Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cuusoo Analytics: Days to 10k

Pif Paf City Archived




Like the Western Modular project that came before it, Western Town - Pif Paf City was archived.  Still five years out from reaching 10k.


Here is the official 1k statment:

First, congratulations on achieving over 1,600 supporters for your project. You have created some beautifully detailed models for your Pif Paf City. Unfortunately, the theme of this project conflicts with a current license and we cannot consider it for production.

This decision of course takes nothing away from the great models and presentation you have here--they're outstanding. We're sorry to disappoint.
Opening ourselves to new product suggestions invites popular ideas that don't always work. We are grateful for the spirit behind projects like the Western Town - Pif Paf City, and for the opportunity to be challenged. It keeps us sharp and looking toward the future of the LEGO brick.

So this begs the question....how is a project to make it to 10k if it will be archived any time a Licensed theme conflicts with a project on Cuusoo?

Well, what I would have to say about this is that I assume it is a special case and one of the kinks that the Lego Group needs to work out over time.  Remember, Cuusoo is in Beta.

Disney has been working on the Lone Ranger movie on some level since 2008 or earlier (according to Wikipedia).  So I figure this is something like what went down:

Sometime between 2009 and 2011ish (probably)

Disney: "Hey, we like what you guys did with Prince of Persia, How about Lone Ranger?"

Lego:" Oh cool, that works out really well.  We can give some Western Lego to the fans without a lot of risk and advertising.  We even plan an update on the Horses soon so that will be a good use for them.  Win-Win  Lets do this!"

Disney:"Great, but we both know that the Western is very easy to dilute with modern audiences, so we want assurances you are not going to release any Western Lego before the movie".

Lego: "No problem, lets just do the boilerplate contract."

Disney: "Ok here it is."

Contract: "....Disney & Lego will work together to make a Lone Ranger Lego Line....Until the movie comes out and for X years after release Lego will not produce, advertise, or endorse any Western themed Lego independent of the Lone ranger so as not to not dilute the joint interests of both parties....."

Lego Minifig Series Guy: "Oh hey, we got cowboy minifigs coming up."

Lego "Oh yeah...is that cool with you Dis?"

Disney: "Sure."

Contract: "....Disney & Lego will work together to make a Lone Ranger Lego Line....Until the movie comes out and for X years after release Lego will not produce, advertise, or endorse any Western themed Lego independent of the Lone ranger and figures in the Minifigure Series line so as not to not dilute the joint interests of both parties....."



Many months later at one of the Cuusoo review meeting:

Lego Cuusoo "Man this Western Modular is Fantastic!  The fans will love it!"

Lego Contracts "Uh...you can't make that dude, we got a contract with Disney...you can't even give it a pass as that would constitute as 'endorsement.' So, sorry dudes."

Lego Cuusoo "What!  Is there anything we can do?"

Lego Contracts: "Well, we really were not considering Cuusoo when the original contract went through.  We are stuck with this as is for the time being.  For now, Cuusoo cannot in any way endorse or promote an exclusively western set.  Next time we make a contract perhaps we will be able to take Cuusoo projects into consideration but this was all planned out years ago."

Lego Cuusoo "Doh!...Well, that is why we are in Beta I guess.  Hopefully we can all be smarter about this next time."

A few months later

Lego Cuusoo: "Hey Contracts...There is another Western project that passed 1k...We are suppose to write a comment about it, can we just say good job and let them continue...or would that still be "endorsement?"'

Lego Contracts: "Well it is the 'Official Lego Comment' so yeah, that would be endorsing a Western Project, dude!  We really didn't notice it the first time through with the modulars, but now we (and Disney) all know about the Western theme issue."

Lego Cuusoo: "Doh!" 

END SCENE

So, I see this more as a growing pains issue for Cuusoo.  Yeah, some great projects got caught in the crossfire, and I am sure that more will in the future too.  At the very least I would hope that more informed contracts going forward protect Cuusoo projects form getting archived on their way to 10k.  From my estimates Pif Paf had nearly five years to go before its review so it would not have been a serious threat to any franchises that Lego is dipping its toes in (well, unless the contract includes sequels as well),  but in all likelihood,  Lego made a very broad and sweeping contract with Disney, why wouldn't they, and Cuusoo is caught in the middle of that for the time being. 

