Link your Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook accounts

The comments on LEGO CUUSOO are a great place to discuss projects. But sometimes you want to have longer discussions with your friends on LEGO CUUSOO, whether you’re collaborating on the project, want to talk about your LEGO hobby, or even strike up a friendship. The House Rules are clear that the comments are not for off-topic conversation, but to date there hasn’t been another option to communicate.

People have asked us to create a private messaging system or add forums to LEGO CUUSOO. We’re not planning to do either, because our focus is on improving the process of finding, supporting, and creating projects. Our team is putting all of our efforts into helping enable more and better projects reach the goal of 10,000 supporters so they are reviewed in the quarterly LEGO Review and have the opportunity to become products.

Instead, to help you connect, you may link your Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr accounts and display them on your profile. This way, other users may contact you and connect directly. This is an opt-in feature and you can remove the links at any time.

Adding Your Profile Links
To add these links, log in to LEGO CUUSOO and visit your My Page. Click the Account Settings link on the right sidebar, then select the “Profile” tab. You should see fields that allow you to input the URL of your Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook accounts, like in the photo below. They will show up as small icons underneath your profile photo and username on your profile page.

Profile Links are Subject to the House Rules (Edit)
When you link your profile, your username and publicly visible profile should follow the House Rules. Use common sense, keep it clean, and remember that the LEGO Group’s primary audience is children and families.

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New Guideline and Instructions for Collaborative Projects

In the first six months of operating the global version of LEGO CUUSOO, we’ve seen an encouraging pattern emerge: collaboration on projects. Teamwork makes us smile. Some people are very good at building a model or illustrating a concept with good artwork. Others are good at promoting their project and gaining traffic from other websites to increase their supporter count. By working together, you can complement each others’ strengths and increase your success.

So, we’ve updated our Project Guidelines so you can “legally” collaborate with other builders and feature others’ work with permission. Projects are still owned by the project creator or owner. As a project owner, you can collaborate with one or more fellow CUUSOO users to build the LEGO model or concept artwork to communicate your idea. All collaborators must have a LEGO CUUSOO account and adhere to the Guidelines and House Rules.

To register your collaborative project, have each team member read Guideline #6 and register your collaborative project with us via the instructions. This way, we can log each collaborator so we know that they have given you permission to include their work in your project.

Happy Collaborating!