Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cuusoo of the Day: Marble Drop and Recycling Center

Pick of the Day

DOUBLE MARBLE-TRACK
by Gilkido


This really needs a video but a ball drop is one of the fun kinetic things to do with Lego and I am surprised that Lego has not already make sets based on this concept.  This representation is a bit large for what Lego would likely produce but it certainly looks interesting.  Remember that supporting an idea is a not always supporting the actual MOC, if you like the idea of a marble track at all, please support this idea.  

Honorable Mention

Recycling station
by Jalex


This build is really very impressive.  I could see it getting an award at a Lego con.  Unfortunately, for Cuusoo this set is a little overdone for what it is, a recycling center.  This set, as is, would cost a lot more money than the likely customer base, in my opinion.  For instance, an in-set baseplate is never to be taken lightly. Lego only sells those with games, modulars, or high end sets.  They are expensive parts and they dictate the dimensions of the box that the set goes in which always increases costs.  Then the whole baseplate is covered in tile...again, a cost issue but the point is it is not really all that necessary.   Lego would almost certainly take away the base plate and all that tile. 

This set would still look great (and more like an authentic Lego set) if the baseplate were not there. 

I am not sure about the playability factor.  I realize I am saying this when there ARE Recycling Trucks and the like, but it is a factor that the review board takes into account.  

So, excellent message, beautiful build, low playability: A very worthy set, I just thought the marble track was more interesting. 

The "power cord" coming out of the TV is a real nice touch. 

Also, I realize that the woman in white and orange is suppose to be carrying a "bag" or some such but that is a turkey leg part....I can't get the image out of my head now of a person walking up to me brandishing an upside down  turkey leg.

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