Waking Ideas Publishing - Culture & Critics Corner
Written By Taylor Landine
"Woah, this is heavy Doc.." is the first thing that all fans are thinking right about now. Earlier today, Lego officially approved, and will produce a Back to the Future Delorean set created on their very-own Kickstarter inspired page, Lego Cuusoo.
On that site, fans can design and create Lego sets, which if they reach 10,000 votes and endorsements from other fans, Lego then takes the design and reviews it for potential production.
Thursday, Lego officially announced this set had been approved for 2013 release.
See the official announcement below.
While its completely understandable that you may not have watched the entire video, one of the coolest things that this program offers is that the winning designer get 1% of the profits made from the designed sets, and that "Team Back to the Future", lead by Mashahi Togami, has revealed that they plan to donate the entire profit they made from this 1% to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Here is Lego’s officially reasoning for picking the set:
After analyzing the supporters of the Back to the Future project, we learned that this product has a broad, worldwide appeal. The model presented in this project is built very closely to the LEGO Group’s design standards and has therefore provided a strong base to design the final product. It has a high play value and it fits well with supporters’ price expectations.
For these reasons, the Back to the Future project has passed the LEGO Review, and has been selected for production as the next LEGO CUUSOO set. The final product, pricing, and release dates are still being determined.
While it was literally just announced today, no real word on an official release is set other than the mid-2013 window that was previously reported. One thing I can say for sure is that after learning about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set today, and now this, if LEGO decides to pay homage to one other gem from the 80's, **COUGH COUGH GHOSTBUSTERS COUGH COUGH**, my dream will be complete.
Published on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.