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LEGO CUUSOO Andy/Bugdroid the Android by Google

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If you’ve used any kind of smartphone, then you’ve probably seen this little guy before. Marc Young, aka GHLTurbo, has created Andy the Android/Bugdroid and needs your help to reach 10000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. Word has got out to the Android world and people are showing a lot of support. As of this writing, the project has already hit 3300 supporters within three days of being submitted on CUUSOO but it needs more supporters to be considered by LEGO for review. As an Android fan myself, I would definitely buy one if the project was produced. If you like what you see, head over to LEGO CUUSOO and help Marc get 10000 supporters for the Android mascot. Below is a brief description of Andy the Android by Google:

Being a fan of Lego and Google’s Android operating system, this creation was only natural for me. I did some searching and couldn’t find any really good Android Lego builds so I decided to build one myself.

This build currently uses 205 pieces of (mostly) Lime Green bricks. Using the approximate price per brick of $0.15 puts this kit around $30. There were many compromises in this build to get it to the model stage and I estimate that given the full catalogue of Lego parts in Lime Green, the part count of the final build could be reduced by 25%.

There are several points of articulation built into this model. The head can rotate 360 degrees as well as both arms. The antennae can also be positioned and have about 100 degrees of motion.

The one other thing that I would LOVE to see is that if this project reaches 10,000 supporters, is for Lego to use the proper Android green colour, listed as PMS 376C for print and #A4C639 for online hex colour.

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LEGO Lord of the Rings Special Edition Elrond Minifigure

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Lord of the Brick broke the news that LEGO will include an exclusive Elrond minifigure for the LEGO Lord of the Rings Special Edition game on Amazon.de. There is no information yet if any other sellers will have the same deals or not. The game will be released in October 2012.

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LEGO Winter Village Cottage (10229) Revealed

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Today at Brick Fair 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia, LEGO revealed their flagship holiday set for 2012, the Winter Village Cottage (10229). The set contains 1490 pieces and retails for $99.99. It will be available in October. Head of to FBTB’s photostream to see more photos. Below is the official LEGO video and description of the Winter Village Cottage:

10229 Winter Village Cottage

Ages 12+. 1,487 pieces.

US $99.99 CA $129.99 DE 99.99 € UK 89.99 £ DK 899 DKK

Come with us as we take an exclusive look at the never before seen 10229 Winter Village Cottage, the latest exclusive LEGO® set in the Winter Village series! We’ll talk with the talented LEGO® designer who brought this awesome model to life in LEGO® bricks. The Winter Village Cottage set will be available directly through LEGO® beginning in October 2012 via shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO® Stores. Visit shop.LEGO.com for more details on this amazing model!

Get cozy in the Winter Village Cottage!

Continuing the winter series, build the Winter Village Cottage for a perfect holiday home. Seat Grandpa snugly by the fireplace with his newspaper as you help Dad to put up the tree, then bake a feast in the kitchen with Mom! When it’s time to stock up the storage shed with firewood, bring the kids for a ride with Dad on the sled watch him cut the wood with his chainsaw deep in the forest. When the snow gets really deep, clear the road with the snowplow, take all of the kids skiing or build an igloo to play in. There’s no cozier place to spend long, frosty nights!

• Includes 8 minifigures: mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, 3 children and snowplow driver with assorted accessories
• Features cottage, storage shed, igloo, streetlamp, sled and snowplow
• Accessories include kitten, owl, fireplace with LEGO® light brick function, chandelier, Christmas tree, wreath, gifts, armchair, kitchen appliances and bed
• Storage shed features tools and firewood elements
• Igloo features fireplace and removable roof
• Detach the snowplow to store it in the back of the truck!
• Make the fireplace glow with the LEGO® light brick!
• Decorate the cottage!
• Fetch firewood with the sled!
• Drive the snowplow!
• Cottage measures 6.7″ (17 cm) high, 9.8″ (25 cm) wide and 5.5″ (14 cm) deep
• Storage shed measures 4.3″ (11 cm) high, 2.7″ (7 cm) wide and 2.7″ (7 cm) deep
• Igloo measures 2.7″ (7 cm) high, 2.7″ (7 cm) wide and 2.7″ (7 cm) deep
• Snowplow measures 2.7″ (7 cm) high, 7″ (18 cm) long (with plow attached) and 2.3″
(6 cm) wide
• Add the new Winter Village Cottage to other LEGO® Winter Village series models like 10222 Winter Village Post Office.

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LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 8 (8833) Advertisement

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LEGO has released a music video/advertisement for the new LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 8 (8833) called the Brick of Dawn performed by LEGO Brick Brothers. Keep a lookout for the VH1-ish popups describing the minifigures. They are expected to be released in September. Which one are you looking forward to getting?

