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Here's an idea: a database of all BIONICLE merchandise that DOESN'T qualify as a set/part/minifig. You know, like those Colgate toothbrushes, video games, etc.
Alyska posted a topic in LEGO DiscussionSo, what does everyone think of the new Lego Cuusoo service?I think it's a great idea, but I've found one issue with it. If you look at the "Top Ten projects" section, a majority of the most popular projects are licensed themes, rather than original ideas. Campaigns to bring back old lines, like Bionicle, also get a disproportionate amount of attention.Now, maybe the licensed themes are technically a fair use of the service, and many of the people submitting them have worked hard to create the MOCs, but I'm a bit concerned that they are jeopardising the opportunities of people who submit original ideas. Suggesting a licensed product gives you the advantage of instant brand recognition, and so people are more likely to vote for it than for something totally new. I would also question how likelihood of some of the licensed themes making it past Lego, as they require negotiations with the people who own the original franchises, not to mention licensing fees.Also, there is a potential problem with the doubling-up of ideas. Three projects out of the top ten involve Minecraft. Now, the one that got 10 000 votes and is currently in review by Lego is NOT the one that was created first. If Lego starts making Minecraft sets, who should the 1% of sales prize money go to in this situation?EDIT: I've just realised that the Minecraft project that did so well is actually one suggested by the company that owns Minecraft, not a fan. So, it looks as though none of the fans will get the 1% of the profit.So, what does everyone else think of the Cuusoo service?