Thursday, November 29, 2012

Support the Marines

Space Marines vs The Review Deadline!

Update: Space Marines Achieved
The number one project on Cuusoo right now is "Space Marines."  Will it get to 10k, Yes of course, no question.  So why am I wasting your time talking about it instead of some overlooked gem, like the Calamity Jane 2 (see what I did there).  The reason is that the current review deadline is this Monday.
Any project that does not reach 10k by Monday will have to wait three more months to even start the review process.

Space Marines accrued 179 votes last week, second only to Female Minifig Set.  Unfortunately Space Marines needs to get that many votes in the next four days to beat the deadline.

So, if you have been to Cuusoo you have probably already voted for Space Marines or CHOSEN not too.

For those of you who decided not to, please reconsider.  These guys are definitely going to get there, it is simply a question of how many days.

If a simple argument for pushing up the review date does not work on you...I have got a few more to throw your direction:

Vote for the project as a thank you to Nick Royer for his contribution to the Lego Community.  You might not know this but Nick has made his minifig models freely available.  That's a really cool blender model!  All you need to do is learn how to use Blender...

Or Vote as a favor to your fellow Lego fans.  9800 of your compatriots want this to get reviewed.  Be a pal and toss the project a vote.  It will only take a few minutes...maybe 30 seconds given you already have an account, but it could shave 3 months off their wait.

Its chances?

In the absence of Galaxy Patrol, a Space Marines Cuusoo product would have been a sure thing.
There is no pre-existing IP, there is no concern about Brand Fit or Licensing.  Is there a market?  Lego has known for decades that Lego and Sci-Fi Space are an awesome combination and will sell.  The fact of the times though is that Galaxy Patrol DOES exist.  Galaxy Patrol is a very similar concept.  Similar enough that it they are "substitutes" and no company wants to compete against itself with substitutes.  What does this mean for Space Marines?

Well, this will only be the second totally original project to reach 10k.  Lego cannot ignore such an accomplishment completely, so I think they will release something.  However, given that Galaxy Patrol will either be in full swing or perhaps even concluding by the time this gets produced, the market will be saturated and the masses will not be clamoring for more combat ready space Lego, so the resulting set will probably be one of the more conservative vehicles presented in the project.
As for the Ugokins, their fabrication is unlikely, at least as they are presented.  Lego representatives have made it clear that it is unlikely that even one new part will be produced for Cuusoo sets and the  Ugokins require at least two, arguably three.  We may get some hybrid though...anyting with four legs would make me ecstatic but chances are low.
Then again, there have only ever been three Cuusoo products ever made so there is not much of a foundation for any of this speculation to stand on.

On the subject of Reviews....

What is taking the Review process so Long?

So, I often hear people commenting on how long the review is taking.  If you look at the summary of the Review process, the steps that the Lego Group has control over take no more than 8 weeks.  Lego cannot however predict or control the amount of time that Licensing agreements take.

Usually people are not privy to this aspect of product creation.  This all happens behind the hushed veils of NDAs and only after the dust is settled do product lines get announced.  Star Wars came out in 1977 and the first Star Wars Lego set was 1999.  Who knows how long that negotiation took?

Working out contracts can take forever and Licensing situations can get really crazy.  Eve online openly supported the project so in all likelihood they are on board even if they haggled for a while.  Zelda is a bit of an unknown quantity.  Perhaps Nintendo is negotiating towards a product that will line up with a 2014 Zelda Wii U release.  The largest possible issue however is Back to the Future.  I have no idea what the original or existing licenses are but looking at the set there are many potential players in this negotiation.

The two obvious players are the Lego Group and the owners of Back to the Future, Universal Studios.  Then there is Marty and Doc, who are played by Michael J.Fox and Christopher Lloyd.  Actors get paid for their likenesses.  What were their original contracts with Universal? Do they apply to minifigs?  Do they get a cut?  I am sure their Lawyers would want to argue that they do.  Then there is the DeLorean...Does John DeLorean (or whoever owns the likeness of the DeLorean) get a cut?  Even beyond that is the Logo!  John DeLorean sold the DMC logo to Stephen Wynne, who has an aftermarket DeLorean does he get a cut too?  So, that is at least six possible chairs at the negotiating table.  Everyone with a stake in the game, or the lawyers to make the argument that they do, have to come to a resolution and that could take...well months.

Ultimately the length of time it takes for these negotiations to get done show the Lego Groups dedication to getting these projects for the fans.  If the Lego Group wasn't they could just walk away from the negotiating table and we would have our answers already.  In the meantime there are plenty of great sets to keep us happy while we wait, like those new Hobbit ones.

