* Front Lawn
with 4 gnomes, an “I heart Earth!” sign and a fence.
* Living room
of the house features 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.
includes opening refrigerator and oven, toilet w/ chain for flushing Zim to underground base. As well as an “I eat food!” picture above the toilet. There is also a table for Zim and Gir to eat the waffles.
As of posting this on August 18th, 2013, this is the only set for “Invader Zim” on LEGO Cuusoo. We have been huge fans of the “Invader Zim” cartoon since it premiered in 2001 and this show is the inspiration for my username, buggyirk. Nickelodeon only produced 1.5 seasons worth of episodes, but it continues to have a loyal fan base that is thirsty for more. If you have never seen the show, Nickelodeon has posted some great episodes at nick.com
. Just click the “Full Episodes” tab. I don't recommend starting with the “Pilot” though. It has a pretty different style compared to the show that “Invader Zim” became.
This Cuusoo project is a collaboration between my wife and I. Her username is jiminyc
. She designed the minifigures. She also drew the characters, accessories, printed pieces and stickers. I designed the Voot cruiser and built it with real pieces to test the sturdiness and playability, but I had to design the house in LEGO Digital Designer due to the lack of pieces in my collection. I rebuilt these both in the software LeoCAD so I could do custom coloring in MLCad. I had never used LeoCAD or MLCad before, so this took some time.
This 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.
LEGO currently has a license for the “Spongebob” sets so I don't think it would be difficult for them to get an ”Invader Zim” license as well. If this passes LEGO's review and the sales are good enough, who knows, maybe LEGO will make more sets, like they did with the Cuusoo Minecraft set. There is a lot of good material for other LEGO sets. Not only this, but Nickelodeon could even bring the show back. Maybe LEGO Zim and Gir could make an appearance in a sequel to “The LEGO Movie”. A LEGO set would also help “Invader Zim” reach a younger demographic.
When we get closer to 10,000 supporters, I will post the LEGO Digital Design files so you can see how the house and voot were built. The colors will not be the same though, since LDD does not offer custom color options.
If you like this project, you may also like the Red-eyed Tree Frog
project my wife and I made or my first Cuusoo project the Batman 2 Seater Tumbler