Remember the LEGO Rifter from last year?
It got proposed.
It got CCP support.
It got the votes.
It got reviewed.
It got shot down.
Results of the LEGO Review for EVE Online Ships – Rifter
First and foremost, congratulations again to czar for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, and toward everyone for all of the support of the EVE Online Ships – Rifter project! The Summer LEGO Review has concluded and the LEGO Review Board has arrived at its decision about the four projects in review.
The supporters we received for the EVE Online Ships – Rifter project allowed us to examine the feasibility of another niche gaming-related product. However the Rifter presented a more challenging business case when considered alongside other potential products in this Review period. Therefore, the LEGO Review Board has decided that this project does not meet the requirements for the business case.
czar has been a pleasure to work with throughout this process and has shown a lot of passion and enthusiasm for his idea and LEGO bricks. We also recognize the intense interest of all of you who supported this project, and we are sorry to deliver this disappointing news.
For further details on the results of the LEGO Review visit the LEGO CUUSOO blog at http://legocuusoo.posterous.com
Ah well. It was something of a faint hope, given the size of the model and the relatively small audience EVE has compared to other properties LEGO could pursue… like that Minecraft set, which was in short supply over the holidays.
I suspected that Jester might have been right in his prediction on the whole thing, though the statement from CUUSOO reads more as a lack of economic viability than a statement that EVE Online is full of bad people. The target audience age range, 6-11, was not mentioned as it was with the proposed Firefly themed set.
Still, we can dream.
Maybe some day. Meanwhile, can we blame CSM7 for this too?