LEGO has revealed the final verdict of the Summer 2012 CUUSOO Review. The four projects under review were Modular Western Town, BTTF - DeLorean Time Machine, Legend of Zelda, and EVE Online Ships - Rifter.
After much review, the next LEGO CUUSOO project to become a LEGO set will be:
What a great project. Masashi Togami did a great job recreating this vehicle. I'll be very excited when these start hitting stores (or online stores).
But what about the other 3 CUUSOO projects in the review? What will happen to them. Well, LEGO has said that the projects that don't win the review will either be archived, or put aside for the next review.
Modular Western Town: Has been archived. LEGO has said they will not produce this set due to it conflicting with an ongoing project at The LEGO Group. Lone Ranger anybody?
Legend of Zelda: Has been archived. Due to the great amount of new molds needed for this project to be made, LEGO has decided to archive this project.
EVE Online Ships - Rifter: Has also been archived. The amount of supporters with this project has made LEGO consider the gaming world more. But this project has a more challenging business case when considered alongside other products.
A very big disappointment with the archived projects. Modular Western Town was one of my all time favorite CUUSOO projects. It's sad to see it go.
Read the rest of LEGO's statement on the LEGO CUUSOO Blog.