The My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Lego CUUSOO Project is an idea presented by Addam in early 2012 on the Lego CUUSOO website. The main idea of the project is to to make a Lego theme based off the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic television show. The project is currently in the support stage, trying to get 10,000 supports from CUUSOO members.
CUUSOO is a Japanese partner of the LEGO Group. They work with the LEGO Group to produce community supported sets. CUUSOO and LEGO started working together in 2008. In October 2011, it was announced that anyone could upload a creation to lego.cuusoo.com, and if their creation receives enough (10,000) supporters, it will be reviewed by the LEGO Group for a chance to be made into an official LEGO product. The project is currently in open beta.
Background on the My Little Pony project
On February 29, 2012, CUUSOO user Addam posted a project on the CUUSOO website to create pony shaped minifigures (aka miniponies) based off the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic television show. Currently Addam has designed figures of the Main six as well as a few secondary characters including Big Macintosh, Derpy Hooves, a changeling from the season 2 final, and most recently Vinyl Scratch. Addam uses Karol Pawlinski’s downloadable 3D pony library for the headpiece, hair and tail of the 3d models. On April 23rd Addam stated in a comment that he was currently working on concepts for a few small sets, the first one made being Vinyl Scratch's turntable and loudspeakers. He also proposed the idea of making prominent show locations including Sugarcube Corner, Twilight’s tree house, and the Sweet Apple Acres barn.
On March 15, 2012, when the project reached 500 supporters, Lego posted the following comment on the project’s page:
“Congratulatory message from LEGO for +500 votes
Congratulations on all of the supporters! Great job on the concept pony figurines, it's clear you've captured the look and feel of My Little Pony as a potential LEGO model.
With the popularity of the new show, it's clear people would want a LEGO tribute. Of course if this reaches 10,000, we'd have to secure a license. Until then, best of luck on your journey to 10,000 supporters!
Please understand that this initial green light does not have an effect on the LEGO Review that will take place if the project reaches 10,000 supporters. Until then, we wish you the best of luck on your journey to 10,000 supporters!
The LEGO CUUSOO Team”
There has currently been no official response from Hasbro about the project, however (according to conversations on twitter under #legopony) Hasbro is now aware of the project.
February 29, 2012 - project started, 0 supporters
March 4, 2012 - 200 supporters
March 5, 2012 - 500 supporters
March 22, 2012 - 1000 supporters
April 19, 2012 - 2000 supporters
April 25, 2012 - 5000 supporters
May 7, 2012 - 6000 supporters
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