The Andy/Bugdroid the Android by Google model by GHLTurbo has just achieved the magic number of 10,000 supporters on CUUSOO and now it will be reviewed by the LEGO “jury” that will decide whether or not it will become an official LEGO product. If you or a friend own an Android smartphone or tablet, you would’ve probably noticed that little green robot that is the Android operating system’s mascot. The project received quite a lot of votes just after it was posted on the LEGO CUUSOO website (in June last year) and has finally reached the 10k milestone. The next review deadline is March 4th, so the next top project (Legend of Zelda) has until then to gain more supporters (at the moment it has around 9,890).
One of the only possible things that could stop LEGO from producing Andy the Android would be licensing agreements with Google (creators of the Android OS and Andy). I, for one, would love to see LEGO producing these and, if they did, I might even purchase one.
The LEGO CUUSOO team have posted their official comment on the idea page just after it achieved 10,000 and here it is:
Congratulations on 10,000 Supporters, GLHTurbo!
2013.02.07Congratulations to GLHTurbo and all of the supporters of this LEGO® CUUSOO project. Google™ Android™ fans have spoken. We’ve heard loud and clear that you want to be able to make your own Andy out of LEGO bricks. So, we’ll get to work considering the possibility!Congratulations on achieving 10,000 supporters. We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.
What happens now?This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A LEGO Review Board composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product, including playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.
Timing of the LEGO ReviewThis project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in March, which will also include all projects that reach 10,000 between now and March 4. For more information about the quarterly review process, see this blog post.The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a “go/no go” decision to develop and sell a product based on the “Andy/Bugdroid the Android by Google” concept.When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.We will post follow-up information and our decision here.
The LEGO CUUSOO Team
Source: The Brick Fan