Friday, June 14, 2013

Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover will be an official set

Today LEGO announced that they approved Stephen Pakbaz's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover as the next Cuusoo set. Cuusoo is a crowd-source site where LEGO builders can propose set ideas, and if they get 10,000 votes, LEGO will consider releasing them as official sets. I love the fact that they're choosing this, and not the latest proposal inspired by TV/movies/video games. This set is very much in the spirit of the Shinkai 6500 and Hayabusa sets, the first two Cuusoo sets, and also ongoing collaborations between LEGO and NASA. Stephen is a JPL engineer, and he's said that he was inspired by previous LEGO NASA sets. Here's to the future generations that will be inspired by this new set to look to the stars (er, planets)! Congratulations, Stephen! Via the Brothers-Brick.

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