Due to the rising popularity of fans creating elaborate characters and environments out of LEGOs, well beyond what is available in the typical sets you find on the market, the LEGO Group partnered up with Japanese company CUUSOO a few years back, and the LEGO CUUSOO project was officially launched in 2011. What the hell is the LEGO CUUSOO project, you ask?
The basic idea of the project is that LEGO fans can submit their own designs for LEGO sets, which they upload to the LEGO CUUSOO website. Once on there, fellow fans of the colorful bricks are able to view and vote on the submissions, with each voter for a specific idea becoming a supporter. Now here comes the exciting part. Once any given idea receives 10,000 votes, from 10,000 different supporters, the concept will actually be reviewed by the LEGO Group, who just might turn the fan-made idea into an actual LEGO reality. How cool is that?!
It was earlier this month that we told you about a Ghostbusters-inspired LEGO set that a fan uploaded to the website, a project which we're happy to report has received 10,000 supporters, and recently moved on to the review stage. The latest project to grab our attention, and force us to rally our troops in support? Three words. Jurassic. Park. LEGOs.
Though Jurassic Park was released twenty years ago (sorry to make you feel old!), the film has arguably never been more popular than it is today, on the heels of the recent 3D re-release of the film. Not only did that release breathe new life into the movie, and make fans of the franchise fall in love with it all over again, but it also brought a whole new generation of fans into the fold, and has pulled in over $65 million globally since April. That brings Jurassic Park's grand total box office gross to over a billion dollars, making it one of the most successful movies of all time.
On top of that, the long awaited Jurassic Park 4 is set to stomp its way into our lives in 2015, so needless to say there is no better time than the present for the franchise to cross-over into the world of LEGO. It just seems like a natural fit, and thankfully a talented artist named Sami Mustonen feels the same way...and has done all the hard work for us.
To show off his idea, Mustonen whipped up impressive 3D renderings of the set he'd love to see come to life, a set that includes the iconic gate at the entrance of the titular Jurassic Park, one of the tour cars (with space for four figures), a T-Rex and LEGO characters of Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Ian Malcolm. In other words, everything you need to bring Jurassic Park to life, in your LEGO collection!
Again, with 10,000 supporters this project could very well become a reality, so head over to LEGO CUUSOO to show your support and place your vote. It only stands a chance of happening if we show LEGO how badly we want it to happen, so let your voice be heard as loud as the roar of a T-Rex!