Serenity Firefly rejected already
As I correctly predicted (and have been criticised for doing so), the Serenity Firefly Cuusoo submission has been rejected by LEGO because it is not a good 'fit' with the LEGO brand. A statement was posted late yesterday in the Cuusoo blog.
What I find most interesting about it is "We learned the IP was questionable regarding a brand fit, and since we anticipated this project reaching 10,000 the team got a head start and reviewed the project on these criteria."
What we can read into this is that the BTTF, Zelda and Eve projects have not been immediately rejected so perhaps there is hope that at least one of them will see the light of day.
Important update (9th May): The LEGO Cuusoo team has specified exactly why the model was rejected on Facebook:
"The primary reason we have decided not to consider the Firefly IP for a LEGO product is the Inara Serra character, who is a "companion," or prostitute. This character and her profession are central to the story in the Firefly TV series. The character is inextricably linked to the story, and it isn’t possible to produce the model and license the IP without creating a link between the LEGO brand and this character."