Help Make An ‘E.T.” Lego Set a Reality
September 30, 2013

We were contacted over the weekend by Tris, the creator of this set and asked if we could throw our support behind it and help get the word out.  Once we clicked on the link and saw this fantastic proposed set we knew it would be the perfect 80’s companion to the recently released Back to the Future time machine set that was also a Lego CUUSOO project.  Who doesn’t love E.T?   And who wouldn’t love some adorable E.T. Lego? There’s some really clever reuse of parts in the pitch and it looks to be a super fun set.

Check out the images and proposal below and then head over to the CUUSOO site and throw your support behind it!


Help Elliot, Michael & Gertie in the race to get E.T. back to his spaceship and return home. Recreate some of the most iconic scenes from Steven Spielberg’s 1982 masterpiece with this 575 piece set.

Includes 5 minifigures:
Medical Unit Officer

Accessories include: Elliots BMX, Speak n’ spell, E.T.’s homemade communications satellite, Gertie’s Red wagon radio flyer & Reeses Pieces.

Set includes House, Garden Shed & Medical Van with Mobile Cryo chamber. Has break apart wall when van drives off and floating plasticine in Elliot’s bedroom

You can vote for this set here on the official Lego Cuusoo website.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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