Cuusoo Analytics: Days to 10k

Hot New Project

HammerHead Gunship
by Tgbdz

I don't know why but I have always loved anything based on a hammerhead shark Theme.  Most notably the Spelljammer Vessel the Hammership which I built out of Lego and continue to update all the time.  So if for no other reason than that, I am biased to love this MOC.  Regardless of that, this is an awesome build.

This has fantastic geometries with a nice juxtaposition of long curves and very angular weapons.  In addition it has a novel, attractive, color scheme.

Given that it is part of Warhammer 40k, it does not have a snowball's chance of passing review.  But I have long since given up not supporting projects that I don't think will pass.  I have taken the path of letting them get rejected by The Lego Group than by me. 

Cuusoo News

Ambulance (Type 3 / Type III) is the big winner this week going from less than 1 support a day to over 100 support in the last three days.  I feel a bit weird posting that because the majority of this support is coming from Brickset, and that is due to an article I wrote there.

Regardless, a big thank you for those who have supported a real gem on Cuusoo.

Approaching 1k Milestone

Transforming Accessories and  Female Minifig Set passed the 1000 mark this week.  Obviously, Ancient World Civilizations will be hitting the mark very soon.

Ancient World Civilizations
Support Level: 999
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grandsport
Support Level: 971

Deadline Review

The next review is December 3rd, 2012.  Just four days from today.  Space Marines is really taking it down to the line.

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.

