighty bolters or otherwise meeting a grisly fate themselves.
In the final set of the initial LEGO The Hobbit line, we review The Goblin King Battle (79010). The set contains 841 pieces and retails for $99.99, about $0.12/piece. There are three instruction booklets, five numbered bags, and a packaged Goblin King.