The LEGO® CUUSOO beta will end to be replaced with LEGO® Ideas
April 23, 2014
Dear LEGO CUUSOO member,
In the fall of 2008, CUUSOO SYSTEM and the LEGO Group teamed up to launch the LEGO CUUSOO crowdsourcing experiment. Initially, the site was only available in Japanese. But the promising results from the pilot led to the launch of the international LEGO CUUSOO beta site in the fall of 2011. Today, the LEGO Group is very happy to announce that the partnership with CUUSOO SYSTEM, has been such a success that we have decided to integrate the CUUSOO concept more closely into the LEGO experience called LEGO Ideas. We are grateful for the many years of collaboration and experimentation between our two companies and wish CUUSOO SYSTEM continued success, building CUUSOO as an open crowdsourcing platform for brands to connect with their fans on cuusoo.com.
All projects, supports, comments, profiles, and other data from LEGO CUUSOO will be automatically migrated to LEGO Ideas. When LEGO Ideas goes online April 30th you'll be able to sign in with a LEGO ID, find your old LEGO CUUSOO account, and connect to it on LEGO Ideas after clicking a confirmation link we will send you via email.
NOTICE: Please ensure you have access to the email address associated with your LEGO CUUSOO account, you will need this to access your old profile and projects on LEGO Ideas.
The LEGO CUUSOO domain will redirect to LEGO Ideas for 6 months. During that time, links to your projects on LEGO CUUSOO will automatically redirect to your project page on LEGO Ideas. We recommend you update links to your projects because after November 1, 2014, all links to LEGO CUUSOO will stop redirecting.
Effective April 30, 2014, the LEGO CUUSOO Terms of Service will terminate, meaning at that time the agreement at http://lego.cuusoo.com/terms/
will no longer be in force and the LEGO Ideas Terms of Service version 1.0 will go into immediate effect. Any and all rights you have assigned to LEGO under the LEGO CUUSOO Terms of Service will remain assigned to LEGO under the LEGO Ideas Terms of Service version 1.0.
Once LEGO Ideas launches, you'll be able to continue promoting your existing projects and participate on the new platform by accepting our new Terms of Service as explained below. If you do not accept the new LEGO Ideas Terms of Service version 1.0 you will not be able to log on to LEGO Ideas and access ideas previously posted on LEGO CUUSOO.
Thanks again for your participation on LEGO CUUSOO, and we look forward to seeing you on LEGO Ideas.
LEGO CUUSOO Team
What' s new in the LEGO Ideas terms version 1.0 compared to the expiring LEGO CUUSOO terms:
1. Beginning April 30th, 2014, all Projects will have one year to reach 10,000 supporters.
Existing projects will receive a full year starting April 30th, 2014 and ending May 1st, 2015 to qualify, and will keep their existing supporters. Projects published after April 30th, 2014 will each receive one year from their publication date to reach 10k.
If a project doesn't reach 10,000 supporters within the year, it will expire and will no longer accept supporters. After that, you're welcome to re-submit and try again with the same project, but it will re-start at zero supporters and must reach 10,000 unique supporters within one year's time to be considered in the LEGO Review.
2. If you are between 13-18 years old you may now create and submit projects, but if your project reaches 10,000 supporters, we will require written permission from a parent or legal guardian before your project is considered in the LEGO Review.
more at http://lego.cuusoo.com/transition