NewsNo news for this weeks 10k report, there was plenty in the quite tardy "Weekly Cuusoo" report.
Reached the 1000 point Milestone
In the last week Adventure Time! Tree Fort and RMS Titanic both crossed the 1000 supporter milestone.
There are a lot of Titanics on the Cuusoo but this is hands down the best recreation. I am so sure in this fact that I have no hesitation saying it even though I am a collaborator on the project.
Sure it is huge but even the official comment acquiesces to the point of this:
"It certainly wouldn't make sense for a model of the titanic to be anything less than, well, titanic! You've really specced this out in terms of cost, brick count, and size, nicely done. The only remaining question is....how many lifeboats would the model come with? ;)"
If this gets produced at anything like this scale then it will be clear that Lego is open to marketing higher end Cuusoo projects at smaller markets when it fits the subject. This however is still left to be seen.
I have enjoyed Adventure Time quite a bit. I certainly have not seen all it has to offer but I will readily claim to be a connoisseur of animation in general. It is, if eclectic, an excellent series worthy of praise, but I can certainly see why many people don't "get it." There are some very mature concepts in the series though so I doubt it would match a brand fit with Lego.
That being said, if this project were to make it to production it would not look like anything like what is presented in the project content. Finn is sporting a new mold sword and headpiece and Jake no less than three new molds with a custom head and two adjustable short legs not to mention a few other new molds presented in the project.
As for the Tree Fort (the title project content not displayed in the title picture), its design is accurate to the show but can only exist in the digital format presented, glued together, or built in a zero-g environment. The design sports many branches (thin collections of Lego) supporting very large bush structures or platforms. There is no way this design would not fall apart in real life.
This is all relatively irrelevant though as I am certain that Lego could make an excellent Finn & Jake from the existing catalog as well as a functional Tree Fort despite the presentation, IF they chose to produce such a set.
Like I said earlier I would be surprised if Lego went with this subject but seeking an outside perspective I checked "Common Sense Media" and they give the show a rating of appropriate for age 10. This is less than 12 (obviously) so who knows?
Approaching 1k Milestone
Support Level: 997
Support Level: 970
Support Level: 960
Deadline ReviewThe next review is June 3rd, 2013. 81 days from today. Right now we are looking at a definite for Mini Shop Series and Batmobile Tumbler Minifig Scale. Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter is maintain a strong support level and should make it.
As anticipated, FTL: Faster Than Light's support level is slowing down. There is still a shot for the next review but those chances are diminishing.
Do you want to speed a project up?Projects can get to 10k much faster than what is shown here with active fan support. This link has many examples of how fans can help out their favorite projects.
Days to 10K
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.