Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cuusoo Analytics: Days to 10k

For the foreseeable future this report will be published every Thursday morning.  

New Cuusoo Tutorial: Background with LDD

There are so many projects on Cuusoo with nonsensical desert or ocean backgrounds.  This tutorial is an attempt to counteract that trend. 

Cuusoo Advice: Simple Background Editing
explains simple ways to get a blank background on your LDD images or even put in a well chosen photograph or image using only MS-paint.

Approaching 1k Milestone

No project crossed the 1k mark this week but the lineup has had some changes. Lego Store has taken the "Lead" and Hardsuits bolted ahead of Sea Killer and the Rhino. The Sea Killer has unfortunately stagnated, only receiving 2 support in the last week.  

Lego Store
Support Level: 986
Support Level: 983
Star Wars Opee Sea Killer
Support Level: 967

Deadline Review

The next review is December 3rd, 2012...that is 46 days from today.  Any project that does not make it to the December 3rd deadline will have to wait another 3 months to even get started.

Don't like how slow a project is going? 

Give it some indirect support to help speed things up.  This link has plenty of examples how.

Second Look

Star Control II 20th Anniversary Armada
by Glenbricker and Crashsanders

November will mark the 20 year anniversary of the release of Star Control II. A great game that combines an epic quest with arcade action. I and many of my compatriots have spent countless hours seeking out resources and allies in the immense expanse of stars or matching skills against our friends in feverish space combat.

More than a decade after its release the game has continued to accrue accolades still appearing on many "best game" lists, and now exists with new life having found itself ported to an open source version rechristened "Ur-Quan Masters" (Accolade still owns the name "Star Control").  I seriously recommend that you try it out if you have some time to kill.  For those of you with no context at all, Star Control was the brain child of the geniuses behind the Skylanders franchise.  

I have had this project since my first days on Cuusoo but I have finally sat down and really started working on it. Then Crashsanders came a long and this project has really livened up. The goal is to recreate the 24 ships of the game and the 20+ species using Lego.  The challenge is to accurately recreate them in a small enough scale that they could be one set.  All the ships are so unique in aesthetic and game play that I didn't want to leave out anyone's favorite.  

