Lego has run a competition over on its Lego Cuusoo website that allowed Lego builders to submit their own creations and if those creations clocked up more than 10,000 votes, then the creation is considered as the next Cussoo project and could make it into production as the next set.
The last Lego Cuusoo competition had three likely candidates in the form of a Star Wars Sandcrawler, Mars Curiosity and Thinking with Portals project.
The winner of this Lego Cuusoo competition is the Mars Curiosity Lego kit which will now be made into an official Lego kit. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Lego Cuusoo competition project. Lego explain:
“21104 Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover : It is with great pleasure we reveal that the next LEGO CUUSOO set will be the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover, based upon the LEGO CUUSOO project by Perijove.
This project rose to popularity in late summer 2012, when the real Mars Curiosity Rover approached and landed on the planet Mars in its historic mission. The model designer, LEGO CUUSOO user Perijove is a Mechanical Engineer who worked on the actual Curiosity rover at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Perijove writes that he built and submitted the rover to further the educational outreach of the Mars Curiosity rover’s incredible mission, and to encourage greater public support for space exploration.”
Source: Lego : Gizmodo