Iron Man Mark VII Armor by Mmccooey
This week in Cuusoo we are looking at comic books, my second great geek passion! Comic book themed/inspired projects dominate Cuusoo. On project count alone they are second only to Star Wars. Unfortunately, from a quality perspective, most of these projects are found to be lacking.
Mmccooey's Iron Man however stands tall (literally, it's 0.5m) above not only its Cuusoo comic compatriots, but is also a technically and artistically advanced MOC in its own right.
This free standing build sports an impressive 50 points of articulation and has six integrated lights. It has a whole grocery list of Iron-man themed features as well but beyond all that, it looks great!
This is one of those builds that really showcases the amazing variety of art that can be crafted with LEGO.
One of my favorite things about this Cuusoo project is its uniqueness. The closest official product (that I know of) to this is the 10186-1: General Grievous. Yes there is no doubt very good reasons that LEGO has not built anything like this in five years, but I don't mind using Cuusso to tell LEGO to take a second look at the concept.
One of the other reasons I would really like to see this project succeed is that if it were to make it to production, then the framework of the official LEGO design could help father a new line of display MOCs in the fan community. Mmccooey has already demonstrated the versatility of their own frame with equally impressive Spider-man, Batman, and Deadpool builds.
This is definitely one of those Cuusoo projects where LEGO realists can list any number of reasons why LEGO "won't" make it: licensing, scale, physics, complexity, "Bionicle parts" competitor, etc... The bottom line though is that if you like this MOC, and would like to see what LEGO could do with this concept, then support the project. There is nothing wrong in supporting a project you don't think will ever get produced.
A Week of Cuusoo
My favorite new Cuusoo project from this week is Duplo Batman. This is absolutely brilliant, if they made Duplo Batman, I would never have to think about what to get someone for a babyshower again!
LEGO has done some surprising stuff with Duplo from time to time. Historically there has been the Castle and Pirate lines and more recently the Toy Story, Cars, and Disney Princess themes, so it is not that crazy of an idea.
Other great projects from the last week include the Gorilla Bipedal Loader, the colossal Circus Maximus, and the Erickson S-64 Air Crane.