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Three problems, Scott:a) LEGO is already producing sets based on the Cuusoo, so what the customers are asking for through this avenue isn't entirely ignored.b) There has to be at least some avenue for LEGO to decline producing sets that the customers want. It's a slippery slope argument, but there is the problem of the Lego Cock-n-balls possibly going through the Cuusoo process and getting enough votes. You can't really force LEGO to produce such a set.c) You can't slap on some other label as there are certain copyright and licensing issues. Even if you obtain the license, most certainly part of the license will be that the product is properly labelled as licensed and with the proper naming.I do agree though that the Serenity shouldn't have fallen to the decision of the LEGO company.
Sure, we can't, but LEGO can put whatever label they like on it.
b) Why not make a LEGO cock-n-balls? I'm serious. It would be hilarious! A lot of people would buy it as a joke, or even for serious. LEGO would get all kinds of goodwill from producing it.
c) I'm not saying to put Playmobil on it. They can make up some new brand. Call it Cusoo without calling it LEGO.
Yeah I got that and added in later that the copyright holders are probably not going to provide the license if they don't have the assurance that it will be produced under the established LEGO brand name, particularly if the licensing fee increases by the number of units sold. Plus LEGO probably wanting to establish their brand even further with the Cuusoo project.Producing the Cuusoo winners under a different brand name doesn't appear to me to be in the interest of either party.
Scott, how many people out there build WWII models and would go crazy if they knew that there was a Lego set that allowed them to build a WWII era plane? How many people out there are Firefly/Serenity fans? I can almost guarantee to you that the former is a much larger group than the latter.
You seriously think that the LEGO WW2 model building market is LARGER than the Firefly/Serentiy LEGO model building market? One of these things is all over the Internet and every single fan convention. One of these things is only discussed on cruddy old mailing lists and back rooms of dank hobby shops.
Are there likely to be any models based on copyrighted materials?
I mean a copyrighted material owned my a major corporate entity. I don't think the Hayabusa can be copyrighted.
Holy guacamoleI was a little disappointed when it didn't transform into Optimus Prime, but still awesome. Also, all videos should have random gerbil scenes.