Days to 10K

ProjectCreatorRate10k 1k
Space Marines!Nickroyer27.2 7
Exo SuitPeterreid16.01 112
Land-Rover Defender 110Sheepo20.15 161
- The Legend of Zelda Project -Ragaru20.92 184
Andy/Bugdroid the Android by GoogleGlhturbo11.15 199
Mini Shop SeriesPekko14.86 439
Female Minifigure SetAlatariel12.58 714
LEGO Bird SeriesDetomaso7.77 737
Reddit AlienPepaquin12.67 74231
Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored partsMaxvf16.0 888
Labyrinth Marble MazeTouthomme7.19 978
Batmobile Tumbler Minifig ScaleBrentwaller4.95 1117
LEGO PokémonKevinhink6.67 136516
Ambulance (Type 3 / Type III)Spacysmoke6.05 158699
Invisible HandLdiego4.29 1651
LEGO Settlers of CatanMichael4.57 1759
Batman: Killer Croc's LairBrickqueen4.34 1892
Japanese old style architectureTaxon553.19 1935
Corellian Defender (Star Wars the Old Republic)Glenbricker4.57 201344
Modular Apple StoreGotoandbuild2.91 2013
LEGO Architecture - Leaning Tower of PisaMoctown3.57 2030
Model of Hogwarts CastleScorpius4.66 2089158
BTTF - UCS DeLorean Time MachineTeambttf3.24 2111
The Glory of RomeMminnitt3.57 2149
GhostbustersTeekay3.53 2283
Ultimate Collectors Series LightsabersScott345673.53 2317
Flying DutchmanSebeus3.67 2371
Douglas DC-3Ssorg3.62 2377
League of Legends of LegoAddam2.91 2409
The Bat RisesVelociraptor3.57 2420
MINECRAFT Microworld Add-Ons!Dunc2373.67 253279
Realistic treesPaultox3.19 2554
The Muppets!Jedikermit3.38 2563
Apollo 11 Lunar MissionSuzuki2.86 2700
Micro Scale Star Wars ScenesToomuchcaffe3.05 2723
MEGADETHMegzter3.48 2777191
PianoHidaka2.48 2777
Galaxy Diner and Empire TheaterSonicstar3.1 2849
Batman: Man-Bat's LabBrickqueen2.95 2915
Modular Town Plan CinemaHinckley2.76 3074
Modular Costume Store for Collectible MinifiguresBrentwaller2.86 319447
Corner Candy Modular BuildingWaltzking2.81 3325123
Western Town - Pif Paf CityKris_kelvin2.53 3471
LEGO Mobile Designer for Nintendo 3DS & other devicesFrankie2.29 3507
Vampire GT SupercarCrowkillers2.19 3519
Red SquirrelVuurzoon2.38 3523
HardsuitsIron_s2.48 3588
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 GrandsportSheepo2.48 364112
Lego StoreRayc2.33 3816
Motorized TumblerMahj2.38 383756
Small YELLOWBrickartist2.14 3841
LEGO Star Wars Micro Chess SetAvisolo2.24 3896
Legolympus (Mythology Theme with Mount Olympus Set)Kiffington2.29 396535
Adventure Time! Tree FortDunc2372.33 4094231
Transforming Retro Video Game AccessoriesVonbrunk2.19 4106
Phineas and FerbAwesomeethan1.91 4109
Minifigure hand with attachment pointpotluck2.37 4119322
Pokemon: GyaradosRetinence2.1 4140
- MegaMan Project -Alatariel2.33 4144281
RMS TitanicSsorg2.24 4152134
Medieval Market StreetAlexp2.14 423025
LEGO Minecraft Board GameOrcaman42.19 4254145
Desktop Series: Sky-FiRongyiren2.1 433146
Star Wars Season 4 Phase 2 Clone Battle PacksZspace2.14 4467262
CLONE WARS INFANTRY PACKSDavid-hall1.95 464227
Castle CrashersCzar1.76 4647
Log Cabin - Two Seasons!Ssorg2.0 4704204
Marvel Avengers Board GamePekko2.0 4751251
Roller CoasterLuc20001.91 478876
Majestic Airship!Ssorg1.91 4822110
Angry Birds - RedChiukeung1.8 4910
Dump Truck 10x4Designer_han1.91 4961249
LEGO UCS TARDIS and other Doctor Who setsXenomurphy1.81 502957
Mirage (realistically speaking)Nannan1.48 5070
UCS Star Wars Jedi Temple CoruscantDimitriniko1.67 5178
ALA-N: Astronautical Lunar Android 9Brentwaller1.86 5235397
Lego Mountain BikingJ4mes1.48 5296
Porsche 997 GT3Crowkillers1.76 5348235
Ancient World CivilizationsMatija1.67 53901
ARAK-N3Mahj1.67 5531142
Star Wars Opee Sea KillerPepaquin1.62 5541
MacrofiguresCrashsanders1.67 5565176
Lego DC Heroes Minifigures Series 1Maniacdude1.72 5592360
Goblin Fortress RuinsAlexp1.67 5672283
UCS All Terrain Armoured TransportCavegod1.57 575321
Wild EncountersWrinkledog1.57 582794
Food TruckSpacysmoke1.62 5870314
HONDA CBR1000rr REPSOL versionOryx1.63 5997475
EVE Online Ships - MerlinCzar1.38 6170
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRAINGrusso1.52 6235314
Star Wars Universe PacksBorex1.48 6425344
IRON MAN gantrymachineChoisanghun1.43 6617323
UCS Venator-Class Star DestroyerJourianbax1.43 6620326
HindenburgJjottens1.38 6684162
The Drake's Head InnAlexp1.38 6742220
Willys JEEPSuzuki1.29 6878
Prototype Attack Mecha Alpha ZeroDanr1.24 7134
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5JJOttens1.33 7325558
BTTF - Biff Tannen's FordTeambttf1.29 7516539
LOTR UCS ArgonathShayd_DeGrai1.29 7549573
Modular Death StarRunar1.24 7791533
Avengers IRONMAN gantrymachine2.0Choisanghun1.19 7991428
Death Star II wall/desk clock sculptureWwwally1.19 8016453
Modular Police StationEzzkazz1.19 8102539
Mini BatmobileTiler1.14 8207312
The Tumbler CollectionVelociraptor1.14 8333438
WOLFPACK CASTLEReekardoo1.14 8426531
Sonic the Hedgehog (Green Hill Zone)Gtrocks11111.14 8437543
Mini AnimalsCar_mp1.11 8813705
MINI Cooper Mark ISheepo1.05 8861290
Mini CooperSteven19801.0 8926
Starcraft 2 Siege Tank - Remote ControlBasilfawlty1.05 8969398
Micro-build Hogwarts CastleBekindrewind1.0 9209209
Doctor Who UCS TARDISklsmith0071.05 9287716
Camper Van ForeverNuno25001.0 9320320
the Rhinoceros by Theo JansenKvanb0.95 951137
Star Wars: Imperial Sith InterceptorJourianbax1.0 9710710
LOTR: Minas Tirith MicrobuildShayd_degrai1.0 9734734
Kashyyyk-Gunship 7676 UCS - Custom Star Wars 3d_predator0.95 9986512

Not on the List? First, I tend to cut off 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.  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cuusoo of the Week: November 19th


I have published my first, of I hope many, articles on Brickset this week.  It can be found here.  

Pick of the Week

Space Shuttle Launch Complex
by Teazza

Support Level: 66

This is actually the second 10213 scale space center I have seen.  The first being at Brick Fiesta 2012.  Both are spectacular.  The detailing on the crawler and and the the platforms and gantries and such really sell the amazing complexity that was the shuttle program.  

Alas, I would find it hard for Lego to go forward with such a large and intricate build, as I assume that most people supporting this project would not actually shell out for the extreme price break OR footprint.  This kind of set owns the room as it extends so far in many directions.  

I imagine, like the Minecraft, set that this would get reduced to a more conservative scale. Regardless I would love to own it.  