Approaching 1k Milestone

LEGO WALL-E!!  and Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary passed the 1k milestone last week.  I will have more to say on them later today.  The following projects are relatively slow moving and should be with us for another week at the very least.


Macrofigures
Support Level: 977
Dragon Slayers
Support Level: 963

 

 

Deadline Review

The next review is June 3rd, 2013.  74 days from today.  Right now we are looking at a definite for Mini Shop Series and Batmobile Tumbler Minifig ScaleLegend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter is slowing down significantly and may not meet the deadline.

 

 

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


ProjectCreatorRate10k 1k
Mini Shop SeriesPekko58.33 26
Batmobile Tumbler Minifig ScaleBrentWaller35.18 48
Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle EncounterWesTalbott82.56 71
FTL: Faster Than LightCrashSanders48.65 121
BTTF - Jules Verne Trainm.togami47.14 177
Ghostbusters 30th AnniversaryBrentWaller43.43 202
Poptropica: Dr. Hare's LairPopCreators32.4 210
Japanese old style architecturetaxon5518.51 276
Macross VF-1 Valkyrie +Fast pack / Armored partsmaxvf112.14 310
GhostbustersTeeKay18.28 341
Micro Scale Star Wars Scenestoomuchcaffe17.85 426
LEGO Bird SeriesDeTomaso11.0 428
BTTF - UCS DeLorean Time Machinem.togami12.56 455
Modular Apple Storegotoandbuild9.63 523
Train Turntable and modular RoundhouseFachmann14.93 62219
Ultimate Collectors Series Lightsabersscott3456710.58 693
MINECRAFT Microworld Add-Ons!dunc23710.3 811
Douglas DC-3Ssorg8.78 891
Lord of the Rings Set: Edoras/The Golden HallNujuMetru10.27 94266
Apollo 11 Lunar Missionsuzuki6.85 1011
Adventure Time! Tree Fortdunc2378.36 1064
DC Comics: Minifigures SeriesMarvel-boy8.58 113485
Batman: Killer Croc's LairBrickQueen6.47 1137
Realistic treesPaultox6.66 1137
LEGO Architecture - Leaning Tower of Pisamoctown5.86 1144
Invisible HandLDiEgo5.38 1192
Labyrinth Marble MazeTouthomme4.82 1295
Red SquirrelVuurzoon5.95 1317
LEGO PokemonKevinhink6.23 1330
BTTF - Biff Tannen's Fordm.togami6.38 145241
Minifig furniture - living roomBrixe6.47 147382
The Muppets!jedikermit5.2 1506
The Glory of Romemminnitt4.63 1547
RMS TitanicSsorg5.71 1562
- MegaMan Project -Alatariel5.2 1642
Redemption - Nebulon-B escort frigateLDiEgo5.57 169478
Legend of Zelda: King of Red Lionsflailx5.38 170532
UCS All Terrain Armoured TransportCavegod4.86 1723
Corellian Defender (Star Wars the Old Republic)GlenBricker4.91 1729
LEGO Mobile Designer for Nintendo 3DS & other devicesFrankie4.3 1730
The Bat Risesvelociraptor4.49 1782
Small YELLOWbrickartist4.25 1801
Flying DutchmanSebeus4.53 1813
LEGO Settlers of CatanMichael4.16 1827
Legolympus (Mythology Theme with Mount Olympus Set)Kiffington4.68 1829
Phineas and FerbAwesomeEthan4.16 1836
Lego StoreRayC4.63 1836
Batman: Man-Bat's LabBrickQueen4.2 1913
Majestic Airship!Ssorg4.35 1930
Galaxy Commandreekardoo4.86 193684
PianoHidaka3.26 1989
Lego Wall-E!!suzuki4.49 1993
The Adventures of Steamrod!Brickthing4.53 200518
Disney MinifiguresKeTi4.39 214595
BTTF - Hill Valley Courthousem.togami4.3 218087
Marvel Avengers Board GamePekko4.16 219532
Lego Movie Chronicle Seriessuzuki4.06 2199
BONSAI "Pine tree"AMKK3.92 232024
Pokemon: Gyaradosretinence3.45 2373
Galaxy Diner and Empire Theatersonicstar3.59 2380
