Make your LEGO wishes come true

Star Wars Dark Bucket Cuusoo

I like LEGO. Though my memory of playing with this multi-colored bricks and mini figures is a bit faint, I always pass by Build City, a store in a local mall that carries LEGO, Duplo and other collectibles. I think construction toys like LEGO are great toys that help enhance a child’s creativity and stimulate their imagination. I’m not even sure if I have my own set when I was a kid but I made a note to myself to get Little TP a set or two. I think LEGO makes great gifts as well. I’ve given a few sets like Bionicle, Hero Factory and Hero Recon Team for Christmas or birthdays. Now I’m eyeing Duplo for Little TP and LEGO Architecture and Star Wars for myself.

Yesterday I stumbled upon Star Wars Dark Bucket (cover photo) and I thought it’s a cool LEGO set to recreate Star Wars scenes. You get 100 Storm Troopers and 1 Darth Vader minifigures in one bucket. Then I saw that it’s not actually available for sale – yet. It’s still in the Idea Stage in LEGO Cuusoo.

LEGO Cuusoo is actually a partnership between LEGO and Cuusoo Social Creation Platform as a way for (initially) the Japanese market to suggest new LEGO sets for development and sale in that region1.

This project led to the creation of two Cuusoo models, the Shinkai, a submersible that can dive up to the depth of 6,500m and has the greatest depth range of any manned research vehicle in the world and the Hayabusa, the unmanned spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Cuusoo Shinkai and Hayabusa

Then in October 2011, Cuusoo (beta) became available to anyone who wants to contribute ideas and possibly make their dream LEGO model a reality. Some sites mentioned Cuusoo means to imagine or wonder, maybe it’s the same as kousou (構想) which means idea or conception.

I think it’s nice that there’s a platform like this where LEGO fans and enthusiasts can post their ideas. Of course you can still build any model you desire if you have the creativity. I’ve once featured an artist who creates LEGO Transformers but don’t you think it’s pretty neat to have that idea of yours go into production and you’ll get to share it to the world.

Here’s a quick video about LEGO Cuusoo.

I created an account just to see how it works. I have a few ideas but I’m not sure how to start yet. I think great images will help get support for your ideas. For now I’m a supporter of the LEGO Star Wars Dark Bucket. I’ll probably support contributors who will come up with architectural pieces like Japan Temples or maybe even Todai. Knightmare frames and Tachikomas are also interesting to see. ^^

This Minecraft model looks fantastic! It has achieved 10,000 supporters and is already in the Product (sic) stage.

LEGO Cuusoo Minecraft

How about you, what would you like to see LEGO-fied?

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18 Responses to “Make your LEGO wishes come true”

  1. Nopy says:

    That Hayabusa LEGO set looks cool. If I had a choice, I would LEGO-fy all the Touhou characters :)

    1. xine says:

      Yes, Hayabusa looks really nice. Touhou characters would be interesting. Maybe you can sign-up and submit that. ^^
      I think I saw someone in Cuusoo proposed a Madoka set.

  2. Hoshiko says:

    This brings back memory! I used to build small houses and erm…toy guns when I was a kid.

    Hmmm…I don’t know what I’d like to see LEGO-fied but what I know is we will have our very own Legoland in my country soon and I can’t wait to go there >.<

    I agree that toys like LEGO help stimulate imagination and creativity. I bet you're going to have tons of fun playing this with Little TP when you get him a set. =)

    1. xine says:

      Toy guns! I love them when I was a kid too. Lol. Oh wow! Going to Legoland would be awesome. I hope I can go to one too someday.

      I’m buying Little TP a Duplo set when he turns 18 months and I hope he enjoys it. Thanks!

  3. chubbybots says:

    Haha I started using lego bricks to build cities, then later transitioned into building space ships and then followed by robots…probably that is why i got into gunpla eventually haha.

    What I would love to see legofied…hmm…maybe a starcraft set haha.

    1. xine says:

      Do you still have your LEGO sets? I bet you had a great time playing with LEGO and that’s why you’re so good with gunpla as well.

      I think there are some Starcraft projects in Cuusoo. I hope you’ll see a set that you like if ever it gets approved.

  4. Wieselhead says:

    The idea behind it sounds quite cool.
    It would be great if an own creation would reach production status.

    I like the submersible a lot.

    In my last years with lego I build a big black stealth gunboat :D
    Good that I had so many black bricks.

    1. xine says:

      IKR! It would be really nice to have a LEGO set which came from your idea.

      A stealth gunboat sounds cool. Did you take pictures?

      1. Wieselhead says:

        unfortunately not :(

  5. Yi says:

    I think I’m part of the generation that grew up with Legos, so these little blocks have always had a huge place in my heart. I love to see anything lego-fied. Popular books, movies, stories, anything!

    So yea, love this. Cuusoo looks like such a cool idea!

    1. xine says:

      Cuusoo is a wonderful place to share your LEGO ideas. ^^ Yeah, anything LEGO looks cool. I saw a LEGO cake once and I’m thinking of having a LEGO themed party for Little TP, maybe when he’s 3. ^^

  6. h4mster says:

    This is a very cool idea from LEGO and Cuusoo. they really know how to get their fans involved in their products :D. I would really love to see famous architectural landmarks being LEGO-fied.

    1. xine says:

      Agree! I’d like to see that too. They should expand their architecture line.

  7. rockleelotus says:

    i miss Legos! i think little TP will be very happy if he gets a set of three :P

    What Lego Cuusoo is doing is very cool, no matter what the idea, there will be some supporters. its a great chance to have official Lego-fied sets from your own ideas.

    your post actually reminded me that before i went on hiatus, i planned to buy some Legos and create sets with them for my figure stories :D need to do that soon… never to old to play with Legos haha

    1. xine says:

      Haha, I guess I’ll start with one set first. Lol.

      Indeed, one’s never too old to play with LEGO. Will wait for your LEGO creations on your blog. ^^

  8. Persocom says:

    LEGO Cuusoo is pretty awesome, I joined during beta when I saw someone link to the minecraft one. I spent countless hours playing with LEGO as a kid and now my son does as well. They’re awesome :D

    1. xine says:

      I’m sure you and your son enjoy building things with LEGO. I think it’s a cool way to bond with family. ^^

  9. Dark Bucket! I need you in my life!!! T^T

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