Honorable Mentions

UCS - LEGO - Star Wars - Venator Class Star Destroyer
by Bobkos13

Seems to be a behomoth theme going on this week.

Large scale Venators are quite popular building subjects and as far as realistic production scales go, this is probably the best one I have seen.   It has all the greeble you want while not looking overstudded, a prefect blend of tiles and plates. 

The fact that the frigate fits in the shuttle base is pretty awesome though I doubt people are going to be getting under this thing too much.

The one fault I have seen on all these large Venators is that they seem to lack Minifig integration like the most recent Star Destroyers.  You can call me too demanding but If I am going to have something that big on my shelf I need it to store some figures ;)

The Twilight
by Gery

I feel a bit damned this week.  Only pointing out the extremely large or the space related builds.  Well, that is the way to goes sometimes.  Regardless. I find this micro build of the Twilight, a Star Wars vehicle, quite charming.  The use of turntable element, without the plate, works well for the design.  The cockpit element is quite clever too. 

Week of Cuusoo 

Space Shuttle Launch Complex
by Teazza

Support Level: 66

See above

percy jackson
by Fanfun

I really can't speak much to this project. I will make that clear.  I have not read the series but I have heard about some of the details.  There are six Percy project to date and this is certainly the best presented but it still looks like it needs a lot of polish before it could be a legitimate Lego set.

That being said, If this project gets to 10k, Lego designers will supply said polish.  So, if you want to see Percy Jackson in Lego, then support the project.

North Pole - Winter Village
by Jimmygiggle

Support Level: 31

Along with the Titanic, Space Center, and Venator, this project rounds out the four plus sized projects that presented this week.

I like the basic concept of a Santa's Work Shop, and the general form of the building is quite appealing, but this project needs a lot of work on presentation.  The scale is so large, this project but I think it is hard to see the details described.   Additionally when I talked with  I had talked Jimmygiggle about the color scheme they indicated that the color selection as based on parts availability rather than aesthetic intent.

In my opinion, a Cuusoo project is much better off going LDD with the right colors than going real brick with the wrong colors.  At the very least it should be mentioned in the project what the desired color scheme is.

Finally, this project claims to be part of the Winter Village collection.  Personally I just don't see it.  Winter Village does not have any fantastical elements.  It is small town in the winter...This is about as fanciful as you can get. 

Jeep Hurricane
Support Level: 19
Hot Dog Minifigure Series ?
Support Level: 17
Narnia: Through the Wardrobe
Support Level: 15

LEGO CITY small crawler crane
Support Level: 11
The Raider
Support Level: 11

VTOL Dropship
Support Level: 11
lego mini tumbler
Support Level: 10

the Tumbler
Support Level: 8
The Twilight
Support Level: 6
Support Level: 5

Support Level: 4

Classic puzzle
Support Level: 3
Vending Machine
Support Level: 3
The Lion King
Support Level: 2

Monday, November 26, 2012

Project of Note: Ambulance (Type 3 / Type III)

One of my favorite projects on Cuusoo is the Ambulance (Type 3 / Type III) by SpacySmoke.  Sure I love all the giant, crazy, over the top sets too but this project is a ideal demonstration of compact elegant design with fully implemented playability.

The First and most obvious reason to appreciate this build is how accurately it recreates a Type III Ambulance.
That might sound a bit mundane but the most recent Lego ambulance, 4431, looks a bit like a generic van with a Hospital logo on it, in my opinion.  For example, compare it to the Satellite Launch Pad van from 3366.

This build is unmistakably an ambulance though.  An ungainly box shape strapped to the back of a van.  The use of the cabinet,  grilled bricks, and snotted tiles and plates add a lot of nuance to the build.  The cheese wedges above the rear tires are a great touch.  The brick based stripe of color going down the middle is a fantastic integration.

Ambulance InsideWhat really sells me on this project is the internals though.

The roof of this ambulance is anchored by three studs and can be removed easily to reveal a fully equipped vehicle.  There are monitors, drawers, cabinets and instruments all over the the place and yet they appear to be logically situated for use, just like an actual ambulance.

This design not only accommodates all of these features but still has room for a stretcher, patient, EMT, and a worried companion.

To top off the long list of great features, this build uses an innovative design for the doors of the ambulance cabin.  Instead of a simple hinge, the doors are connected via a pair of droid arms creating an effective double hinge system.

All in all this project is a fantastic fully featured design that I hope to someday add to my collection.  If you like this project I recommend you also check out SpaceySmoke's Food Truck as well.

Its Chances?
Unfortunately this kind of build does not get a lot of support on Cuusoo.  In fact, no service vehicle project has every gotten past 500 support.  Currently this project accrues less than one support per day. 