Days to 10K

Space Marines!Nickroyer18.0 73
Exo SuitPeterreid15.21 163
Andy/Bugdroid the Android by GoogleGlhturbo15.84 181
Land-Rover Defender 110Sheepo18.68 225
- The Legend of Zelda Project -Ragaru14.88 336
Mini Shop SeriesPekko20.41 353
League of Legends of LegoAddam16.99 425
Batmobile Tumbler Minifig ScaleBrentwaller7.41 783
Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored partsMaxvf15.2 1079
LEGO Bird SeriesDetomaso5.68 1101
Small YELLOWBrickartist7.22 1158
BTTF - UCS DeLorean Time MachineTeambttf4.77 1476
Batman: Killer Croc's LairBrickqueen5.44 1543
Labyrinth Marble MazeTouthomme4.43 1667
Modular Apple StoreGotoandbuild3.32 1801
Invisible HandLdiego3.85 1879
MINECRAFT Microworld Add-Ons!Dunc2374.86 1949
Apollo 11 Lunar MissionSuzuki4.04 1963
Japanese old style architectureTaxon553.18 1989
HardsuitsIron_s4.38 2060
The Bat RisesVelociraptor4.14 2124
Corellian Defender (Star Wars the Old Republic)Glenbricker3.95 2371
The Muppets!Jedikermit3.42 2581
Batman: Man-Bat's LabBrickqueen3.37 2587
LEGO PokémonKevinhink3.61 2604
Realistic treesPaultox3.18 2610
Douglas DC-3Ssorg3.37 2647
LEGO AVATARreekardoo3.66 2652
Transforming Retro Video Game AccessoriesVonbrunk3.23 2816
Desktop Series: Sky-FiRongyiren3.23 2846
Micro Scale Star Wars ScenesToomuchcaffe2.94 2865
Modular Town Plan CinemaHinckley2.94 2927
Legolympus (Mythology Theme with Mount Olympus Set)Kiffington3.08 2978
Vampire GT SupercarCrowkillers2.55 3055
The Glory of RomeMminnitt2.46 3171
LEGO Mobile Designer for Nintendo 3DS & other devicesFrankie2.41 3385
LEGO Architecture - Leaning Tower of PisaMoctown2.17 3406
Pokemon: GyaradosRetinence2.55 3471
Ultimate Collectors Series LightsabersScott345672.36 3530
Red SquirrelVuurzoon2.41 3540
LEGO Minecraft Board GameOrcaman42.65 3547
Western Town - Pif Paf CityKris_kelvin2.46 3611
LEGO Settlers of CatanMichael2.21 3707
PianoHidaka1.88 3733
Galaxy Diner and Empire TheaterSonicstar2.31 3877
Phineas and FerbAwesomeethan2.02 3931
Castle CrashersCzar2.07 3993
Flying DutchmanSebeus2.17 4074
Lego StoreRayc2.21 4079
Star Wars Universe PacksBorex2.31 4149
Wild EncountersWrinkledog2.07 4442
Adventure Time! Tree FortDunc2372.17 4446
Star Wars Season 4 Phase 2 Clone Battle PacksZspace2.14 4467
GhostbustersTeekay1.78 4597
Avengers IRONMAN gantrymachine2.0Choisanghun2.02 4737
Motorized TumblerMahj1.93 4778
Ancient World CivilizationsMatija1.88 4832
Roller CoasterLuc20001.88 4903
- MegaMan Project -Alatariel1.97 4953
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 GrandsportSheepo1.83 4989
Female Minifigure SetAlatariel1.83 5078
Medusa's TempleStrider1.88 5112
EVE Online Ships - MerlinCzar1.64 5222
ARAK-N3Mahj1.68 5536
LEGO Star Wars Micro Chess SetAvisolo1.59 5545
MacrofiguresCrashsanders1.68 5563
Marvel Avengers Board GamePekko1.68 5709
Mini CooperSteven19801.54 5832
LEGO Legend of KorraThenerd1.59 6039
Willys JEEPSuzuki1.44 6191
MINI Cooper Mark ISheepo1.49 6280
Minifigure in 'Kalocsai' folk wearKLIKKinfo1.54 6346
Modular Costume Store for Collectible MinifiguresBrentwaller1.44 6404
UCS Star Wars Jedi Temple CoruscantDimitriniko1.35 6459
Lego DC Heroes Minifigures Series 1Maniacdude1.49 6494
Mirage (realistically speaking)Nannan1.16 6512
LEGO WALL-E!!Suzuki1.4 6628
Ladyada's Workshop!Adafruit1.11 6688
RMS TitanicSsorg1.4 6710
Starcraft 2 Siege Tank - Remote ControlBasilfawlty1.4 6755
Porsche 997 GT3Crowkillers1.4 6777
Majestic Airship!Ssorg1.35 6883
UCS All Terrain Armoured TransportCavegod1.3 6998
Log Cabin - Two Seasons!Ssorg1.35 7033
Kashyyyk-Gunship 7676 UCS - Custom Star Wars 3d_predator1.35 7069
Apple Store Vending MachineLgorlando1.35 7132
UCS Venator-Class Star DestroyerJourianbax1.3 7340
IRON MAN gantrymachineChoisanghun1.25 7619
The Tumbler CollectionVelociraptor1.25 7629
Micro-build Hogwarts CastleBekindrewind1.2 7715
WOLFPACK CASTLEReekardoo1.25 7715
MonorailHidaka1.2 7870
Lego minifigures in action figure boxes! A new way to collect!Gruntbuddy1.2 7935
Dump Truck 10x4Designer_han1.2 7956
Cinematic Minifigure SeriesSgtdisney551.16 8123
Ford Model A Gangsters' Getaway Car; ????????A ???? ???Brickadierg1.16 8138
Goblin Fortress RuinsAlexp1.16 8215
New Parts design for SNOT 2-sided stud (+inv)(+stud only for Brick2Plate, B2B, P2P)Nachapon1.11 8218
A UCS series of shipsKonajra1.16 8261
Camper Van ForeverNuno25001.11 8439
LOTR: Fall of the Witch KingShayd_DeGrai1.11 8819
Corner Candy Modular BuildingWaltzking1.06 8886
Bricklyn Borough CourthouseSonicstar1.06 8963
Portal Test ChamberT-brick1.01 8999
Medieval Market StreetAlexp1.01 9057
Sonic the Hedgehog (Green Hill Zone)Gtrocks11111.06 9140
UCS Tron Light CycleAbathar61.01 9306
the Rhinoceros by Theo JansenKvanb0.96 9454
Mini BatmobileTiler0.96 9797

Not on the List? First, I tend to cut of projects after a certain day count, usually 10k.  Additionally, I only monitor projects that have at least 200.  Projects less than that are a little too volatile for proper assessment.  Finally, I track several weeks worth of data to get these numbers, so you might not show up until your project has been post 200 for a few weeks.  

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