Lego CUUSOO Becomes LEGO Ideas – Gets an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Set

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This week, LEGO’s “post your own project” site, LEGO CUUSOO, underwent a makeover to become LEGO Ideas. Previously, LEGO had partnered with the Japanese CUUSOO group to provide a platform for independent designers to share their ideas for future LEGO kits. The change in name marks the company’s decision to move the site in-house, ending their six-year partnership with CUUSOO. 

The move should ultimately have little effect on users of the site, though there are a couple of key differences. Firstly, where LEGO CUUSOO accepted submissions only from adults (those aged 18 or older), LEGO Ideas allows budding creatives as young as 13 to share projects. The second change is that each idea put forward will be given just a year to acquire the necessary support (at least 10,000 backers) for LEGO to consider it for manufacture. Though unsuccessful designers can resubmit at a later stage, they will have to begin building up support again from scratch.


One exciting project featured on the new LEGO Ideas site is a Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. set designed by user Savath_Bunny.

In addition to minifig versions of the whole team – Coulson, May, Ward, Fitz, Simmons and Skye – the proposed set includes the W.A.S.P.P. jet, FitzSimmons’ surveillance van and an excellent mini mock-up of Coulson’s Corvette, Lola. Naturally, there are also plenty of nifty gadgets and other bits and pieces: Savath_Bunny lists guns, beakers, a cell phone, a laptop, walkie-talkies, a flamethrower,  the Seven Dwarf Scanners, a S.H.I.E.L.D. badge and a classified, Level 7 S.H.I.E.L.D. file, but of course, that list needn’t be exhaustive. With the show’s impressive array of cool tech and alien artefacts, there’s almost infinite scope for expansion here. As an added bonus, the designer is also recommending the inclusion of a couple of Captain America trading cards.

Given that LEGO already owns Marvel Super Heroes rights and manufactures a successful range that this kit would neatly fit within, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll really go for this, provided it gets enough support. Another potential selling point is that it’ll leave the company with plenty of opportunities for selling additional characters or other items: anyone else wondering how minifigs of Raina or Victoria Hand might look? Or perhaps you’re more of a Deathlok fan? And then of course, you can always bring in the boss.

At the time of writing, support figures stand at 1,367, meaning that the project still needs 8,633 backers to really get noticed. So what are you waiting for? Get clicking!

Sources: Slash GearLEGO Ideas

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