If it did reach 10k, well, there is very little chance that this would fail the brand fit or market review, as Lego has, as stated before, produced several ambulances.  The largest issue would be their willingness to produce a project based on service vehicles, which tend to be its bread and butter in the "City" line.  This scenario has not yet come to pass so it would be hard at this time to predict how the Lego Group would respond, but I would hope they would see this as effectively the "UCS" of minifig scale ambulances and produce it.

If you like this project then, by all means, support it.  If you REALLY like this project then please support it beyond Cuusoo.  This article has many options to help you get the word out!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cuusoo Analytics: Days to 10k

Last week's "Cuusoo Review" is a bit late due to the Holiday's.  It will be published shortly, sorry for the delay.  


Cuusoo News

The Reddit Alien certainly did well for itself last week nailing the number one must supported project.  Not explicitly sure where they got the new support, but it can be assumed it is from the Reddit community.  (A community that all Cuusoo users should leverage....note this means more than posting on the Cuusoo subreddit.)

The real winner this week appears to be the Female Minifigure Set project.

Female Minifigure Set
by Alatariel

If you are not familiar with the set I really suggest you check it out, it is certainly worthy of any attention it draws.  Independent of any message that you may or may not support, the project has some fantastic vignettes that I would be eager to add to my collection.

Regardless, this project was picked up by the organization"Toward the Stars" which is apparently "The World's Largest Marketplace For Empowering Gifts For Girls".  Sounds like a good match for this project.  They posted it on their facebook page and a swell of support came flooding in.

Sadly, though not surprisingly, this support did not heavily carry over into Alatariel other awesome project: Mega Man

Approaching 1k Milestone

At current rates there is a very good chance that Civilizations and Transforming Accessories will pass the 1k mark in the next week.  The Rhinoceros, will be around for about five more weeks.             

Ancient World Civilizations
Support Level: 991
the Rhinoceros by Theo Jansen
Support Level: 960

Deadline Review

The next review is December 3rd, 2012...that is 11 days from today.  Currently Space Marines is on a linear progression of 13 days so I stand to my previous declaration that they will accelerate to the finish line.   

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.

