An American Salary Man in Osaka has given the classic Gundam a very unique twist. He has painted a HGUC (High Grade Universal Century) Gunpla kit with a 7-11 inspired color scheme. Next to a Slurpee, this Gundam may be the best thing ever to bear the 7-11 name.
Another LEGO CUUSOO project, A DeLorean from the Back to the Future movie franchise, is raising eyebrows, and that too with only a bit over 5,000 supporters. In fact, the project already has a LEGO designer working on developing the concept further, the same designer who helped to bring two other LEGO CUUSOO projects to life, the Shinkai 6500 and the Minecraft Micro World . LEGO has already commented that “Given the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future is coming up in 2015 we see the potential of some BTTF commemorative LEGO models”. What this all means is still yet to be known, but, details are bound to emerge as the project moves towards (and hopefully gathers) 10,000 supporters.
Need a home for your anthropomorphic collectible toy flocked plastic figure (description courtesy of Wikipedia) ? Sylvanian Families has got your covered with their new cottage. If such a traditional housing format does not work for you, there is always the tree house:
Source: Sylvanian Families Message Board
A modular LEGO Apple Store? That may soon become a possibility if the project attracts enough supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. Featuring a Genius Bar, iPhones, MacBooks and iPads, the store even comes complete with a minifig version of Steve Jobs. Perhaps the biggest obstacle into bringing the idea to fruition would be licensing the trademark from Apple itself. But all that remains to be seen. First and foremost, the project needs to collect 10,000 supporters.
Japanese toy manufacturer Medicom has released a limited edition Be@rbrick to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of British clothing label Fred Perry. Sporting a bold dark blue color and golden accents, the figure is available around the world exclusively from select Fred Perry retailers.
Source: Hype Beast
The second LEGO CUUSOO set, Hayabusa – 21101, has just been released in Japan and will be available from shop.LEGO.com later this year. The Hayabusa attracted more than 1,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO Japan, giving it the support required by LEGO for review and eventual development and commercialization of a project idea. In contrast to the Japanese version, the global version of LEGO CUUSOO requires at least 10,000 supporters in order for a project to have a chance to be reviewed by LEGO and possibly turned into a set. The Hayabusa (“falcon” in English) was a spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The set is now available for ￥ 4,118 in Japan and will cost $49 in the United States.
Source: Smashing Bricks