Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Jurassic Park projects on Cuusoo go extinct

It was only a matter of time before this day came: The Lego Cuusoo team have announced they will be closing any Jurassic Park projects on the site, as another toy company has the rights to produce Jurassic Park construction toys - Specifically Hasbro's Kre-O range (which already snapped up another of my dream Lego themes, Star Trek, this year), which signed up to do Jurassic Park sets earlier this year, ready to release along side Jurassic Park 4 in the next few years.
As probably my favourite film, I've been a keen supporter of Jurassic Park projects on Cuusoo. Among them, one of my most recently supported projects, and one I've been following since the early days of Cuusoo are based on Jurassic Park, both featuring lovely brick-built T-Rexes:

Fortunately not all is lost, the brick-built dinosaur from the newer Jurassic Park project has also been put up separately, as a dinosaur UCS-style set. Without the trappings of Jurassic Park it wouldn't have to worry about any licensing issues if it is successful, and could set a very exciting precedent: If it sold well enough it could kick off a whole new range of detailed brick build dinosaur sets!

While we wait for that, we don't do too badly from Lego with dinosaurs anyway. They did indeed once produce Jurassic Park sets (just two slightly clunky Studios ones based on Jurassic Park 3), and regularly release dinosaur themes, the most recent, Dino, just last year. The Creator line also quite regularly has dinosaur based sets, which while not quite as anatomically accurate or sculptural as the above build, are still pretty pleasing!

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