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LEGO CUUSOO Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover (21104) Review

Way back in August 18, 2012, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover project by Stephen Pakbaz, aka Perijove, achieved 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. At the beginning of the year, it became available for purchase on LEGO [email protected] and sold out very quickly. I’ve managed to get one before stock ran out and here’s my take on it. The Curiosity Rover (21104) contains 295 and retails for $29.99. At 295 pieces, this set is currently the smallest CUUSOO set that has been released by LEGO. The box contains one instructions book, four un-numbered bags, and two loose 8×16 tan plates.

LEGO CUUSOO NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover (21104) LEGO CUUSOO NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover (21104)


LEGO CUUSOO Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Next Official Set

The results of the Fall LEGO Review has been announced and the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover by Perijove will be the next offical LEGO CUUSOO set. On November 25, 2011, NASA sent the rover to Mars to study the planet. Perijove is a mechanical engineer that worked on the actual Curiosity Rover at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He created the CUUSOO set to further the educational outreach of the Rover’s mission to the Red Planet.

The Curiosity Rover went up against the UCS Sandcrawler by mb_bricks and Thinking with Portals! by Brickthing and Team Jigsaw. The product development is still in progress so there’s no pricing or availability as of this time however, Joe Meno from BrickJoural is at Brickworld Chicago 2013 and he notes that the set will be available in January 2014. The Curiosity Rover will be the fifth official LEGO CUUSOO set.

For Portal fans, The LEGO Jury is still looking into the possibility of also releasing the set. This is the first time that LEGO CUUSOO may release two sets from the same seasonal review session. There’s no decision yet on if Thinking with Portals will pass the review or not.

Results of the Fall 2012 LEGO® Review

We’re excited to share the results of the Fall LEGO® Review. In September, three LEGO CUUSOO projects entered the second quarterly review period for projects that successfully reach 10,000 supporters. These three projects—the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover, UCS Sandcrawler™, and Thinking with Portals!™—have been being considered for production by the LEGO Review


LEGO CUUSOO Summer Review Updates

LEGO has given a little teaser on their blog on the statuses for the LEGO CUUSOO projects that reached 10000 supporters earlier in the year which includes: Eve Online Ships – Rifter, Back To The Future DeLorean Time Machine, The Legend of Zelda, and the Modular Western Town.

The LEGO Review board is still working on some of the final details of the Summer Review, which must be complete before we are able to announce any of the results. Projects in each quarterly review happen in batches, so we announce the results for each project at the same time. We’re sorry that we cannot yet commit to a date where we will share the news.

The Fall reviews have now started and The LEGO Jury will take a look at the most recent CUUSOO projects which have also achieved 10000 supporters. These sets include Thinking With Portals, the UCS Sandcrawler, and the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity.


LEGO CUUSOO Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Achieves 10000 Supporters

If you have been keeping up with the news, the Curiosity rover recently landed on Mars. To commemorate this event, Stephen Pakbaz created the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover on LEGO CUUSOO. The set was listed on 11/15/11 and hit 10000 supporters today. With the help of Reddit the Curiosity project gained a ton of supporters in 24 hours. The project now goes to the review stage which happens in September. If you can’t wait for the review process to finish, Stephen has put the step-by-step instructions on Rebrickable so you can make your own Curiosity rover today. Congratulations to Stephen for this amazing accomplishment!


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