There are many creative endeavors going on for Lego Cuusoo. What is Lego Cussoo? The Cussoo site states the following:
- 1.Have an Idea? Create a project, share your idea and see what other people think.
- 2.Get 10,000 Supporters – With 10,000 supporters, your idea will be reviewed by LEGO for a chance to become an official LEGO product.
- 3.Receive Royalty – If the project passes the review, it will be produced and you as the idea owner will receive 1% of the total net sales of the product.
Here’s his intent behind the model:
This is a model suggestion for VF-1 Valkyrie; the distinguished variable fighter from the TV animation “Space fortress Macross”.
The Valkyrie is a highly admired pioneer of Japanese transforming robot. The first animation was broadcasted on TV back in 1982. It made a huge impact on both Japanese kids and adult fans alike with exceptional transformation capabilities of changing between the FIGHTER, GERWALK and BATTROID modes. Here I wish to recreate that same emotional ”impact”, through a single model offering that is able to transform into all 3 modes.
Notice that maxvf1 made the build itself modular, however, the completed model is “kanzen henkei”/perfect transformation(able to tranform without removing parts!”. He even thought ahead and added in an optional/swappable heat shield, as well as a display stand! Even the Lego Cuuso Team took notice:
Our team is impressed with the design and functionality of your Macross VF-1 Valkyrie model. You have also done an excellent job with the artwork presenting the idea. Our initial concern lies in how stable and playable the model is to a mass audience, however, that is a concern for later in the CUUSOO process when it starts to become clear that this will cross 10,000. For now, keep the ideas and the supporters coming! Best of luck in your journey to 10,000 supporters.