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    [MOC] Armor Soldier Robot

    Check out this cool LEGO creation from forum member GGG! To submit your comments and to view additional pictures of this creation, please click here.

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    A new never before seen DC Comics LEGO Superheroes set known as LEGO Superheroes 6857 The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape has just been revealed! FBTB.net is also reporting that LEGO Shop at Home now has this set listed with an expected shipping date on December 15, 2011.

    Price is $39.99 USD and there’s 380 pieces making this set more towards the now rare golden $0.10 per piece/price ratio. Looks like a pretty cool set as it even comes with 5 of the main characters including Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Riddler and Harley Quinn! Speaking of Super Heroes, the LEGO.com microsite is now live as well.

    LEGO The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape (6857) – $39.99 USD

    Thanks to forum members UnknownUser and lego dad for the tip.

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    LEGO Minecraft – New LEGO Set Coming Up

    I’m a little late on this as I’ve been rather busy, but here’s the press release LEGO sent to us this morning.

    BILLUND, Denmark – A project backed by Minecraft developer Mojang has become the first user-sponsored project to reach the 10,000 vote threshold on the new global version of LEGO®CUUSOO, opening the way for a LEGO set featuring Minecraft to become a reality.

    It took the project only 48 hours to gather votes from 10,000 fans of the project from around the world.

    “We’re really excited to see the fantastic enthusiasm of the Minecraft community. This is what LEGO CUUSOO is all about, connecting people’s passion to the LEGO brick,” says Paal Smith-Meyer, Head of the LEGO New Business Group. “It is still too early to say whether a Minecraft play set will become a LEGO product as it still needs to go through a review and approval process to ensure it meets our usual LEGO standards, but it is certainly a lot closer.”

    A go/no-go decision should be reached within the next few weeks. Assuming it is given a “go,” then development on any new sets will begin. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product, while packaging, instructions, and marketing are developed ready for a production run. This will take several months.

    LEGO CUUSOO is an idea collection system that asks the Danish toy manufacturers’ consumers to submit and vote for their favourite ideas for new LEGO products. It can be found at http://lego.cuusoo.com . The site is currently in “open beta” and has been well received by fans and niche interest groups eager to see their ideas become official LEGO products.

    CUUSOO, which means ‘imagination’ or sometimes ‘wish’ in Japanese, has been developed with CUUSOO SYSTEM, a subsidiary of Japan-based Elephant Design that has worked with open innovation and crowd sourcing for more than 10 years.

    The LEGO Group has worked with CUUSOO since 2008 on a Japanese site that has attracted hundreds of ideas and seen thousands of votes cast by a 35,000-strong community. Now the time has come to test the concept internationally.

    The first Japanese product, the Shinkai 6500 submersible, went on sale in Japan in February 2011. The next Japanese LEGO CUUSOO model will be the Hayabusa unmanned spacecraft launched in the first quarter of next year.

    It took the Shinkai 6500, 420 days to reach 1,000 votes in Japan. Hayabusa took 57 days to 1,000. With the launch of the LEGO CUUSOO worldwide site the threshold was raised to 10,000 to reflect the larger audience.

    On LEGO CUUSOO, ideas that are supported by enough votes will be examined by a LEGO jury that will check that the models meet LEGO standards of safety and playability and support the LEGO brand. Consumers who have their ideas chosen for production will earn 1% of the total net sales of the product.

    In the case of the Minecraft project, Mojang and the collaborators have offered the 1% CUUSOO royalty to a charity of Mojang’s choice.

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    [UK] January 2012 LEGO Store Calendar

    The January 2012 LEGO Store Calendar for United Kingdom/Britain is out! This month’s FREE gift is a LEGO Ninjago 5000030 Kendo Jay Booster Battle Pack with purchases above £50. (Valid December 26-January 31st) LEGO Minifigures Series 6 will also be available on Boxing Day December 26 as well. Finally, there will be a January LEGO sale. Thanks to forum member UnknownUser for the news.

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    This month’s mini model build is a LEGO Nutcracker! The event is this Tuesday, December 6th, beginning at 5pm at your local LEGO Brand Store. Event is open to children aged 6-14 and only while supplies last. This is a FREE event and no purchase is necessary. *Date and schedule is for USA and Canada LEGO Brand Stores.

    LEGO Nutcracker

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