Architecture : Space Shuttle crawler transporterTeazza3.59 2403
Transforming Retro Video Game Accessoriesvonbrunk3.54 2416
Medieval Market StreetAlexP3.49 2495
Female Minifigure SetAlatariel3.07 2661
Modular Costume Store for Collectible MinifiguresBrentWaller3.26 2693
Hardsuitsiron_S3.12 2709
Log Cabin - Two Seasons!Ssorg3.31 274425
Castle Crashersczar2.83 2757
Iron Man Hall of Armorrustyj3.52 2771214
Ancient World Civilizationsmatija3.02 2842
Vampire GT SupercarCrowkillers2.5 2923
LOTR UCS ArgonathShayd_DeGrai3.02 3134153
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavariat-brick3.02 3198218
LEGO Star Wars Micro Chess Setavisolo2.64 3201
Roller CoasterLuc20002.74 3202
The Amazing Spider Man Ultra Poseable Action Figuremmccooey2.83 324363
Modular Town Plan CinemaHinckley2.46 3286
Wall-Elangemat2.95 3312262
League of Legends of LegoAddam1.94 3425
Corner Candy Modular Buildingwaltzking2.64 345243
Startrek Ncc-1701 Starship EnterpriseC3brix2.81 3475272
Clone Wars Infantry PacksDAVID-HALL2.46 3571
Back To The Future TrainGRusso2.5 367979
MacrofiguresCrashSanders2.41 374410
Avengers IRONMAN gantrymachine2.0choisanghun2.46 3784125
Mirage (realistically speaking)Nannan1.89 3814
Model of Hogwarts CastleScorpius2.46 3843185
Cinematic Minifigure Seriessgtdisney552.36 389783
Ironman Arc ReactorMr.Attacki2.41 3959224
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 GrandsportSheepo2.17 4025
UCS Venator-Class Star Destroyerjourianbax2.27 405288
Space Shuttle Launch ComplexTeazza2.27 4117152
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5JJOttens2.31 4136240
Minifig furniture - child's roomBrixe2.31 4184288
Medusa's TempleStrider2.13 4212
LOTR: Fall of the Witch KingShayd_DeGrai2.22 4293239
Minifigure hand with attachment pointpotluck2.17 4348201
Star Wars Season 4 Phase 2 Clone Battle PacksZspace2.14 4467262
GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO1 (by KENTA974)KENTA9742.13 4553327
Star Trek Klingon Bird of Preybking2.14 4555349
IRON MAN gantrymachinechoisanghun2.03 4576143
Avengers: Iron Man Mark Vii Armormmccooey2.03 4647214
The Drake's Head InnAlexP1.94 467132
STAR WARS - Sith Fighter - Knights of the Old Republicreekardoo2.08 4671344
Project: MetroidZurtech1.98 4706161
Mini CooperSteven19801.79 4867
Stark TowerMMystery921.94 4946307
Legend of Korra: Mecha Tank, Korra, Amon, Hiroshi, & Support...GlenBricker1.89 5023261
MINI Cooper Mark ISheepo1.79 505730
Wild EncountersWrinkledog1.7 5240
Apple Store Vending Machinelgorlando1.79 5244216
Lego Avatarreekardoo1.79 5330302
Themed Brick BoxOdd.Robot1.7 533945
Legend of Zelda: Master Sword & PedestalFlanBrosInc1.79 5378350
Prototype Attack Mecha Alpha Zerodanr1.61 5387
UCS Star Wars Jedi Temple Coruscantdimitriniko1.56 5388
Willys JEEPsuzuki1.61 5388
Porsche 997 GT3Crowkillers1.7 539399
GLaDOSpitrek021.79 5416388
LEGO Minecraft Board GameOrcaman41.65 547723
Micro-build Hogwarts CastleBeKindRewind1.65 549641
Camper Van Forevernuno25001.65 554287
Dump Truck 10x4Designer_Han1.65 5633179
UCS Naboo Royal StarshipAnio1.61 564353
Star Wars Opee Sea KillerPepaQuin1.56 5648
Motorized Tumblermahj1.56 5652
UCS Tron Light Cycleabathar61.61 567181
Minifig furniture - bedroomBrixe1.7 5710416
Lovely Sailboat!Ssorg1.65 5758304
Modular Police Stationezzkazz1.61 5893303
iPhone: Built to Excel.the_spider1.65 5918464
