Ask a little Lego fan what the coolest job in the world is and they will probably answer along the lines of being a full-time Lego designer. Being a Lego designer is a somewhat narrow career path but now kids (and grown-ups) can test the waters with Cuusoo.
Cuusoo is a new initiative by Lego that allows brick fanatics everywhere to develop a project and see it transformed into a Lego kit for the masses. It works like this – build something, share it online and other Cuusoo users vote on it. When a design gets ten thousand supporters, the team at Lego will consider putting it into production as an official Lego product.
And not that brick fanatics are driven to create by financial gain but it is worth noting that should your design go into production, you’ll earn royalties on the product – one per cent of the net sales.
The Cuusoo site is still in the ‘beta’ phase but you can see the types of projects that people are posting and also how many supporters they have. To date, a number of projects have reached the magic ‘ten-thousand supporters’ status and three have gone into production, including the Lego Minecraft Micro World and a delicate space craft, the Hayabusa.