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Breaking: LEGO Star Wars UCS Sandcrawler (75059) Rumors

There are rumors of a new LEGO Star Wars UCS (Ultimate Collector Series) set that will be released in 2014. Chowren Toys has gotten word that LEGO will be releasing the UCS Sandcrawler (75059) sometime next year and will go for $299.99.

The original Sandcrawler (10144) came out in 2005 but there hasn’t been any others since. mb_bricks did a project on LEGO CUUSOO and it achieved 10,000 supporters last year but was ultimately rejected during the Review Stage. The release of next year’s set may be a reason why the project got rejected.

If these rumors are true, I’m very excited to see another UCS Sandcrawler released next year. There’s no word yet on the piece count or release date but we’ll be reporting on that information as it becomes available.

Update: BrickDancer on Brickset mentions that the above-mentioned UCS Sandcrawler will be released in Spring 2014. They also mentioned that the UCS Slave I will be released in Fall 2014. Again, these are just rumors going around and should be taken lightly. We’ll update more as details become available.

Update 2: It looks like the Sandcrawler will be a regular set albeit a much more expensive regular set. Huw from Brickset estimates it will be larger than the original 10144 set but small than the one proposed on CUUSOO.

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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

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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.

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LEGO CUUSOO UCS Sandcrawler Achieves 10000 Supporters

mb_bricks is now two for two in the LEGO CUUSOO community for projects achieving 10000 supporters. If you may remember, the Modular Western Town also accomplished this feat in May 2012. After many months of planning and building and almost a year of being on LEGO CUUSOO, the UCS Sandcrawler is the latest project to hit 10000 supporters. It will now move on to the next stage and the LEGO Jury review it in September. LEGO will now have to create a concept model and hopefully will not change it that much from the original model. One note is that LEGO does already have a licensing agreement with Lucasfilms so that won’t be much of an issue. We’ll have to see how many pieces will be needed to build the Sandcrawler and the cost of it. Maybe it can compete with the Taj Mahal (10189) to see which set can have the most pieces.

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