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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 12,908
    ^ Brickarms probably do have rights over their Shaun figure, since this is not a figure from Shaun of the Dead. He just happens to be called Shaun and holds a cricket bat and fights zombies and comes from the UK. That aside, I was wondering how Lego would interpret it, especially based on this line "You will still be able to report projects that aren’t based on original work, and if we confirm a project uses someone else’s work, we will remove it."

    If Brickarms complained that it was based on their work, would Lego remove it? Brickarms could lose sales of their custom figs if Lego produces an official SOTD figure, so could have an interest in having it pulled. But then, it is also free advertising for them if they are credited.

    And how much of it needs to be based on their work? Would they remove the figure, or expect a MOC figure to replace it, etc. Is the figure incidental to the creation, the main creation being the pub?

    The plagiarism clause could be used in many ways to get virtually anything removed.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,667
    ^ I see a CMF Cricketer on the horizon :)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 4,398
    ^ Yes please!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 12,908
    Maybe with 22 in a box and an extra large green baseplate available?

  • SweetLoganSweetLogan Member Posts: 34
    I could be wrong, but if Brickarms argued against the creation of a Shaun of the Dead minifig, they would have to agree their minifig was a recreation of Shaun from the movie. Thus, they would basically be saying they have been selling a minifig that infringed on the license of the movie merch. (Presuming they don't have the okay to do so)

    Or, following the logic that he isn't explicitly named Shaun from the movie Shaun of the Dead (Even though he is created in his image), then all TLG would have to do is create the minifig themselves and name him Shaun from Shaun of the Dead and he is completely separate from Brickarms.

    Though I highly doubt this particular issue will be a significant hang-up for this set getting a green light. I think the grander issues already discussed are more important to TLG. That being said, I do look forward to the outcome or any information revolving around any of the issues discussed.

    Also, @Yatkuu good job causing all sorts of ruckus with your set! ( <- Joking, of course) Congrats on the votes and awesome set. If it gets created, you definitely need to hit up Simon Pegg and get a signed box.
  • YatkuuYatkuu Member Posts: 10
    @ SweetLogan "If it gets created, you definitely need to hit up Simon Pegg and get a signed box" You bet I will! ;-)
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    ^I think Mr Pegg will be wanting a signed one from Yatkuu!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 12,908
    ^^^ @SweetLogan. That is not quite my point. The cuusoo page contains figures that are not the authors own. They are someone else's MOCs. Would they therefore not get pulled for plagiarism if the owner of the MOC complained. No matter how small the part.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,441
    ^^^ @SweetLogan. That is not quite my point. The cuusoo page contains figures that are not the authors own. They are someone else's MOCs. Would they therefore not get pulled for plagiarism if the owner of the MOC complained. No matter how small the part.
    That's not plagiarism. As if I remember correctly he has stated his sources. If the MOC/parts of a project were someone elses design and the creator was claiming them as their own, then that would be plagiarism.

    The plagiarism thing is there to stop people posting other peoples ideas and saying " Pleez vote 4 my kewl idea!!!!!1".
  • tommydaytommyday Member Posts: 6
    I doubt this will get made, but I'm crossing my fingers! Maybe we'll get lucky and LEGO will view Cuusoo as a more hardcore collector thing and they'll take more chances than they would with their regular lines.
  • SweetLoganSweetLogan Member Posts: 34
    Cuusoo is for models to be potentially used or adapted for commercialization. TLG could simply produce the set without a Shaun minifig. OR More likely, they would purchase the minifig rights/idea from Brickarms for a flat, one time, fee as indicated in their Project Guidelines.

    I think at most, had Brickarms objected (Though it has been clearly noted in this thread they were on-board) the image would have to change to one without the custom minifig. Since, the Guidelines do expressly forbid the use of other's ideas/creations regardless of permission. (Though I believe that note is for using the entirety of an idea that is not your own.)

    I believe the plagiarism comment/section/clause and other conditions relating to using others' works in your own submission is meant to be used in good faith by TLG. They aren't using it to nit-pick but could if they so desired or a particular submission required it.
  • weinnerweinner Banned Posts: 148
    I really don't see why they wouldn't make this. If lego don't have a problem making a 30's/40's gangster holding a gun than this shouldn't surpass their morals. License might be the road block probably.
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 609
    edited June 2012
    TV Show "Get Your House in Order" [UK]

    Just watching this...anyone else??? I think I may qualify as a contender with my lego!!!..
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,667
    Yep, watching too, my wife records it, sure she is trying to tell me something... :(
  • ChrisJThunderChrisJThunder United StatesMember Posts: 97
    Hey maybe! Just try to survive the show without losing any actual Lego. :)
  • aplbomr79aplbomr79 Member Posts: 159
    Is it available online anywhere?
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 609
    channel 4 on demand/catch up
  • legirllegirl Member Posts: 105
    I think it is funny that most weeks there is Lego in their hoard! Did you see the guy with the CMFs?
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 609
    Yes, out off all his thousands of items...... looks like he kept back his lego.. :)
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 609
    Could you part with ALL your lego????
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,667
    ^ I dont think it would be easy, but in a strange way I have an eerie feeling that I would be happier.... :s
    I would have much more space, much more money, much less to buy, no sales to chase, no need to panic whether i can get the latest Poly/Collectable fig.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 5,295
    ^ Sounds like you picked the wrong hobby :-)
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,667
    ^ That's what my wife says!!
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    I'd have a tough time parting with any of it. It was hard enough 'donating' my childhood LEGO to Mum for the grandkids to enjoy... at least I can take it back one day!
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,365
    Yeah not glad I watched that programme I am now looking at my lego thinking hmmm I wonder how much.
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 609
    Tonight channel 4 8.00pm - episode 6
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    edited May 2012
    Scarlett Johansson and Lego