Days to 10K

ProjectCreatorRate10k 1k
Space Marines!Nickroyer29.17 130
Exo SuitPeterreid18.86 1000
Land-Rover Defender 110Sheepo21.75 1550
Andy/Bugdroid the Android by GoogleGlhturbo13.43 1690
- The Legend of Zelda Project -Ragaru23.02 1730
Mini Shop SeriesPekko15.6 4250
LEGO Bird SeriesDetomaso9.03 6390
Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored partsMaxvf17.71 6960
Reddit AlienPepaquin12.25 76833
Labyrinth Marble MazeTouthomme7.23 9790
Female Minifigure SetAlatariel8.79 10339
Batmobile Tumbler Minifig ScaleBrentwaller5.11 10900
Douglas DC-3Ssorg7.19 11990
BTTF - UCS DeLorean Time MachineTeambttf4.44 15450
Modular Apple StoreGotoandbuild3.73 15760
Invisible HandLdiego4.16 17110
Japanese old style architectureTaxon553.59 17260
LEGO Architecture - Leaning Tower of PisaMoctown3.83 18980
Apollo 11 Lunar MissionSuzuki3.97 19510
Batman: Killer Croc's LairBrickqueen4.21 19570
LEGO Settlers of CatanMichael4.11 19610
Ultimate Collectors Series LightsabersScott345673.97 20660
The Glory of RomeMminnitt3.55 21680
League of Legends of LegoAddam3.03 23180
The Bat RisesVelociraptor3.73 23230
The Muppets!Jedikermit3.55 24460
Realistic treesPaultox3.31 24680
Galaxy Diner and Empire TheaterSonicstar3.55 24910
Flying DutchmanSebeus3.45 25290
MINECRAFT Microworld Add-Ons!Dunc2373.64 256087
Small YELLOWBrickartist3.21 25640
PianoHidaka2.69 25670
Micro Scale Star Wars ScenesToomuchcaffe3.12 26670
HardsuitsIron_s3.17 28110
LEGO PokémonKevinhink3.26 282362
Corellian Defender (Star Wars the Old Republic)Glenbricker3.26 283574
GhostbustersTeekay2.84 28490
Red SquirrelVuurzoon2.88 29160
Batman: Man-Bat's LabBrickqueen2.88 29910
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 GrandsportSheepo2.88 314217
LEGO Mobile Designer for Nintendo 3DS & other devicesFrankie2.46 32710
Modular Town Plan CinemaHinckley2.51 33920
Vampire GT SupercarCrowkillers2.27 34020
LEGO Star Wars Micro Chess SetAvisolo2.55 34300
Western Town - Pif Paf CityKris_kelvin2.55 34490
Castle CrashersCzar2.36 34700
Adventure Time! Tree FortDunc2372.7 3539206
RMS TitanicSsorg2.51 3710124
Phineas and FerbAwesomeethan2.08 37800
Medieval Market StreetAlexp2.36 384027
Marvel Avengers Board GamePekko2.46 3868209
Lego StoreRayc2.27 39240
Modular Costume Store for Collectible MinifiguresBrentwaller2.27 403368
HONDA CBR1000rr REPSOL versionOryx2.41 4059324
Pokemon: GyaradosRetinence2.13 40890
Legolympus (Mythology Theme with Mount Olympus Set)Kiffington2.22 410046
Lego Mountain BikingJ4mes1.89 41500
Transforming Retro Video Game AccessoriesVonbrunk2.17 41536
UCS Star Wars Jedi Temple CoruscantDimitriniko2.08 41640
Motorized TumblerMahj2.17 421870
Log Cabin - Two Seasons!Ssorg2.22 4243189
Majestic Airship!Ssorg2.13 4328103
- MegaMan Project -Alatariel2.22 4358304
CLONE WARS INFANTRY PACKSDavid-hall2.03 446633
Star Wars Season 4 Phase 2 Clone Battle PacksZspace2.14 4467262
Roller CoasterLuc20002.03 451076
Dump Truck 10x4Designer_han2.08 4563236
Desktop Series: Sky-FiRongyiren1.99 457856
Minifigure hand with attachment pointpotluck2.11 4636370
Mini AnimalsCar_mp2.11 4637372
Mirage (realistically speaking)Nannan1.56 48150
UCS Venator-Class Star DestroyerJourianbax1.94 4885245
ALA-N: Astronautical Lunar Android 9Brentwaller1.99 4896373
Angry Birds - RedChiukeung1.8 49100
Ancient World CivilizationsMatija1.8 50055
EVE Online Ships - MerlinCzar1.7 50140
LEGO Minecraft Board GameOrcaman41.84 5073181
LEGO UCS TARDIS and other Doctor Who setsXenomurphy1.7 536369
Porsche 997 GT3Crowkillers1.7 5546252
Star Wars Opee Sea KillerPepaquin1.61 55820
Mini CooperSteven19801.56 57280
LOTR UCS ArgonathShayd_DeGrai1.7 5734440
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRAINGrusso1.65 5750296
MINI Cooper Mark ISheepo1.61 5784194
Goblin Fortress RuinsAlexp1.61 5887297
HindenburgJjottens1.56 5917148
Lego DC Heroes Minifigures Series 1Maniacdude1.61 5979389
Star Wars Universe PacksBorex1.56 6105336
UCS All Terrain Armoured TransportCavegod1.47 615229
ARAK-N3Mahj1.47 6292170
Disney MinifiguresKeTi1.51 6461500
Prototype Attack Mecha Alpha ZeroDanr1.37 64630
Corner Candy Modular BuildingWaltzking1.42 6606268
NASA Deep Space Habitat and RoverBrianr88111.37 6722152
Sonic the Hedgehog (Green Hill Zone)Gtrocks11111.42 6777439
MacrofiguresCrashsanders1.37 6794225
Willys JEEPSuzuki1.28 69380
Avengers IRONMAN gantrymachine2.0Choisanghun1.37 6946377
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5JJOttens1.37 7117548
Wild EncountersWrinkledog1.28 7154123
IRON MAN gantrymachineChoisanghun1.32 7178360
The Drake's Head InnAlexp1.28 7273242
BTTF - Biff Tannen's FordTeambttf1.32 7349531
Star Wars: Imperial Sith InterceptorJourianbax1.32 7358540
Starcraft 2 Siege Tank - Remote ControlBasilfawlty1.28 7361329
Modular Police StationEzzkazz1.28 7537506
Mini BatmobileTiler1.18 7934306
Star Wars Modular Buildings/LocationsAcpin1.18 7964337
WOLFPACK CASTLEReekardoo1.18 8143516
Modular Death StarRunar1.18 8195568
the Rhinoceros by Theo JansenKvanb1.09 829538
Kashyyyk-Gunship 7676 UCS - Custom Star Wars 3d_predator1.13 8403439
UCS Tron Light CycleAbathar61.09 8590334
Lunar Basegilchagas1.13 8669704
Lego minifigures in action figure boxes! A new way to collect!Gruntbuddy1.09 8701445
The Tumbler CollectionVelociraptor1.09 8724467
LEGO PIKMIN MEMORIAL KingArthur1.12 8739703
Kamino Cloning FacilityDmf4441.09 8857600
Micro-build Hogwarts CastleBekindrewind1.04 8864210
Micro Power Functions (motors, battery, valve, LED)Midori1.04 8888234
The Wizard's HouseAlexp1.09 8889632
Cinematic Minifigure SeriesSgtdisney551.04 9027374
Apple Store Vending MachineLgorlando1.04 9228575
Ladyada's Workshop!Adafruit0.8 92540
Minecraft, the NetherDookie0.99 9588497
Dragon SlayersLizardman0.95 9646172
Medusa's TempleStrider0.99 9671580
Induction LampSamuq0.99 9736645
LOTR: Minas Tirith MicrobuildShayd_degrai0.99 9839748
Winter Village Train DepotTed_andes0.99 9842751
Bluetooth Receiver with iOS/Android appjoelhansen0.99 9869778

