Monday, April 07, 2014

Invader ZIM Lands At LEGO CUUSOO

Calling all "Invader ZIM" fans! - A talented designer called 'BuggyIrk' has submitted a LEGO set based on Nickelodeon's cult animated series "Invader ZIM" to Lego's Cuusoo program, and the project needs your support to be made into an official LEGO set!

The project has already caught the eye of several key production staff and voice actors who produced and gave characters in the show their distinctive voices, including Jhonen Vasquez, the creator of "Invader ZIM", Louie del Carmen, a storyboard supervisor on the show, Kevin Manthei, who provided musical composition for the series, Richard Horvitz, the voice of ZIM, Rikki Simons, the voice of GIR, Mo Collins, the voice of Zita, and Tom Croom, the voice of InvaderCon Mastermind.

Included in the LEGO Invader ZIM set will be mini-figures of ZIM, GIR and Dib, a flying Pig, a Voot Cruiser, and Zim's house, complete with a Voot roof storage compartment, the front lawn, a kitchen, and internal pipes!

The LEGO Invader ZIM project needs 10,000 supporters before LEGO designers and executives can review it! To show your support, simply visit the projects official page on and click on the big green 'Support' button at the top!

The "Invader ZIM" LEGO Cuusoo project is a collaboration between BuggyIrk and his wife, jiminyc.

If successful, the LEGO Invader ZIM playset will include the following minifigures:

* 1 ZIM minifigure with 2 heads (a alien form head and a human disguise head) complete with his backpack/life support unit. The legs that will be used will be the mini legs, not the bendable hip joint ones as Zim is supposed to be the size of a child.

* 2 GIR micro minifigures (one in robot form and the other of GIR wearing his dog disguise) and a big plate of waffles. "These ones got peanuts and soap in 'em!" – The accessory is inspired from the episode "Zim eats waffles". Using micro minifigures for GIR will make him the perfect size compared to Zim.

* 1 Dib minifigure with binoculars and notepad. "Time for some serious notes!" – Dib's accessories are inspired from the episode "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom". The legs that will be used will be the mini legs, not the bendable hip joint ones since Dib is supposed to be the size of a child.

* Now with brick built flyin' pig! (BONUS accessory)

* Voot Cruiser with enough space inside for Zim and Gir to stand. The engines will also be rotatable and there is a printed Irken symbol on the back of the ship. The cockpit will also have a computer console for manual control of the Voot.

* Zim's house with opening roof to store Voot. The house will also have opening sides for playability inside. The original version featured power absorbing pipes on the sides, but due to ease of playability with the opening sides, part count and aesthetics, they had to be changed to include power absorbing pipe stickers (or printed pieces).

* Voot roof storage compartment includes pipes, computer screens and a landing pad. There is also a clear docking station so the Voot appears to be floating and locks in place so you can play inside the house without it moving around.

* Front Lawn with 4 gnomes, an "I heart Earth!" sign and a fence.

* Living room of the house will feature a couch with the green monkey picture above it, big screen TV with "The Scary Monkey Show" displayed as well as alien pipes and vents in the ceiling.

* Kitchen will include a opening refrigerator and oven, toilet with chain for flushing Zim to his underground base. As well as an "I eat food!" picture above the toilet. There will also a table for Zim and Gir to eat the waffles.

The LEGO Invader ZIM set is about 930 pieces. This means that in it's current state, it would be the biggest Cuusoo set LEGO has ever produced. However, if this is approved after the review phase, LEGO will build the final model and they may decide to reduce the part count or eliminate elements.

If popular, the Invader ZIM LEGO set will will follow other CuuSoo sets such Ghostbusters, the Mars Rover Curiosity and a limited edition Back To The Future DeLorean.

Vote for LEGO Invader ZIM today!

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