LOTR: Minas Tirith MicrobuildShayd_DeGrai1.61 5946356
RESEARCH LAB SUBMARINE (Modular with interiors)GRusso1.61 5967377
Starfox Assault ArwingV1lain1.61 5983393
Sandpeople PatrolDaiman1.61 5983393
LEGO Avengers: The Video GameAwesomeEthan1.57 6155423
Kashyyyk-Gunship 7676 UCS - Custom Star Wars 3d_predator1.51 6183222
Portal Test Chambert-brick1.42 6229
Lego minifigures in action figure boxes! A new way to collec...Gruntbuddy1.46 6337173
Big Villavoyagetom1.51 6369409
Goblin Fortress RuinsAlexP1.46 6370205
General Grievous' Wheel BikeTBBCustoms1.42 6510172
Sonic the Hedgehog (Green Hill Zone)gtrocks11111.42 6641303
HONDA CBR1000rr REPSOL versionOryx1.42 6700362
MonorailHidaka1.37 6766197
Amusement Park Ride - Twist and Whirl Ride - now MOTORIZED!DerekMedina1.37 6986417
Lego Pikmin Memorial - KingArthur1.37 7028459
Star Wars Universe PacksBorex1.32 7041223
Appa from Avatar: The Last AirbenderOkay1.32 7115297
Minifig furniture - dining roomBrixe1.37 7127557
Bricklyn Borough Courthousesonicstar1.28 7297265
New Short Minifigure PartsTakanuinuva1.28 7367336
Minecraft, Snow biomeDookie1.28 7381350
Lego Mountain Bikingj4mes1.04 7397
Superman Man of Steel Fortress of Solitude MicrobuildBrickQueen1.28 7561529
Music Legends minifigure seriesdan831.28 7575543
The Tumbler Collectionvelociraptor1.23 7580263
Jedi Mission Battle Pack-p-e-d-r-o-1.23 7695378
Rebel Snowspeederdrakmin1.23 7740422
Avengers Captain Americachoisanghun1.23 7835518
Minecraft Chickenlegitimateal1.18 7843216
Starcraft 2 Siege Tank - Remote Controlbasilfawlty1.18 7867240
Disney Parks - Castles Collectionlg20121.18 8065438
Desktop Series: Sky-FirongYIREN1.09 8113
Minecraft VillageTheNerd1.18 8128501
Mr. Bean's Caralanboar1.18 8133506
the Rhinoceros by Theo Jansenkvanb1.09 8147
Airbus A380-800BRUGIER1.18 8152525
Lego Batman: Mr Freeze's and Captain Cold's Hideoutninjaracer221.18 8273646
Minecraft, the NetherDookie1.13 8301337
X Men: X Mansionphillipe1.13 8539574
Scooby DooFabuland741.13 8588624
LEGO KirbyHappyman1.13 8616651
Italian Style Renaissance Modular Buldingsmautara1.09 8745489
Marble RunPeterJ1.09 8900643
MythBustersteabox1.09 8901645
German Steam Engine BR01-1075Teddy_1.09 8953696
New Parts design for SNOT 2-sided stud (+inv)(+stud only for...nachapon0.99 9006
Scorpion's Soul Pirate Shiphasskabal1.04 9021367
Death Star II wall/desk clock sculptureWWWally1.04 9078425
Lego DC Heroes Minifigures Series 1ManiacDude1.04 9089435
Batman The Dark Knight Movie Masterpiece 1:5 Scalemmccooey1.04 9280626
Trebuchetmarko0.99 9343252
The Legend of Zelda HEROICAJeffery_L1.04 9365711
The ForgeWesTalbott1.04 9383729
Megadethmegzter1.0 9489489
Star Wars - Star Tours Starspeeder 3000HJR-Holland0.99 9574483
Lego Macross VF-1S Valkyrie - Ultimate Collector's Editionrey771.02 9611788
Monochrome Boxed SetsteelwoolG0.99 9641550
MARS BASE (Modular with interiors)GRusso0.99 9706615
Sandtrooper on DewbackDaiman0.99 9775684
Bluetooth Receiver with iOS/Android appjoelhansen0.99 9784693
Greek TempleSylverdragon1.0 9785785
Mini BatmobileTiler0.94 9821246
Apple Store ( Stage)jamessims0.99 9837746
Monopoly Board Game with PiecesEst.19490.99 9845754
Ford Model A Gangsters' Getaway Car; ????????A ???? ???BrickadierG0.94 9875300
Western WIPmatija0.94 9960386

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.