Not on the List? First, I tend to cut off 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.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cuusoo Analytics: Days to 10K

Approaching 1k Milestone

That Sea Killer got a boost on its way to 1k in the last week and got over the line, putting the Rhinoceros back in the #3 spot.           

Ancient World Civilizations
Support Level: 979
the Rhinoceros by Theo Jansen
Support Level: 952

Deadline Review

The next review is December 3rd, 2012...that is 18 days from today.  At this point I am willing to call it that Space Marines will make the review.  My averages are over a large time frame to smooth out any "blips" of increased support, or inexplicable lack of it.  This is good for long term estimates with applied to 99% of what is displayed here.  This does mean that the rate is less reflective of very recent trends with the project.  It is my speculation that this project will continue to pick up supporters at a greater rate as the deadline approaches...Likely the deadline will even help Space Marines to get concluded early as a "challenge" to energize supporters.  


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Days to 10K

ProjectCreatorRate10k 1k
Space Marines!Nickroyer28.58 20
Exo SuitPeterreid17.91 112
- The Legend of Zelda Project -Ragaru34.69 119
Andy/Bugdroid the Android by GoogleGlhturbo15.32 154
Land-Rover Defender 110Sheepo21.67 163
Mini Shop SeriesPekko16.69 403
LEGO Bird SeriesDetomaso11.66 500
Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored partsMaxvf17.1 764
Douglas DC-3Ssorg10.77 804
Labyrinth Marble MazeTouthomme8.56 832
Batmobile Tumbler Minifig ScaleBrentwaller5.97 939
BTTF - UCS DeLorean Time MachineTeambttf5.92 1163
Apollo 11 Lunar MissionSuzuki6.06 1282
League of Legends of LegoAddam5.22 1350
Modular Apple StoreGotoandbuild3.81 1550
Japanese old style architectureTaxon553.81 1633
LEGO PokemonKevinhink5.45 169241
Invisible HandLdiego3.76 1901
LEGO Settlers of CatanMichael4.23 1910
LEGO Architecture - Leaning Tower of PisaMoctown3.71 1968
Batman: Killer Croc's LairBrickqueen4.0 2068
PianoHidaka3.34 2072
Realistic treesPaultox3.9 2099
The Muppets!Jedikermit4.04 2157
Pokemon: GyaradosRetinence4.04 2160
Ultimate Collectors Series LightsabersScott345673.71 2219
Red SquirrelVuurzoon3.62 2327
The Bat RisesVelociraptor3.71 2341
Small YELLOWBrickartist3.48 2371
LEGO Mobile Designer for Nintendo 3DS & other devicesFrankie3.2 2520
MINECRAFT Microworld Add-Ons!Dunc2373.62 258194
The Glory of RomeMminnitt2.91 2656
Phineas and FerbAwesomeethan2.87 2743
HardsuitsIron_s3.24 2757
GhostbustersTeekay2.82 2875
Micro Scale Star Wars ScenesToomuchcaffe2.87 2909
Flying DutchmanSebeus2.96 2958
Lego StoreRayc2.96 3017
Vampire GT SupercarCrowkillers2.4 3225
- MegaMan Project -Alatariel2.87 3375239
Adventure Time! Tree FortDunc2372.82 3393202
Batman: Man-Bat's LabBrickqueen2.54 3401
Marvel Avengers Board GamePekko2.77 3440191
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 GrandsportSheepo2.63 344725
Corellian Defender (Star Wars the Old Republic)Glenbricker2.68 3459101
Western Town - Pif Paf CityKris_kelvin2.4 3675
Lego Mountain BikingJ4mes2.12 3708
Modular Town Plan CinemaHinckley2.3 3711
LEGO Star Wars Micro Chess SetAvisolo2.35 3728
Ancient World CivilizationsMatija2.35 384010
Sonic the Hedgehog (Green Hill Zone)Gtrocks11112.45 3931257
RMS TitanicSsorg2.35 3971141
Castle CrashersCzar2.02 4063
