The Space Marines project on LEGO CUUSOO has garnered more than 10,000 supporters and will soon be reviewed by LEGO to see if the concept will be turned into a new set or a theme. The creators of the project have made numerous concept images and a promotional video as well, showcasing what a potential Space Marines theme or set might look like.
LEGO has previously tested the waters with a Space Marines style concept with its Collectible Minifigures Series 7 , the Galaxy Patrol figure (pictured above), which, in fact, the LEGO CUUSOO Space Marine armor are based upon. Currently, LEGO has two Science-Fiction inspired themes, Star Wars and the newly released Galaxy Squad. LEGO Space Marines has the possibility to carve out another niche in the LEGO lineup, which has grown increasingly diverse over the years, with themes such as Ninjago and the upcoming Legends of Chima, to licensed themes such as The Lord Of The Rings and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Space Marines, in recent years, have perhaps most been popularized by the popular video game franchise Halo and to a lesser extent the wargame, Warhammer 40,000. Halo has a line of construction sets produced by Mega Bloks while Games Workshop has been producing Warhammer 40K Space Marine miniatures (pictured above) for years. Since the Space Marines project is part of the review that began on December 3rd, it may be a few more months before the results are announced by LEGO.
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