    She talks a little and brings out her Black Widow Lego MiniFig...;)
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    ...it's about a 1:30 into the clip...
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,436
    edited May 2012
    Thanks @legodad! You just made my day =) I liked Scarlett Jo a lot before, but loving her even more since becoming Black Widow.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,489
    edited May 2012
    Nooooooo. They're 'dissing' the torso... and did she say "you can never stand these things up?"... maybe i misheard.

    I hope LEGO don't suddenly make changes because of one "i'm at a loss for something to say, so let's poke fun at a toy" interviewer.
    I mean, if there HAD been a curve to the sides, they'd just complain that the fig is flat chested instead and make jokes about that...

    (Not commenting as to how accurate that would actually have been in this case).

  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    @BrickDancer...you're welcome! And who doesn't like (or LOVE) Scarlett Jo! Very...talented...;) Wouldn't you just love to hang out with her and build some Lego together. She seems to like to swap out the wigs on her fig. Maybe she's into customizing...:)
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,436
    edited May 2012
    I appreciate her bringing Lego into the Late Nite spotlight. It seems to be the new cool thing among Hollywood celebs lately, but still hush hush in a way.

    Good timing for her interview too, gonna catch Avengers tonight and see her on the big screen. Have the Quinjet on the way from last nights May 4th TC-14 promo so should be playing with her next week. I got a lot of spare handcuffs from the Jambalaya box =)
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,365
    edited May 2012
    ^It gets to a worrying stage in a lego obsession when you reach the s and m stage with lego figures ;-P.

    Also is it me or does Jimmy Kemle(?) look like his hair has been spray painted on.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,489
    ^maybe he was wearing a life-size minifig hairpiece, out of respect for the subject matter. :o)
  • peterlinddkpeterlinddk DenmarkMember Posts: 170
    I actually agree with Jimmy and Scarlett here - I would love to have female torsos, with just a slight curve on each side.

    Of course it would also be cool to have torsos with breasts, or what about a fat guy torso? Or just a little beer whatever is in that ubiquitous red mug -belly.

  • LegoPodcasterLegoPodcaster Member Posts: 115
    edited May 2012
    Lego and The Big Bang Theory

    Skip to 25 seconds into the video. It's awesome how they tied it in with the May the fourth sale.

  • LegoPodcasterLegoPodcaster Member Posts: 115
    edited May 2012
    CBS Special on Sean Kenney, Alex Kobbs, and Nathan Sawaya.

    Cool video on the different projects these guys have worked on.

  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,116
    Kenney's garden exhibit is 2 hours away from me till October. Will be hitting that up some weekend soon.
  • petitetoilonrougepetitetoilonrouge Ottawa, CanadaMember Posts: 21
    edited June 2012
    Apparently Dan Harris, an MP here, was building LEGO during the 24h voting session in Parliament yesterday. A journalist asked him to donate the model to commemorate the event, but he said he "needed it to complete his collection". Link to the pic below.

    http://yfrog.com/obuwybzj

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 12,908
    A good way to get a few extra votes ...
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Administrator Posts: 4,401
    ^ He's got my vote.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Recently I was reading a novel (love story) and Lego was mentioned, or is that Legii? Can't recall which book it was, unfortunately!
  • julian977julian977 UKMember Posts: 65
    edited June 2012
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  • julian977julian977 UKMember Posts: 65
    Aw rats, ^^^ I just can't manage to embed the wonderful Michel Gondry-directed video to "Fell In Love With A Girl" by the White Stripes. Anyway, it's ace. :D
  • KottonKotton Member Posts: 55
    edited July 2012
    Donald Faison of Scrubs and Clueless fame seems to be quite the Lego lover... Even going as far as creating his own Stop-Motion movies...

    http://omg.yahoo.com/video/donald-faisons-unique-hobby-230014687.html
  • tvihtvih Member Posts: 92
    In retrospect I can't believe the series "Chuck" never mentioned LEGOs that I can remember! It had all sorts of cool and geeky references, after all.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 954
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 3,743 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 9,212
    On a recent episode of the Big Bang Theory, the character of Sheldon was frustrated because his scheduled Lego night was interupted... he was building a Death Star :) (10143-1: Death Star II)

    Anyone see Lego showing up on any other TV shows/movies?
    Yes, that was fantastic. Lego is mentioned in other episodes as well I believe.

  • LegoPodcasterLegoPodcaster Member Posts: 115
    On a recent episode of the Big Bang Theory, the character of Sheldon was frustrated because his scheduled Lego night was interupted... he was building a Death Star :) (10143-1: Death Star II)

    Anyone see Lego showing up on any other TV shows/movies?
    Yes, that was fantastic. Lego is mentioned in other episodes as well I believe.

    Here they mention Lego stop motion movies.
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