Female Minifigure SetAlatariel2.26 4085102
Galaxy Diner and Empire TheaterSonicstar2.16 4113
Transforming Retro Video Game AccessoriesVonbrunk2.12 425914
Log Cabin - Two Seasons!Ssorg2.12 4453208
Star Wars Season 4 Phase 2 Clone Battle PacksZspace2.14 4467262
UCS Venator-Class Star DestroyerJourianbax2.07 4581233
Medieval Market StreetAlexp1.93 470845
UCS Star Wars Jedi Temple CoruscantDimitriniko1.79 4846
Motorized TumblerMahj1.88 487588
Roller CoasterLuc20001.88 487890
Mini CooperSteven19801.83 4885
Angry Birds - RedChiukeung1.8 4910
Desktop Series: Sky-FiRongyiren1.83 498870
CLONE WARS INFANTRY PACKSDavid-hall1.79 507244
Legolympus (Mythology Theme with Mount Olympus Set)Kiffington1.79 509365
HindenburgJjottens1.79 5161133
Majestic Airship!Ssorg1.79 5163135
EVE Online Ships - MerlinCzar1.65 5170
Star Wars Universe PacksBorex1.83 5210292
Mirage (realistically speaking)Nannan1.41 5335
LEGO Minecraft Board GameOrcaman41.74 5373200
LOTR UCS ArgonathShayd_DeGrai1.79 5451423
ALA-N: Astronautical Lunar Android 9Brentwaller1.74 5603431
Kashyyyk-Gunship 7676 UCS - Custom Star Wars 3d_predator1.65 5757302
Disney MinifiguresKeTi1.69 5777451
MINI Cooper Mark ISheepo1.6 5824199
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5JJOttens1.65 5916462
Disney Parks - Castles Collectionlg20121.65 5922467
IRON MAN gantrymachineChoisanghun1.6 5927302
Star Wars Opee Sea KillerPepaquin1.5 5998
LEGO UCS TARDIS and other Doctor Who setsXenomurphy1.5 608686
Lunar Basegilchagas1.6 6125500
Porsche 997 GT3Crowkillers1.5 6293293
Dump Truck 10x4Designer_han1.5 6338338
Avengers IRONMAN gantrymachine2Choisanghun1.5 6350350
Lego DC Heroes Minifigures Series 1Maniacdude1.5 6424424
Micro-build Hogwarts CastleBekindrewind1.41 6541158
Winter Village Train DepotTed_andes1.46 6677512
MacrofiguresCrashsanders1.36 6851234
Goblin Fortress RuinsAlexp1.36 6980362
Prototype Attack Mecha Alpha ZeroDanr1.27 6981
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRAINGrusso1.32 7200382
Modular Costume Store for Collectible MinifiguresBrentwaller1.27 7233146
ARAK-N3Mahj1.27 7292205
Lego minifigures in action figure boxes! A new way to collect!Gruntbuddy1.27 7471385
NASA Deep Space Habitat and RoverBrianr88111.22 7551174
Star Wars: Imperial Sith InterceptorJourianbax1.27 7656570
Star Wars - Star Tours Starspeeder 3000Hjr-holland1.22 7899522
UCS Tron Light CycleAbathar61.18 7940313
LOTR: Minas Tirith MicrobuildShayd_degrai1.22 7987610
UCS All Terrain Armoured TransportCavegod1.13 801651
UCS Naboo Royal StarshipAnio1.13 8173208
Star Wars Modular Buildings/LocationsAcpin1.13 8322357
Starcraft 2 Siege Tank - Remote ControlBasilfawlty1.13 8345380
LEGO PIKMIN MEMORIAL - 繝斐け繝溘Φ繝。繝「繝ェ繧「繝ォKingArthur1.17 8371679
the Rhinoceros by Theo JansenKvanb1.08 837946
BTTF - Biff Tannen's FordTeambttf1.13 8593628
Corner Candy Modular BuildingWaltzking1.08 8697363
New Parts design for SNOT 2-sided stud (+inv)(+stud only for Brick2Plate, B2B, P2P)Nachapon1.03 883598
Apple Store Vending MachineLgorlando1.08 8891558
Wild EncountersWrinkledog1.03 8902165
Themed Brick BoxOdd.robot1.03 9021283
Micro Power Functions (motors, battery, valve, LED)Midori0.99 9345254
Kamino Cloning FacilityDmf4441.03 9378640
The Drake's Head InnAlexp0.99 9415324
LEGO Avengers: The Video GameAwesomeethan1.03 9442704
Willys JEEPSuzuki0.94 9460

Not on the List? First, I tend to cut off 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.