  • Ancient Thespis with a skull
  • Bavarian with a pretzel
  • Conquistador with a rapier
  • Cowgirl with a brown lasso
  • Diver with a harpoon
  • DJ with a disc and a disc case
  • Enemy Robot with a laser gun
  • Evil Female Alien with a laser gun
  • Fairy with wings and a wand
  • Football Player with gold trophy
  • Pirate Captain with gold cutlass and hook
  • Red Cheerleader with red pom poms
  • Santa Claus with sack
  • Skier with skis
  • Trader with newspaper and suitcase
  • Vampire with bat wings
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Street Fighter 2 Minifigures Rejected on LEGO CUUSOO

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Street Fighter 2 minifigs - complete roster

A couple of days ago, there were some Street Fighter 2 minifigures posted by Julian Fong, aka levork, that showed up on Kotaku. The 16 minfigure project was a year and a half in the making for Julian. He submitted his project to LEGO CUUSOO to see if it could get 10000 supporters. Unfortunately, the project did not even get off the launching pad. Back in March, LEGO CUUSOO started refining projects that are submitted which means LEGO weeds out projects that are deemed inappropriate for children.

Your project refers to a brand or licensed property that contains content or themes that do not fit the LEGO Group’s standards for appropriate content. For details, please see the Acceptable Project Content section of the Project Guidelines and House Rules (lego.cuusoo.com/guidelines).
LEGO CUUSOO will not accept a project submission based on this brand or licensed property. Decisions about how a property fits our standards are made at the sole discretion of the LEGO Group.

Remember that LEGO is a toy company, so we’re careful to only produce products we deem appropriate for children. Projects related to the below topics are not allowed. We will decide how a project fits these standards at our discretion.

* Politics and political symbols
* Religious references including symbols, buildings, or people
* Sex, drugs, or smoking
* Alcohol in any present day situation
* Swearing
* Death, killing, blood, terrorism, or torture
* First-person shooter video games
* Warfare or war vehicles in any modern or present-day situation
* Racism, bullying, or cruelty to real life animals

Although I along with many other fans would’ve liked to some official Street Fighter minifigures, it just wasn’t meant to be. It seems that LEGO is sticking closely with their new guidelines about the projects that come through LEGO CUUSOO. Keep in mind there have been many other “violent” LEGO themes in the past including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc. Julian gave an update on his Flickr photo after the rejection:

While I respect their decision – we are talking about a fighting game, after all – I can’t help but think LEGO’s applying their own rules about licensed property inconsistently. The Lord of the Rings movies are incredibly violent and involve a lot of on-screen death. The only thing that comes close to restricting Street Fighter 2 is “blood”, and that got toned out completely in the home ports – Nintendo was notoriously uptight about it in the SNES version.

While there have been some fairly violent-themed sets in the past, LEGO already had licensing deals with Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner Brothers before CUUSOO even began. There’s no reason for LEGO to alter their deals with their respective parties. Although the guidelines didn’t list violence as a no-no in their explanation to Julian, the house rules do state “any kind of content containing realistic or extreme violence, or content intended to shock or disgust.” LEGO might’ve came down swiftly on their decision but rules are rules.

At the end of the day, Julian no doubt did an amazing job with the minifigures and has us fans drooling for them and for more characters. Hopefully these minifigs can get produced on the secondary custom market. Check out more of Julian’s work on his photostream.

Street Fighter Minifigs - Round 3 Street Fighter Minifigs - Round 4

Street Fighter Minifigs - Round 1 Street Fighter Minifigs - Round 2

Chun Li and Cammy minifig, back view

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-man’s Doc Ock Ambush Now Available at [email protected]

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After much anticipation, the new LEGO Super Heroes Spider-man’s Doc Ock Ambush (6873) is now available at LEGO [email protected]icon. If you couldn’t get it when it first appeared on Walmart’s website, now is your chance to purchase the set and if you’re a LEGO VIP member, you can earn 29 points for the purchase.

Scheming Doctor Octopus has captured Iron Fist and is conducting experiments on him, trying to steal his superpowers. Help Spider-Man sneak in through the air vent and swoop down on Doc Ock to release Iron Fist! Then stop the wicked doctor from fleeing on his missile-firing car!

LEGO Super Heroes Spiderman’s Doc Ock Ambush Play Set:
Doc Ock’s lab and car
Lab features: containment cell, examination table and air vent shaft
Car features: rotating seat, spinning octopus arm attachment and flick missiles
Doctor Octopus features: detachable, poseable octopus arms
Attach octopus arms to car for a spin attack
Lab measures: over 10″W (26cm) and 7″H (17cm)
Car measures: over 3″L (7cm)
Includes 3 minifigures: Spider-Man, Iron Fist and Doctor Octopus
Model# 6873

LEGO Super Heroes Spider-man’s Doc Ock Ambush (6873)
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LEGO Star Wars Summer Sets Now Available at [email protected]

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If you have been waiting for the new Star Wars Summer sets at LEGO [email protected], then your wait is over. All the new sets are now available for sale today. You can now get your hands on the new Jabba minifigure, Queen Amidala, or Darth Malgus. Which LEGO Star Wars set(s) are you most excited for?

Desert Skiff (9496)
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Republic Striker-class Starfighter (9497)
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Saesee Tiin’s Jedi Starfighter (9498)
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Gungan Sub (9499)
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Sith Fury-class Interceptor (9500)
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The Malevolence (9515)
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Jabba’s Palace (9516)
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Pre Vizsla’s Mandalorian Fighter (9525)
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Palpatine’s Arrest (9526)
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X-wing Starfighter & Yavin 4 (9677)
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Twin-Pod Cloud Car & Bespin (9678)
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AT-ST & Endor (9679)
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