X-Mansion Campaign Page

Welcome to the campaign page of the X-Men: X-Mansion Cuusoo Project.

We are already 45% of the way to our goal and in the top 10 of all Cuusoo projects. 
http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/53799



This page is dedicated to content that we can't fit or host on the Cuusoo page.

 

Marvel Comics Campaign

If you are a “Excelsior” Level Fan of the X-Men please consider contacting the X office at Marvel: officex@marvel.com

The single greatest thing that could happen to this project would be a posting on an official Marvel page. So if you really want this to happen, please consider contacting
Marvel comics directly.

Here is a message you can send them about our project. Hopefully if enough people will send it in, they will post it to Facebook and Twitter!

Hello Marvel comics! There is a fan campaign to create a Lego X-Mansion (http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/53799 ). It needs only 10,000 votes for Lego to review it.

We realize that getting a set produced is a long shot, but please consider sharing this project with X-men fans via your facebook and twitter feeds to help us get this project to the review phase and celebrate our love of the X-Men.




X-Mansion Roster

Which X-Men would you like to see in the X-Mansion?

We want to hear what your opinion is on which characters should be included in this set.

As you can see, we have quite an expansive list. The entire list of X-men is much more expansive but we cut the roster down to (mostly) characters that are currently active, have had a strong association with at least one of the Schools, and can be viably modeled without new elements.

You can vote only once but you can vote for as many of the characters as you like.

If you need some help with some of the characters, I recommend this link.

Populated Internals and the Absolutely Unofficial No Prize

Here is the open Mansion from the "rooms" side.  We have 45 characters depicted.  The first person to correctly name all the depicted characters (I know some of them you can only see the head of, and yes, the image is pretty small) will gain our admiration and our  "Absolutely Unofficial No Prize"  meaning we will post your name on this page. 

To complete this challenge, send us (using the Contact:Blog option) the following form with the characters filled out:

• Cerebro / Danger Room Observation Deck (3 characters):
•The Danger Room (6 characters):
•Situation/Computer Room (3 characters):

•First floor Staircase (5 characters):
•Main Lobby (6 characters):
•Laboratory/Medical Bay (3 characters):

•Second Story Staircase (3 characters):
•Classroom (7 characters):
•Headmaster’s Office (1 characters):

•Top Story Staircase (3 characters):
•Storm’s Attic Garden (1 characters):
•Dorm Room (2 characters):

•Roof (or higher)(2 characters):

Only one answer accepted per character.   

Rooms of the X-Mansion

The main project page within Cuusoo only allows us to display five pictures at a time.  As we display more rooms on the main page we will transition the existing material here so that you will continue to have access.

Danger Room

With perhaps the exception of cerebro, there is nothing more iconically associated with the residence of the X-men as the Danger Room.

That is why the Danger Room is the largest element of our design.

This is where the students come to train and hone their skills, an environment that is simultaneously safe and extremely deadly.

Now, as any real fan of the X-men knows, the Danger Room can mimic any environment required to test the mettle of the X-men. Such a task is beyond the scope of even the most expansive Lego set.

Should this reach production we would encourage fans to use their own Lego collections in creating truly diverse environments.

We have however attempted to portray the Danger room in its default state. Metallic walls that are ready to spring traps and obstacles that would challenge even Omega Level mutants.

We have included a variety of classic elements: a combat robot, grappling arms, rods and rings, crushing walls, and dart throwers. Not displayed are also a series of flame throwers and beam weapons.

We have designed the Danger Room to use 6 stud x 6 stud x 6 stud architecture to allow for modular layout and easy customization. Nearly every element can be readily reconfigured and the standard layout allows for easy customization.

Danger Room Holograms


In addition to this standard “obstacle footprint” the other design innovation we propose is “holographic villains.” We would like the set to include a series of clear 1 x 5 x 6 bricks with prints of classic X-men villains depicted on them. This invokes the holographic nature of the Danger Room while also allowing the set to include references to all of our favorite X-foes while not ramping up the cost of the set. The image above depicts Juggernaut and Magneto versions of these “holographic villains.”

Headmaster's Office

The Headmaster’s (Xavier’s) office includes integrates a bookcase and candle sconces into the walls. Central to the build is a fine well snotted (link to snotted) desk with a lamp, mug, and a “chess set.”

The figure depicted is a proposal for the Shadowcat. She is sporting the iconic Yellow and Black of the X-men. Thus, such a figure could be easily modified to stand in for a multitude of other X-men characters.

Labratory & Medical Bay

As we all know, a lot of X-men stories eventually require a laboratory, often being operated by Doctor Hank McCoy, The Beast.

We have populated this room with a series of “high tech” panels and a collection of minifig scaled equipment including a microscope. The board on the wall depicts a DNA chain and an “adamantium skeleton with claws” (what could that be?).

A bar hangs down from the ceiling so that the Beast can perform his iconic pose of “sciencing inverted.”

Also central to the room is a posable scanning/recuperation bed with monitors.





 

Progress Chart