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LEGO CUUSOO Andy/Bugdroid the Android Achieves 10000 Supporters

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The Andy/Bugdroid the Android by Google on by GLHTurbo has achieved the 10000 supporters needed on LEGO CUUSOO to be reviewed by the LEGO Jury. If you’ve used an Android smartphone, you’ve may have seen this little guy on your phone before. As I said before, I would love for this set to see the light of production. The project now qualifies for the Spring Review. The Legend of Zelda project now becomes the highest supported project on CUUSOO. The deadline for the Spring Review is March 4th so there may be a couple more sets joining the Bugdroid in Spring Review. Congratulations to GLHTurbo for this great achievement. Read the official LEGO comment below:

Congratulations on 10,000 Supporters, GLHTurbo!

2013.02.07

Congratulations to GLHTurbo and all of the supporters of this LEGO® CUUSOO project. Google™ Android™ fans have spoken. We’ve heard loud and clear that you want to be able to make your own Andy out of LEGO bricks. So, we’ll get to work considering the possibility!

Congratulations on achieving 10,000 supporters. We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.

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 March, which will also include all projects that reach 10,000 between now and March 4. 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 “Andy/Bugdroid the Android by Google” 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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LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Alternate Build Instructions

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LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minisite

Thanks to Rich over at Brick Fanatics, we now have instructions for the alternate builds of the LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets. These alternate builds were on the Turtles minisite but the link to them has been broken for a while now and I couldn’t find the instructions anywhere. LEGO is currently trying to resolve that. Fortunately, Kevin Hinkle has provided LEGO Ambassadors some PDFs of said builds. The only Turtle set missing from the list is the Turtle Lair Attack (79103).

  • Kraang Lab Escape (79100)
  • Shredder’s Dragon Bike (79101)
  • Stealth Shell in Pursuit (79102)
  • The Shellraiser Street Chase (79104)
  • Baxter Robot Rampage (79105)

Since I’ve already finished reviewing all the regular sets, I’ll turn my attention to these new builds in the near future and have them reviewed as well. You can download the PDFs here.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game

The very highly anticipated LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game that was announced last month is now available for pre-order on Amazon for many of the video game systems including the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Vita, and the PC. The estimated release date for the game is October 31, 2013. There is no word yet if there are any exclusive minifigures included with the pre-order but given LEGO’s track record with recent releases, there’s a chance one might be included. Is anyone excited for the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game as I am?

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LEGO [email protected] February Special Offers

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FREE LEGO CiTY Police Helicopter with any order of $35 or more.  Valid 2.1.13 - 2.28.13 or while supplies last

February is upon us and there is a new special offer with purchases made at LEGO brick and mortar stores or at [email protected]icon. In the US, they are offering a FREE LEGO City Police Helicopter (30222) polybag with purchases of $35 or more. The same deal also applies to Canadian shoppers. In the UK, the offer is valid when you spend £25 or more. Shoppers in the UK also have another freebie. In addition to the City Helicoptor, you will also receive the LEGO Friends Emma’s Car (30103) polybag as well.

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Brick Fanatics Series 9 Minifigure Diorama Contest

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LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 9

If you haven’t heard yet, Brick Fanatics is running a LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 9 diorama contest until March 31st. The diorama must be 16×16 in size and contain one minifigure from the Series 9 theme. Below are the official rules for the contest:

  • Entries must be posted by midnight GMT, March 31st, 2013.
  • One entry per member.
  • You must be 16 or over to enter this competition.
  • Entries should be new (never posted anywhere previously) and must fit on a 16×16 plate. You can not have anything that overlaps any of the sides and you must not go higher that 16 bricks.
  • You must pick one minifigure from Series 9 and build a diorama themed around that minifigure. (Diorama mean’s a 3D scene)
  • All entries are to include only real LEGO. No clone brands, 3rd party parts, or digital entries allowed.
  • All entries must by suitable for children, so no graphic, x-rated scenes, please use common sense when planning your design.
  • To enter you can either submit your entry by either adding it to our Flickr group or if you are not a Flickr member you can email your entry to me via mailto:[email protected].
  • When submitting your entry make sure you entry is clearly labelled as an entry to the contest.
  • Entries are to consist of at least one 800×600 or smaller resolution but may also include a link to a folder of additional images of any size.
  • No photoshopping backgrounds or packaging. Try and take your entry on a plain background (ie white or black)
  • We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not follow these rules.
  • How to vote for your favourite will be posted once the entries are closed.

There are also some very nice prizes provided by Kim Thomsen from LEGO as shown below and if the contest is successful, Brick Fanatics will be hosting more contests like this in the future and have more prizes to win. The more entries the better so get your diorama in today.

1st place: Galaxy Squad Vermin Vaporizer (70704)icon
2nd place: Galaxy Squad Warp Stinger (70702)icon
3rd place: Galaxy Squad Swarm Interceptor (70701)icon

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LEGO Legends of Chima Winzar’s Pack Patrol (30251) Polybag Review

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LEGO has recently released another polybag in the Legends of Chima line, Winzar’s Pack Patrol (30251). I found this set at a Target store in the Valentine’s section. It contains 38 pieces and retails for $3.99.

LEGO Legends of Chima Winzar's Pack Patrol (30251) Polybag LEGO Legends of Chima Winzar's Pack Patrol (30251) Polybag

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LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles The Rancor Pit Episode 1

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Apparently, The Yoda Chronicles isn’t a continuing storyline but a series of short stories split into a few episodes. The Umbara story seemingly has finished up last week, and this week we start the Rancor Pit story.

In the beginning, you can see Luke’s X-wing in front of Jabba’s Palace. Inside, Luke is trying to rescue Han Solo, who is still in carbonite, from Jabba the Hutt. Jabba springs the trap and Luke as well as the Gamorrean guard fall into the Rancor pit. They hear a loud roar coming from the direction of the gate and see Malakili coming out with a drumstick. He lures the Rancor to Luke and the Gamorrean. Luke force builds a trap door to hide from the Rancor. The beast grabs the Gamorrean and is about it eat him. C-3P0 panics and accidentally knocks slave Princess Leia into the pit too but she is still hanging on the chain. The Rancor roars at her and the story will continue next week.

One thing I noticed is the design of the Slave Leia minifigure. As you can see below, she has an updated bikini that is colored green. Her skirt also seem to have a bit more detail as well. The hair piece also is different from the Leia in the 2006 version of Jabba’s Sail Barge (6210). You can see the previous version of Leia here. Could the Leia we saw in the video be the redesigned version in the new Jabba’s Sail Barge (75020)?

Also, although this video is from The Yoda Chronicles, Yoda does not appear in the episode.

Redesigned Slave Leia?

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