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LEGO CUUSOO Star Wars Dark Bucket Rejected

A few days ago, I made a post about the Star Wars Dark Bucket project achieving 10000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. Today, LEGO made a quick decision on rejecting the project due to it being mostly minifigures and conflicting issues with the licensing agreement with Lucasfilm. LEGO also did not accept the revised “Dark Bottle” alternative because the 10000 supporters came in support of the Dark Bucket. Although the concept was a good idea, it would’ve probably cost a little too much. Below is the official statement on LEGO CUUSOO.

Decision on Our Ability to Produce this Project

2012.06.08

First and foremost, huge congratulations to haru for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, and toward everyone for all of the support of the Star Wars Dark Bucket project!

LEGO Star Wars is very popular, and we’re well aware that many people want to amass large armies of Star Wars minifigures. Our team has done our due diligence, and due to our license we will not release a collection consisting almost entirely of minifigures. Since the 10,000 supporters came for this specific concept, we will not alter the project in the review. Therefore we will not consider the Star Wars Dark Bucket further for production. We’re sorry to be the bearers of this disappointing news.

The challenge with allowing IP-related projects on LEGO CUUSOO is that there is the potential of a license conflict, either with an existing license or with a competitive licensor. Still, it’s our view that it is better to be open and allow

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LEGO CUUSOO Star Wars Dark Bucket Achieves 10000 Supporters

The Star Wars Dark Bucket has achieved 10000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO for it to be reviewed and considered to be made into an official LEGO set. At first the project started off with Darth Vader and an army of 99 Stormtroopers. LEGO made a comment on Haru’s message on 5000 votes that “it will not be possible to release a set consisting solely of minifigures.” LEGO also adds, “if the Dark Bucket concept were to go further, it would need to include some significant brick-based model component to be considered a construction toy for licensing purposes.”

The project was revised and called the Star Wars Dark Bottle which consists of a Darth Vader minifigure and 16 Stormtroopers as well as brick pieces for the minifigures and to spell out the Star Wars logo. The project will now be reviewed in the September session. We can only hope for more Stormtroopers to add to our battalion. Congratulations to Haru for this accomplishment.

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