LEGO Cuusoo has previously banned fans from submitting Doctor Who designs due to conflicts over licensing agreements. In a statement on LEGO Cuusoo’s License Conflicts and Resolutions page on their website, the licensing conflict has now been resolved.
“Sometimes we have to turn down project submissions that refer to specific brands or licensed properties. We do this to avoid getting your hopes up for something we know we aren’t able to make. In these cases, we already know the LEGO Group can’t secure licensing rights to produce construction toys based on a particular brand or property, due to a conflicting interest with a third party. If such a conflict goes away, we’ll then be able to accept projects based on a particular brand or license.”
“If your project was previously turned down, archived, or deleted due to a licensing conflict that is now resolved, you may re-submit it as a new project. Supporters from past projects cannot be applied to a future project.”
Since then, 20 Doctor Who designs have been submitted or re-submitted on LEGO Cuusoo. Check out each design and vote for your favorites.
[Via Doctor Who 24/7]
Everything Is Awesome!
With the success of ‘The LEGO Movie’ in the box office, Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures have officially set a release date for their untitled LEGO sequel for May 26, 2017. ‘The LEGO Movie’ has earned over $200 million worldwide in less than two weeks.
There is no word yet if directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will return for the sequel. Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan to write the script.
This kid has a bright future ahead of him. Amazing.
Shubham Banerjee, a 7th grade student from California, built a braille printer using pieces from the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit, for his school’s science project. Normally a braille printer cost upwards of $2,000, but Banerjee’s Braigo braille printer cost $355 to make.
According to WHO reports, there are estimated 285 million visually impaired people worldwide and 90% of which lives in developing countries. At this moment the cost of a brail printer is more than $2000 for a basic version, thus for many millions of people across the world have limited access. This project uses the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit costing $349 and some add-ons from Home-depot costing another $5 to prove that its feasible to make a brail printer for education purposes and schools that’s much cheaper. The project uses the base reference model known as Banner Print3r and was redesigned with totally new software to print letters A-Z. The project is named as BRAIGO v1.0 in short for Brail with LEGO. There are endless possibilities to add enhancements in software to make BRAIGO do a lot more. The student wishes to make this project open source, with the design and software readily available for public consumption free of charge. Thus giving a new tool in the hands of blind institutions or even parents with visually impaired children to use this printer at a 80% savings from commercially available products out there in the market.
For updates on this project, you can follow Braigo’s Facebook page, Google+, and Twitter.
Check out the videos below to see how Braigo works:
The first official photos of the LEGO Ghostbusters set is finally here. Last month LEGO CUUSOO approved Brent Waller’s Ghostbusters set. The set contains 508 pieces. It includes the Ecto-1, and the mini LEGO versions of Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, Egon Spengler, and Peter Venkman. The Ghostbusters set will be available in stores in June for $50.
[Photos courtesy of LEGO]
Old Red Jalopy recreated the posters for all nine 2014 Best Picture Oscar nominees in LEGO form.
Gravity and Her our my favorites. Which one is your favorite?
Posters courtesy of Yahoo! Movies.
The 2014 Oscars will be hosted by Ellen Degeneres on Sunday, March 2nd.